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Science for Science Fiction: A Writers' Conference
30 Apr 2017, The Royal Society of Victoria
Learn valuable writing techniques and draw inspiration from real science to hone your craft at this conference for authors of science fiction.
Why Do Houses Burn Down?
29 Mar 2017, The University of Melbourne
Learn more about why houses burn down and how to prevent fire damage in future.
Professor Wallace Kirsop on Gabriel de Foigny
6 Jul 2017, Leigh Scott Room, Level 1, The Baillieu Library
Join Professor Wallace Kirsop for a talk on Gabriel de Foigny's novel La Terre Australe connue.
Tour of the Map Collection
18 May 2017, Map Collection, Level 4 ERC Library
Join David B.Jones for a tour of the Map Collection in conjunction with the exhibition, 'Plotting the Island: dreams, discovery and disaster'.
Mutiny on the Bounty
12 Apr 2017, Leigh Scott Room, Level 1 Baillieu Library
Hear Professor Deirdre Coleman talk on Mutiny on the Bounty: Freedom and Slavery in the Enlightenment.
Plotting the Exhibition
5 Apr 2017, Leigh Scott Room, Level 1 Baillieu Library
Hear Peter Mitchelson talk on paper conservation for the exhibition 'Plotting the Island: dreams, discovery and disaster'.
Indigenous Rock Art and Printmaking
8 May 2017, The University of Melbourne
The richness and diversity of rock art is celebrated through this illustrated lecture covering creative responses through the medium of print.
20 Apr 2017, Old Treasury Building
Find out about Australia's Flag in this free floor talk.
Books and Bites
18 May 2017 - 3 Aug 2017, City Library
Books and Bites is a weekly social reading group that encourages people to share and enjoy stories together.
Discover Plant Names
15 Aug 2017, Royal Botanic Gardens
Learn about the history and process of botanic nomenclature from Roger Spencer, resident Senior Horticultural Botanist.
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