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Sydney Ideas - 'Beyond 1914 – The ...

Join us for a panel discussion with leading Australian historians on remembering the Great War. ... Read more

Community Values and the Challenges ...

Distinguished paediatrician, Dr John Yu, will address issues including education, refugee policy, and early childhood ... Read more

Walter Westman Lecture - Sustainability: ...

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

Sydney Children's Festival...

Performances, workshops and free activities for kids aged 5-12!... Read more

Wireless wellbeing and personalized health: ...

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

5th Annual Honi Soit Opinion ...

The 5th Annual Honi Soit Opinion Competition is a chance to celebrate the great writing ... Read more

Promoting lifestyle physical activity and ...

As exercise uptake in the population is low, creating an environment that offers plenty of ... Read more

Key events

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  • 19 September 2014
    9.00am - 5.00pm
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    Reform and rhetoric in Australian social policy

    This one-day symposium brings together researchers to discuss how contemporary social policy is being talked about, designed and debated.

  • 22 September 2014
    10.00am - 4.00pm

    Mummies Alive!

    Join us at the Nicholson Museum these school holidays.

  • 22 September 2014
    5.00pm - 6.00pm


    European women composers, 1880-1930

  • 22 September 2014
    6.00pm - 7.00pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Reading Australian Literature with Fiona McFarlane

    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. This Monday night Fiona McFarlane discusses 'The Aunt’s Story' by Patrick White.

  • 22 September 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Why It's So Hard to Talk About Peace in Sri Lanka

    The University of Sydney's Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies hosts a debate about the rights of Sri Lankan asylum seekers attempting to escape to Australia in light of a wider discussion about peace and conflict in Sri Lanka today.

  • 23 September 2014
    1.00pm - 2.00pm
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    Strengthening food security and wellbeing in Australia & beyond

    Good food and nutrition are fundamental to individual wellbeing and healthy communities. The Charles Perkins Centre Global food &nutrition security project node is contributing to the delivery appropriate, sustainable, diverse and nutritious diets in Australia and globally

  • 23 September 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - What’s Happening to Universities?

    Universities across the world are experiencing dramatic changes in their forms of funding, assessment, and governance. UK commentator on the higher education sector, Cambridge academic Stefan Collini joins Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, for a big picture discussion on the challenges ahead.

  • 24 September 2014
    11.00am - 12.30pm
    Matavai Cultural Arts

    Children's Dance Workshop

    Pacific Island cultures come alive in this workshop at the Macleay Museum. Learn dance moves and stories from across the region, with members of Matavai Cultural Arts, where Pacific people unite, share and connect.

  • 24 September 2014
    6.00pm - 7.00pm
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    2014 Murray Lecture - Professor Justin O’Riain

    When humans are either on the menu, or being forced to share it, our response to conflict with animals reveals a recent evolutionary history as both a food source and a fearsome competitor. A behavioural ecologist explores how humans and wildlife species are adjusting to life in the Anthropocene.

  • 24 September 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Chldren Aren’t Alright: Supporting children when a parent has cancer

    Cancer does not occur in a vacuum; ­ it has an impact on family, friends and colleagues. So when a parent has cancer ­ what about the children? Professor Kate White addresses emotional and practical needs of the children in the cancer affected families.