We run many events across Charles Sturt campuses and within our communities. You can attend free lectures as part of our Explorations series or attend future student events such as Open Day.

We are working out how to reintroduce events on campus that meet NSW Government Guidelines and balance the health and safety our staff, students and communities with our desire to find our new normal.

Interested in holding an Event at Charles Sturt?

Please complete our Event Registration form.

Upcoming events

Sorry at the moment there is no upcoming community events.

Past community events

We have held a number of exciting and informative community events in the past. Further information can be found within each event.

Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras and Queer Screen Short Film Festival

Purchase tickets Queer Screen 29th Mardi Gras Film Festival As a warm-up to the main event, Charles Sturt University is proud to be the regional partner of the Queer Screen...

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EVENT / 10 Mar 2022 6:00 pm

Regional Media in the Digital Age Summit

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the School of Communication at Bathurst, and to launch our new Bachelor of Communication - the only Communication degree co-designed, co-developed and co-delivered with...

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EVENT / 5 Nov 2021 1:00 pm

Explorations Series: Yindyamarra Talks - COVID: Mental health matters

In a world of fear and misinformation, Charles Sturt University brings together an expert panel to break down the issues for First Nations People. As well as being vulnerable to...

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EVENT / 30 Sep 2021 10:00 am

Explorations Series: Yindyamarra Talks - COVID: Our Lives matter

Yindyamarra Talks - COVID: Our Lives Matter from Adam Bannister on Vimeo. In a world of fear and misinformation, Charles Sturt University brings together an expert panel to break down...

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EVENT / 26 Aug 2021 10:30 am

Explorations Series: Taking You Higher

So. You want to be and astronaut? What about an engineer, data analyst, geologist, space archaeologist (?!)… Join our panellists to find out just what options there are for women...

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EVENT / 24 Sep 2020 6:00 pm

Explorations Series - Stan Grant in Conversation with Mina Guli

Have you ever looked at an issue facing your community or the world around you and thought “But what can I possibly do about it?”. Get ready to be inspired...

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EVENT / 16 Jun 2020 5:00 pm

Explorations Series: Formula One Teamwork - The Highs and Lows

Richard Hopkins will draw upon his experience leading the Red Bull Formula One team to talk about creating a High Performing Team that is focused on technical and operational success,...

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EVENT / 9 Jun 2020 6:30 pm

Explorations Series: Thinking Fish - Saving Native Fish in the Murray Darling Basin

Tickets are sold out for this event. Please contact Ms Holly Young at for information on upcoming events at the Dubbo campus OzFish Unlimited, Australia’s only fishing conservation charity...

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EVENT / 25 Feb 2020 6:00 pm

Explorations Series - Living with the Hume Dam, 1919-2019

In 1919 work began on Hume Dam with celebration and acclaim. When it was completed in 1936 it was hailed as an engineering and political achievement, indeed, a nation-building project....

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EVENT / 28 Nov 2019 4:30 pm

Explorations Series

Charles Sturt University's Explorations Series is part of the Community-University Partnership (CUP) program and aims to engage our rural and regional communities in discussion and debate about major issues facing our regions, the nation and the world.

Our events are free and open to the public.

The name of the University honours the noted explorer Captain Charles Napier Sturt.  It was, in the words of Charles Sturt, a "… wish to contribute to the public good" that gave him the gumption to explore and map the interiors and major waterways of western NSW.  Through his explorations, Sturt contributed to our understanding of rural and regional Australia, and the natural world.

The Explorations Series brings speakers from diverse disciplines to our campuses to share the latest ideas, thinking and opinions on contemporary social, scientific and cultural issues. Delivered by prominent academics, authors and keynote speakers, events in the series are designed to encourage debate and explore ideas about the big issues facing our society.

See upcoming Explorations events

Recorded lectures

Where possible, we record the lectures from our Explorations Series.

See the recordings