Past News and Events
ICE: Explorations at the ends of the earth
Judith Beveridge and Les Murray return to Fisher Library for readings from their latest collections of poetry. Judith, poet, editor and teacher of poetry writing at the University of Sydney will read from her latest book Storm and Honey. Les, appointed as a visiting Professor to the University of Sydney in 2008, will read from his new book Taller When Prone. It is wonderful to have two such fine poets contributing to the cultural life of the University.
All are invited to attend. Tea and coffee will be available.
This is a popular free event so book early to avoid disappointment.
To RSVP please register online by Thursday 8 April 2010 >> Registration form
1966 AND ALL THAT. THE FLORENCE FLOOD AND THE NATIONAL LIBRARY.
Friday 4 November 1966 was a holiday in Italy in celebration of the end of the First World War. After weeks of rain, just after dawn, the Arno flooded the city, devastating art galleries, archives, libraries, shops and homes, leaving the streets in many places knee-deep in mud. Among the places hardest hit was the National Central Library. When all seemed lost, thousands of young people formed lines to chain-gang the drowned books to safety.
Join us to hear Neil Harris give a description of one of the worst disasters to hit a major library in modern times. The presentation will include photographs and film from the time.
5:30 for 6pm
SPEAKING VOLUMES - THE THREE DECKER NOVEL
The exhibition will be launched by
5:30 for 6pm
LES MURRAY and JUDITH BEVERIDGE
Les Murray will read from his collection of poetry - something old and something new. Judith Beveridge will read from her forthcoming collection and also some of her older poems.
The combined reading will be held:
The Friends of the University of Sydney Library
Dr Hochuli from the School of Biological Sciences will talk about the links between natural history and our current understanding of the natural world.
Tuesday 25 November 2008
RSVP by Thursday 20 November
Limited coin operated metered parking available on Camperdown Campus and Carillon Avenue.
The University of Sydney and the Mitchell Library
For more information see the Invitation flyer
47th Annual General Meeting
The secret Vatican documents on the Trials of the Knights Templar
5.30 for 6pm
|26 June||A day in the life of the City Historian
Dr Shirley Fitzgerald, the City of Sydney Historian
A complimentary lunch and talk for members of the Friends.
12 for 12.30pm
The Women's College
University of Sydney
15 Carillon Avenue
RSVP by Monday 23 June, phone: 9351 7266 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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