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NAIDOC Week 2018 Celebrations...

NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held across The University of Sydney during July to celebrate ... Read more

Obesity Management Workshop for Health ...

World obesity experts from the Boden Institute together with RPA’s Metabolism and Obesity Services ... Read more

Adventures in the virosphere: Charting ...

Join us for the next Sydney Science Forum - Adventures in the virosphere: Charting the ... Read more

Sydney Viet Nam Symposium...

Join the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre for a symposium for researchers, educators and students engaged ... Read more

Events list

  • Date
  • 23 July 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The past and future of international thinking

    What is the status of international thinking in the world today? Join us for a discussion of international thinking, through the lens of politics, law and history, and an examination of how the rise in nationalist sentiment affects international collaboration and institutions.

  • 26 July 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Language and Indigenous Community Well-being

    From Australia, to Pakistan, to the Phillipines, this talk will examine the ways in which language plays a role in Indigenous community wellbeing.

  • 30 July 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - How can investigative journalism projects change the world?

    This event will bring together journalists, reporters and editors to discuss the power of investigative journalism, and how good journalism can change the world.

  • 31 July 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Hand holding world

    Sydney Ideas - Is storytelling bad for science?

    Storytelling is emotive and subjective, while scientific work often upholds values of reason and objectivity. 

This panel will explore these questions, including the possibility that storytelling is exactly what science needs, with a view to answering the question: Is storytelling bad for science?

  • 1 August 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Hand holding globe

    Sydney Ideas - Art and neuroplasticity: are they linked?

    What does art do to our brains and mental well-being? This panel brings together medical researchers focusing around both ends of the demographic spectrum - youth mental health and dementia and art practitioners to consider these question and more.

  • 3 August 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Hands holding rock

    Sydney Ideas - The find of the century for archaeology?

    In the 2018 Tom Austen Brown lecture, Dr Mark Collard, an evolutionary anthropologist, argues that comparative ethnology – comparing and contrasting the features of large samples of human societies – should be a key archaeological tool.

  • 6 August 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Military general

    Sydney Ideas - War and the modern world

    Canadian historian Professor Margaret MacMillan, in examining the causes and consequences of war, draws out the paradoxes of war and peace since the end of WWI.

  • 6 August 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Yak train

    Sydney Ideas - Tibet: Life on the Frontlines of Climate Change

    Hear about the role of nomads in protecting Tibet's environment, and the importance of traditional knowledge and practices in responding to climate change.

  • 7 August 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Willie Brim Mantaka

    Sydney Ideas - Bla(c)kness in Australia

    Join us for the launch of the special issue of the magazine Transition on "Bla(c)kness in Australia". The collection brings together the voices and artwork of diverse Bla(c)k writers, artists, poets, and scholars in Australia.

  • 9 August 2018
    6.00am - 7.30am
    Armenians being marched

    Sydney Ideas - The shameful history of Armenian genocide

    Leading historian Professor Taner Akcam reflects on the history of Armenian genocide and refusals to accept responsibility for the 1915 atrocity, more than a century later.