2017 - Origins - Words in Winter is celebrated in 5 small Central Victorian towns. For the month of August events with the common theme of Words ease the chill. Look at the program Find us on Facebook Other towns
Those volcanoes near Creswick? Interweaving the folklore and the science. Julie will tell how they figure in Aboriginal songs and stories and Gary Gibson - eminent seismologist - will tell the geological tale
If Harold had beaten William at the Battle of Hastings how different would our language be?
Prof Kate Burridge will talk about some good new developments in our language, and also some developments which are not so good. With help from her audience, she will try to sort out sort out which are which
Nick Hudson and Dr Dave guide us, with the aid of Johnson and his dictionary, How have our clothes, and the words used to describe them, changed over time and space. and in particular since 1788 in Australia? Your personal experience will be welcomed.
Kevin Moylan, Book Launch - One flew over the Kookaburra's nest
Kevin's whistle blowing book tells the shocking tale of goings on in the Tasmanian mental service and beyond. Jill Illiffe (Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth Nurses Federation) wrote this foreword "Kevin Moylan is one of the bravest people I have ever met. I recommend Kevin's story to every nurse, patient and politician in Australia"
In this session, Dr Lynne Kelly will explain the way indigenous cultures memorise vast amounts of practical information and why that explains the purpose of ancient monuments including Stonehenge, Easter Island and the Nasca Lines. Not to mention The Memory Code recently published by Allen and Unwin