Collapse and everything after: what can we learn from the fall of ancient civilisations?

Associate Professor Dan Penny joins us to explore what we can learn from the fall of ancient civilisations.

Film Matinee: A Night at the Opera (1935)

Join us to watch this classic film with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

Navigating Teen Mental Health for Grandparents & Carers *EVENT CANCELLED*

Find out how to support the mental health of the upcoming generation in this panel discussion designed for grandparents, parents and carers of young people.

Classic Film Night: The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Join us to watch film classic, The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), with an introduction by Peter Rainey.

The Refugee Experience

Join Deena Yako and Samah Shda from the Refugee Council of Australia for an interactive discussion to learn more about refugees and their experiences in coming to Australia.

Aches, Pains and Leeches: Introducing Medieval Medicine

Join Carmel Bendon in person as she explores the weird and wonderful world of medieval medicine in this illustrated talk.

Mechanics of Galaxy Evolution

Prof Sarah Brough joins us to explore what we do and don’t know about how galaxies beyond the Milky Way formed and changed over cosmic time.

Perspectives on War: Author Talk and Film Screening

Join us to start the Anzac weekend with a talk from Krista Vane-Tempest on her recent book Edith Blake’s War and a screening of the classic La Grande Illusion (1937) in 16mm film.

Film Matinee: Casablanca (1942)

Join us in person to watch Casablanca (1942) with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

Shining a Light on Australian Women Artists – Sheila Foundation

John Cruthers joins us in person to talk about Sheila: A Foundation for Women in Visual Art and the important work it is doing to shine a light on Australian women artists and their work.

Classic Film Night: The Round-Up (1965)

Join us to watch this classic film in 16mm Cinemascope print, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

Virtual Talk: Food for thought: How does diet impact brain health?

Dr Emma Lea & Dr Maree Farrow join us via Zoom to explore the connection between diet and brain health.

Virtual Talk: Australian Architecture: A History with Davina Jackson

Dr Davina Jackson joins us via Zoom to explore the evolution of architecture in Australia.

VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY: Scarlet Street (1945)

Join us via Zoom and Beamafilm to watch and discuss Scarlet Street (1945).

Virtual Talk: French Connection: Australia's cosmopolitan ambitions

Alexis Bergantz uncovers the surprising history of the French in 19th century Australia and their role in creating a more connected and cosmopolitan nation.

Virtual Talk: A Bloody Good Rant with Tom Keneally

Prolific author Tom Keneally joins us via Zoom to share his passions, memories and demons.
Rime of the ancient Mariner

Virtual Event: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

SMSA Poetry Group members present a reading of well-known poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner via Zoom.

VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY: Charade (1963)

Join us via Zoom and Beamafilm to watch and discuss Charade (1963).