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Events list

  • Date
  • 26 October 2016
    5.30pm - 6.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Game of Thrones! History, Medievalism and how it might end

    Hear about the medieval history and literature on which Game of Thrones draws, plus a little speculation as to how it might all end!

  • 27 October 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Innovation Week 2016. Future States Forum

    How can today’s research inform tomorrow’s public policy, drive technological innovation and inspire our creative sectors? For this special forum we bring together diverse voices from the fields of biology, politics, food security and energy production, and ask them to project into the future.

  • 31 October 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Journaling an Activist Poetics

    Australia poet John Kinsella reads extracts from his activist journals and offers observations of place, politics, ecologies, ethics and poetic structure.

  • 1 November 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Three Biggest Challenges Facing the Food System, and How we Fix Them

    Everybody eats. How do we connect ‘big’ food systems outcomes with the ‘small’ intimate ways that we all experience food? Corirna Hawkes presents a people-centred approach in which problems are addressed by starting with the reality of people’s everyday lives, then working back into the food system

  • 2 November 2016
    6.00pm - 7.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Secret Life of Air

    Air is full of life. Most of this life is unstudied and yet we know that nearly every breath you breathe contains both species that you depend on for life and also species with the ability to kill you. Biologist Robert Dunn presents the 2016 Murray Lecture.

  • 2 November 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Male Champions of Change Debate

    Led by 2016 Australian of the Year David Morrison a panel of researchers, students and academics explore the assumption that greater equality has to be led from the top and that the leadership from men will accelerate change.

  • 4 November 2016
    5.30pm - 6.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - You Are Only As Old As Your Blood Vessels

    The greatest scourge of the present day is atherosclerosis, which remains responsible for most of the morbidity and mortality globally, But if the most important risk factor for atherosclerosis is age, what can be done to reduce its impact? Professor John P Cooke shares the latest research.

  • 7 November 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Do Fish Feel Pain and Why Does it Matter?

    Annually millions of fish are caught on barbed hooks, or left to die by suffocation on the decks of fishing boats – should we be concerned about this? Victoria Braithwaite explores the question of fish pain and suffering, and explains what we now understand about fish neurobiology and behavior.

  • 10 November 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Thai Art Today

    Dr Apinan Poshyananda, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Thailand presents a talk on contemporary Thai art. A renowned curator and writer, Dr Poshyananda was conferred knight by the governments of Sweden, Italy and France for his contribution to international art.

  • 14 November 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Beyond Accommodation: Muslims and the law in Australia

    Sydney Law School researchers consider the controversial question of recognition of Shari’ah and Muslim cultural identities under Australian law in the contexts of fears of Islamist terrorism as well as the increasing securitisation of Muslims.