Escape the cold this August and get involved with activities run by the National Library. Highlights include your chance to learn how to add Trove links to Wikipedia as part of Library and Information Week (31 July to 6 August), a lecture from the world’s leading Shakespeare scholar, a discussion panel about the experience of women in Australian sport, and a screening of an award-winning documentary.
We will also be sharing some Book Week costume ideas on our social media channels in the lead up to Book Week (19-25 August 2023).
- Pakie’s Club: A modern arts salon in interwar Sydney with Dr Deirdre O’Connell
Thursday 3 August | 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Join Dr Deirdre O’Connell as she presents a lecture on her 2023 National Library Fellowship research about the extraordinary influence of Augusta ‘Pakie’ Macdougall, who brought suffragist activism, Greenwich Village’s salon culture, and the Little Theatre movement to interwar Sydney.
- Shakespeare’s First Folio: From London to Australia and many points in between
Saturday 12 August | 4pm to 5pm
Listen to a special lecture from visiting University of Oxford academic Professor Emma Smith, the world’s leading Shakespeare scholar. Professor Smith will be giving a talk on Shakespeare’s First Folio as part of its 400-year anniversary.
- Towards a level playing field: Women in sport panel discussion
Thursday 17 August | 6pm to 7pm
Come and hear a conversation about the experiences of women in Australian sport with Holly Ferling, Michelle Heyman, Vanessa Low and facilitated by Anthea Moodie.
- Documentary screening: The Last Daughter (2022)
Thursday 24 August | 6pm to 7.30pm
Take a seat in our Theatre for a special screening of the award-winning documentary The Last Daughter (2022, 87 mins, PG).
- Book event: In conversation with Brenda Matthews
Friday 25 August | 12pm to 1.30pm
Join Brenda Matthews as she talks about her story and the process of turning it into a documentary and a published book, both titled The Last Daughter.
- Book event: The Matilda Effect by Fiona Crawford
Wednesday 30 August | 6pm to 7pm
Hear Fiona Crawford discuss her latest book The Matilda Effect with former Matilda soccer star Grace Gill.
See the full list of what’s currently on at the Library: https://www.nla.gov.au/whats-on.
For more information about each event and to book, please visit the relevant event webpages.
To arrange an interview with a spokesperson about any event, please contact 0401 226 697 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pallavi Mathur, Media Liaison, National Library of Australia
M: 0401 226 697