Events at Mitchell Theatre

Stained glass by George Hedgeland

George Hedgeland — Stained Glass Artist & Sydney Surveyor (COSHA)

City of Sydney Historical Association present the story of George Hedgeland, stained glass artist who became a pastoralist in Queensland and later a surveyor of Sydney streets.
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Brynn Hibbert AM — Great Australians You’ve Never Heard Of: Lecture #3 [HISTORY WEEK]

The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA) are proud to present a new collaborative lecture series, Great Australians You’ve Never Heard Of.
Bessie Guthrie

Activist Commemorations: Bessie Guthrie [HISTORY WEEK]

Isobelle Barrett Meyering commemorates the life of activist Bettie Guthrie and explores how feminist communities have developed their own mourning rituals.
Spanish Influenza

Robert Clancy AM — Influenza & Australia: Its History & Its Science [HISTORY WEEK]

Em. Prof Robert Clancy reveals the fascinating story of influenza, its history in Australia and Australia’s significant scientific contributions to understanding and preventing the virus, for History Week 2018.
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Rick Searle — Charles Ulm, Australian Aviation Pioneer

Rick Searle reveals the story of visionary Australian aviator Charles Ulm, a contemporary of Kingsford Smith, whose career was overshadowed by his peer and whose last flight disappeared without a trace.
The Food Equation

The Food Equation - Seminar

Hear Alexx Stuart of Low Tox Life, US scientist Dr Jonathan Latham, Marcea Klein, fermented food expert and Mandy Sacher, paediatric nutritionist talk about how to protect our gut. 
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Helen Pitt — The House

Helen Pitt shares the extraordinary story of the Sydney Opera House - one of the 20th century's most recognisable building, with new insights into the people involved and controversy surrounding construction.
Wine as Health

Wine as Medicine — An Australian Perspective [Sydney Science Festival]

Join Dr Philip Norrie as he traces the history of wine as medicine and its unique history in Australia, including why we planted vineyards in our lunatic asylums!
Nanotech by Rosie Hicks

Nanotech — What’s the Big Deal about Small Stuff? [Sydney Science Festival]

**Advance bookings closed. Registrations available at the door. ** Join Rosie Hicks for a fascinating talk on nanotech and its applications in Australian health, communications and energy.
Autonomous Vehicles by Prof Ann Williamson

Will Autonomous Vehicles Make Us Safer? [Sydney Science Festival]

**Advance bookings closed. Registrations available at the door.** Professor Ann Williamson discusses autonomous vehicles and whether driver assist technologies will - or will not - contribute to improved road safety.

Sydney Postcards: History Through the Mail (COSHA)

Collector Robert Mills, for the City of Sydney Historical Association, will show you the changing faces of Sydney through throughout the years from his vast collection of postcards.
Out of the Past

Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past (1947)

In Out of the Past, Robert Mitchum plays a former private eye who is living the simple life until his past dealings with a gangster (Kirk Douglas) and a femme fatale (Jane Greer) catch up with him.
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Movie Matinee — Viva Las Vegas (1964)

It's non-stop singing and dancing for Elvis Week, with Viva Las Vegas starring Elvis and Ann-Margaret — and no less than 16 songs, inc. the title track.

DonateLife — Making Your Decision Count (DonateLife Week)

A kidney transplant recipient and a Donation Specialist Nurse reveal how you can Donate Life - and how to make your decision count.
Prof Simon Lewis - Parkinson's Disease

Prof. Simon Lewis — Parkinson's Disease: More than a Shaking Palsy

Professor Simon Lewis will highlight the challenges in diagnosing Parkinson's Disease, understanding what is going on in the brain and developing better treatments.

Dominion Screening (Films for Change)

Screening of the Dominion Documentary, a look into the ethics of the Meat and Animal Industry. Hosted by Films for Change.
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Magnificent Obsessions: Maeve O'Meara

Walter Mason chats to food anthropologist Maeve O'Meara about the food she loves, the places she goes to and the projects that make up her magnificent obsessions

Dominion Screening (Films for Change)

Screening of the Dominion Documentary, a look into the ethics of the Meat and Animal Industry. Hosted by Films for Change.