7 August 20156.00pm - 8.00pm
The first-ever use of the word 'robot' is credited to the Czech writer Karel Čapek. A panel of distinguished speakers asses his work’s significance in light of today's revolutionary developments in the field of robotics.
11 August 20156.00pm - 7.30pm
A group of young writers provide fresh perspectives on life in Asia’s most dynamic and powerful countries. Each describes what it feels like up close and personal with an insider's eye and passion. Don't miss this fascinating journey through New Asia. Presented with Griffith Review.
12 August 20154.30pm - 5.30pm
Daphne Koller, Co-Founder and President of Coursera looks at some of data collected from MOOCs, and discusses what we are learning from these data about both courses and learners.
13 August 20155.30pm - 7.30pm
The moral landscape of colonial New South Wales is explored through the lens of honour. How did colonists understand the ethical implications of their enterprises?
14 August 20159.00am - 3.00pm
A workshop that will engage teachers in a way of thinking that has country at its centre and story as its expression.
17 August 20156.30pm - 7.30pm
Sydney Ideas & Sydney Science Festival - A century of space-time, black holes and expanding universes
One hundred years ago Einstein put the finishing touches to his theory of gravity. While a century has passed, we have only scratched the surface of Einstein’s ideas. This talk looks at how Einstein’s idea changed our view of the universe and what the next one hundred years has to offer.
18 August 20156.00pm - 7.30pm
Professor Jay Winter addresses the evidence we have of major underestimates of the incidence of shell shock among all combatant forces during the Great War.
18 August 20156.30pm - 8.00pm
What would it take to encourage a more rational approach to wellness, and why don't more evidence-based scientists participate in this growing industry? Panel of health professionals and communicators come together to discuss the issues.
19 August 20155.45pm - 6.45pm
Time after time: measuring evolution with molecular clocks. Presented by Associate Professor Simon Ho School of Biological Sciences Faculty of Science
19 August 20156.00pm - 7.30pm
The field of climate change communication (CCC) has recently emerged to address the gap between scientific knowledge of climate change and public motivation to respond. Psychologists in this field have offered helpful strategies but their empirical research tends to neglect the ethics.