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Scholarly Musings: The Life and Death of Oliver Bainbridge

Tuesday 6 February 2018 - 11am to 12pm

After years of personal research, a collaboration between Edwin Wilson and Patricia Wightley began in 1995. They pooled resources, which with material from America and TROVE enabled a detailed account of Bainbridge’s amazing life.

Out of the Vaults: Around the Globe

Thursday 22 February 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

The depiction of the earth as a three-dimensional globe provides a realistic and tactile view of the physical layout of the world. The oldest known surviving globe dates back to 150 AD but production increased rapidly between around 1500 and 1900, these globes were not used as navigational tools but as a representation of contemporary knowledge.