Aristotle by Francesco Hayez (1791–1882).
Mosaic depicting a Flower of Garum jug with a titulus reading from the workshop of [the garum importer Aulus Umbricius] Scaurus
Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Venue: Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Non-members are welcome. A donation of $10 per person includes entry in the lucky door prize and afternoon tea.

Fish and Ships: Garum production and trade in Western Hispania

Garum and its associated products were very important to the economy in many parts of Hispania. Concentrating mainly on the south-west of the province, this talk will examine several archaeological sites producing salted fish and sauces, as well as the salt manufacturing process that was required to support them. Some succulent recipes using garum and liquamen will also be provided!

Aristotle 2400 Years On

This year, 2016, marks 2400 years since the birth in 384 BCE, in a small town in northern Greece, of the man who was to become perhaps the most famous philosopher, scholar and scientist in history. To honour the event, the speaker will describe Aristotle’s life and career, including the people with whom he had close relations and the School he founded, and will talk about some of his major scholarly achievements, especially in what would today be called the Social Sciences.