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Fridays at the Library

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New events are held regularly in the Library during the university year. To be placed on the mailing list for Fridays at the Library, please contact Special Collections (phone 8201 5238) with your postal address, or subscribe to the email list. 

The aim of the Friday series is to present speakers on a wide range of topics of general interest to an audience drawn from the university and the community.

The series, which began in October 2000, has featured book launches, readings and presentations on various cultural, scientific, political, historical, legal and philosophical subjects.

Most events take the form of a presentation by one speaker, but once or twice each year we devote a whole afternoon to a theme, with readings, talks and often music as well.

These have included anniversary tributes to George Orwell, Rabindranath Tagore and Robert Burns, and literary/musical events such as Jane Austen’s Music and Bloomsday.

Another popular regular event is History at the Movies, part of History SA’s About Time history festival, with historic 16mm film screenings on a chosen theme.

Fridays at the Library events are often presented in collaboration with other organisations, including History SA, Australian Book Review, the Flinders Music Advisory Committee, the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Light refreshments are served, and all are welcome to attend.

No bookings are required and attendance is free of charge.

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Further Information

For further information, or to be placed on the mailing list for Fridays at the Library, please contact Special Collections (phone 8201 5238) with your postal address, or subscribe to the email list.


Flinders Lunchtime Concerts

Visit http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/humanities/lunchtime-music-concerts.cfm for information about the regular Wednesday lunchtime concerts presented by the Music Advisory Committee.

News and Events from the Library » Events

  • Fridays at the Library presents “Paul Gardner-Stephen -The Humanitarian Communications Challenge” 3.30pm Friday 2 May 2014, Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library. Communication is vital in every facet of modern life. This makes it all the more critical to find ways to sustain and enable communications during disasters of all kinds. Paul will talk about his [...]
  • Fridays at the Library presents “Steve Hemming and Daryle Rigney – Histories of attachment: Ngarrindjeri Nation Building and Caring for Country Programs” 3.30pm, Friday 4 April 2014, Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library Ngarrindjeri are engaged in a project of nation building and positive community transformation. Part of this project requires the development of new histories [...]
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  • 3.30pm, Friday 7 March 2014, Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library, Flinders University Glen Edwards suffered a difficult childhood. After failing grade seven, he worked in various unskilled occupations, eventually entering the military and serving in Vietnam as a medic. On returning to Australia he was encouraged to leave the military and seek higher education. At [...]
  • Friday 25 October 2013, 3.30pm at the Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library, Flinders University Library The early 20th century saw the beginning of significant collecting of Greek embroideries. Cheryl Simpson, an adjunct lecturer in Humanities at Flinders University will reveal who these early collectors were, and why they were so committed to collecting Greek island [...]
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