Rare Bites – the Rare Books lunchtime talks

Rare Bites is a series of informal and entertaining 30 minute lunchtime talks held monthly during semester in 2017 and beyond. If you want to learn about some of the treasures and lesser-known gems within Rare Books & Special Collections at the University Library, this is your opportunity. Audience attendance is free for all.

Bring your lunch and be entertained, informed and inspired – Places are limited, so please register to secure your spot.

Schedule Semester 1:


Date and location Speaker Title
Tue, 28 Mar


Fisher Library Seminar room Lvl 2

Dr Richard White

Hon Assoc.; Discipline of Psychiatry, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney

Report on Lunatic Asylums by Dr Frederick Norton Manning (1868)
Wed, 3 May


New Law School Annex Seminar Rm 340

Assoc Prof Ivan Crozier

ACR Future Fellow, Department of History

please register here

Sexual inversion. By Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds (1897)
Tue, 23 May


Fisher Library F03

Seminar Room Level 2

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, Science Foundation for Physics

Please register here

Isaac Newton’s Principia (First Edition, 1687)


You can download all speakers bios and abstracts as PDF.

Watch this space for updates on the Semester 2 program!