Monthly Talks

Monthly Talks 2024

Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Road, Cronulla (just a short walk from the train station.  Or you can park in the carpark on the top floor for free for 4 hours. Enter via: Croydon Street.
10.30am
NO bookings required. Please bring a friend.
Enquiries: Cherie Clover
  Email: cherie167@hotmail.com

The Stories Behind Hidden Sydney
Monday, July 1
Hear stories of Kings Cross and Surry Hills including tales of Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine and other underground figures.
Presenter: Trevor McAlister

Crime Stoppers
Monday, August 26
The talk will provide insight into how organised crime syndicates make money and how they launder it. It will include information on human trafficking, counterfeiting, cyber and environmental crime.
Presenter: Peter Price

My Father, A Driver for A Chinese Opium Warlord
Monday, September 16
Chinese Far Eastern Railway, warlords, the Japanese army and the triumph of Chinese communism figured prominently in my family’s stories – from Russia via China to Sydney.
Presenter: Lydia Fegan

Behind The Scenes in Media and Celebrity
Monday, October 28
Anita Jacoby AM is one of Australia’s most distinguished television producers, from The Gruen Transfer to Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, 60 Minutes, Elders and Hungry Beast. In 2022 Anita published her book Secrets Beyond the Screen, which will be available on the day.
Presenter: Anita Jacoby AM

Artificial Intelligence – Past, Present and Future
Monday, November 4
An easy-to-follow introduction to the state of AI in popular culture and the real world, including the arguments about its potential benefits and risks and what the future may hold.
Presenter: Jeff Burgess

Understanding Australian Law ~ Part 1
Monday, December 2
A discussion about the origins of our legal system, the Australian Constitution, the Rule of Law, legislation, common law, civil and criminal trials, the principles of the law of evidence, and the problem of sentencing.
Presenter: David Hirsch

Understanding Australian Law ~ Part 2
Monday, December 9
A discussion about the origins of our legal system, the Australian Constitution, the Rule of Law, legislation, common law, civil and criminal trials, the principles of the law of evidence, and the problem of sentencing.
Presenter: David Hirsch