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Listen and learn – Melbourne is home to universities and groups offering lectures and talks on mind-expanding topics.
Transnational Draculas - Thursday 28 June 2018, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Transnational Draculas

28 Jun 2018, Leigh Scott Room
Join Professor Ken Gelder as he tracks the modern vampire's arrival in three quite different locations: the American South, Japan and Sweden.
Delicious Reads: Winter Warmers at Southbank Library - Thursday 09 August 2018, 2:30pm to 4pm - Talks & workshops

Delicious Reads: Winter Warmers at Southbank Library

9 Aug 2018, Southbank Library at Boyd
The librarians have selected a range of books to read while drinking tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
The Garret Live at the Library: Benjamin Law - Monday 25 June 2018, 6pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

The Garret Live at the Library: Benjamin Law

25 Jun 2018, State Library of Victoria
See The Garret podcast recorded live, with award-winning author Benjamin Law in conversation with Garret producer and director, Astrid Edwards.
TEDxMelbourne 2018: The Great Unknown - Monday 13 August 2018, 8am to 5:45pm - Talks & workshops

TEDxMelbourne 2018: The Great Unknown

13 Aug 2018, Meat Market
Can connecting with our past illuminate our future? What does it mean to belong in a world that is constantly shifting?
Foxcroft Lecture: Jean-Dominique Mellot - Thursday 28 June 2018, 6pm to 7:30pm - Talks & workshops

Foxcroft Lecture: Jean-Dominique Mellot

28 Jun 2018, State Library of Victoria
Jean-Dominique Mellot looks at police surveillance of the written word, the book trade and public opinion in Paris during the Age of Enlightenment.
Charles La Trobe and Hugh Childers - Tuesday 19 June 2018, 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Talks & workshops

Charles La Trobe and Hugh Childers

19 Jun 2018, Royal Historical Society of Victoria
A lecture by Michael O'Brien on the relationship between Charles La Trobe and Hugh Childers
Can We Be Free-Willing Robots? - Tuesday 10 July 2018, 8pm to 10pm - Talks & workshops

Can We Be Free-Willing Robots?

10 Jul 2018, Unitarian Hall
Come along to this Atheist Society public lecture on, 'Can we be free-willing robots? Free-will in a deterministic world'.
Aristophanes: Sex and Politics on Stage - Thursday 20 September 2018, 6pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

Aristophanes: Sex and Politics on Stage

20 Sep 2018, City Library
What do we know of Aristophanes and what does he tell us about free speech in ancient Athens? Are his works still relevant today?
Ovid: Rebel, Exile, Superstar Poet - Thursday 19 July 2018, 6pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

Ovid: Rebel, Exile, Superstar Poet

19 Jul 2018, City Library
Why was Ovid, the unrivalled literary star of his generation, sent to the cold shores of the Black Sea? And how did his verses survive?
Alexander the Great: Hellenism and Homicide - Thursday 18 October 2018, 6pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

Alexander the Great: Hellenism and Homicide

18 Oct 2018, City Library
Discover how the life and career of Alexander III of Macedon continues to echo in popular culture.

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