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Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
17 May 2016, Copland Theatre
Astrophysicist and writer Janna Levin will talk about the discovery of gravitational waves and its implications for our understanding of the Universe.
Soldier On: Family Life
31 May 2016, Old Treasury Building
Find out what life was like for the families on Soldier Settlement farms in this free talk.
Soldier On: Lessons Learnt
10 May 2016, Old Treasury Building
Find out what lessons were learned from the Soldier Settlement Scheme in this free lecture at the Old Treasury Building.
The Enigma of the Soul
7 Jun 2016, Unitarian Hall
The Existentialist Society's free public lecture features Dr Kim Sawyer speaking on 'The Enigma of the Soul'.
Aromar Revi - Cities and Sustainable Development
10 May 2016, Melbourne Town Hall
Hear Aromar Revi talk on the role of cities in solving the world's sustainable development challenges.
Floor Talk: Frances Hodgkins
11 May 2016, Ian Potter Museum of Art
Join Elena Taylor, Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980, National Gallery of Victoria to hear about Frances Hodgkins.
Beyond Belief: How We Find Meaning, With or Without Religion
11 May 2016, St Michael's Uniting Church
Hear one of Australia's most respected authors and social researchers, Hugh Mackay, talk about his new book, Beyond Belief.
Crime Writing Panel: Find Your Black Sheep in the Archives
3 Jun 2016, Victorian Archives Centre
Are you interested in true crime writing? Come to a panel discussion at the Victorian Archives Centre Melbourne crime writers and researchers.
The Future of Work
6 May 2016 - 7 May 2016, Woodward Conference Centre
Students and industry insiders will exchange ideas and collaborate to support young people in their personal and professional development.
Curator Talk: Images of Life
7 May 2016, The Ian Potter Museum of Art
Curator Dr Heather Jackson will explore ancient Greek vases from the Classical period in the exhibition Images of Life.
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