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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.
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.
Themistocles: Ambition, Genius and Cunning - Thursday 15 November 2018, 6pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

Themistocles: Ambition, Genius and Cunning

15 Nov 2018, City Library
One of the most remarkable men of the fifth century BC, Themistocles played a critical role in the defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Salamis.
Reflections on the Master Gardener - Tuesday 25 September 2018, 6pm to 8:30pm - Talks & workshops

Reflections on the Master Gardener

25 Sep 2018, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Enjoy an illustrated talk, 'T.R. Garnett of Marlborough College, Geelong Grammar School, The Age and The Garden of St Erth', by Dr Andrew Lemon.
Guided Tour of Colony at the NGV - Thursday 05 July 2018, 9:45am to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Guided Tour of Colony at the NGV

5 Jul 2018, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Join a group of Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens when they visit the Colony Exhibitions at NGV Australia.

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