Invention, innovation & environment | Our Collection

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Our Heritage Collections Volunteers Our Collections Volunteers  have a small selection of articles and stories from our heritage book collectioin that relate to topic of our upcoming Twilight Talks - Innovators. This display is a must see,  in the lead up to the September Twilight Talks Series: Innovators: Uncovering some of Ballarat's best minds. Wednesdays …

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Ann Cleeves | In Conversation with Jock Serong | Now fully booked

BMI - Minerva Space 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Ballarat Libraries in partnership with BMI Meet Ann CleevesMeet Ann Cleeves on her 2022 Australian tour as she discusses Vera Stanhope'sreturn in her newest book, The Rising Tide.Ann Cleeves is the creator of popular detictives Vera Stanhome (ITV's Vera), Jimmy Perez (BBC One's Shetland), and Matthew Venn IITV's The Long Call). Bookings are essential. Contact the …

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Day Tour of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Image: Courtesy Paul Lambeth The Tour (by day) A colourful history of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute and it’s people. Tuesday’s at 2pm By appointment only, (to organise a volunteer guide we require 24hrs notice). Please complete the on-line booking form. Cost (incl. gst) $10 per person Find out about our Night Tours More Tour Information Enq/Book a …

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$10.00

Current Affairs Dialogue | Discussion Group

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

NEXT CAD: Thursday 25 August 1.30 – 3.00 p.m. Heritage Reading RoomTopic: The USA: what’s the state of the union and why? Three core issues are suggested toframe discussion:Mass shootings and the gun culture;Division around the Supreme Court overturning the Roe v Wade ruling on abortion;The ongoing fall-out from the contested 2020 Presidential election.1pm for …

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The Reading Room | 30 August

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

The Reading Room (2pm in the Library for a start @ 10.30am - 12noon) This volunteer run reading and discussion group meets monthly. It is anticipated that members will read the selected book prior to attendance.If you would like to be a part of this group (free to BMI members) please complete the Expression of …

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Day Tour of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Image: Courtesy Paul Lambeth The Tour (by day) A colourful history of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute and it’s people. Tuesday’s at 2pm By appointment only, (to organise a volunteer guide we require 24hrs notice). Please complete the on-line booking form. Cost (incl. gst) $10 per person Find out about our Night Tours More Tour Information Enq/Book a …

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$10.00

Day Tour of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Image: Courtesy Paul Lambeth The Tour (by day) A colourful history of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute and it’s people. Tuesday’s at 2pm By appointment only, (to organise a volunteer guide we require 24hrs notice). Please complete the on-line booking form. Cost (incl. gst) $10 per person Find out about our Night Tours More Tour Information Enq/Book a …

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$10.00

Twilight Talks 2022 | Season 2 | Session 1

BMI - Humffray Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Innovators: Uncovering some of Ballarat's best minds. Session 1 Back to the future: From Henry Sutton to artificial intelligence. Graeme Hood Amateur historian and retired electrical engineer on the astounding life of Ballarat’s gentleman inventor, Henry Sutton. Ass. Prof Peter Vamplew, School of Engineering, Federation University on the rise of artificial intelligence and it’s amazing …

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$12.00

Day Tour of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Image: Courtesy Paul Lambeth The Tour (by day) A colourful history of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute and it’s people. Tuesday’s at 2pm By appointment only, (to organise a volunteer guide we require 24hrs notice). Please complete the on-line booking form. Cost (incl. gst) $10 per person Find out about our Night Tours More Tour Information Enq/Book a …

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$10.00

Twilight Talks 2022 | Season 2 | Session 2

BMI - Humffray Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Innovators: Uncovering some of Ballarat's best minds. Session 2 The climate and ecology: Local researchers protecting the planet Dr. Savin Chand Savin from Federation University will give an inside look at how data is transforming our understanding of the world’s changing weather patterns Sandra Penman Sandra is a PHd candidate, Melbourne University, has tales to …

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$12.00

Day Tour of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

BMI - Library and Heritage Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Image: Courtesy Paul Lambeth The Tour (by day) A colourful history of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute and it’s people. Tuesday’s at 2pm By appointment only, (to organise a volunteer guide we require 24hrs notice). Please complete the on-line booking form. Cost (incl. gst) $10 per person Find out about our Night Tours More Tour Information Enq/Book a …

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$10.00

Twilight Talks 2022 | Season 2 | Session 3

BMI - Humffray Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Innovators: Uncovering some of Ballarat's best minds. Session 3 Health innovations: Medicine's genius leaps forward. Dr Luke Spencer Ballarat surgeon on the innovations that have lead to surgery as we know it in 2022. Dr Luke Spencer Dr Rodney Luwor Rodney is a researcher, Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute on the leaps and bounds being …

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$12.00