Book launch: Born at the Right Time, a memoir by Professor Ron McCallum

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Sydney Law School

Law Foyer, Level 2 (street level entrance), New Law Building (F10)

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Book Launch: Born at the Right Time
A memoir by Professor Ron McCallum

'A moving book on the life of a brilliant man who often "saw" the needs of our world more clearly than the sighted people around him.' - The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG Past Justice of the High Court of Australia

You are invited to celebrate the book launch of Born at the Right Time, a memoir by Professor Ron McCallum, proudly hosted by The University of Sydney Law School and supported by Ability First Australia.

Special guest The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales and Sydney Law School alumna, will officially launch the book.

About the book
Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. When he was a child, many blind people spent their lives making baskets in sheltered workshops, but Ron's mother had other ideas for her son. She insisted on treating him as normally as possible.

In this endearing memoir, Ron recounts his social awkwardness and physical mishaps, and shares his early fears that he might never manage to have a proper career, find love or become a parent. He has achieved all this and more, becoming a professor of law at a prestigious university, and chairing a committee at the United Nations.

Ron's glass is always half full. He has taken advantage of every new assistive technology and is in awe of what is now available to allow him and other blind people to realise their potential.

Further information on Born at the Right Time is available here.

About the author
Ron McCallum AO is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, the first totally blind person to be appointed to a full professorship at any university in Australia. He has been chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva, has received a Centenary Medal for his work, and was the 2011 Senior Australian of the Year.


Time: 6-8pm

Registration: Free, but essential

The book will be available for purchase on the evening

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Sydney Law School is wheelchair accessible. Casual parking is available under the New Law Building, accessible via Barff Rd (off City Rd or Parramatta Rd) - after 3pm at $4 per hour. Please use Lifts 1 -2, located centrally in the carpark.

Please notify us of any accessibility requirements you may have so that we can assist you appropriately by calling 9351 0248.

This event is proudly supported by The University of Sydney Law School and Ability First Australia


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Sydney Law School

Law Foyer, Level 2 (street level entrance), New Law Building (F10)

Eastern Avenue

Camperdown, NSW 2006

Australia

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