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SydneyTalks is a free service listing interesting talks in Sydney.  Our list is updated regularly to ensure you receive the most accurate information entered by the organisers, but we recommend that before attending you confirm details with them.

Highlights

Chance Survivors of the 17th Century: Landmark Manuscripts at the State Library

Join Paul Brunton OAM as he reveals the sometimes perilous histories of Australia's foundation documents held in the State Library NSW, focussing on 17th century: The Quiros Memorials 1607-1614 and Abel Tasman's journal and hand-drawn chart 1642-1644. These rarely seen original materials will be on display.
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The Big Bang

Join Professor  Harald Fritzsch to learn about our current understanding of Quarks, Dark Matter and the Universe!
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Transforming Ovid: the Metamorphoses in Contemporary Art and Literature

Dr Paul Roche, Latin lecturer at Sydney University, discusses contemporary reactions in art and literature to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a mythological epic on the subject of transformation. Examples include Ted Hughes’ Tales from Ovid and works by Fernando Botero, Kate McDowall, Kiki Smith and Dessa Kirk.
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Lazarus Species

Join curators Dr Jude Philp, Robert Blackburn and Dr Anthony Gill and  hear stories of discoveries made by the Macleay family in the 19th century to develop their natural history collections, often collecting specimens now extinct or endangered. 
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