Inspiring Destinations with Agatha Christie


SPECIAL LOCKDOWN EVENT! Dame Agatha Christie, DBE was a much admired and celebrated English writer who achieved world wide fame for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections - many of which were set in exotic and inspiring locations. During her long life, Agatha travelled far and wide, often drawing on her travel […]

Bucharest: ‘The Paris of the East’


SPECIAL LOCKDOWN LECTURE Bucharest founded in 1459 became the capital of Romania in 1862. It is the centre of Romanian media, culture, and art. It offers a splendid range of architecture gems that are a mix of historical (Neoclassical and Art Nouveau), interbellum (Bauhaus and Art Deco), communist era and modern. Such was the city’s […]

The Art of the Bugatti Family: from Art to Automobiles


SPECIAL LOCKDOWN LECTURE In this lecture we examine the incredibly talented Bugatti family, well known for their extraordinary contributions in art and design. Carlo was an important Art Nouveau artist, designer and decorator. His two sons were just as talented; Ettore would establish a reputation as an automobile designer and manufacturer, and Rembrandt was a […]

Liberty of London


SPECIAL LOCKDOWN LECTURE Liberty, commonly known as Liberty's, is a luxury department store in London hat was founded in 1875 by Arthur Lasenby Liberty. It is housed a a world famous and vast mock Tudor store. Liberty has always championed art and design is known around the world for its close connection to art and […]

John Peter Russell- the Australian Impressionist


Sydney-born impressionist John Russell spent 40 years in Europe, where he enjoyed friendships with artists the likes of Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Vincent van Gogh. Russell had a love of colour and for nature. He spent much of his time on the beautiful and remote island Belle-Île (which have […]

Parkville No.1

Naughton's Hotel 43 Royal Parade, Parkville

Enjoy a meandering walk - the first of a series - through the historic suburb of Parkville taking in its lovely architecture and along the way learn more about this early Melbourne suburb. Tickets: $28 (includes all booking fees and a coffee, tea or hot chocolate) BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Great Hotels of the World No.1


Enjoy a fabulous journey around the globe taking in some of the world's finest hotels. Hear stories and encounter famous guests. This lecture is a visual tour de force! This lecture is being presented using Zoom by Kenneth Park and Old Treasury Building Museum. Please note, this lecture will not be recorded. Tickets: $10

The Monarchy in Europe Today


Enjoy a truly fascinating journey of exploration that profiles the surprising surviving of monarchies in Europe. As of 2021, twelve sovereign monarchies in Europe. Seven are kingdoms: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. Andorra, Liechtenstein, and Monaco are principalities, while Luxembourg is a Grand Duchy. The Vatican City is a […]

Walk Collingwood with Kenneth Park

Collingwood Town Hall 140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford

Enjoy a meandering walk through the historic suburb of Collingwood taking in its lovely architecture and along the way learn more about this early Melbourne suburb. Tickets: $28 (includes all booking fees and a coffee, tea or hot chocolate) BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Prince Philip in Words & Pictures


His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh lived an extraordinary life as husband and consort to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and through his wider public service. This illustrated lecture takes a look at the life and times of Prince Philip who the Queen described "as my strength and stay". This lecture is […]