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Learning from Country: 15 May – 31 July 2017...

Learning from Country is an exhibition of original artwork and materials showcasing 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

Racist Stereotypes, Resistance and Reclaiming ...

This lecture is being held to commemorate NAIDOC Week. Settler Australians came to know Aboriginal ... Read more

Howard on Trump...

Join us to hear former Prime Minister The Hon. John Howard OM AC in conversation ... Read more

ASEAN Forum 2017: Women in ASEAN...

In the 50th year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN Forum 2017 explores the ... Read more

Events list

  • Date
  • 5 July 2017
    6.00pm - 7.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Trailblazer: the extraordinary life of Hanna Neumann, Australia’s first female professor of mathematics

    Dr Peter Neumann OBE describes the life of his mother, Professor Hanna Neumann, and her long and distinguished career as a female mathematician in the early part of the 20th century.

  • 6 July 2017
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Fusion: the perfect energy source

    The challenge of providing carbon free energy for the whole world is greater than ever. We need fusion. Theoretical physicist Professor Steven Cowley will examine two key questions: What scientific questions must be resolved and how can we hasten the first fusion electricity?

  • 7 July 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Luminous Moments: my life and times in the trans-Tasman screen trade

    Dr Ruth Harley, former CEO New Zealand Film Commission and Screen Australia, delivers the 2017 Henry Lecture for the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) conference.

  • 11 July 2017
    5.00pm - 6.30pm

    Sydney Ideas, Food [at] Sydney - The Suburban Harvest … food in our own backyard

    Australian suburbs have been a site of food production for over one hundred years. This seminar explores the past, present and future or urban food production.

  • 12 July 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back

    What challenges and opportunities are millennials facing in the future? What will their participation in politics look like? What is the future reality of work and job security?

  • 17 July 2017
    5.30pm - 7.00pm

    Sydney Ideas, Westmead - Scientific Fraud and Truth

    How does the community deal with fraud when it does arise? Are the small numbers of incidences of fraud just an aberration, or are there cultural issues that need to be addressed?

  • 19 July 2017
    6.00pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Portraits and Place

    Unveiling of the new portrait that recognises achievement of women in academia. The forum will also explore the shifts in assumptions, mindsets and ways of thinking that are required to achieve gender equality and how symbols, such as portraits may assist.

  • 20 July 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Making of Jane Austen

    July marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. This talk will celebrate Austen’s life and writings and make sense of how her characters and stories have come to be imprinted on each new generation of readers.

  • 26 July 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Climate Change in the City

    Harriet Bulkeley, Professor of Geography, Durham University will explain that the coming of climate change to the city poses three critical questions for the research and policy community: questions of response; questions of justice; and questions of meaning.

  • 31 July 2017
    6.00pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Films of Mohamed Al-Daradji

    Born in Baghdad in 1978, Mohamed Al-Daradji, is a multi-award Iraqi film director, producer and civil activist. In this Sydney Ideas event he will be will be in conversation with Dr Lucia Sorbera from the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures.