United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory
Directions to and maps of the locations for USI of the ACT events can be found at the bottom of this page.
USI of the ACT upcoming events
Other ACT based organisations
Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society
Why Australia went to the Great War
Tuesday 8 May, Lecture Room 05, Building 30, UNSW at ADFA. 0900 to 1545. Download the flyer here. What were the issues behind Australia's decision to go to war with Germany? What was the decision making process? Was it because of imperial influences, a perceived German threat, or part of a mercantile struggle? How has the decision to enter the war been justified in subsequent Australian history? Five historians give their differing views on the subject. Admission is free, refreshments and lunch provided. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org for catering please.
Australian Naval Institute 2018 Vernon Parker Oration
Hon John Berry, former US Ambassador to Australia
Thursday 10 May, Hotel Realm. 6.15 for 7pm. $90 for ANI Members, $115 for non-members. USI members attend at ANI member prices. To book: email: email@example.com; phone: +61 (0) 2 6290 1505; mail: PO Box 241, Deakin West ACT 2600. Bookings close 1600hrs Tuesday, 1 May 2018.
We conduct evening lecture meetings and presentations at the Australian Defence College (ADC), Weston Creek and at the R1 Theatrette at Russell.
Members and guests meet in the Weston Creek Mess from 5pm prior to events to enjoy networking and drinks. All are welcome. Access passes are required for entry to the ADC and can be obtained at the ADC gate on production of a photo ID.
No passes are required for the R1 Theatrette.
Australian Defence College
Entry through ADC Guard Gate - advise you are attending a USI event. Car parking is on the left. The mess and bar is at the top right. Normal lectures/presentations are held at the Spender Theatre and for larger events the Blamey Theatre.
You can find the ADC Weston Visitor Safety Guide here.
R1 Russell Offices
After parking make your way to the R1 building and enter through the rotating doors. Proceed immediately to the left prior to the guard station and enter the Theatrette.