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24 February 2015 6:15 PM to 24 November 2015 8:15 PM


This event is sold out. Please email Tamsin Courtney at tamsinc@unimelb.edu.au to be placed on the waiting list.

 Melbourne Masterclasses: 10 Great Books 

Hosted by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne

Ten great books presented by ten celebrated scholars. Join us for the highly anticipated 2015 series.

Cost: $432 - $480

Open to: alumni and general public



 
2 July 2015 5:30 PM


Hosted by the Melbourne School of Design

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. 
Cost: Free

Open to:alumni only


Hosted by the Melbourne School of Design

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. 
Hosted by the Melbourne School of Design

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. 
Hosted by the Melbourne School of Design

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. 



 
3 July 2015 to 31 July 2015



Hosted by the School of Physics

The July 2015 Lectures in Physics Series celebrates the International Year of Light with a showcase of public lectures.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and the general public



 
3 July 2015 11:00 AM



Hosted by the Melbourne School of Design

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. 

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni only




 
12 July 2015 2:00 PM to 15 July 2015 6:00 PM



Hosted by the Australian Centre, Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network, Faculty of Arts

Animal Publics, the sixth biennial AASG international Conference, will explore the complex relationship between the public and private worlds of animals.

Cost: Daily Concession: $132
3 Day Concession: $330
Daily Full: $220
3 Day Full: $550 

Open to:alumni and general public.




 
13 July 2015 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM


Hosted by the Australian Centre, School of Culture and Communication

If you call peaceful co-existence, or the ability to live at peace within your own species and other species, then almost all animals are our superior, but even the greatest predator on the planet (after us of course), the killer whale, is far ahead of us.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
13 July 2015 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM



Hosted by the Australian Centre in School of Culture and Communication

Edward Topsell’s The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes of 1607 is a work bringing together the etymology of animals’ names, their anatomies, food, diseases, medical uses, reproductive methods, habits, and the fables about them.

Supported by the Macgeorge Bequest

Cost: Free

Open to:  alumni and general public.




 
14 July 2015 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Arts

This presentation will discuss the extent to which generational change is happening within Indonesia's political parties, and what this means both for President Widodo's government and for democracy in Indonesia more broadly.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
14 July 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM



Hosted by the Melbourne School of Government

The John Button Foundation and the Melbourne School of Government invite you to join Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders (AO) and ABC Radio National host, Jonathan Green, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the current reform of Australia’s federal democracy.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
14 July 2015 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM



A great opportunity to create new business connections

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni only




 
15 July 2015 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM



Hosted by the Australian Centre, School of Culture and Communication

As the Anthropocene flattens the ontological grounds upon which humanist inquiry and knowledge have been based, the embodied arts of performance are well positioned to lead the search for identifications and identities not only across species boundaries but also across geological and elemental divisions.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
15 July 2015 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM



Hosted by the Australian Centre in the School of Culture and Communication

The general Romantic appreciation of wildness in the abstract or at an aesthetic or geographical remove was accompanied, at least in some hearts and minds, by the desire to incorporate it into everyday experience.

Supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
15 July 2015 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Science

Connecting the dots between radical chemistry, biomolecular structure, and aging.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
16 July 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Melbourne.

Ortwin Renn from the University of Stuttgart in Germany will discuss 'Challenges of risk governance: coping with systemic risks such as climate change'

Cost: Free

Open to: general public



 
17 July 2015 9:20 AM to 3:15 PM




Hosted by the Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne. 

The Graduate Research Symposium is designed to provide an opportunity for Graduate VCA&MCM student to “test” their research projects in a semi-formal and supportive interdisciplinary environment. There will be a strong emphasis on Confirmation, Conversion and Completion Seminars at this event. It will also provide a forum to get to know other graduate students and share research and research experiences. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided during the day.



Cost: Free

Open to:  alumni and general public.



 
17 July 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the Australian Institute of Art History

Cruikshank's long career spanned a period of enormous change. His prints demonstrate how the nineteenth century saw the British print market change its focus from the elite to the mass market as technology made production cheaper, education and increasing literacy widened the interests of the population as a whole, and the effects of industrialisation and expanding urbanisation called for social reform.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
18 July 2015 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM



Hosted by the Singapore Alumni Association 

Join your fellow Melbourne graduates on a fun outing for the whole family.

Cost: S$10 - S$20

Open to: alumni and friends 




 
18 July 2015 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM



Hosted by the Australian Institute in Art History

This conference will present a series of papers and discussions focusing on the art, life and times of the 19th century Australian artist S.T. Gill.  

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
21 July 2015 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Arts

Beat the winter chill at a private cinema screening of The Water Diviner, followed by an exclusive Q&A with authors, Faculty of Arts alumni Andrew Anastasios and Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios.



Cost: $12.00 alumni, $15.00 non-alumni

Open to: alumni and their guests.



 
22 July 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Hosted by the University of Melbourne

This forum will discuss the way in which these changes are revealed in the artwork of the period, and how art informs our understanding of the emerging Australian culture.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
28 July 2015 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

The Kathleen Fitzpatrick Annual History Lecture will explain China's important role in the Great War and how the Great War affected China's national development and its position in the world.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
28 July 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Professor Paul Kofman, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, invites alumni based in the UK to an alumni reception in London.

