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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Selected presentations from past events are available online:
- Political satire and the cartoonists' view of Election 2013 : Haydon Manning and Robert Phiddian 22nd November 2013, video recording.
- Dr Matthew Flinders, 'Man-Midwife', Simulation-based training in the 18th century : Professor Harry Owen 27 September 2013. MP3 file.
- Radical Stories: The History of Flinders' Empire Times Magazine (panel discussion commences at 6 minutes) : Former Empire Times editors, Andrew McHugh, Veronika Petroff and Dr Tanya Lyons, reflect on the magazine's history, politics and culture. Friday 30 August 2013. MP3 file.
- 'Dying for Jane: obituaries in the time of Jane Austen' - Tim Bullamore, UK-based obituary writer and editor of Jane Austen's Regency World magazine. Friday 3 May 2013. MP3 file.
- 'Media Don' : 15 March 2013, conversation between Ruth Starke and Kerryn Goldsworthy. MP3 and article available.
- Download as an MP3 file : Bannon Collection launch: Speeches by Professor Michael Barber, Hon. Mike Rann and Hon. Dr John Bannon at the launch of the collection, Friday 16 November 2012.
- View online : 'Beyond Hope': Don DeBats talks about the American election, 16 October 2012 (from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences website)
- Listen online : 'Busy, Busy Poets: negotiating Australia's literary culture', 7 September 2012, with Cath Kenneally, Steve Evans and Heather Taylor Johnson (in absentia), chaired by Gillian Dooley.
- Script of talk by Geoff Boyce: 'Spiritual Care in an Age of Pluralism' , 16 March 2012 (First in the list of 'Occasional Papers')
- Video/audio presentation: Professor Peter Edwards AM FAIIA on The future of Australian diplomacy, 3 September 2010 (95 minutes - Professor Edwards' speech starts at approx 20:20)
- Powerpoint presentation from Tina Dolgopol: Human Rights - Are they relevant to the lives of ordinary Australians? 2009
- Selection of papers from India and Pakistan: 60 years of independence 2007
- A selection of papers from Orwell's Legacy 2003
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.