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Events list

  • Date
  • 31 August 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - What is Veiling?

    Ranging from the simple head scarf to the full-body burqa, the veil is worn by vast numbers of Muslim women around the world. Three scholars come together to discuss the veil in Arabic cultures, the veil in China, the why the veil today features prominently in art.

  • 1 September 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Key Texts 2015 - Beauty, Art and Life: Kant’s Critique of Judgment

    Why did Kant think that the key to his system is to be found in beauty (natural and artistic), artistic genius and living beings? How, according to Kant, are beauty, art and life related? And what can we today learn from Kant’s understanding of their relation?

  • 8 September 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Talking About Mental Health in the Media

    What role does the media play forming public perceptions on mental health? A panel of experts from journalism, media studies, mental health and mental health campaigning reflect on the portrayal and discussion of mental health issues in the mainstream media.

  • 10 September 2015
    5.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Australia and Brazil: 70 years of bilateral relations

    Join us for a presentation by Brazilian Ambassador to Australia Mr. Ruben Antonio Correa Barbosa, as he gives an historical overview of the relationship, and discusses the future for our bilateral relations, especially in higher education and research.

  • 10 September 2015
    6.00pm - 8.00pm
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    Sydney Ideas - 'Twitch' film screening and expert Q & A

    Twitch follows 18-year-old Kristen Powers as she undergoes genetic testing for Huntington's disease, the illness that took the life of her mother. Join us for a screening of this documentary film, followed by a Q&A with Kristen and experts and researchers in genetics and bioethics.

  • 10 September 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Myth: roads are the solution to congestion

    More roads mean less traffic right? Wrong. More infrastructure supply may result in higher travel demand, hence, more congestion. This talk looks at the importance of careful transport planning, using appropriate transport models for predicting future traffic conditions.

  • 12 September 2015
    4.00pm - 7.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Robotic Revolution for Architecture and Design

    Presented by the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning as part of Fabricating Futures Exhibition for Sydney Design, this discussion will explore the challenges and developments surrounding robotic integration into architecture, art and design, focusing on social an human-robotic interaction.

  • 15 September 2015
    6.30pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Reading Australian Literature with Malcolm Knox

    "I don't think any other writer has so perfectly nailed the animal humour of the Australian male," says Malcolm Knox of David Ireland's 'The Glass Canoe', a book he will be discussing tonight at Sydney Ideas.

  • 16 September 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - ADDing WOMEN AND STIRring in Immigration History

    ADDing WOMEN AND STIRring in Immigration History is part of a series of public talks and conversations featuring new work in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Experts discuss and debate what does adding women change about how we understand the past, the present, and the future?

  • 16 September 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm
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    Sydney Environment Institute & Sydney Ideas - Risky Milk, Risky Cheese

    Join us for insightful debate into the current discussion around the risks of raw milk/cheese, the associated social and ethical effects on public health, the regulatory changes needed and how Australia compares to the rest of the world.