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Listen and learn – Melbourne is home to universities and groups offering lectures and talks on mind-expanding topics.
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - Tuesday 17 May 2016, 6:30pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

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 - Tuesday 31 May 2016, 11am to 11:45am - Talks & workshops

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 - Tuesday 10 May 2016, 11am to 11:45am - Talks & workshops

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 - Tuesday 07 June 2016, 8pm to 10pm - Talks & workshops

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 - Tuesday 10 May 2016, 6pm to 7:30pm - Talks & workshops

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 - Wednesday 11 May 2016, 12:30pm to 1pm - Talks & workshops

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 - Wednesday 11 May 2016, 6pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

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 - Friday 03 June 2016, 6:30pm to 8pm - Talks & workshops

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 - Friday 06 May 2016 to Saturday 07 May 2016 - Talks & workshops

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 - Saturday 07 May 2016, 1pm to 1:30pm - Talks & workshops

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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