The Henry Carmichael Lecture
Join us for champagne and light refreshments and to hear about the life of Henry Carmichael, educational progressive, social reformer, and winegrower.
Perspectives on war: poetry and film
Join us to start the Anzac weekend with a selection of significant war poems and a screening of Kubrick’s film classic, Paths of Glory (1957).
Touring Australia by Road
Join Ian Scanlon as he shares his journeys around Australia with a group of historic car club members, and get inspiration for your next travel adventure.
Film Matinee: Innocence (2000)
The story of two separated lovers who fall in love again after more than forty years apart.
Sydney’s Invisible Women
Join Jo Henwood as she highlights significant women of Sydney’s history and some amazing women still around today, celebrating their achievements by exploring their individual stories.
Classic Film Night: Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
Join us to watch this Japanese classic in 16mm film, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
Classic Film Matinee: Harold and Maude (1971)
Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of much loved film, Harold and Maude, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
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.