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Building resilience critical to end ...

Co-hosted by the Charles Perkins Centre global food and nutrition security project node and the ... Read more

Sydney Ideas - 'Beyond 1914 – The ...

Join us for a panel discussion with leading Australian historians on remembering the Great War. ... Read more

Community Values and the Challenges ...

Distinguished paediatrician, Dr John Yu, will address issues including education, refugee policy, and early childhood ... Read more

Walter Westman Lecture - Sustainability: ...

By Peter Newman, CUSP, Curtin University. The evidence for climate change engulfing our future is ... Read more

Sydney Children's Festival...

Performances, workshops and free activities for kids aged 5-12!... Read more

Wireless wellbeing and personalized health: ...

There has been an unprecedented explosion of digital technology for personal use this century. These ... Read more

5th Annual Honi Soit Opinion ...

The 5th Annual Honi Soit Opinion Competition is a chance to celebrate the great writing ... Read more

Promoting lifestyle physical activity and ...

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

Events list

  • Date
  • 25 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Why the Scientific Revolution Wasn't a Scientific Revolution

    It was common to refer to the period in the history of science roughly from Copernicus to Newton as the Scientific Revolution. Professor Daniel Garber argues that the political analogy behind the idea of a scientific revolution is singularly inappropriate.

  • 26 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Professor Nikolas Rose

    Prominent British sociologist Nikolas Rose explores some of historical transactions between the social and the vital in urban existence. He considers some recent work in the neurosciences and its potential, and its problems, for a revitalised sociology of urban experience.

  • 26 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas & Power Institute - Imagining Time: The Temporality of Art’s History

    Art historian Keith Moxey’s talk will focus on time, asking what is the time of the work of art and how does the work of art make time. Moxey will discuss an approach that acknowledges the anachronic nature of our encounter with objects in the face of a continuing need for chronology.

  • 27 August 2014
    6.00pm - 8.00pm
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    Sydney Ideas & Health Sciences - Communication is a Human Right

    For an estimated 1.1 million Australians living with a communication disorder, communication is a daily source of frustration. What can we do to ensure that children with speech disorders have access to the help they need, so their basic human right to communicate is upheld?

  • 28 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100 IC

    Sydney Ideas & Power Institute - Taking audiences seriously: two case studies from the Anglo-Boer War and the dawn of digital cinema

    Film historian Ian Christie offers two thumbnail sketches of how an audience-centred approach might illuminate both historic media reception – such as the representation of the Anglo-Boer war in London in 1899 – and a contemporary mass-media phenomenon, James Cameron’s 'Avatar'.

  • 1 September 2014
    5.00pm - 7.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Indonesia Facing a New Future

    Indonesian writer, journalist and Human Rights Watch researcher Andreas Harsono and award-winning journalist Hamish McDonald, author of the recently published book 'Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century' discuss democracy in Indonesia, the Jokowi administration and what lies ahead for Indonesia.

  • 1 September 2014
    6.00pm - 7.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Reading Australian Literature with Drusilla Modjeska

    Reading Australian Literature is a new series in which Australian writers reflect on the Australian books they value. In an engaging public lecture, they will discuss a favourite Australian literary text. This Monday night Drusilla Modjeska reflects on 'Visitants' by Randolph Stow.

  • 4 September 2014
    5.00pm - 6.30pm
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    Food@Sydney Seminar #3 Why don’t we eat enough fruit and vegetables?

    Despite health promotion programs to increase fruit and vegetable intake over the past couple of decades only half of us eat 2 serves of fruit daily, and the recommended 5 serves of vegetables per day is met by less than 10%. What are some new approaches to encouraging more consumption?

  • 5 September 2014
    5.00pm - 6.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Knowledge Industry and Counter-power: subversive futures for intellectual workers in neoliberal Australia

    In her Last Lecture Professor Raewyn Connell explores the classic problem of the relationship between intellectuals and power. Join us as we celebrate her contribution to the field after 43 years of groundbreaking teaching and research and a body of work that has reshaped the study of sociology.

  • 6 September 2014
    4.00pm - 5.00pm

    In Conversation: She Only Barks at Night

    Join us at the Macleay Museum to hear Senior Curator Dr Jude Philp (Sydney University Museums) in conversation with theatre artist Michelle St Anne (The Living Room Theatre) as they discuss taxidermy.