Here is the text of the flyer for Third Term 2018:

 Do we really want a culture of open discussion, for ourselves, our children, our country?

Learningguild is an international educational and social movement based in Melbourne.  It offers especially

open and friendly discussion,
a wide range of publications,
and help in learning English.

Our Sunday Meetings in Third Term 2018 will concern the classic advocacy of freedom of thought, discussion and life-style by John Stuart Mill in the first three chapters of his Essay on Liberty.  Come and join us!

We meet at the home of the President, Dr John Howes, and his wife Margaret, 23 Fallon St, Brunswick (Melway 29 F8).  It is close to Jewell Station and to the tram routes 19 and 58.  Come any time after 2.30: the meeting runs from 3 to 4.30, and then there’s afternoon tea.  Dates for Third Term: July 15, August 5 and 19, and September 2 and 16.  No charge: members contribute food, and there is opportunity to donate.

What are the aims and nature of Learningguild’s activities?  Apart from an emphasis on group meetings for discussion, there is plenty of one-with-one tuition.  Just now John Howes’s students in the writing and/or speaking of English include a university lecturer and researchers, businessmen, and an IELTS candidate.  They come from Australia, China, Colombia, Japan, Poland and Ukraine.

John aims to locate just the right materials for each person.  Among these are often his booklet Sentences to Study and Change, used with the example-sentences in the Oxford Essential Dictionary, and his booklet-and-CD Sounds, Words, Sentences.  Books are lent or may be given from Learningguild’s extensive collection.  John may be emailed at or phoned at 9380 5892.

The educational values Learningguild seeks to promote are set out especially in the issues of our magazine Learningguild Letter 1.2007, 1.2008, 2.2014 and 2.2016 (all available, with much else, at

Members within Australia are invited to pay an annual subscription of $15, and they often add a donation.  We welcome members outside Australia, from whom we ask only correspondence.  We especially value the sustaining of membership whatever the State or country to which a member may go.