Assoc Prof Belinda Ferrari — The Abys (Sydney) to Antarctica
Belinda Ferrari reveals her team's exciting research into the unique microbial ecologies that exist in Antarctica including their recent discovery of bacteria are literally surviving by living on air.
Russell Workman — Heritage Shoptops of Western Sydney
Join photographer Russell Workman for a fascinating talk his ongoing heritage ‘Shoptops’ project that features the facades of suburban shops circa. 1870 to 1930.
Triple Feature: Landmark Silent Films on 16mm
For our first 16mm film screening, we are delighted to present a triple feature with three landmark silent films: Film by Samuel Beckett (1969), Un Chien Andalou (1929) and Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Safeguarding against Elder Abuse
Darryl Browne, chair of the Elder Law, Capacity and Succession Committee of the Law Society of NSW, and Richard McCullagh, author of Australian Elder Law, join us to discuss Elder Abuse and how to safeguard against it.
From Anatolia to Vaucluse: Terrorism, Genocide, Denial
Join Ashley Kalagian Blunt, author of My Name Is Revenge, for an exploration of an attempted assasination of th and the events that fueled it.
Vincent Minnelli's Meet Me in St Louis (1944)
Esther (Judy Garland) falls head over heels with the boy next door, only to find out that her family is moving to New York and she'll miss out on upcoming St Louis World Fair.
Bushwalking & the Great Outdoors for Everyone
Join passionate bushwalker Matt McClelland from National Parks Association of NSW to discover the many ways to enjoy the Great Outdoors, including accessible options.
Phil Barker — The Revolution of Man
Join Phil Barker as he unpacks the myth of Australian masculinity, invites us to rethink what it means to be a man and urges men to reconnect with their emotions.
Matt McArthur — Diving Among the Penguins
Join marine biologist Matthew McArthur as he talks about his experiences diving in Antarctica and the diversity of life that can be seen in the sea beneath the sea-ice.
Suzanne Burdon — Mary Shelley, Scientist, and her creation, Frankenstein
Author Suzanne Burdon joins us to discuss Mary Shelley, her interest in Science, and how her creation Frankenstein and his monster still highlights scientific ethical dilemmas we face today.
Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978)
In the Marriage of Maria Braun, a young German woman looks for her missing husband and tries to make a life for herself in the gritty aftermath of World War II.
The Bleeding Edge (documentary screening & panel discussion)
Come along to a free community screening of The Bleeding Edge documentary on medical device injury, followed by a panel discussion and Q&As.
Walter Mason — Noel Coward's Private Life
Join Walter Mason for a fascinating examination of Noel Coward's carefully guarded private life and how it helped shape his outrageously famous public persona.
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.
Harold Cazneaux, Pictorialist Photographer (COSHA)
City of Sydney Historical Association invite you to a talk on Harold Cazneaux, Pictorialist Photographer with Sue Rosen
Prof. Ron Grunstein AM — The Clocks that Run our Health
Join Professor Ron Grunstein as he reveals the intricacies of our circadian clocks, the system that controls our daily biological rhythms.
Meg and Tom Keneally — The Ink Stain (Monsarrat Book 4)
Join Meg and Tom Keneally as they discuss The Ink Stain,
the fourth book in their popular Monsarrat mystery series
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.