Less Wrong Melbourne

Welcome! We are a friendly band of people in Melbourne, Australia, learning to use our brains better, in order to live better. “Aspiring rationalists”, if you will.

About us

Our inspiration comes from:

  • The website Less Wrong, and its Sequences. However, a local real life community is a different beast from a global online community. (It’s easier to be friendly in real life.)
  • The Center for Applied Rationality (CFAR). CFAR held its first workshops outside the USA in early 2014, in Victoria. A number of us participated and found it very valuable.
  • Many other sources, including great books about the mind (and changing habits, and communication…) and related groups within Melbourne (notably Effective Altruism Melbourne).

What we do

We meet regularly in Melbourne for:

  • A Rationality Dojo on the first Sunday of each month. Past topics include: The Planning FallacyCognitive Dissonance, MemoryFixed Mindset & Growth MindsetCommunication Strategies, and How to Learn Faster & Teach More Effectively. These are often held at Ross House in Melbourne city. (Check details before coming as we are sometimes elsewhere. Also, the building is locked, but there is generally a notice outside with a number to ring.)
  • A Social Meetup on the third Friday night of each month, generally at a quiet pub in the city.
  • Impromptu social outings, excursions and discussions.

Find out more

For announcements and event details, or to ask a question, join us online:


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