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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

Ride2Uni Day 2014...

Get pumped up and jump on a bike on Ride2Uni day and enjoy a ... Read more

The Australian Boat Race 2014...

An annual rowing race between the rivals - University of Sydney and University of Melbourne. ... Read more

Promoting lifestyle physical activity and ...

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

Events list

  • Date
  • 17 September 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    21st Century Medicine - Is a New Pandemic Inevitable?

    For the first in lecture in the 2014 21st Century Medicine Series biosecurity and infectious diseases expert Professor Edward Holmes will address the risks of a new pandemic, its most likely origin and what scientists are doing to prevent and minimise these deadly threats.

  • 22 September 2014
    6.00pm - 7.00pm
    100 fiona

    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
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100 collini

    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 Professor Duncan Ivison, for a big picture discussion on the challenge.

  • 24 September 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Kids 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.

  • 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.

  • 25 September 2014
    5.00pm - 6.30pm

    Food@Sydney Seminar #4 The One that Got Away: The World's Oceans and the Future of Food

    How do we maintain the nutrient cycles of our oceans at a time when fisheries are under more threat of exploitation than ever before?

  • 29 September 2014
    6.30pm - 7.45pm
    100x100 julia gillard

    Sydney Ideas - My Story by Julia Gillard

    'I was Prime Minister for three years and three days. Three years and three days of resilience. Three years and three days of changing the nation. Three years and three days for you to judge.' Australia’s 27th Prime Minister Julia Gillard tells her story.

  • 30 September 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Kim Williams on Music and Rules of Engagement

    One of Australia’s top business leaders, Kim Williams talks about enduring impact of an arts education on his life. He draws from sections of his book ‘Rules of Engagement’ and advances a strong case for the primacy of music education from a young age.

  • 2 October 2014
    5.30pm - 7.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Investing in Gender Equality for Growth

    In the lead up to the OECD G20 Leaders Summit we are delighted to welcome Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20. She will underline the economic dimension and imperative of reducing the gender gap and enhancing the role of women in economies and societies at large.