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The Menzies Centre has a robust programme of  activities including public lectures and an annual seminar series. The Menzies Centre often partners with departments and organisations to produce other public events such as film screenings, symposiums and topical conversations.

These events foster a comprehensive and balanced perception of Australia’s past, present and future. To be kept informed about forthcoming events from the Menzies Centre, please sign up to our mailing list.

Public events diary

Our 2016-17 Menzies Seminar series, Screening Australia, has been announced. Please refer to the upcoming events list below, download the full series program or visit the Screening Australia page for more information about the series.

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

15 March 2017

Menzies seminar: Aesthetics, Politics & Indigeneity
Council Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
Adam Gall (NYU Sydney), Anne Burke (Middlesex University). Please register for this event through Eventbrite, http://menziesseminar7.eventbrite.co.uk.

23 March 2017
Inspiring Women Reflect: leadership & corporate cultural change
King's College London
Carolyn Taylor & Ann Sherry AO in conversation with Hon Ros Kelly AO. Inspiring Women Reflect celebrates and empowers women in the workplace and beyond. Please complete an expression of interest to attend.

12 April 2017
Menzies seminar: Politics & History
Council Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
Steven Ball (University of Arts London), Jeff Kildea (University of NSW). Please register for this event through Eventbrite, http://menziesseminar8.eventbrite.co.uk.

17 May 2017
Menzies seminar: Screen Media, Memory & History
Council Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
Sonal Kantaria (University of Westminster), Megan Carrigy (NYU Sydney), Eileen Chanin (King's College London). Please register for this event through Eventbrite, http://menziesseminar9.eventbrite.co.uk.

7 June 2017
Menzies seminar: History of Screen Media
Small Committee Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
Jorge Lopez (Salamanca University), Marc C-Scott (Victoria University), Tony Moore (Monash University). Please register for this event through Eventbrite, http://menziesseminar10.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

OUR PAST EVENTS 2016-17

3 March 2017
Nolan in Britain Symposium
River room, Strand Campus, King's College London
A half-day symposium celebrating the life and work of Sidney Nolan, featuring Jonathan Watkins (Director of the Ikon Gallery), Nicholas Usherwood (curator, art critic and writer), Shaun Gladwell (Australian Contemporary Artist) and Kate McMillan (artist & Teaching Fellow at King's College London). 

15 February 2017
Menzies seminar: Film, History & Representation
Council Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
Felicity Barnes (University of Auckland) and Deirdre Gilfredder (Université Paris Dauphine). 

25 January 2017
Menzies seminar: Colony or Post-Colony?
Council Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
Jennifer Debenham (University of Newcastle), Sarah Pinto (Deakin University). 

14 December 2016
Menzies seminar: Popular Culture
Council Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
Sarah Wishart (University College London). 

2 December 2016
Australia's Impressionists in London & Europe
Nash Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King's College London
The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies is proud to partner with the National Gallery of London to host Australia's Impressionists in London & Europe in celebration of the 'Australia's Impressionists' exhibition.

22 November 2016
'Death or Liberty' film screening
Nash Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King's College London
London Premier Screening of award-winning documentary film: Death or Liberty hosted by the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies. The screening will be opened by Billy Bragg and author A/Prof Tony Moore and followed by panel discussion and Q&A.

16 November 2016
Menzies seminar: Screen Media & Alterity
SW1.09, Strand Campus, King's College London
Kierran Horner (King's College London), Sheridan Humphreys (King's College London). 

9 November 2016
2016 Reese Lecture: Agnieszka Sobocinska
Nash Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King's College London
Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska, Monash University's National Centre for Australian Studies, will trace the contribution of volunteering programs to popular conceptions of international development in Australia, Britain and the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. 

12 October 2016
Menzies seminar: Landscape + book launch
SW1.09, Strand Campus, King's College London
Steven Allen (University of Winchester), Jonathan Rayner (University of Sheffield). PLUS book launch of Prof Ian McLean's Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art

6 October 2016
Inspiring Women Reflect with Hon. Julia Gillard and Hon. Ros Kelly.
The Menzies Centre partnered with the Athena SWAN Steering Group at King's to host a special Inspiring Women Reflect with Advisory Board member Ros Kelly in conversation with Julia Gillard.

5 October 2016
2016 Menzies Lecture: Hon. Julia Gillard, Visiting Professor at King's
Hon. Julia Gillard delivered the 2016 Menzies Lecture on The Future of the Commonwealth. Her speech is available to download online. The Menzies Centre was proud to partner with the Policy Insitute at King's for this event.

21 September 2016
Menzies seminar: Adaptation & History
Council Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
Claire McCarthy (University of Tasmania), Imelda Whelan (University of Tasmania). 

 

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS: AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, ARTS, CULTURE

2 February 2016
Music and Ideas: Dr Roslyn Dunlop, Sydney Conservatorium
Royal College of Music Recital Hall, South Kensington
Dr Roslyn Dunlop is presenting a session on the music of East Timor. She’ll be considering how indigenous culture has benefitted from the island’s remoteness and particular cultural traditions for 550 years prior to contact with Europeans. 

7 December 2016 - 26 March 2017
Australia's Impressionists
The National Gallery, London
Discover Australia’s significant and distinctive Impressionist movement in the first UK exhibition to focus on the subject. Showcasing Australia’s four major exponents of Impressionism – Tom Roberts (1856–1931), Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder (1868–1909), and John Peter Russell (1858–1930) – the exhibition comprises some forty loans, many never previously shown in the UK.

31 January - 1 February 2017
The First Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasian History
Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
The 'Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasian History' aims to honour Professor Richards, who remains active as an Emeritus Professor at Flinders University, and to create a regular conference for scholars in Australasia working on British and Australasian history.

7 - 8 July 2017
New Zealand and Pacific Literatures in the Global Marketplace
Regents University, London
This two-day symposium will be devoted to the discussion of recent developments affecting the production and reception of New Zealand and Pacific literatures in a global context and will focus on a range of issues related to the reading, writing, teaching, translating and marketing of these literatures.

 

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