VIRTUAL TALK: Elizabeth & Elizabeth with Sue Williams
Sue Williams joins us to discuss her new novel, Elizabeth & Elizabeth, the story of two women who combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony.
VIRTUAL TALK: Life in Medieval Times
Carmel Bendon takes us on a journey back in time to explore medieval life and society.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY: Playtime (1967)
Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris.
VIRTUAL TALK: Living with Chronic Pain – the hidden world
Dr Dawn Macintyre joins us to share her personal experiences navigating the hidden world of chronic pain.
The Wreck – Meg Keneally in conversation with Leah Kaminsky
Join Meg Keneally in conversation with Leah Kaminsky as she takes us through her latest historical novel, The Wreck.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY The Salesman (2017)
Join us via Zoom and Beamafilm to watch and discuss Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman (2017).
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.
VIRTUAL TALK: The Making of the Australian Working Class with Babette Smith
Join historian Babette Smith as she explains how the research for her book The Luck of the Irish reveals that the reaction of ordinary prisoners to the convict system was crucial to creating the Australian working class.
VIRTUAL TALK Climate change and the post-COVID world with Lesley Hughes
Lesley Hughes will provide an update on how we are tracking with emissions in relation to the Paris targets, how climate impacts are ramping up, and how we can use the lessons of the pandemic to shape a more positive future.
VIRTUAL TALK Visions of Futures Past with Kerrie Dougherty
Space historian Kerrie Dougherty delves into the fascinating story of space projects that never were, from Britain, Europe, the USSR and Australia, as well as those of the US space program.
VIRTUAL TALK Intellectual Property with John August
John August discusses intellectual property and why it now has such a hold over our lives and our freedoms.
VIRTUAL TALK Fire with Stephen Pyne
Join the world’s leading fire historian, Stephen Pyne, for a fascinating exploration of the history of fire and Australia's ever-expanding. catastrophic fire season.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY The Bicycle Thief (1948)
The Bicycle Thief was shot on location in the streets of Rome using non-professional actors, giving chilling authenticity to the story of a man's desperate bid to provide for his family.
VIRTUAL TALK Gods and Demons with Deborah Cassrels
Former foreign correspondent Deborah Cassrels joins us to peel back the tourist veneer of Bali and greater Indonesia in her new memoir Gods and Demons.
VIRTUAL TALK The Changing Face of Sydney with Thang Ngo
Diversity expert and food blogger Thang Ngo will go beyond the numbers to explore the allure of our modern city and its communities through taste, touch and fragrance.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) puts his career on the line when he agrees to defend a black man accused of rape.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY Servant or Slave (2016)
Servant or Slave reveals the stories of five Aboriginal women who were stolen from their families and trained to be domestic servants, suffering abuse and officially sanctioned slavery.
VIRTUAL TALK Sleep Tight with Dr Camilla Hoyos
Sleep researcher Dr Camilla Hoyos explains what sleep is, its benefits to our overall wellbeing, healthy brain ageing and dementia prevention - and what we can do to help get a good night's sleep.