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Today Tuesday 12th December, 2017

Author talk: No Front Line

Tuesday 12 December 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chris Masters will talk about how his new book No Front Line gives voice to Australia's Special Forces and takes us to the centre of some of the fiercest combat Australia has ever experienced while providing the most intimate examination of what it is like to be a member of this country's elite fighting forces.

Upcoming

Rare Books & Special Collections - a Perspective from the Senate House Library University of London

Thursday 14 December 2017 - 6pm to 7pm

As ALIA re-starts a special interest group for special collections, Dr Karen Attar, a rare books librarian for many years and an active member of CILIP’s Rare Books and Special Collections Group in the United Kingdom, shares her experiences of the British library world.

Free Kids Tours

Monday 15 January 2018 - 11am to Thursday 25 January 2018 - 12pm

Discover our amazing and unexpected collection items and the people who collected them in this tour for kids.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Daphne du Maurier - Looking Inward

Friday 2 February 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Teresa Petersen's latest publication, Daphne du Maurier: Looking Inward explores du Maurier’s works from a completely new angle. Peterson explores the possibility that incest is at the core of du Maurier’s craft, arguing that the theme occurs so frequently that it is not a coincidence. 

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.

Author Talk: Dissent - The Student Press in 1960s Australia

Saturday 24 February 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

In her new book, Dissent, historian Sally Percival Wood encapsulates the spirit of the era, delving into the people, the places, and the politics of the time to reveal how this transformation took place.