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Edward II...

King Edward’s illicit desire will eclipse the law, alienate his nobles and wife, and ... Read more

Festival of Democracy 2015...

Welcome to the 2015 Festival of Democracy. Join us at the University of Sydney for two ... Read more

USSC: How to End the ...

The United States Studies Centre will host a panel discussion featuring The Honourable Bob Carr, ... Read more

2015 Sydney China Business Forum...

The one-day forum will explore how China’s rapidly expanding middle class is ramping up ... Read more

2015 Sciences and Technologies of Learning (...

The STL Research Fest, an annual event at the University of Sydney, bringing together the ... Read more

Obesity report card...

Professor Ian Caterson is Foundation Director of the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating ... Read more

Events list

  • Date
  • 14 October 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas Health Forum - What does it mean to die well?

    More than 150,000 people die each day but what does it mean to die well? This forum will explore what dying well means by bringing together people who wish to share their desires, experiences and opinions.

  • 15 October 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Future of France Foretold in its New Museums

    With the opening of several new museums of society in France in the last decade what can we learn about high state policy, international economic interests, cultural outreach, the relations of regions to capitals, tourism, and indeed claims about what it means to be French today?

  • 16 October 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - We Need to Talk about Spain

    On 15th May 2011 Spain was convulsed by extraordinary popular uprisings and the “Indignados” movement was born. Spain has witnessed a period of political experimentation since then, including the formation of the party Podemos (“we can”), created in early 2014 to contest the European elections.

  • 19 October 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations

    A book launch and panel discusion on recognising the role business can play in tackling climate change. Guests include Clive Hamilton and David Ritter.

  • 20 October 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Raising the Bar: 20 bars, 20 talks, 1 night

    On Tuesday 20 October, the city’s bar scene will experience an academic shake up as 20 academics enter 20 bars to deliver 20 thought-provoking talks.

  • 21 October 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Slow Violence, Environmental Activism and the Arts

    This talk by the Princeton University Professor Rob Nixon, will focus on activists and artists who are responding with an urgent creativity to the challenge of representing unspectacular environmental violence in a spectacle-obsessed age.

  • 26 October 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - 21st Century Medicine: The Future of Cancer Care is (nearly) Here

    Until relatively recently, dreams about cancer cures have historically been just that - dreams. But there is a revolution happening in cancer treatment. Professor Michael Boyer discusses the brave new world of cancer treatment.

  • 27 October 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Science and Satire in Early Modern England

    The Royal Society was founded in 1660s London to recognise, promote, and support excellence in the new sciences. What did they achieved in the yearly years and why was science so often ridiculed by opponents?

  • 28 October 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Rhythms, Rebels and Resistance

    Syrian-American rapper Omar Offendum uses ‘political hip-hop’ as a vehicle for supporting progressive social and cultural movements. He will discuss some of the key moments in the development of political hip-hop in the Arab world and analyse how they are connected to recent revolutions.

  • 28 October 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Sydney Story Factory

    The importance of creativity for living and learning is frequently highlighted in education, business and the marketplace. In the heart of Redfern Sydney Story Factory is changing the lives of young people 7-17 through creative writing and storytelling workshops at its Martian Embassy.