In March 1944, eleven years after the opening of the Aquinas Library, the inaugural Aquinas Lecture, entitled "Aquinas and Modern Practices of Interest Taking", was delivered by Mr John P. Kelly in the rooms of the Aquinas Library with the Chief Justice of Queensland, Sir William Webb, as Chairman.
From then until 1950 an Aquinas Lecture was delivered each year. The new series of the Aquinas Memorial Lectures was established in 1979 by the Aquinas Library and continued by the McAuley at Banyo campus of the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. The details of these subsequent lectures are listed below. See also "The Rise and Fall of the Aquinas Library" by Frank Hills.
NOTE: Not all the lectures are available. Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Word is required to view the full text of those that are available.