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The New Success
11 May 2017, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
What skills do our kids need in the 21st century? Charles Fadel, global education thought leader, has the answers.
One Object, Many Stories: Medieval Flea
31 May 2017, State Library of Victoria
Come and hear about the flea trapped in a medieval manuscript for 700 years until it was discovered by one of the Library's Conservation team.
13 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017, Victorian College of the Arts
Marxism 2017 is Australia's biggest left-wing conference, with international guests and over 100 sessions.
A Moonshot Approach to Cancer
23 Mar 2017, The Royal Society of Victoria
What will it take to find cures for cancers? Professor Miles Prince explores the near future of cancer research.
Humans, Machines and Armageddon?
14 Mar 2017, Unitarian Hall
Come along to the Atheist Society's public lecture, 'Humans, Machines and Armageddon?', with speaker Graeme Lindenmayer.
30 Mar 2017, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Join Professor Rob Sparrow from Monash University and Professor Rajiv Khosla from La Trobe University in a lively discussion about robots.
Big Ideas under the Dome: Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin
1 May 2017, State Library of Victoria
Hear from award-winning entrepreneur Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, founder of BlueChilli, on what it takes to foster a culture of innovation.
The Premier and the Pen: Ron Tandberg
20 May 2017, State Library of Victoria
Join Ron Tandberg, one of Australia's finest political cartoonists, to look at some of Australia's most memorable political cartoons.
The Premier and the Pen: Geoff Hook
5 May 2017, State Library of Victoria
Join Geoff Hook, one of Australia's finest political cartoonists to look at some of Australia's most memorable political cartoons.
The Premier and the Pen: John Spooner
27 Apr 2017, State Library of Victoria
Join John Spooner, one of Australia's finest political cartoonists, to look at some of Australia's most memorable political cartoons.
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