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Glebe Talks 13 June: Reflections in an old mirror
Posted on 30th May 2023

Long time Glebe resident, Allan Hogan, talks about his work as a journalist and producer including his work as a war correspondent and interviewing key players on the world stage.

Bob Connolly’s address to Glebe Voices
Posted on 5th September 2018

5 September 2018, Glebe Town Hall When we first discussed this talk over a coffee a while back, your event organiser, Fiona Campbell said nice things about the opening sequence of Mrs Carey’s Concert. ‘It gave me goose bumps’, she said. ‘Could you start your talk with it?’ ‘Why not?’, I said, and here it […]

Glebe Voices – Wild horses will come to Glebe
Posted on 31st July 2018

A strong turnout of residents demonstrated the community interest in a new law to protect wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park and the chance to hear Anne Dickson, President of the National Parks Association NSW.

Glebe Voices – Ethical choice of food and the environment
Posted on 2nd April 2014

Åsa Wahlquist, local resident and a Walkley award winning journalist, led a Glebe Voices discussion around the dilemmas of balancing individual ethical choices of food with concern for the environment.

Glebe Voices kicks off for 2018
Posted on 1st April 2018

Lisa Pryor writes for the New York Times on ‘urbanism, politics, culture and medicine’. As well as other life experiences, she can draw opinions from her experiences over different careers and areas of study.

Glebe Voices – Artificial intelligence: Should you be scared?
Posted on 1st August 2017

Andrew Botros gave us an introduction to signals, neurons and aspects of artificial intelligence (AI). Among many points, he touched on the future of work, the transience of careers and the control of many areas of endeavour by a few very rich individuals or companies.

Full House for Glebe Voices at Blackwattle Cafe

Full House for Glebe Voices at Blackwattle Cafe
Posted on 14th March 2015

Gale Edwards, international theatre director, led a highly successful Glebe Voices at the Blackwattle Café on 18 February. The capacity crowd, sitting in every nook and cranny (including the outside areas, peering in through doorways), listened enthralled to Gale’s account of her career in theatre.

Glebe Voices – Is the Past Another Country?
Posted on 4th November 2014

The latest Glebe Voices “Is the Past Another Country?” featured Mira Crouch, a long term Glebe resident shared her experiences of arriving and settling in Sydney from Belgrade, by way of Israel, as a young woman in the 1950s.

August Glebe Voices: Martin Lawrence on the UN Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Posted on 23rd September 2014

On an exceptionally wet evening we had a most enlightening address from Martin Lawrence who, given his research knowledge on ocean acoustics, was asked in 1994 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to assist with a technical matter related to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

Glebe Voices – State Librarian – 23rd October

Glebe Voices – State Librarian – 23rd October
Posted on 30th September 2013

Now that the clocks are going forward (on 6th Oct), the next Glebe Voices has been scheduled to take advantage of summer evenings at the delightful Blackwattle Cafe.   Dr Alex Byrne, State Librarian (and local resident) will lead an informal session on the controversial topic of intellectual freedom and how libraries strive to counter […]

Glebe Voices: Tranby Refelections – Tranby Aboriginal College – Monday 8th July

Glebe Voices: Tranby Refelections – Tranby Aboriginal College – Monday 8th July
Posted on 17th May 2013

Tranby Aboriginal College in Mansfield Street is Australia’s oldest Indigenous education provider, operating for some 55 years. A not-for-profit co-operative, the College has seen thousands of students graduate and go on to make lasting changes in their lives and those of their families and communities. Darlene Hoskins-Mackenzie, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, will lead a Glebe Voices session at the College during NAIDOC week and introduce the work of the College and its plans for the future including strengthening ties with the local community. Please join us at 6.00pm on 8th July at Tranby, 11-13 Mansfield St.
For further information: Mairéad Browne (02) 9552-2888

Glebe Voices – Woolcock Institute – 25th July

Glebe Voices – Woolcock Institute – 25th July
Posted on 2nd July 2012

Details to follow soon.

Glebe Voices – Richard Spencer: “Do we really care? Investing in our communities”. 19th April

Glebe Voices – Richard Spencer: “Do we really care? Investing in our communities”. 19th April
Posted on 14th March 2012

Richard Spencer will be the guest speaker at “Glebe Voices” on 19th April, at 6.00 p.m. for a 6.30 p.m. start. The location for the April event will be at the Ancient Briton hotel, in the private Upstairs room, corner of Glebe Point Road and Bridge Road. The title of his talk is “Do we really care? Investing in our communities.”

Glebe Voices – Ann Curthoys talks about “Radical Glebe in the 60’s & 70’s” – 22nd Feb

Glebe Voices – Ann Curthoys talks about “Radical Glebe in the 60’s & 70’s” – 22nd Feb
Posted on 6th February 2012

Glebe Voices, a recent innovation for the Glebe Society, hosts a significant speaker each month or so to talk to members about their life, career, Glebe, or their life in Glebe. On 22nd Feb Ann Corthoys, ARC Professorial Fellow at the University of Sydney, will present a talk at Blackwattle Cafe, Glebe (Bellevue, at the bottom end of Leichhardt Street, Glebe). Her talk is titled: “Radical Glebe – People and Places of Significance in the Radical Movements in the 60’s and 70’s.

Glebe Voices – David McIntosh – 10th Nov

Glebe Voices – David McIntosh – 10th Nov
Posted on 27th September 2011

Over the next six months the Society will invite distinguished and interesting speakers from members, those who live in Glebe or have had a special affiliation with Glebe. The series will be inaugurated by Dr. David McIntosh AM who introduced and maintains one of Glebe’s major Cultural Assets, the Glebe Music Festival. His topic will be the Origins of the Glebe Festival, which will lead to discussion on origins of community events, enhancing communities, other music festivals, and of course music.

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