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Seymour Centre - Grounded ...

She’s an F16 fighter pilot; a rock star of the great big blue above. ... Read more

Insights 2015: Freedom of expression and ...

British responses to 1930s fascism and later anti-immigrant groups show how profoundly the concept of ... Read more

Indigenous Constitutional Recognition - Problems, ...

In this distinguished speaker lecture, Professor Anne Twomey will provide a critical analysis of the ... Read more

Free Public Talk - Leadership...

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Key events

  • Date
  • 28 May 2015
    9.00am - 12.30pm

    US Ambassador's Innovation Roundtable

    The United States Embassy and United States Consulate General Sydney, in partnership with the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and Vivid Ideas Festival, present the US Ambassador's Innovation Roundtable.

  • 28 May 2015
    6.00pm - 8.30pm

    VIVID Ideas - Enlighten: Our brightest minds reveal how light transforms your life

    Be enlightened in this free public talk, as six researchers from the University of Sydney reveal how light plays a pivotal role in their work. Researchers from the fields of psychology, physics to architecture will shed light on the bright stuff, with host Adam Spencer, lighting up the night.

  • 29 May 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    VIVID Ideas - I'm Not Racist, But... 2015

    I’m Not Racist But is an interactive forum comprised of four speakers hailing from diverse backgrounds, talking about their thoughts on race, racism and Australian identity. I’m Not Racist, But… has a reputation for being sometimes controversial, often funny and always enlightening.

  • 1 June 2015
    6.30pm - 8.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Youth Mental Health: ‘Can We Talk?’

    Why is my son refusing to talk? What is going through my daughter’s head? Who can help us? These are the questions raging through Australian families as children reach the turbulent adolescent years – but for too long, a code of silence has surrounded young people’s mental health and suicide.

  • 2 June 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Key Texts 2015: On the Aesthetic Education of Man

    The common view that we would not be humans without language or consciousness, but would remain humans if we lacked aesthetic life stands in contrast to late eighteenth and nineteenth century thought in which aesthetic is central to humanity. At the apex of this tradition stands Schiller’s painting

  • 2 June 2015
    6.30pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Reading Australian Literature with Delia Falconer

    We continue our Reading Australian Literature series with novelist Delia Falconer discussing 'Seven Poor Men of Sydney' by Christina Stead.

  • 2 June 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    AMELIA JONES lecture – Material Traces: Performativity, Artistic 'Work', and New Concepts of Agency

    A lecture by Amelia Jones – American art historian, art critic and curator specializing in feminist art, body and performance art, video art and Dadaism.

  • 3 June 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Lynette Riley and Diane Riley-McNaboe wearing Kangaroo-skin cloaks, belts and head-dresses at Terramungamine, NSW, 2012. Photograph by Shantell Toomey

    Discovering the Past

    Join us at the Macleay Museum to celebrate the strong future of Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi knowledge with Lynette Riley of the Koori Centre.

  • 4 June 2015
    5.00pm - 6.30pm

    Sydney Ideas and Food@Sydney - Fish and Fisheries

    In this reprisal of the Food@Sydney series Celeste Black, Culum Brown and Dinesh Wadiwell will offer perspectives on fish welfare, the law and whether fish resist.

  • 5 June 2015
    9.00am - 4.00pm
    Kirsty McGeogh

    The courageous teacher: teaching from within

    A one-day workshop that teaches a reflective-practice for energising primary- and high-school teachers.