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The Problem of Scientism

5 December 2017
Existentialist Society
Dr. Kevin Orrman-Rossiter, from the Centre for...

Existentialist Society.
Free public lecture, 8pm, followed by questions and discussion.

Radiotopia and Beyond with Julie Shapiro

5 December 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Julie Shapiro, Kate Montague, Sophie Black, and...

You might think of Julie Shapiro as a master listener.

Curator's Floortalk, Art on the Page

6 December 2017
University of Melbourne Special Collections
Noel Shaw Gallery

Join curator Susan Millard, Special Collections Librarian, for an insight into the works on display and...

Author Talk with Ken Piesse

6 December 2017
Frankston City Libraries
Ken Piesse

Ken Piesse is Australia’s most published living sportswriter with 74 books to his CV, including his latest...

I Heart Rome with Maria Pasquale - Wed 6 Dec 2017 at 6:30pm

6 December 2017
Readings Bookshop

Wed 6 Dec 2017 at 6:30pm

Jimmy Watson's, 333 Lygon Street, Carlton

The Show of the Year 2017

6 December 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Casey Bennetto , Isabel Angus, Dave Arden,...

2017: it's been thrilling; it's been terrible; it's been … a rocky ride.

Sami Shah- Muslims down under, from halal to hijabs and everything in...

7 December 2017
Boroondara Library Service
Sami Shah hosted by Boroondara Library Service

Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer and comedian.

The Wonderful World of Walliams

7 December 2017
The Wheeler Centre
David Walliams and Cal Wilson

David Walliams is a superstar of kids’ books and he’s coming to Melbourne in December with his hilarious...

Author Talk with Brendan Murray

9 December 2017
Frankston City Libraries
Brendan Murray

Venom is an examination of European settlers’ troubled and often antagonistic relationship with the land,...