Cost: Free

Open to:  alumni only



 
30 July 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Hosted by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Roshan Ghadamian is a successful young Melbourne entrepreneur, and is our speaker at the next 'Meet the Entrepreneur' event.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni only




 
4 August 2015 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

This talk explores Adam Smith's conception of empathy (roughly, what he called "sympathy"), and its connection, for him, with our understanding of our selves 

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
6 August 2015



Hosted by the Melbourne School of Design

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. 
Cost: Free

Open to:alumni only



 
6 August 2015 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM



Hosted by the Research Unit in Indigenous Languages, School of Languages and Linguistics

This talk will use a case study (Western Australia v Gibson WASC 2014) to show why and how Indigenous language and communication matters in the law.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
6 August 2015 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM



Hosted by the Asia Institute

FALLOUT (2013) is an award-winning feature documentary film is about Nevil Shute’s novel On the Beach and the production of its film adaptation, where Melbourne is depicted as the last major city in the world with survivors of a nuclear war.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
7 August 2015



Hosted by the Melbourne School of Design

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. 

Cost: Free

Open to:alumni only



 
9 August 2015 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM






Hosted by the International House in Melbourne

Join International House at a celebratory BBQ to mark the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence.

Cost: Free

Open to: International House Alumni.




 
12 August 2015 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Science

Illuminated: Stories from the Chemistry Cultural Collection.

Cost: Free

Open to:alumni and general public.




 
13 August 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences

Alex J. Bellamy, from the University of Queensland, will be discussing ‘The Protection of Civilians and Use of Force in Contemporary UN Peacekeeping: Developments and Challenges’.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
14 August 2015 9:30 AM to 15 August 2015 2:30 PM




           
Hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics

This symposium interrogates the role and self-image of translators in the context of early modern print culture.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
17 August 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Len Tierney Lecture 2015

Understanding and responding to the impact of violence in families.

Dr Angelique Jenney, Director of Family Violence Services for Child Development Institute, Toronto 
 

 

Cost: Free

Open to:alumni and general public.




 
19 August 2015 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Science 

Stranks Lecture: ‘Left Hand, Right Hand? A reflection on the symbolism and realities of chirality’

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
20 August 2015 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

This paper casts the Rum Rebellion as one of many episodes in a neglected saga of British Imperial Governance at the turn of the nineteenth century – the insistent muddying of civil and military order in the colonies after 1783.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
22 August 2015 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM



Hosted by the Australian Centre and the Faculty of Arts

You are warmly invited to join us in congratulating and celebrating the winners of this year's literary awards.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
26 August 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM



Organised by the Asian Cultural Research Network and co-hosted by the Research Unit in Public Cultures and The English Department Research Cluster, Yonsei University, South Korea

How should the study of Asia-Pacific screen culture change if we think transnationally? All too often, the study of transnational cinema is little more than a celebration of national soft power, as in some writing on the so-called Korean Wave phenomenon.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
27 August 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM





Organised by the Asian Cultural Research Network and co-hosted by the Research Unit in Public Cultures and The English Department Research Cluster, Yonsei University, South Korea

This lecture examines contemporary politics of migration, semi-integration, and resettlement in the context of the liberal state regime of citizenship control and management

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
27 August 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Hosted by the University of Melbourne

Our experts will discuss the affecting qualities of the performing arts and the way in which they convey the meaning of war. You are also invited to a viewing of Pack up your troubles: Music and the Great War.


Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
3 September 2015



Hosted by the Melbourne School of Design

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. 
Cost: Free

Open to:alumni only



 
3 September 2015 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM



Hosted by International House

International House would like to welcome back residents who lived at the college in 1985 for a reunion, to be held on Thursday 3 September 2015. 

Cost: Free

Open to: ​International House alumni only




 
4 September 2015


Hosted by the Business and Economics Young Alumni Committee 

The 2015 Business of Economics Young Alumni Ball will be held at the Crown Palladium Ballroom on Friday 4 September.

Bring along those fellow alumni you keep in touch with and reconnect with class mates you have not seen since your uni days!

Cost: $135 - $145 per person

                      Open to: Alumni & Friends




 
4 September 2015



Hosted by the Melbourne School of Design

Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. 
Cost: Free

Open to:alumni only



 
10 September 2015 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM



Hosted by International House

International House would like to welcome back residents who lived at the college in 1995 for a reunion, to be held on Thursday 10 September 2015.

Cost: Free

Open to: International House alumni only



 
17 September 2015 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM



Hosted by International House

International House would like to welcome back residents who lived at the college in 2005 for a reunion, to be held on Thursday 17 September 2015.

Cost: Free

Open to: International House alumni only




 
6 October 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Melbourne Graduate School of Education Dean's Lecture Series: Professor Lea Waters

Professor Waters will share the trends, evidence and advancements occurring in the rapidly growing field of positive education. She will explore how the initial conceptualization of positive education has been broadened and deepened with cutting-edge research techniques such as bio-data and big data.  

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
13 October 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM



Hosted by the Spanish Consulate in Melbourne and the Faculty of Arts Asia Institute and School of Languages & Linguistics

It is no secret that China has long captured Europe’s imagination. In the Middle Ages, Prester John, Marco Polo, and John Mandeville were reputed to be the first Europeans to foray into the legendary Cathay.
Cost: Free

Open to:  alumni and general public.



 
27 October 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Melbourne Graduate School of Education Dean's Lecture Series: Professor Hamish Coates

Professor Coates will review recent higher education transparency developments, by first defining the idea of transparency in light of new institutional and operating economies. A series of guiding principles for advancing higher education will be explored. Professor Coates will further analyse prominent policies and practices and emerging trends, while highlighting the nature and maturity of transparency.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
17 November 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Melbourne Graduate School of Education Dean's Lecture Series: Professor Jenny Gore, University of Newcastle

Professor Gore will outline her research on quality teaching and quality teaching rounds, emphasising the importance of a strong pedagogical framework and adherence to effective professional development principles in systematically improving the quality of teaching.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



  
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