Honorary Professor Barry Golding AM
This photo I took in mid 2019, of a shaft of light streaming into the 400 year old brick and mud dome of the Meybod iceworks in Iran. Water was frozen outside in shallow ponds in winter and brought inside for use in the extreme summer in the adjacent caravanserai (lodgings on the Silk Road) protected by the 2m thick walls.
Honorary Professor: Institution of Arts, Education & Community, Federation University, Ballarat, Australia
Honorary Patron: Australian Men’s Shed Association 2009 to 2022; recipient of the AMSA ‘Ted Donnelly’ Award, 2013 for outstanding service to the Men’s Shed Movement.
Inaugural Chair, International Men’s Shed Organisation (IMSO)
Past President and past Board member, Adult Learning Australia
Editorial Board Member, Australian Journal of Adult Learning (from 2018-22)
Past President & Life Member, current (2022) Committee Member Great Dividing Trail Association
Member, Community Reference Committee, Reconciliation Action Plan, Hepburn Shire. 2017-21; reappointed for four year term in August 2022.
‘Men learning through life’ (Book, 2014. NIACE), with Dr Annette Foley & Dr Rob Mark, UK: out of print but some new & used copies still available on line.
The Men’s Shed Movement: The Company of Men, Book. Common Ground Publishing, USA http://www.agingandsociety.com , 433 page book, Published August 2015. Available in hard copy 2022 for US$50, pdf copy US$20. Order the book online via:https://cgscholar.com/bookstore/works/the-mens-shed-movement . Copies available within Australia from Barry Golding: AUD$55 soft cover, add $10 for postage.
A new book, ‘Shoulder to Shoulder: Broadening the Men’s Shed Movement‘ is now complete, see link provided below, published in October 2021 in the US by Common Ground Publishing.
The book (444 pages including an Index for both books) is now available for order on line, via the Common Ground Publishing website, see below, or for posting within Australia from Barry Golding for AUD$55 soft cover, $65 hard cover (add $10 for postage)
You can use the QR code on the flyer for either the 2015 or 2021 book that takes you straight to the book order form on the Common Ground Publishing website in the US (amounts displayed are in US$. Alternatively you can order via the website: https://cgscholar.com/bookstore/works/shoulder-to-shoulder.
During the on and off COVID shutdowns between 2020 and 2022 I have continued researching, writing and blogging, particularly about the interactions between the environment, squatters and First Nations people, mainly in southern Dja Dja Wurrung country (central Victoria), focussed on the first five years of invasion and contact, 1836-41.