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Image: Women wearing surgical masks during influenza epidemic, Brisbane 1919, R17708 Public Domain, 81-3-18, National Museum of Australia.

Discover the fascinating story of influenza, its history in Australia and Australia’s significant contributions to understanding and preventing the virus.

The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts will host Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM who will address how influenza has affected Australia; the virus’s unique biology; what we can expect in the future; why smokers and older people are at risk; and the unique relationship between virus and bacteria.

When:       Tuesday 4 September, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Where:      Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost:          Free – no bookings required
Contact: or 02 9262 7300
Hosted by: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts