Tale of Two Cities: Quebec City and Montreal


This beautifully illustrated lecture will delisted Quebec City offers up wonderful collection of attractions including the Château Frontenac hotel, Citadelle of Quebec and a fine ensemble of museums. Likewise Montreal […]

Populism, Democracy and Covid-19


Join us to reflect on the history of populism and democracy, as prompted by the bicentenary of Napoleon Bonaparte's death, explore Australia's populist past and consider the impact of Covid-19 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]