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?
Bathurst event: Yindyamarra Pledge for Democracy
Please join Charles Sturt University and Stan Grant, Professor of Indigenous Belonging, in Bathurst to sign the Yindyamarra Pledge.Yindyamarra Winanghana: “To live with respect in a world worth living in.”...Find out more ..
EVENT / 12 Apr 2023 11:00 am
An Evening with Stan Grant
Join us in Canberra for the launch of Stan Grant’s upcoming book, “The Queen is Dead” (HarperCollins). The evening will consist of reflections and readings by Stan Grant, followed by...Find out more ..
EVENT / 10 May 2023 4:00 pm
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.
An evening with Clive Hamilton
Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth, bringing on a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. The stable environmental conditions that allowed civilisation to...See past event ..
EVENT / 8 Nov 2022 6:00 pm
Explorations Series: Louise Hardman in partnership with Sustainability at Charles Sturt
Plastic Solutions and Circular Economy Principles for Regional and Remote Communities.Please join us for an evening in the Charles Sturt Theatre with leading plastic educator, zoologist, and science teacher Louise...See past event ..
EVENT / 26 Oct 2022 5:45 pm
Explorations Series: Driving social change, inclusion and belonging
FREE Ticket: Find out more or RSVP Please join us for an evening at Charles Sturt Theatre, as Associate Professor Cate Thomas shares her real-life and professional experiences, as she...See past event ..
EVENT / 19 Oct 2022 5:45 pm
Online event: Yindyamarra Pledge for Democracy
On Monday, 17 October 2022, Charles Sturt University will launch the Yindyamarra Pledge for Democracy. Hosted by Professor Stan Grant Jnr, the pledge invites all Australians to set aside their...See past event ..
EVENT / 17 Oct 2022 11:30 am
Port Macquarie Mardi Gras and Queer Screen Short Film Festival
Purchase tickets Queer Screen 29th Mardi Gras Film Festival As a follow on from the main event, Charles Sturt University is proud to be the regional partner of the Queer...See past event ..
EVENT / 25 Aug 2022 6:00 pm
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...See past event ..
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...See past event ..
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...See past event ..
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...See past event ..
EVENT / 26 Aug 2021 10:30 am
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
Where possible, we record the lectures from our Explorations Series.