A mum of three, engineer, scientist, educator, and all around dabbler, I'm far better at finding interesting things to do than I am at doing housework.
Published August 12th 2012
So you've seen that Melbourne University offers free public lectures, but none of them appeal to you or they're just too far away? Well fear not, the other Melbourne Universities have plenty to offer as well , at venues all over town!
Monash University offers a variety of lectures that currently include a debate on same sex marriage. Some of the events on offer are only open to current students and alumni, but many are available to interested members of the public. Monash has a number of campuses across Melbourne, so be sure to check the venue!
RMIT also offers public lectures at their city campus, with topics currently including globalisation and adventurous underwater engineering.
Deakin University has events at a variety of venues which currently include the art gallery as well as their campuses in Melbourne, Geelong, and Burwood. Topics include the paranormal, marketing and a number of events for the Melbourne Writer's festival.
Swinburne is currently offering a free series of lectures on astronomy, as well as a variety of other topics .
Latrobe also offers a long list of topics. Take care to check the venues however, as they include Mildura and Shepparton, both of which may be a little far for a lunchtime outing.
For all public lectures, it is important to check the details with the university concerned, as you may need to make a booking, and in some cases there may be a small fee for attendance (especially when refreshments are being served). However, bookings are usually simply made via email or a web based booking engine attached to the information pages above. So why not join our friend university bear and stretch your mind for free?