Elizabeth & Elizabeth with Sue Williams

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.
Medieval Market

VIRTUAL TALK: Life in Medieval Times

Carmel Bendon takes us on a journey back in time to explore medieval life and society.
Playtime (1967)


Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris.
Living with Chronic Pain

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.


Join us via Zoom and Beamafilm to watch and discuss Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman (2017).
Le Cercle Rouge film still

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.
Molab Concept of a "Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV)", 1965 (Source: NASA)

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.
Fire Stephen Pyne

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.
Bicycle Thief 1948

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.
Deborah Cassrels Gods and Demons

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.
to kill a mockingbird 1

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.
servant or slave

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.
sleep tight

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.