Monday, 16 April 2012

Menzies Centre for Australian Studies Summer term events

The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, Kings College London, Summer Term events are now listed on their website.

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Three Poets and a Reader
Poetry readings by Laurie Duggan, Emma Jones and Jaya Savage

Wednesday 9 May 2012
Raia Prokhovnic (Open University)
‘From Sovereignty in Australia to Australian Sovereignty.’

Wednesday 16 May 2012
Launch of Andrew Dilley’s book, Finance, Politics, and Imperialism: Australia, Canada, and the City of London c.1896-1914, Cambridge Imperial and Postcolonial Studies Series, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Wednesday 23 May 2012
Leah Riches (Monash), ‘Anzac Day: 1955-85’ (title tbc)
Followed by launch of Philip Payton (Exeter)'s book, Regional Australia and the Great War: 'The Boys from old Kio', [Yorke Peninsular, South Australia] Exeter University Press, Exeter.

Thursday 24 May 2012
Poetry Reading by Simon West

Wednesday 30 May 2012
Harshan Kumarasingham (Potsdam/Institute of Commonwealth Studies)
‘The Dismissal of the Whitlam Government, 11 November 1975’

Wednesday 6 June 2012
Launch of Sir Roger Carrick’s book, Diplomatic Andecdotage: Around the World in Forty Years, Elliott & Thompson.

Wednesday 13 June 2012
*The Menzies Lecture for 2011-12
18.15, Safra Lecture Theatre, King's Building

Professor Stephen D. Hopper FLS
Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
From Botany Bay to Breathing Planet: reflections on plant diversity and global sustainability

Friday 15 June 2012
18.15, Anatomy Museum, King's Building
Henry Lawson Anniversary Concert & Reading

Martyn Wyndham-Read (folk singer) and Bill Gammage (ANU)

Wednesday 27 June 2012
Will Sanders (ANU)
'Competing Principles, Federalism and Generational Dynamics: Changing Policy Agendas in Australian Indigenous Affairs'

Wednesday 25 July 2012
*Public Lecture

Professor Bill Gammage (ANU) in Association with the National History Museum
'The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia'

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