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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.
Evenings at the Florey – The World of Nutraceuticals
1 Nov 2017, Kenneth Myer Building
Professor Philip Beart takes a journey from 'super foods' to pharmacy supplements to discover the key to healthy ageing.
New Technologies and the Brain in a Dish
22 Nov 2017, Kenneth Myer Building
Professor Steve Petrou's 'brain in a dish' and other emerging technologies are leading the way to better epilepsy diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.
Florey Daytime Lecture – Genetics and our Future Health
14 Nov 2017, Kenneth Myer Building
Hear a lecture about genes and the dynamic impact that gene research may have on our health.
Curator Talk: The Soldiers' XI
22 Nov 2017, Shrine of Remembrance
With the Ashes just around the corner, join Dr Ian Jackson as he explores how our soldiers have used the game of cricket as a survival mechanism.
As Told by the Boys Who Fed Me Apples
16 Nov 2017, Shrine of Remembrance
Sandy was the only Australian horse to return home from the First World War. Sandy's unknown story is told by the men who served alongside him.
The Hinge of Fate
25 Oct 2017, Shrine of Remembrance
Marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein, Dr Mark Johnston explores the 'homeric fighting' of the 9th Australian Division.
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017, Royal Society of Victoria
Commemorating 200 years of banking in Australia the Numismatic Association of Australia are holding their seventh biennial conference.
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