Catalogue Number: 1295
College members at a continuing education meeting in the old conference room of the Victorian College of Optometry
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1985
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Four colour photograph 152 mm W x 56102 mm D of College members drinking coffee before or during a break in a College continuing education meeting. The photograph was taken in the old conference room in the 1960 building. Identifiable faces are Robert Jacobs, Jean Colledge, Rod Baker, Alan Johnston, Ari Walker, Erica Fletcher, Carol West, Ian Douglas, Barry Cole, David Cockburn, Mitchell Anjou, Peregrine Horton.
Historical Significance: The College introduced a formal program of continuing education for its members in 1976. The College Council formed a Board of Continuing Education at its meeting on June 9 1975 and the first annual program was offered in 1976. Previously there had been only the occasional conference. The College with the OAA Vic Div ran the Southern Regional Conference every 2 years. From 1976 there was a planned programme of courses (four in 1976) and ten monthly evening lectures called the Technical Meetings. The first CE Board comprised David Cockburn (chair), Barry Cole, Kate Doherty, Alan Every, Brian Flynn, Anthony Gibson, Alan Isaacs and Damien Smith.
How Acquired: Record of VCO
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 3