🎄 Dickens' A Christmas Carol 🎄 (175th Anniversary)
Join Geoff Usher for a special reading of Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol, to mark the 175th anniversary of its publication.
The New Solar System with Kerrie Dougherty (Insight Mars Landing)
Just a day before NASA’s latest Mars explorer, InSight, touches down on the Red Planet, space historian Kerrie Dougherty will present an overview of how robotic spacecraft have shown us a ‘new’ solar system.
Celebration and Survival: Schools of Arts & Mechanics' Institutes [MIV]
Come along to hear Sian Williams from Swansea University in Wales and Michele Frey from New Zealand share their insights on Schools of Arts and related organisations, and their own local institutions. Sian and Michele will be key
Kerry O'Brien: A Memoir
🔥 Bookings Essential — Filling Fast 🔥 Six-time Walkley award winning ABC journalist, Kerry O'Brien, reflects on social and political upheavals he has witnessed and the personalities who have made history.
A Non-Muslim’s Guide to Islam
Souha Korbatieh discusses the basics of Islam for non-Muslims, clearing up the misconceptions that currently abound around things like halal food, sharia law and gender equity - and what they mean for Australia.
Alison Bashford — Great Australians You've Never Heard Of: Lecture 4
Join Alison Bashford to learn the identity of our final Great Australian whose travels took him from Scott's final expedition in Antarctica to every continent on Earth.
SCREENING: Romance with a Double Bass & Million Dollar Legs
Join us for a double feature of two classic short comedy films, Romance with a Double Bass (1974) starring John Cleese and Connie Booth, and Million Dollar Legs (1932) starring W.C. Fields.
Michael Wilding — The Travel Writer
Join Michael Wilding as he discusses his new book, The Travel Writer, the latest installment of his playful mystery and crime fiction series featuring private investigator, Plant.
Dr Tim Heard — Australian Native Bees
Join Dr Tim Heard as he discusses the diversity and beauty of Australia's native stingless bees; their biology, behaviour, nesting and social life; and how they can be kept as pollinators, pets and for sugarbag honey.
A Non-Muslim’s Guide to Islam **RESCHEDULED TO 19 NOVEMBER**
**Please Note: This event has been RESCHEDULED to Monday, 19 November**
We Care: Support for Carers
Felicity Rogers from Carers NSW joins us to talk about caring, the resources available to carers, and helping carers improve their health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security.
Mental Health Matters: A Lived Experience
Terese Hayward, a Peer Ambassador with SANE, joins us for Mental Health Month to shares her lived experience and help others develop an greater understanding of mental health issues.
Jim Jarmusch's Paterson (2016)
Directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Adam Driver, Paterson depicts the quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry that's evident in its smallest details.
Peter Hack — The Art Deco Department Stores of Shanghai
Shanghai’s Nanjing Road is internationally famous for its iconic department stores. But few people know that Chinese-Australian merchants from Sydney’s Haymarket were the key players in their establishment.
Chris Frame — The Evolution of the Passenger Ship
Chris Frame explores the evolution and history of the passenger ship, from Ocean Liners to Cruise Ships like Oasis of the Seas that clock in at 5 times the size of Titanic.
Jacqueline Kent — A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis
Jacqueline Kent talks about Beatrice Davis who was the general editor of Angus and Robertson for almost forty years, discovering and publishing many authors including Miles Franklin, Thea Astley, Xavier Herbert and more.
Russell Workman — Images of Sydney in the 60s & 70s
Join photographer Russell Workman for a nostalgic glimpse back in time featuring a selection of his photographs taken in and around Sydney during the 1960s and 1970s.
Thang Ngo — Around the World in Sydney
Who says you can't afford international travel? The vibrant cultures of Vietnam, Turkey, Lebanon, India and more are less than an hour a way.