Fridays at the Library

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Ruth Morse, Nick Prescott & Aliese Millington (2014)

Syd Harrex (2006)
Syd Harrex (2006)
J.M. Coetzee (2004)
J.M. Coetzee (2004)
Gillian Dooley & Paul Gardner-Stephen (2014)
Gillian Dooley & Paul Gardner-Stephen (2014)

The Fridays at the Library series is presented by Flinders University Library with the assistance of

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  • If you missed our last Friday at the Library, Adventures in the Humanities: Shipwreck in the Mediterranean/Writing in the World with Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde and Dr Ian Ravenscroft, you can now listen to the recording.
  • Click here to listen to the audio recording - ‘No, no, you are not thinking! You are just being logical’: Thinking creatively about thinking creatively with Professor Martin Westwell. Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library, Flinders University. Friday 30 October 2015. Presentation also available
  • Open Access Week (October 19th – 23rd 2015) is ‘Open for Collaboration’! This year’s Open Access week highlights the power of open access to drive collaboration and advance research. Open Access makes research publications and datasets freely available to the reader without passwords or paywalls.
  • 2015 Ray Mathew Lecture: Private passions, Public Exposure by Andrea Goldsmith, first presented at the National Library of Australia on 19 May, repeated in Flinders University Library’s Fridays at the Library series at Flinders Victoria Square on 9 October 2015. Listen to the podcast of the original lecture from the NLA podcast site.
  • Fridays at the Library

    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 subscribe to the email list or contact Special Collections (phone 8201 5238). 

    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.

    Truus & Joost Daalder
    Truus & Joost Daalder

    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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    Flinders Lunchtime Concerts

    Find out more about the regular Wednesday lunchtime concerts presented by the Music Advisory Committee.

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