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Lectures & talks

Listen and learn – Melbourne is home to universities and groups offering lectures and talks on mind-expanding topics.
Curator Talk: The Soldiers' XI - Wednesday 22 November 2017, 2pm to 3pm - Talks & workshops

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 - Thursday 16 November 2017, 6pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

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 - Wednesday 25 October 2017, 6pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

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.
The Battle of Beersheba - Wednesday 18 October 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

The Battle of Beersheba

18 Oct 2017, Shrine of Remembrance
Join Dr David Holloway OAM, historian of the 4th Light Horse, as he reflects one hundred years later on their legendary attack at Beersheba.
Turning Disaster Into Triumph - Tuesday 26 September 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Turning Disaster Into Triumph

26 Sep 2017, Shrine of Remembrance
Dr Ross McMullin, the award-winning biographer of Pompey Elliott, discusses the Battle of Polygon Wood, 26 September 1917.
The Royal Australian Navy in the Pacific War - Wednesday 04 October 2017, 6pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

The Royal Australian Navy in the Pacific War

4 Oct 2017, Shrine of Remembrance
Ian Pfennigwerth demonstrates how Australian Navy ships and men were in the forefront of the fighting between December 1941 and August 1945.
Echoes of Conflict - Tuesday 19 September 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Echoes of Conflict

19 Sep 2017, Shrine of Remembrance
Join Vietnam veteran and composer Lachlan Wilson as he explores the history of music in conflict and his orchestral work, Echoes of Conflict.
In Their Time of Need - Thursday 14 September 2017, 6pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

In Their Time of Need

14 Sep 2017, Shrine of Remembrance
Join Australian War Memorial historian Steven Bullard as he explores a century of Australia's efforts to help our neighbours.
The Mausoleum and Melbourne - Thursday 07 September 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

The Mausoleum and Melbourne

7 Sep 2017, Shrine of Remembrance
Discover the ancient origins of our modern commemoration in this talk by Dr Gillian Shepherd.
Curator Talk: Nerves and Steel - Thursday 31 August 2017, 1pm to 2pm - Talks & workshops

Curator Talk: Nerves and Steel

31 Aug 2017, Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine Curator Neil Sharkey presents an exclusive talk on their newest exhibition, Nerves and Steel.

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