Events

Bookings and  enquiries for all events may be directed to Keir Watt, Branch Secretary on telephone (03) 9654 8338 or by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical Is coming to Melbourne !

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Join us when Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life onstage remixed in a new musical mash-up  extravaganza.
A theatrical celebration of truth beauty freedom and - above all - love Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.
A Broadway sensation nominated for 14 Tony Awards Moulin Rouge!

When: Wednesday 23 February 2022 7.00 PM
Where: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street Melbourne
COST: $135.00 (SAVING OF $14.00)
RSVP ASAP –contact Branch Secretary 96548338

Thursday, 2nd December 2021

6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

A delicious selection of hot and cold canapés will be served with sparkling and still wine [or non-alcoholic beverages] at the Residence of the British Consul-General, Melbourne

Mr Stephen Lysaght

Please join us!

When: Thursday, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Where: The Residence, 31 Montalto Avenue, Toorak
Cost: $85.00 Members and guests per person
Dress: Business attire or equivalent
RSVP: 25th November 2021

Postponed
Morning Tea and Tour of ‘Bishopscourt’
Home of the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne
The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier
Address: 120 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne

‘Completed in 1853, Bishopscourt, designed by Newson and Blackburn, is the oldest remaining house in East Melbourne. A feature is the arch and pilastered verandah. Originally built for Bishop Charles Perry, first Anglican Bishop of Melbourne, it also doubled as Victoria’s Government House in 1874-6. It has been the residence of all
Melbourne’s Bishops and Archbishops since its completion. In 1903 the red brick wing designed by Walter Butler replaced part of the original bluestone building.

Entry fee $50.00 per person
Maximum of 50 members.

Please contact office to register your interest in attending.

Please contact BRANCH SECRETARY

(OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS)
Great Houses & Museums of London
Friday 11 December 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ROSL VIRTUAL LECTURE (LIVE)
Great Houses & Museums of London
Friday 11 December 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join Kenneth Park as he presents his lecture Great Houses and Museums of London via ZOOM which is being hosted by the Old Treasury Building.

In this engaging lecture Kenneth will guide you through a selection of London’s rich and varied museums and great houses including the National Portrait Gallery, Sir John Soanes Museum, Aspley House, Leighton House Museum, Chiswick House. The lecture will illustrate how important these buildings and their collections are to the story of the city of London.

KENNETH W PARK is a ROSL member and has served as Consultant Curator of Collections at Wesley College, Melbourne for just on thirty years. This role sees him responsible for the school’s extensive art and archival collections. Kenneth also consults in both the corporate and public sectors in philanthropic fundraising (especially in planned giving) as well as marketing, sponsorship, art, membership / loyalty and public relations.

The ticket price is $15.00.

To book please use this link: https://www.trybooking.com/BMWAS

If you have any difficulties booking online please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Kenneth on 0412 059 881 or  Branch Secretary Keir Watt on 9654 8338.

**Link to Zoom meeting will be emailed a few days prior to the lecture. This email will include login instructions.  If you have any concerns please email Katie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prince Philip 1951Prince Philip, consort to ROSL Patron HM The Queen, has passed away aged 99, at Windsor Castle. ROSL's President, Chairman, Director-General, Central Council, staff and members send their deepest condolences to The Queen and the Royal Family.

The longest-serving consort in the history, Prince Philip was born in Corfu on 10 June 1921, as Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. He was educated at Gordonstoun in Scotland and joined the Royal Navy in 1939. Having first met Princess Elizabeth in 1934, he began corresponding with her on the eve of the Second World War in July 1939.

During the war, he first served as midshipman aboard HMS Ramillies in the Indian Ocean. By 1941, he was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant and was involved in the Battles of Crete and Cape Matapan. Promoted to lieutenant in 1942, at only 21 years old, he was one of the youngest in the Royal Navy.

Returning to the UK in 1946, he asked for permission from King George VI to marry Elizabeth, with their engagement being announced in July 1947. Created Baron Greenwich, Earl of Merioneth and Duke of Edinburgh before the wedding on 20 November 1947, he eventually was made a British prince in 1957.

Giving up military service upon The Queen’s ascension to the throne in 1952, Philip took up the role of consort, accompanying The Queen on her royal duties and participating in 22,219 solo engagements before retiring from public service on 2 August 2017.

He also served as patron, president or member of nearly 800 organisations, most famously the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, which he founded in 1956 for 14 to 24 year olds, aimed at promoting a series of self-improvement exercises for children and young adults.

Father to four children with The Queen; he leaves Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, as well as eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.