Annual General Meeting 2019
The Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts will be held in the Mitchell Theatre on Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney on Tuesday, 12 March 2019, commencing at 12:30pm.
John August — Marvels of Engineering & Industrial Heritage
Join John August for a fascinating exploration extraordinary engineering works, antique machines, scientific curiosities, strange objects and natural wonders.
SENIORS FESTIVAL 50 Shades of Greying — Sex & Older People
Growing older doesn’t need to mean the end of physical intimacy. Our expert panel discuss the challenges – and also the joys – of sex later in life and dispel the myths about sex and aging.
Clara Williams-Rolden & Louise Williams — Quitting Plastic
Clara Williams-Rolden and Louise Williams answer the tricky questions about Quitting Plastic - like 'How will I wash my hair?', 'Do I have to give up crackers?' and 'What about my bin liner?'
Kubrick's The Killing (1956)
In Kubrick's The Killing (1956), Johnny Clay masterminds a brilliant criminal scheme to steal $2,000,000 from a local racetrack.
Garry Wotherspoon — Paddington: A History
Paddington has a long, ever-changing and chequered history. Join historian Garry Wotherspoon as he shares the unique history of Sydney’s celebrated heritage suburb.
Tibor Molnar — Scientists & Philosophers... Need to Talk!
Perhaps it is time for scientists and philosophers to get together and have a good, long chat.Science used to be…
Stacey Demarco — Earth, Air, Fire, Water: The Four Elements
Modern Witch, Stacey De Marco reveals the fascinating power of the four elements — Earth, Air, Fire and Water — and how they make up our personal alchemy.
Last Chance: Get the facts on My Health Record
Come along to this "Last Chance" My Health Record information session to learn out about the benefits and risks, and work out what’s right for you.
🎄 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.