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Watch a discussion on the journalist known as the Vagabond, with historian Michael Cannon and Bob Flippen.
See Maxine McKew present the 2014 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture on the topic of academic success.
Hear Professor Peter Donnelly discuss the breakthroughs being made in modern genetics.
Hear former prime minister Malcolm Fraser discuss Australia’s history of strategic dependence on 'great and powerful friends'.
Watch human-rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC as he discusses free speech and how to balance privacy and national security.
Take an imaginary stroll inside 1866 Great Hall and Rotunda, on the site of today’s Domed Reading Room at State Library Victoria.
Explore the Library’s diverse range of vinyl records, posters, comics and other weird pop culture items.
What are artists’ books and why are there so many in the Library’s Rare Printed collections?