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Listen and learn – Melbourne is home to universities and groups offering lectures and talks on mind-expanding topics.
Bill Frelick: Regional Crises, Refugees and Human Rights - Tuesday 20 November 2018, 6:15pm to 7:15pm - Talks & workshops

Bill Frelick: Regional Crises, Refugees and Human Rights

20 Nov 2018, The Wheeler Centre Books Writing Ideas
In a 40-minute presentation followed by a short Q&A, Bill Frelick will provide a snapshot of the state of the world’s refugees in 2018.
Only Human: The  Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Monday 26 November 2018, 6:15pm to 7:15pm - Talks & workshops

Only Human: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

26 Nov 2018, The Wheeler Centre Books Writing Ideas
Hear a panel of experts look reflectively at the 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights across the globe.
Once and Future: Australian Speculative Fiction - Friday 09 November 2018, 6:15pm to 7:15pm - Talks & workshops

Once and Future: Australian Speculative Fiction

9 Nov 2018, The Wheeler Centre Books Writing Ideas
At this special event, hear readings from some of Australia's leading contemporary writers of speculative fiction.
Invasion of the Pod People: June Thomas - Wednesday 05 December 2018, 6:15pm to 8:30pm - Talks & workshops

Invasion of the Pod People: June Thomas

5 Dec 2018, The Wheeler Centre Books Writing Ideas
Enjoy a chat with Slate's June Thomas about the value of niche culture, podcasting and what makes a conversation worth eavesdropping on.
Robots and 3D Bioprinting Shaping Surgery - Wednesday 07 November 2018, 6pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

Robots and 3D Bioprinting Shaping Surgery

7 Nov 2018, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Hear Dr Claudia Di Bella explore and discuss the technological advances available to surgeons.
Luncheon with Dr Ross McMullin: Farewell, Dear People - Wednesday 14 November 2018, noon to 2pm - Talks & workshops

Luncheon with Dr Ross McMullin: Farewell, Dear People

14 Nov 2018, Graduate House
Enjoy a two-course lunch and learn the true stories of Australia's lost generation from well-known historian Dr Ross McMullin.
The Show of the Year 2018 - Saturday 01 December 2018, 7pm to 9pm - Talks & workshops

The Show of the Year 2018

1 Dec 2018, Athenaeum Theatre
However you feel about 2018, send the year off in style with host Casey ‘Tasty’ Bennetto and a cast of writers, comedians and musicians.
Night School: The Stockade, Carlton's Forgotten Prison - Tuesday 20 November 2018, 6pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

Night School: The Stockade, Carlton's Forgotten Prison

20 Nov 2018, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
Join Jeff Atkinson from the Carlton Community History Group as he shares a vivid picture of the penal system in gold rush Victoria.
Super Salvias for Your Garden - Friday 15 February 2019, 10am to noon - Talks & workshops

Super Salvias for Your Garden

15 Feb 2019, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Salvia expert Meg Bentley will present a fascinating talk about growing salvias.
Central Melbourne's Changing Urban Landscapes - Thursday 21 February 2019, 6pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

Central Melbourne's Changing Urban Landscapes

21 Feb 2019, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Illustrated talk by Professor Rob Adams who will give an information lecture on how Melbourne's landscape has changed over the last 35 years.

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