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 Moreno  Giovannoni

Moreno Giovannoni in conversation with Jane Sullivan

ELTHAMbookshop & PLATFORM 3095 present a fantastico Tuscan afternoon, with The Age critic Jane Sullivan. Highly acclaimed The Fireflies of Autumn takes us to the olive groves and piazzas of a little-known Tuscan village. These are delightfully told tales of war and migration, feasts and misfortunes – of a people and their place over the course of the twentieth century. Entry: $40.00 for single and $50.00 for couple, includes a copy of the book or a $25.00 gift voucher and Tuscan afternoon tea laced with Chianti plus delectable Tuscan morsels

Entry: $40.00 for single and $50.00 for couple, includes a copy of the book or a $25.00 gift voucher and Tuscan afternoon tea laced with Chianti plus delectable Tuscan morsels.

Call 03 9439 8700 or visit the ELTHAMbookshop to make a booking.

Date:   Sunday 19 August

Time:   3:00pm

Venue: PLATFORM 3095, 965 Main Road, Eltham

Price:   $40.00 for single, $50.00 for couples

Toby Walsh

2062: The World that AI Made by UNSW Grand Challenges program

By 2062 we will have built machines as intelligent as us. But what will this future look like? Join UNSW's world-leading researcher Toby Walsh at the launch of his latest book 2062: The World that AI Made, which considers the impact AI will have on work, war, economics, politics, everyday life and even death. Will automation take away most jobs? Will robots become conscious and take over? Will we become immortal machines ourselves, uploading our brains to the cloud? How will politics adjust to the post-truth, post-privacy digitised world? When we have succeeded in building intelligent machines, how will life on this planet unfold? Based on a deep understanding of technology, 2062 describes the choices we need to make today to ensure that the future remains bright.

Date:   Tuesday 21 August

Time:   5:30pm

Venue: The Point Cafe, AGSM UNSW Kensington, NSW 2052

Price:   This is a free event

Brendan Taylor

The Four Flashpoints launch

Geopolitical expert Brendan Taylor is Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. His new book The Four Flashpoints, examines the areas of Asia most likely to erupt in sudden and violent conflict. He will be in conversation with Professor Nick Bisley, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University.

Date:   Wednesday 22 August

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Theatrette, State Library Victoria, La Trobe Street, Melbourne CBD

Price:   This is a free event

Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh in conversation with Joel Werner

In 2062, Professor Toby Walsh, a world-leader in artificial intelligence, considers the impact AI will have on work, war, politics, economics, and everyday human life. Join him in conversation with Joel Werner. 

 

Date:   Thursday 23 August

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037

Price:   $9/$12

Robert Manne

On Borrowed Time: Robert Manne in conversation with Caroline Baum

Professor Robert Manne has published innumerable books, articles and essays on public-interest topics ranging from climate change to the rights of asylum seekers, media challenges and the Islamic State ideology. On Borrowed Time is Robert’s latest collection of his articles and essays published between 2011 and 2017, with a title essay that honestly and movingly deals with his response to the diagnosis in 2016 of cancer in his throat, ultimately affirming his love of life and his belief in the pursuit of truth.

Date:   Sunday 26 August

Time:   11:15am

Venue: Waverley Library, Main Hall, 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022,

Price:   $15.00

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy Book Signing – Big W Werribee

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy.

In his unique memoir, Leather Soul, Bob Murphy takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the AFL Western Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him.
 

Date:   Sunday 26 August

Time:   2:30pm

Venue: Big W Werribee, Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, Hoppers Crossing VIC

Price:   This is a free event

David Hunt

Girt by Mystery: Bringing Australian History to Life

What do we really know about Australia's past? Join two authors who write about the place, the people and the events that made our nation great. David Hunt reveals "the strange, the ridiculous and the frankly bizarre" beginnings of our nation (not to mention a gang of Jewish bushrangers) and Sarah Goldman argues that Caroline Chisholm "colonised Australia in the true sense of the term".

Date:   Sunday 26 August

Time:   3:15pm

Venue: Waverley Library, Theatrette, 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022,

Price:   $15.00

Bob Murphy

Book signing: Leather Soul

Meet legendary AFL footballer and former captain of the Western Bulldogs, Bob Murphy. 

 

 

Date:   Friday 31 August

Time:   5:30pm

Venue: Robinsons Emporium, Emporium Melbourne, 3001/287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Price:   This is a free event