Lectures, Launches, Events

For a wealth of opportunities to hear and see talks and events around Sydney or to ‘visit’ them online, please visit our Lectures Live and Online page.

Some upcoming lectures of interest:

Not So Ordinary Women – Researching and Writing Women’s Histories
Join Noelene Kyle, Publisher, Writer, Biographer, Emeritus Professor at Queensland University of Technology and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, as she reveals how to trace women in public and private sources more easily and consider their lives more fully.
Time: 12.30-1.30pm Nov 25 Cost: Free
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Building, 280 Pitt St Sydney (Home to the AFGW NSW Office)

Michelle de Kretser in conversation with Walter Mason
Michelle de Kretser discusses her Miles Franklin winning novel,Questions of Travel, as well as her new novella, Springtime : A Ghost Story, with blogger and author Walter Mason.
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Nov 27 Cost: Free
Venue: Ashfield Town Hall, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Bookings: Ashfield Library www.eventbrite.com.au 02 9716 1810

The World of Medieval Women
Yvette Debergue examines the world of women in medieval times, from the 12th to the 15th century. How might they receive an education or learn a trade? What legal rights did they have in marriage or widowhood?  She also considers female religious figures including nuns and heretics.
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm Nov 28 Cost: $48
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, Ground Floor, 72 Bathurst Street, SYDNEY
Bookings: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.nsw.edu.au (02)9264 2781