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Book Launch: Fabulous Phil by Matt Watson
28 Aug 2017, Trades Hall
More than 30 years since Phil Carman played football, he is still remembered as one of the most controversial and brilliant footballers in history.
The Wild Colonial Boy
22 Aug 2017, Old Treasury Building
Find out about the 'Wild Colonial Boy', John Doolan (Dooling), the youngest bushranger convicted in Victoria.
The Image Makers Seminar Series: Hope City
25 Aug 2017, Photography Studies College (Melbourne)
Come to a screening of the short film, Hope City, and a presentation from the writers, director and cinematographer of the film.
Contours: In Conversation with Charlie Cassidy Francis
22 Aug 2017, Library at The Dock
Join programmer and game developer Charlie Francis Cassidy in conversation for Contours, as they share their ideas, insights, stories and experiences.
Winter Glow Festival: Glow Talks
4 Jul 2017 - 22 Aug 2017, Library at The Dock
Be inspired with the Glow Talks series - remarkable stories and informative panel discussions from iconic Melburnians - at the Library at The Dock.
20 Sep 2017, City Library
Come along to a talk discussing the definition of adultery in Ancient Rome, how it related to divorce and concubinage, and who could get away with it.
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
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?
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.
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.
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