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Lectures & talks

Listen and learn – Melbourne is home to universities and groups offering lectures and talks on mind-expanding topics.
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!
Melbourne: From Village to Capital City - Monday 08 May 2017, 11am to 11:30am - Talks & workshops

Melbourne: From Village to Capital City

8 May 2017, Old Treasury Building
From fledgling village to bustling metropolis within a generation, this exhibition is the story of the astonishing growth of Melbourne.
Melbourne: 1860s and 1870s - Thursday 11 May 2017, 2pm to 2:30pm - Talks & workshops

Melbourne: 1860s and 1870s

11 May 2017, Old Treasury Building
Find out what Melbourne was like in the 1860s and 1870s.
Melbourne and the Gold Rush - Thursday 11 May 2017, 11am to 11:30am - Talks & workshops

Melbourne and the Gold Rush

11 May 2017, Old Treasury Building
Find out how Melbourne was shaped by the gold rush of the 1850s.
Live Brave with Margie Warrell - Thursday 11 May 2017, 6:15pm to 9pm - Talks & workshops

Live Brave with Margie Warrell

11 May 2017, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Margie' s Live Brave programs are for those who get so caught up in the busyness of life they lose sight of what they most want in life.
Armando Iannucci - Wednesday 03 May 2017, 9pm to 10pm - Talks & workshops

Armando Iannucci

3 May 2017, Comedy Theatre
British comedy giant Armando Iannucci will discuss the predicaments and possibilities of political satire today.
Richard Bell: Embassy - Friday 28 April 2017 to Sunday 30 April 2017 - Talks & workshops

Richard Bell: Embassy

28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017, Ian Potter Museum of Art
Join Richard Bell and other speakers as he talks about the ongoing struggle to self-determination in The Potter's Not as The Songs of Other Lands.
Wild Colonial Boys: Ned Kelly - Tuesday 09 May 2017, 11am to 11:30am - Talks & workshops

Wild Colonial Boys: Ned Kelly

9 May 2017, Old Treasury Building
Ned Kelly is a significant historical figure. This talk will separate the man from the myth.

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