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Capturing Political Animals: A conversation ...

After showing a short summary of the film, director/producer Jonah Markowitz will join the ... Read more

Welcome to Sydney Party...

The University of Sydney Union (USU) is throwing a huge party to welcome new international ... Read more

Distinguished Speaker Lecture: The Trump ...

Professor Peter Strauss (Columbia Law School) will deliver the first lecture as part of the ... Read more

Sydney Science Forum 2017: The Doctor...

No need for a TARDIS… jump through ‘wibbly wobbly’ theories of time travel, and discover ... Read more

Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program - ...

An intenstive 5-day academic residential program for year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to ... Read more

Events list

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  • 28 February 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Reverberations: the Holocaust, human rights, and the museum

    Human rights museums with a Holocaust theme proliferate internationally, but this burgeoning area of museology has not yet been subject to systematic scholarly study. This panel will present fresh perspectives on a selection of museums that link human rights and the Holocaust.

  • 1 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Emergence and Evolution of Life Beyond Physics

    Theoretical biologist and complex systems researcher Stuart Kauffman proposes that the ever-changing phase space of evolution means we can write no laws of motion for evolution, and it is thus not reducible to physics. The evolving biosphere is the most complex system we know in the universe.

  • 7 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Plastic Plague: Global Governance and the “Plastisphere”

    Despite the enormity of the problem, sporadic efforts at international policy development have yet to produce a new multilateral environmental agreement on microplastics. Has its time come? And what shape and form would a constructive and widely applicable convention take?

  • 9 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Asian Art Series - Marketing Pleasure for Profit: The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared

    Professor Julie Nelson Davis will explore the production of the famous eighteenth-century Japanese book of ‘performing beauties’ prints, 'The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared' and demonstrate how the unnamed patrons of the project are indicated through the book’s representational strategies.

  • 14 March 2017
    5.45pm - 8.00pm
    100 X 100

    RD Watt Lecture 2017

    Innovation in Australian agriculture benefits the world and vice versa? The 2017 RD Watt Lecture is presented by agricultural scientist Dr Peter Carberry, Deputy Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and an alumnus of the University of Sydney.

  • 15 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas Health Forums - Big sugar: the new health threat?

    Health issues like obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and poor dental health are all linked to the consumption sugar-sweetened foods and beverages. So should we be ditching sugar from our diets completely? And is a tax on sugar the answer?

  • 15 March 2017
    6.00pm - 8.30pm

    Power Institute & Sydney Ideas - What has Religion to do with Art?: A panel on Art and the Order of Existence

    Thomas Crow, Hannah Williams, and Dr. Florian Knothe in conversation with Mark Ledbury. Together, they will discuss the subject of art making in ‘enlightened, secular’ Europe, to explore and address the way in which art history in the Western world deals with the sacred and the secular.

  • 16 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - From the Frontline of Global Politics and the Middle East

    President of Al Sharq Forum, Wadah Khanfar in a conversation about the rapidly evolving nature of our news consumption, its relationship to the complex world of political strategy and diplomacy in the Middle East, and the complexities of identity and representation in this situation.

  • 21 March 2017
    7.00pm - 9.15pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Destruction of Memory: film screening and forum

    The ‘Destruction of Memory’ film documents the increasing threat to cultural heritage and associated cultural identity in war zones. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a conversation the film's director Tim Slade.

  • 23 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Life After MOOCs

    The recent MOOCs revolution in online education has largely focused on cheaper equivalents of hoarding, packing hundreds of students into a single classroom. Pavel Pevzner proposes a more efficient educational product, Massive Adaptive Interactive Text (MAIT).