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Lectures & talks

Listen and learn – Melbourne is home to universities and groups offering lectures and talks on mind-expanding topics.
The Alt Write - Monday 22 May 2017, 7:30pm to 9pm - Talks & workshops

The Alt Write

22 May 2017, Comedy Theatre
A literary all-star panel asks: What is the role for the writer as agitator, provocateur and agent for change?
The Policy Pitch: Engaging Students - Tuesday 02 May 2017, 6pm to 7:15pm - Talks & workshops

The Policy Pitch: Engaging Students

2 May 2017, State Library of Victoria
Listen to experts and thinkers tackle important problems facing Australia, from cultural hot-button topics to pressing social concerns.
Freebairn Lecture 2017: Budget Outcomes - Wednesday 03 May 2017, 6:30pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

Freebairn Lecture 2017: Budget Outcomes

3 May 2017, Copland Theatre
Professor Bob Gregory will explore fiscal outcomes in a time of increasing political spin and unanticipated economic change.
The State of Public Mental Health Services - Wednesday 24 May 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

The State of Public Mental Health Services

24 May 2017, Charles LaTrobe Theatre, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Come to a free public lecture, 'Evidence based or person centred? The state of public mental health services', by Associate Professor Dr Ruth Vine.
Slate Culture Gabfest - Wednesday 31 May 2017, 7:30pm to 9pm - Talks & workshops

Slate Culture Gabfest

31 May 2017, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
In Australia for the first time, Julia Turner, Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf will record Slate Culture Gabfest in front of a live audience.
Bespoke at Scale - Thursday 04 May 2017, 12:30pm to 1:30pm - Talks & workshops

Bespoke at Scale

4 May 2017, State Library of Victoria
At this special lunchtime Melbourne Conversation for Melbourne Knowledge Week, an expert panel will discuss how bespoke is reinventing manufacturing.
Burning Man is Silicon Valley - Tuesday 02 May 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Burning Man is Silicon Valley

2 May 2017, State Library of Victoria
This special lunchtime Melbourne Conversation for Melbourne Knowledge Week looks at how alternative worldviews and business innovation can blend.
What Do Grownups Do All Day? - Friday 05 May 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

What Do Grownups Do All Day?

5 May 2017, State Library of Victoria
At this special lunchtime Melbourne Conversation for Melbourne Knowledge Week, eight unique individuals will discuss their 21st century working life.
Sophie Cunningham & Rebecca Harkins-Cross at RMIT - Tuesday 02 May 2017, 5pm to 6:30pm - Talks & workshops

Sophie Cunningham & Rebecca Harkins-Cross at RMIT

2 May 2017, Urban Writing House at RMIT
RMIT's non/fictionLab presents Sophie Cunningham and Rebecca Harkins-Cross reading from works in progress.
Melbourne: 1880s - Friday 12 May 2017, 11am to 11:30am - Talks & workshops

Melbourne: 1880s

12 May 2017, Old Treasury Building
Find out what Melbourne was like in the 1880s!

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