19 February 2016 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
A symposium in honour of Professor Jaynie Anderson.
Changing the National Gallery of Australia: re-thinking the installations
Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, National Gallery of Australia
24 February 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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2 March 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Precinema and the Literary Imagination
This lecture will address an alternative aesthetic that runs throughout the long nineteenth century by focusing on the variegated media landscape of pre cinematic entertainment.
16 March 2016 9:00 AM to 20 March 2016 5:00 PM
Visit displays which have been designed and installed by our very own Burnley Master of Urban Horticulture and Associate Degree of Urban Horticulture students, in the Avenue of Achievable Gardens.
17 March 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Over 38 years ago Paul Fussell, in The Great War and Modern Memory, examined the literary dimensions of the First World War for British combatants.
22 March 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Remarkable Irish Economy - From Catastrophic Collapse to Recovery
The Faculty of Business and Economics presents the Corden Free Public Lecture presented by Dr Frances Ruane, Honorary Professor at the Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin.
19 April 2016 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
An evening to celebrate 20 years of the Hermon Slade and Australia Pacific Science Foundations’ achievements at the University of Melbourne
Please join us for an evening of talks on cutting edge research in the School of BioSciences recently funded by the Hermon Slade and Australia Pacific Science Foundations.
Since 1995, the Hermon Slade and Australia Pacific Science Foundations have supported 26 major research projects in the biological sciences at the University of Melbourne.
30 April 2016 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Burnley Festival and Alumni Day will provide an opportunity for alumni, families and friends to reconnect with Burnley and reunite with fellow classmates.
Come along and listen to seminars about urban greening, participate in the horticultural workshops, take a green roof or garden tour, enjoy the food, beverages and children’s activities on offer.
25 May 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Presented by Nicholas Reid, researched jointly with Patrick Nunn.
18,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age, when sea level was about 120 metres below its present level, land ice started melting and sea level began rising, a process that ended some 6000 years ago around Australia. Postglacial sea-level rise transformed the coastline of this island continent, permanently inundating vast expanses of the continental shelf and severing the mainland from New Guinea, Tasmania and countless of today’s offshore islands. The drowning of Australia’s coast affected the ways in which its inhabitants – the Aboriginal peoples who arrived there 50-60,000 years ago – lived, principally by submerging lands on which they had previously lived.
The changes to the geography of coastal Australia wrought by postglacial sea-level rise were so noticeable that its inhabitants created stories – both mythical and narrative – that described the observed changes for posterity. Owing to the remarkable effectiveness of trans-generational storytelling in Aboriginal cultures, some...
8 September 2016
Hosted by the University of Melbourne at the National Gallery of Victoria
Exclusive alumni viewing of the 2015 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Exhibition.
Anthony van Dyck
Family portrait c.1619
oil on canvas
113.5 х 93.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (Inv. № ГЭ 534)
Acquired, before 1774
Free Open to:
alumni and guest