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Thursday 21 September 2017
Crime Fiction, Colonial Ambition and Amazons  
Dr Rachel Franks will give an illustrated lecture on the colonial novelist Fergus Hume, author of The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. Her talk will explore the many challenges of storytelling and publishing in colonial Australia.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Sep 21 Cost: Free
Venue: Local Studies Room, Ashfield Library, Level 2 Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Submitted by: Ashfield Library www.eventbrite.com.au/o/ashfield-library..
Enquiries: 02 9716 1810
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Alzheimer’s: where we’ve come from and where we’re going  
As part of World Alzheimer’s Day, we welcome four dementia experts from the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre to share the latest research breakthroughs on Alzheimer’s disease. Speakers include Rebekah Ahmed, Muireann Irish, John Kwok and Sharon Naismith.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Sep 21 Cost: Free, with online registration requested
Venue: Law School Foyer, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Exploring the Ghost Empire of Byzantium  
Join us with the ABC's Richard Fidler, speaking on his book Ghost Empire. "When my son turned fourteen, we set out to explore the ghost empire of Constantinople. It was to be a coming of age adventure, of sorts. My ambition was that Joe and I would walk the Walls of Constantinople."
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Sep 21 Cost: $40, $30 for Friends of the Nicholson Museum, $10 students
Venue: Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle A14, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney University Museums whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/e..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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Thursday 28 September 2017
An evening with nature photographer Jess Bray  
Jess Bray, a finalist in this year’s Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition, talks about the process of taking amazing photos. Jess’s shoots have taken her to the world’s most exciting wildlife hotspots, including Kenya, Alaska, the Galapagos, Patagonia, Iceland and Greenland. The Exhibition displays over 100 stunning photos.
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Time: 5:45pm-7:45pm Sep 28 Cost: $20 / $18 concessions / $16 AM Members
Venue: Theatre, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Australian Musuem australianmuseum.net.au/event/an-evening..
Enquiries: (02) 93206000   tanya.goldberg@austmus.gov.au
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Monday 9 October 2017
Doing Justice  
Barrister Julian Burnside’s commitment to justice runs long – with a pronounced commitment to asylum seeker and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. He’ll lead a panel conversation about justice – what it means to him, and what it should mean to all of us –with host Benjamin Law.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Oct 09 Cost: $15 concession / $19 full
Venue: Upstairs Theatre, Belvoir Theatre, 18 & 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
Submitted by: Sydney Writers' Festival www.swf.org.au/festivals/programs-2017-2..
Bookings: 8355 1574
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
The Science of Singing, Registers, and Resonance  
The voice is a remarkable musical instrument, fundamentally different from manufactured instruments. Professor of Physics at the University of NSW, Joe Wolfe, examines the basic science of the voice, including how singers can make their voice loud enough to compete with orchestras.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Oct 10 Cost: Free
Venue: City Recital Hall, 2 - 12 Angel Pl., Sydney
Submitted by: City Recital Hall www.cityrecitalhall.com/events/science-o..
Bookings: 02 8256 2222
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Saturday 14 October 2017
Dickens and the English Language.  
Susan Butler, Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary,  speaks about words that have come to us from Dickens and how appearing in such well-loved works of literature has given extra staying power to the words that he chose.
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Time: 10:30am-12:00pm Oct 14 Cost: $10/$5 Members
Venue: Sydney Room, City Tattersals Club, 194 - 204 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: NSW Dickens Society dickenssydney.com
Enquiries: -   nswdickens@gmail.com
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Thursday 19 October 2017
Painting after the mass-produced image  
Professor David J. Roxburgh, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History, Harvard University, presents the fourth lecture in the Sydney Asian Art Series. The series is co-presented by the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre and The Power Institute, and VisAsia, with support from the AGNSW and Sydney Ideas.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Oct 19 Cost: Free - online registrations requested
Venue: CPC auditorium, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas/lectures/2017..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Thursday 2 November 2017
Climate Change and Australia with Professor Lesley Hughes  
Our climate system is changing rapidly as a result of human activity. Australia is considered one of the most vulnerable developed countries; we already experience unprecedented heatwaves, coral bleaching and many other impacts. Distinguished Professor Lesley Hughes will address the latest global and national trends, and what must happen next.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Nov 02 Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA), Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts smsa.org.au/events
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   marketing@smsa.org.au
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