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Monday 26 February 2018
Urban farming: feeding the future  
CEO of Green World Revolution (GWR) Toby Whittington and a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment, Dr Lenore Newman, join University of Sydney students and academics to discuss working on the frontline of urban agriculture, and how farms can be integrated into the urban economic and ecological system.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Feb 26 Cost: Free
Venue: Law School LT 104, Eastern Avenue, the 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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Thursday 1 March 2018
What should we do about Democracy?  
It feels like democracy is under siege, even in rich, peaceful countries like Australia that have escaped financial shocks and civil strife. Join a lively panel of experts, including Cory Doctorow, A.C.Grayling, Rebecca Huntley and Lenore Taylor as they explore some big questions about the future of democracy.
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Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm Mar 01 Cost: $40 Standard, $35 Student/Conc.
Venue: City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideaqs www.cityrecitalhall.com/events/d..
Enquiries: 02 8256 2222   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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Monday 12 March 2018
Why health professionals should contribute to urban planning  
Lucy Turnbull AO, Commissioner for Greater Sydney and David Borger, Western Sydney Director, Sydney Business Chamber join us for a Sydney Ideas Westmead on the importance of "place" in health promotion and disease prevention. and to examine the health impacts of Sydney's changing city structure.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Mar 12 Cost: Free
Venue: Conference Room, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, 176 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Thursday 15 March 2018
Interlocutors in the Archive: Aboriginal women and the collection of Anthropological data  
Archives contain intimate details of the lives, language and knowledge of named individuals within them. Professor Jakelin Troy will talk about the women she has met in archives and the continued importance of the detail for communities and individuals today.
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Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm Mar 15 Cost: Free
Venue: Nicholson Museum, The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney, Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sydney-i..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Wednesday 21 March 2018
Explosions in the sky: gravitational waves and the new astronomy  
Hear the incredible, behind the scenes story of how the collision of two neutrons stars, 130 millions light-years away, was detected by astronomers around the world including those at the University of Sydney. A Sydney Science Forum presented by Tara Murphy Sydney Institute for Astronomy.
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Time: 5:45pm-7:00pm Mar 21 Cost: Free, registrations essential
Venue: University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue, Camperdown
Submitted by: University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/whats-on/..
Enquiries: 02 9351 4354   science.forum@sydney.edu.au
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Thursday 22 March 2018
The Art of Homelessness  
Andres Serrano’s giant portraits from his ‘Residents of New York’ and ‘Denizens of Brussels’ series make it impossible to turn away from his homeless subjects. Join us for a conversation about his work and what it means at a time when Australia is dealing with its own homeless crisis.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Mar 22 Cost: Free
Venue: UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideaqs www.centreforideas.com
Enquiries: 02 9385 6348   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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