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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

  • 2-5pm, Friday 7 November 2014 Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of SA Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide An afternoon of talks and discussion featuring expert speakers visiting from the UK, including Kenneth Morgan, editor of the Matthew Flinders’ Investigator journals to be published early in 2015 Mike Barritt, president of the […]
  • 3.30pm, Friday 17 October 2014 Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library, Flinders University Fridays at the Library presents Melanie Oppenheimer The Role of Australian Red Cross in War: Shaping the Anzac Legend Australian Red Cross was established on 13 August 1914 to assist the wounded and sick in war. It soon became one of Australia’s largest and […]
  • 3.30pm, Friday 26 September 2014 Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library, Flinders University Fridays at the Library presents Ruth Morse, Murder as a Fine Art: the ethics of crime fiction Popular genres have often been held in disdain. In her talk, Morse will argue that crime fiction at its best has always explored key social and […]
  • Friday 29 August 2014, Tonsley TAFE – Room 1.G.2 This month Fridays at the Library will be held at Tonsley TAFE (entry via Alawoona Avenue) as a part of the Marion Learning Festival.  There will be two Flinders events in the afternoon with light refreshments in between. You are welcome to come to either one […]
  • Fridays at the Library in collaboration with the Australian Book Review and Don Dunstan Foundation presents Professor Satendra Nandan “Fiji: The Fourth Constitution after Four Coups” 3.30-5.00pm, Friday 20 June 2014, Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library, Flinders University Fiji will hold its first General Election for almost 8 years on 17 September 2014 under the […]
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