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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.

Upcoming Events 2018


Next Event

19 February 2018

Australian Foreign Policy

By The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Australian Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs & Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party

The talk will be followed by drinks reception

Council Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
Please contact menzies.centre@kcl.ac.uk.

12 March 2018
Inspiring Women Refelct: Women in Media
Bush House Lecture Theatre 2, King's College London
Latika Burke, Lisa Millar and Jacquelin Magnay. Please register for this event through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspiring-women-reflect-women-in-media-tickets-42497058847 

14 March 2018
Menzies Seminar: Transnation 
River Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
Nicolas Ferns (Monash University), Hoane Cuffe (University of Newcastle) and David Carter (University of Queensland). Please register for this event through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-seminar-transnation-tickets-37696726925

21 March 2018
The Rainbow in Asia, Australia's Role in the push for LGBTQ rights in the region

By The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, Former Justice of the High Court of Australia

Michael Kirby will reflect on the recent same-sex marriage plebiscite in Australia, the subsequent passing of legislation in favour of marriage equality and the state of LGBTQ rights in the Asia Pacific. He will confront the question of what Australia can do to support LGBTQ activists and human rights advocates in the Asia Pacific.

The talk is followed by a drinks reception.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-rainbow-in-asia-australias-role-in-the-push-for-lgbtq-rights-in-the-region-tickets-42128382125

11 April 2018
Menzies Seminar: Islands 
S3.05, Strand Campus, King's College London
Kathryn Avery (Federation University), Kathryn Roscoe (University of Leicester), Anne Rees (La Trobe University) and Dr Jon Piccini (The University of Queensland). Please register for this event through

Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-seminar-nine-tickets-37697184293

30 May 2018

Menzies Seminar: Deep Time 
Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus, King's College London
Jane Lydon (University of Western Australia), Amanda Nettelbeck (University of Adelaide/University College Dublin) and Valerie-Anne Belleflamme (University of Liege). Please register for this event through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-seminar-ten-tickets-37697464130

06 June 2018
Menzies Seminar: Borders
Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus, King's College London
Nathaniel O'Reilly (Texas Christian University) and Emma Patchett (King's College London). Please register for this event through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-seminar-eleven-tickets-37697972651

13 June 2018
Menzies Seminar: Migration
Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus, King's College London
Eureka Henrich (University of Leicester), Jennifer Kain (Institute of Historical Research, London) and Melanie Burkett (Macquarie University). Please register for this event through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-seminar-twelve-tickets-37698251485

 

OUR PAST EVENTS 2017-18

08 February 2018

Menzies Screening #3: Leave No Trace - Tanna, 2015

Room S-2.23, Strand Campus, King's College London, 18:00PM

The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies presents the second instalment of our Menzies Screening series, which takes a broad, critical approach to Australia’s place within international film landscapes. From films of historical interest to those of topical importance, the Menzies Screening series offers a curated selection that complements and expands upon some of the themes of the wider Menzies Centre programme.

Film: Leave No Trace - Tanna (d. Butler/Dean, 2015)

Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-screening-3-leave-no-trace-tanna-d-butlerdean-2015-tickets-39839278354

 

14 February 2018
Menzies Seminar Seven 
Strand Campus, King's College London
Hilary Emmett (University of East Anglia), Clare Corbould (Monash University) and Chelsea Barnett (Macquarie University). Please register for this event through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-seminar-seven-tickets-37695046900

 

5 February 2018

A History of Australian Tort Law: A Conversation and Book Launch with Mark Lunney 
The Exchange Room, Bush House,Strand Campus, King's College London  The Menzies Centre welcomes Mark Lunney to discuss his new book, A History of Australian Tort Law. Please register for event through eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-history-of-australian-tort-law-a-conversation-and-book-launch-with-mark-lunney-tickets-41461761244 

 

24 January 2018
Menzies Seminar: Heritage
 
River, Strand Campus, King's College London
Angelique Stastny (University of Melbourne), Chiara Minestrelli, and Helen Gilbert (Royal Holloway University London). Please register for this event through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-seminar-six-tickets-37694908486

15 December 2017

Thomas Bocke Symposium: Convicts, Race & Art
Anatomy Museum, 6th Floor, Kings Building                                                  Strand Campus, King's College London                                                        Please register for this event through                                                      Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-seminar-scaling-australia-indian-ocean-tickets-37693785126 

14 December 2017
An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Katherine Gallagher
Strand Campus, King's College London
Please register for this event through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-of-poetry-and-conversation-with-katherine-gallagher-tickets-4009794302 

13 December 2017

Menzies Seminar: Indian Ocean 
Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus, King's College London
Ruth Morgan (Monash University) and Samraghni Bonnerjee (University of Sheffield). Please register for this event through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-seminar-five-tickets-37694105083

23 November 2017

Menzies Screening #2: The Migrant Experience (A Girl in Australia, 1971)

Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus, King's College London, 18:00PM

The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies presents the second instalment of our Menzies Screening series, which takes a broad, critical approach to Australia’s place within international film landscapes. From films of historical interest to those of topical importance, the Menzies Screening series offers a curated selection that complements and expands upon some of the themes of the wider Menzies Centre programme.

Film: A girl in Australia, 1971, Luigi Zampa’s

Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-screening-2-the-migrant-experience-a-girl-in-australia-1971-tickets-39839283369

 

30 October 2017

Menzies Lecture 2017

By the The Hon Alexander Downer, AC Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom 

Australia and a post Brexit Britain

 

25 October 2017

Menzies Seminar: Rascals

K0.20, Strand Campus, King's College London

Meg Foster (University of New South Wales) and Ben Mountford (La Trobe University). Please register for this event through Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menzies-seminar-three-tickets-37693148221

 

04 October 2017

Reese Lecture 2017

By Penelope Edmonds, History and Classics, University of Tasmania 

Heart, Power, Treaty, Truth: Affective, political performances in (post) Reconciliation Australia 

 

 

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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