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.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers
Acknowledged as a masterpiece, The Battle of Algiers tells the story of the bloody Algerian war for independence from the colonial rule of France.
VIRTUAL TALK From the Majestic to the Mundane with Richard White
Travel historian Richard White surveys the history of a range of mineral spas in Australia, including the magnificent Hydro Majestic, and dips into some of the many excellent Australian spas in operation today.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY George Orwell's Animal Farm (1954)
Farmyard animals revolt against the farmer and establish their own "Animal Farm", but as time goes on their leaders create a new tyranny.
VIRTUAL TALK John August — Close to Home: Sydney's Marvels
With ravel restrictions being eased, but still in place, this is the perfect time to explore some of Sydney's hidden treasures online with John August
VIRTUAL TALK Mark Dunn — The Convict Valley
In The Convict Valley Mark Dunn reveals the colonial past of the Hunter Valley, the convicts, the white settlers and the original Aboriginal landowners.
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout (1971)
In Walkabout, a teenaged girl (Jenny Agutter) and her brother struggle to survive in the harsh Australian desert until they encounter a young Aboriginal boy (David Gulpilil, in his first role).
VIRTUAL TALK How to be an Australian with Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Ashley Kalagian Blunt joins for a virtual chat about Australian identity and culture through the eyes of a slightly anxious Canadian.
VIRTUAL TALK Tom Keneally on The Dickens Boy
Join Tom Keneally for a fascinating talk on his new novel, The Dickens Boy, which resurrects the story of Plorn, the disappointing tenth child of Charles Dickens
VIRTUAL VIEWING PARTY Babette's Feast (1987)
After winning the lottery, Babette uses the money to create an eye-opening feast for the two sisters she works for.