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Education & The Arts...

EDUCATION & THE ARTS: Thinkers who ignite and provoke debate. The first in a new series. ... Read more

The first 1,000 days - building ...

What is now clear is that genetic programming occurs in the fetus during pregnancy such ... Read more

CAASTRO Uluru Astronomy Weekend...

Designed for astronomy enthusiasts of all ages, Ayers Rock Resort, in partnership with the ARC ... Read more

Building resilience critical to end ...

Co-hosted by the Charles Perkins Centre global food and nutrition security project node and the ... Read more

Walter Westman Lecture - Sustainability: ...

By Peter Newman, CUSP, Curtin University. The evidence for climate change engulfing our future is ... Read more

Wireless wellbeing and personalized health: ...

There has been an unprecedented explosion of digital technology for personal use this century. These ... Read more

2014 Sydney China Business Forum...

2014 Sydney China Business Forum will provide a unique opportunity for leaders in government, business and ... Read more

Key events

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  • 7 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Keeping Good Science from Going Bad

    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 2014
    3.00pm - 6.00pm
    An Australian War Requiem

    An Australian War Requiem

    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 2014
    4.00pm - 5.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Who controls shifting information power in crises?

    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 2014
    5.00pm - 6.00pm


    Composer in Exile: Meta Overman and her compositions for piano.

  • 11 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.00pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Reading Australian Literature with Michelle de Kretser

    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 2014
    7.30pm - 9.00pm


    Come and experience everything Jazz has to offer over a glass of wine in the cafe.

  • 12 August 2014
    11.45am - 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 2014
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    Gamification: playful engagement with healthy outcomes

    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 2014
    5.45pm - 8.00pm
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    Book launch: China and the EU in Context

    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 2014
    6.30pm - 7.30pm
    Pachyrhynchus spp (Weevils) from Phillipines. Image © Carl Bento, 2014.

    Macleay Entomology Collections and Collectors

    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.