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Lectures & talks

Listen and learn – Melbourne is home to universities and groups offering lectures and talks on mind-expanding topics.
Growing Old Gracefully - Friday 04 August 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Growing Old Gracefully

4 Aug 2017, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Professor Andrea Maier talks on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.
Herakles, the Anti-Social Hero - Wednesday 13 December 2017, 6pm to 7:45pm - Talks & workshops

Herakles, the Anti-Social Hero

13 Dec 2017, City Library
Learn about the Greek hero Herakles, who had adventures in foreign lands, where he was oppressed as stranger, outlaw and even victim.
Drunk and Disorderly in Antiquity - Wednesday 25 October 2017, 6pm to 7:45pm - Talks & workshops

Drunk and Disorderly in Antiquity

25 Oct 2017, City Library
This talk looks at the social contexts of drinking, available concoctions, intoxication and related bad behaviour of Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Revolting Slaves or Revolting Romans? - Wednesday 15 November 2017, 6pm to 7:45pm - Talks & workshops

Revolting Slaves or Revolting Romans?

15 Nov 2017, City Library
This talk looks at Roman treatment of slaves and the extreme measures taken by military commanders to subdue the slave threat to Rome.
How to Assassinate a Roman Ruler - Wednesday 16 August 2017, 6pm to 7:45pm - Talks & workshops

How to Assassinate a Roman Ruler

16 Aug 2017, City Library
This talk will discuss the why and how of killing off ancient Romans, and how this led to a culture of paranoia within the imperial court.
Adultery, Roman-Style - Wednesday 20 September 2017, 6pm to 7:45pm - Talks & workshops

Adultery, Roman-Style

20 Sep 2017, City Library
Was adultery 'bad behaviour' in Ancient Rome?
Crime and Punishment in Antiquity - Tuesday 25 July 2017, 6pm to 7:45pm - Talks & workshops

Crime and Punishment in Antiquity

25 Jul 2017, City Library
This talk looks at prosecutable offences and the endlessly inventive ways in which the ancients made the punishment fit the crime.
The Intelligentsia in the Age of Trump - Wednesday 26 July 2017 to Wednesday 30 August 2017 - Talks & workshops

The Intelligentsia in the Age of Trump

26 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017, Public Lecture Theatre
Hosted by Professor Raimond Gaita, this annual series of free public lectures explores the pivotal moral and political questions of our time.
Immersive Science: The Next Frontier in Australian Astronomy - Sunday 13 August 2017, 2pm to 3pm - Talks & workshops

Immersive Science: The Next Frontier in Australian Astronomy

13 Aug 2017, State Library Victoria
Join astronomers Dr Alan Duffy and Dr Katie Mack on an exploration of the universe in an immersive science talk and virtual reality tour.
The Greeks of Venice, 1498-1600 Book Launch - Thursday 10 August 2017, 6:30pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

The Greeks of Venice, 1498-1600 Book Launch

10 Aug 2017, Museo Italiano
Come along to the launch of The Greeks of Venice, 1498-1600, by Ersie Burke.

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