Men, Glorious Men: From Hamlet to James Bond

This year’s Literary Lecture Series during October – December 2019

I am very excited about this year’s lecture series. Not only do I have a fun and intriguing topic, but I also have a brand new home! I can’t wait to welcome you all to The Australian Maritime Museum where I’ll be presenting this year’s talks.

Be intrigued by all the fabulous men in the series of 6 lectures. Visit each one below and book individual talks for $40 or a full series subscription for $200.

You can book for the whole series of 6 lectures, or choose individual talks. Make sure to select your dates and add your choices to the cart. Individual talks are just $40 for the two-hour lecture and a delicious morning tea, or purchase the whole series of 6 talks for $200 – saving you $40 on the individual pricing.

6-Part Series Subscription

Book the full series of all 6 talks for the special price of


“What a piece of work is a man”, muses Hamlet.

These talks discuss a wonderful variety of men in literature – romantic heroes, dastardly villains, schoolboys, men of action, serving men and their masters, cads and fools.

There will be sexy men, muddled men, men who are treacherous, confused, cool under fire, or the ‘strong and silent’ types. And the literary works in which they appear will provide you with comedy and tragedy, adventure and violence, piety and devotion.

Hamlet concludes “Man delights not me”! Hopefully, after attending this series of talks, you will not agree!

Book a series subscription now! Select your day to begin.

Celebrate “men, glorious men” in this exciting new course.

All the details

Fridays: 10.30 – 12.30 and repeated on Saturdays: 10.30 – 12.30

Lecture 1: Friday 4 October and Saturday 5 October
Lecture 2: Friday 11 October and Saturday 12 October
Lecture 3: Friday 25 October and Saturday 26 October
Lecture 4: Friday 22 November and Saturday 23 November
Lecture 5: Friday 29 November and Saturday 30 November
Lecture 6: Friday 6 December and Saturday 7 December

The Theatre, Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Located in the Darling Harbour precinct of Sydney’s CBD, the Australian Maritime Museum is easy to get to by bus, light rail, or on foot. There is plenty of affordable parking close by and the vibrant Darling Harbour is just next door. It’s so easy to get to there, my transport flyer will show you how.

At this new and interesting venue, we’ll have a private, comfortable theatre, a delicious morning tea, and if you stay for lunch in the cafe after the talk, you’ll enjoy fabulous water views.

Getting There:
It’s so easy to get to there, my transport flyer will show you how.
Public Transport: Ferry, light rail and bus stops at the museum, or a 10-minute walk across Pyrmont Bridge from the CBD.
Parking: $15 at Harbourside Secure Parking or The Star. Simply validate your ticket at the reception desk.
More information here:
Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Choose from purchasing a 6-lecture package @ $200 (save $40). You must choose either the Friday or the Saturday package.
Or select individual lectures at $40 each.
Tickets will be sent by email unless an additional handling fee is included at checkout.
Please allow a few days after placing your order for your tickets to arrive.

Three days notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. With subscription tickets there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Contact us for details.

Ticket price includes lecture, a print handout and morning tea only.

General entry to the museum is not included.

Phone inquiries and bookings: 
(02) 9380 5894

Further information: 
Please contact us.

Thank you to my wonderful sponsors:

Image credits-
Laurence Olivier as Hamlet 1948, Two Cities Films adaptation.
Colin Firth as Mr Darcy, 1995 BBC TV adaptation.
Hugh Edwards as Piggy, Lord of The Flies, 1963 Criterion Collection adaptation.
Stephen Moore as George, Michal Palin as Harris, & Tim Curry as J, 1975 BBC adaptation,
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie in Jeeves and Wooster, 1990 Granada Television adaptation,
Sean Connery as James Bond: 1962–1971, 1983