7 August 20146.00pm - 7.30pm
Advances in life sciences and biotechnology offer the potential to improve quality of life for all. However, the scientific base that makes these benefits possible can be subverted to do harm. Gerald Epstein of the US Dept of Homeland Security discusses this dual-use dilemma in the life sciences.
10 August 20143.00pm - 6.00pm
To honour the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, the Sydney University Graduate Choir has commissioned Music Director Christopher Bowen OAM to compose an Australian War Requiem to be performed at the Sydney Town Hall on August 10th 2014.
11 August 20144.00pm - 5.30pm
International broadcaster Nik Gowing has extensive reporting experience over three decades in diplomacy, defence and international security. He predicts and identifies the new vulnerability, fragility and brittleness of institutional power in the new all-pervasive public information space.
11 August 20145.00pm - 6.00pm
Composer in Exile: Meta Overman and her compositions for piano.
11 August 20146.00pm - 7.00pm
Reading Australian Literature is a new series in which Australian writers reflect on the Australian books they value. In an engaging public lecture, they will discuss a favourite Australian literary text. We start with Michelle de Kretser on Tirra Lirra By The River by Jessica Anderson.
11 August 20147.30pm - 9.00pm
Come and experience everything Jazz has to offer over a glass of wine in the cafe.
12 August 201411.45am - 1.30pm
Cleaning up Elections: The Evolution of Electoral Integrity in New Democracies and Electoral Authoritarian Regimes
Are you interested in electoral processes, reforms and principles of electoral integrity? Professor Birch specialises in the study of ethics and misconduct and her current research focuses on attitudes toward public ethics and electoral integrity.
12 August 20141.00pm - 2.00pm
One of the greatest challenges that clinicians face today is the patient’s understanding of disease and in particular, compliance with treatment regimes.
12 August 20145.45pm - 8.00pm
The EU and China have one of the world's key strategic relations. Find out why from this book launch of " China and the EU in Context".
12 August 20146.30pm - 7.30pm
Rob Blackburn, Curatorial Assistant, Macleay Museum, will lead an illustrated talk on the Macleay Museum insect collections, and why they have been at the core of biological sciences for over 200 years.