The Melbourne Free University provides a platform for learning, discussion and debate which is open to everyone. The MFU was established in 2010 in response to Australia’s increasingly outcome oriented education system, and aims to offer space for independent engagement with important contemporary ideas and issues.
We run multi-week courses and special sessions on a range of subjects and themes - from politics and philosophy to permaculture and poetry and beyond. These are not Q&A sessions – we believe that everyone has something important to bring to the discussion, regardless of their education, job, or experience, and hope to create a space where the community can come together to learn off one another and debate salient ideas and issues. There is no enrolment, no registration, no fee; you are free to come to any session.