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Listen and learn – Melbourne is home to universities and groups offering lectures and talks on mind-expanding topics.
Docklands History Group: From Humbug Reach to Rotten Row - Tuesday 26 June 2018, 6pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

Docklands History Group: From Humbug Reach to Rotten Row

26 Jun 2018, Library at The Dock
Travel back in time with local historians, collectors and guest speakers, and meet other like-minded people at our monthly Docklands History Group.
3rd Nelson Mandela Lecture, Delivered by Hon. Julia Gillard - Friday 13 July 2018, 6pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

3rd Nelson Mandela Lecture, Delivered by Hon. Julia Gillard

13 Jul 2018, Melbourne Town Hall
Celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth this lecture will be delivered by The Hon Julia Gillard AC.
A Grand Tour Through Lurid Worlds - Thursday 05 July 2018, 6pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

A Grand Tour Through Lurid Worlds

5 Jul 2018, Library at The Dock
Discover a brief history of the Gothic novel with Chris Browne for Melbourne Rare Book Week 2018.
Vampires and Victorian Eroticism - Tuesday 03 July 2018, 6pm to 7:30pm - Talks & workshops

Vampires and Victorian Eroticism

3 Jul 2018, City Library
Chris Browne discusses the development of vampire literature from its roots in folk myth through high art to popular culture.
Ghastly Gothic Reads for Kids - Thursday 05 July 2018, 2pm to 3pm - Talks & workshops

Ghastly Gothic Reads for Kids

5 Jul 2018, East Melbourne Library
Kids, come along to hear some favourite ghastly tales and be inspired to create your own haunting gothic masterpiece.
Literary Travellers in Australia - Saturday 30 June 2018, 6pm to 7:30pm - Talks & workshops

Literary Travellers in Australia

30 Jun 2018, East Melbourne Library
Throughout the 19th and early 20th century, many literary giants visited Australia and recorded their observations. Find out what they had to say.
Dark Tales - Monday 02 July 2018, 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Talks & workshops

Dark Tales

2 Jul 2018, North Melbourne Library
Come to an evening of stories from Gothic children's books and delve into the Gothic traditions contained in these stories.
The History of Your House at Kathleen Syme Library - Monday 25 June 2018, 11am to 12:30pm - Talks & workshops

The History of Your House at Kathleen Syme Library

25 Jun 2018, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
Ever wondered about the history of your house? Discover some tips and resources for tracing the history of properties in the City of Melbourne.
Take Charge: Autonomy in Older Age - Tuesday 03 July 2018, 6:15pm to 7:15pm - Talks & workshops

Take Charge: Autonomy in Older Age

3 Jul 2018, The Wheeler Centre Books Writing Ideas
Listen to a frank and compassionate conversation about dignity and autonomy for older Australians.
Centuries Old Botanic Gardens: Illustrated Talk - Thursday 28 June 2018, 6pm to 8:30pm - Talks & workshops

Centuries Old Botanic Gardens: Illustrated Talk

28 Jun 2018, Mueller Hall, National Herbarium
Enjoy an illustrated talk about the centuries-old botanic gardens of Oxford and Malaga.

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