Rick Searle — Charles Ulm, Australian Aviation Pioneer
Rick Searle reveals the story of visionary Australian aviator Charles Ulm, a contemporary of Kingsford Smith, whose career was overshadowed by his peer and whose last flight disappeared without a trace.
Our Favourite Poems — Poetry at SMSA
Join the Poetry at SMSA group to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a special reading of their favourite poems of all time.
Helen Pitt — The House that Jorn and Peter Built
Helen Pitt shares the extraordinary story of the Sydney Opera House - one of the 20th century's most recognisable building, with new insights into the people involved and controversy surrounding construction.
Wine as Medicine — An Australian Perspective
Join Dr Philip Norrie as he traces the history of wine as medicine and its unique history in Australia, including why we planted vineyards in our lunatic asylums!
Ethics, Emotions and Elegance in Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Simeon Simoff dissects the influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), ncluding social robotics & behavioural machine learning, on our daily lives.
Nanotech — What’s the Big Deal about Small Stuff?
Join Rosie Hicks for a fascinating talk on nanotech and its applications in Australian health, communications and energy.
Will Autonomous Vehicles Make Us Safer?
Professor Ann Williamson discusses autonomous vehicles and whether driver assist technologies will - or will not - contribute to improved road safety.
Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past (1947)
In Out of the Past, Robert Mitchum plays a former private eye who is living the simple life until his past dealings with a gangster (Kirk Douglas) and a femme fatale (Jane Greer) catch up with him.
DonateLife — Making Your Decision Count (DonateLife Week)
A kidney transplant recipient and a Donation Specialist Nurse reveal how you can Donate Life - and how to make your decision count.
Prof. Simon Lewis — Parkinson's Disease: More than a Shaking Palsy
Professor Simon Lewis will highlight the challenges in diagnosing Parkinson's Disease, understanding what is going on in the brain and developing better treatments.
Magnificent Obsessions: Maeve O'Meara
Walter Mason chats to food anthropologist Maeve O'Meara about the food she loves, the places she goes to and the projects that make up her magnificent obsessions
Peter Baume AC — Great Australians You've Never Heard Of: Lecture #2
Join Peter Baume to learn the identity of our second Great Australian: an Australian scientist who once injected himself with the myxoma virus! Co-presented by the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts and the Royal Society of New South Wales.
Classic Film Night —Winter Sleep (2014)
Aydin, a former actor, owns a mountaintop hotel in Cappadocia, with his young wife Nihal, with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce.
The Barefoot Surgeon — Ali Gripper & Dr Sanduk Ruit in conv.
Ali Gripper, author of The Barefoot Surgeon, joins Dr Sanduk Ruit to share his extraordinary journey to becoming one of the world's top ophthalmologists.
Walter Mason — Glamorous Paris: Jean Cocteau
Join Walter Mason for an exploration of Jean Cocteau's life, his outrageous achievements, his great loves and victories and his sometimes-tormented soul.
Patrick Dodd — Governor Macquarie & the Parramatta Female Factory (200th Anniversary)
Join president of the Macquarie Society, Patrick Dodd, as he tells the story of the Parramatta Female Factory and Macquarie's part in its history to mark the Factory's Bicentenary.
Alexx Stuart — Low Tox Life
Activist and educator Alexx Stuart shares the simple changes you can make in your life and home to move towards living a Low Tox Life.
Peter Rees — The Missing Man
Peter Rees rights the wrong that saw Australia's first Aboriginal fighter pilot, Len Waters, become a missing man in Australia's wartime flying history.