Although we have a female Prime Minister, and have had five female Premiers – and many women cabinet ministers – why does Australia still have a society that dwells on the appearance and domestic arrangements of our female politicians? Dr Meredith Burgmann doesn’t know all the answers but she certainly has opinions.

**NB: This talk is now on Monday, 18 Feb** Peter FitzSimons brings to life the Eureka Stockade, the events which caused it and changes to Australia’s societal fabric that occurred after the battle.