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The Australian Boat Race 2014...

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

Zheng Guogu in conversation with ...

Join us for a conversation between acclaimed Chinese artist Zheng Guogu (insert Chinese characters) and ... Read more

The 2014 City of Sydney Peace ...

Hear Julian Burnside speak and witness Malcolm Fraser present him with the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize. ... Read more

Insights 2014: The World Trade System ...

In our last Insights lecture for 2014, Professor Romalis explores the resilience of international trade in ... Read more

Promoting lifestyle physical activity and ...

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

2014 Sydney China Business Forum...

2014 Sydney China Business Forum will provide a unique opportunity for leaders in government, business and ... Read more

An English Winter’s Evening...

An English Winter’s Evening Choral concert presented by Sydney University Graduate Choir, Soloists and ... Read more

Events list

  • Date
  • 27 October 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas Key Texts - Professor Vrasidas Karalis

    The New Testament has shaped all forms of thinking from politics to aesthetics, from sociology to psychology and of course from religion to spirituality. Tonight we explore its continuing significance under the light of modern scholarship.

  • 28 October 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100x100 william fox

    Sydney Ideas - The Brandscape: the role of public art in contemporary nature

    William Fox is Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada, a world-renowned archive, research center, and instigator of creative interactions between people and their environments. Presented with Sydney Environment Institute and the Macleay Museum.

  • 28 October 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Matt Laffan Memorial Lecture on Social Justice

    Society has failed to approach disability and people with disability as just another aspect of the human condition. Human rights lawyer Rosemary Kayess explores the impact this has had on people with disability and how mechanisms framed by human rights and CRPD can drive change.

  • 29 October 2014
    5.00pm - 6.30pm

    21st Century Medicine - Are Teenagers (actually) Crazy?

    What is the connection between the hormones of puberty – testosterone for boys and oestradiol in girls – and adolescent behaviour, health and wellbeing? Adolescent health experts Professor Kate Steinbeck and Associate Professor Catherine Hawke discuss their research.

  • 29 October 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas & SUP- Sydney Studies in Australian Literature Launch

    Join us for the launch of a new series published by Sydney University Press, ‘Sydney Studies in Australian Literature’ that will publish original, peer-reviewed research in the field of Australian literature.

  • 5 November 2014
    5.30pm - 7.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Cybersecurity and CyberWar: what everyone needs to know

    Our modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. Leading expert on changes in 21st century warfare Peter Singer, looks at the key questions we all face in the cyber age: how it all works, why it all matters, and what we can do?

  • 6 November 2014
    2.00pm - 3.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Reconsidering the History of Taiwan: implications for the future

    China makes many territorial claims on the basis of history. How does the case of claims to Taiwan stand up when Taiwan had no permanent Chinese communities until the Dutch (1624-1662) imported Chinese for labor. Bruce Jacob’s discusses this and other of China's so-called historical claims.

  • 6 November 2014
    5.00pm - 6.30pm

    Food@Sydney Seminar #6 Food Sovereignty

    Can we make food systems that are underpinned by principles of democracy, social justice and inclusivity? What needs to happen?

  • 12 November 2014
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Wellbeing, nudge and working out what works: reflections on theory and practice

    Earlier this year, an independent Commission on Wellbeing and Policy published a report that explains the concept of wellbeing and suggests how it can improve policy making. The Chair of the Commission, Gus O’Donnell will discuss its implications, especially in human and social services.

  • 17 November 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Failure to Adapt! Lessons from the U.S. experience of Hurricane Sandy

    After Hurricane Sandy there have been few substantive moves to relocate property away from coastal hazards or to change the footprint of vulnerable coastal communities. Are the significant US federal subsidies that assume most of the risk for coastal investment creating a moral hazard?