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The Backhouse lecture journey
The journey of the lecturer includes devising the topic,working with members of the Backhouse Lecture committee in developing an outline and then drafting the text. Once the first draft has been accepted, the lecturer then has to prepare the final version for editing by a separate editor appointed by the Society. The publisher then takes over and completes the printed and online versions.The whole process takes over a year. The lecturer usually finds a 'support group' of Friends and others to assist along the way.
For the members of the Backhouse committee, traveling with the lecturers on this journey is a great experience in mutual learning and inspiration. The lecture continues to be a major feature each year at Australia Yearly Meeting.