America – Post Trump

Friday Talk 5 November 2021 1:15 p.m. for 1:30p.m. Start Professor Quentin Beresford Twelve months on from the defeat of Trump, America is struggling to deal with his legacy. In fact, the country is likely to face a repeat of the crisis of 2020 in 2024 should Trump decide to run again. This talk will […]

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Australian Bushrangers

  Friday Talk 26 November 2021 1:15 p.m. for 1:30p.m. Start Auditorium  Dr Ken Lynne Abstract: This talk covers the period from the First Fleet to the end of the bushranger era with Ned Kelly. The peak period for Australian bushrangers lies between 1850 and 1880. We meet such luminaries as the original Wild Colonial […]

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Circus: From Afghanistan to Monte Carlo

During the first part of the afternoon, we will focus on a serious aspect of circus – that of providing happiness and therapy for children. Drawing on film clips from 2019, we share the joyful story of children in Afghanistan who have been learning circus skills. Given the current situation in the country, the footage […]

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