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Monday 23 April 2018
Entrepreneurship and neurological diversity  
What do ADHD, dyslexia and impulsive behavioural have in common? Despite their often-negative perception they can be advantageous in entrepreneurship. Professor Johan Wiklund has conducted research that supports this theory and will share how traits such as impulsivity and hyperactivity can have a positive impact on achieving entrepreneurial goals.
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Time: 5:45pm-7:30pm Apr 23 Cost: Free
Venue: Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Building J 651 - 731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Submitted by: Sydney School of Entrepreneurship www.eventbrite.com.au/e/global-s..
Enquiries: (02) 61 488 101 184  Bookings: info@sse.edu.au
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Tuesday 24 April 2018
Ceridwen Dovey in conversation with Michaela Kalowski  
Join us at UNSW as Michaela Kalowski interviews Ceridwen Dovey on her book In the Garden of the Fugitives. Ceridwen Dovey has created an unputdownable novel of obsession, guilt, and the power of the past to possess the present. Presented by UNSWriting.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Apr 24 Cost: Free
Venue: Io Myers Studio, Third Avenue, UNSW, Kensignton
Submitted by: UNSW Events sam.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/Ceri..
Enquiries: 9385 5684   cpl@unsw.edu.au
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Thursday 26 April 2018
Headstrong Daughters  
Nadia Jamal talks about the lives of ordinary Muslim women from around Australia whose stories she included in her book, Headstrong Daughters. These candid and moving stories reveal a side to Australian life that is little known and often misunderstood.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Apr 26 Cost: Free - Everyone Welcome
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   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Work in a free society  
Many people are anxious about work. Some are worried about the increasingly demanding nature of work, some by the lack of secure, meaningful employment, and others by the prospect of robots taking jobs. Professor Nicholas Smith, University of Sydney will discuss the changing character of work and its place in our lives.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Apr 26 Cost: Free
Venue: Leichhardt Library, Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Submitted by: Leichhardt Library www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/art-eve..
Enquiries: (02) 9392 5966   leichhardt.library.informationdesk1@innerwest.nsw.
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Australia's economic policy: in whose interest?  
Join Dr Ben-Spies Butcher, Macquarie University and Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell, University of Sydney as they discuss the current Government's economic policy and explain who are the real beneficiaries of it.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:15pm Apr 26 Cost: Free
Venue: Level 1, Gaelic Club, 64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Submitted by: Politics in the Pub www.politicsinthepub.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 96749179/94890530
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Saturday 28 April 2018
Cruising about town: the history of the motor car in Sydney – a talk by Richard Whitaker  
From around 1900 in Sydney at first the car could only be afforded by the wealthy until the introduction of the T-Model Ford. Richard Whitaker has a special interest in vintage and veteran cars. His illustrated talk takes us on a journey from 1900 to 1970.
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Time: 10:15am-12:30pm Apr 28 Cost: Free
Venue: hall, Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville
Submitted by: Marrickville Heritage Society
Enquiries: (02) 9557 3823   hertitagesociety@optusnet.com.au
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Death Cafe in Newtown  
Interested in talking about death, dying and the afterlife? Then join us at our monthly Death Cafe, a group-directed, agenda-free discussion group dedicated to the end-of-life. Hosted by South End Cafe and facilitated by Dr Michele Knight.
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Time: 2:15pm-4:30pm Apr 28 Cost: Donation
Venue: South End Cafe, 644 King Street, Erskineville
Submitted by: Sydney Nursing School waysofbeing.com.au
Enquiries: 0404488404   michele.knight@sydney.edu.au
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Until you see the original again: Lam Qua, Chinese export artist  
The first Sydney Asian Art Series event for 2018 features Winnie Wong, Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, discussing the Chinese painter known to Europeans as “Lam Qua". Presented with the Power Institute, VisAsia and the China Studies Centre.
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Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm Apr 28 Cost: Free
Venue: Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, the Domain, Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/sydne..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Sunday 29 April 2018
Eyewitness from Manus Island  
Greens Senator Nick Mc Kim Nick McKim visited the Manus Island detention centre during the siege last November to support the asylum seekers and refugees, describing it as an “escalating humanitarian emergency”. He will give a first hand account of conditions there and what he learnt.
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Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Apr 29 Cost: Free
Venue: Building 11, UTS, Broadway and Jones Sts, Ultimo
Submitted by: Solidarity www.refugeeaction.org.au
Enquiries: 0417 275 713   info@refugeaction.org.au
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Monday 30 April 2018
Populism Now!  
Populism is a dirty word - but can it be harnessed as a positive force for change? David McKnight discusses the case for progressive populism, arguing that it could address the genuine economic grievances of everyday people, and may be the best way of defeating the racist backlash of right-wing populism.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Apr 30 Cost: Free - Everyone Welcome
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   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Tuesday 1 May 2018
Dialogue of the Titans: Megan Davis and Michael Kirby  
Since the foundation of the UN in 1945, human rights leaders have worked to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of all people. But what is the reality of working with the UN? Is it possible to achieve for human rights given the nature of politics?
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm May 01 Cost: Free
Venue: Leighton Hall, G19, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dialogue..
Enquiries: (02) 93854832   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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The best other museums in northern and central Italy  
Discover Northern and Central Italy’s best other museums with Nick Gordon, from hidden gems in Rome to new museums of modern art, villas dedicated to special collections and Venice’s abundant galleries.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm May 01 Cost: $38 incl. Tea & Coffee
Venue: Room 204, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Wednesday 2 May 2018
Engineering for understanding  
Join UNSW Sydney and the Royal Society of NSW as we celebrate Professor Andrea Morello, who was awarded the 2017 Pollock Memorial Lectureship for his ground-breaking research in quantum computing. His talk will be on the topic Engineering for understanding: how building quantum devices unveils the meaning of quantum mechanics.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm May 02 Cost: Free, with online registration requested
Venue: Roundhouse, Anzac Parade, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.unsw.edu.au/events/2018-poll..
Enquiries: 9385 4832   engineering.events@unsw.edu.au
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Author Talk: Alice Pung on 'On John Marsden'  
Author Alice Pung will discuss her book On John Marsden, from the Writers on Writers book series in which celebrated Australian storytellers reflect on a literary figure who has inspired and fascinated them. The discussion will be facilitated by educational publisher Catherine du Peloux Menagé. a Sydney Writers’ Festival event.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm May 02 Cost: Free, but bookings are required www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/library
Venue: Library auditorium, Margaret Martin Library, Level 1 Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Belmore Road, Randwick
Submitted by: Randwick City Library Service www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/library
Enquiries: (02) 9093 6400   contactus@randwick.nsw.gov.au
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The war on journalism –: how 9/11 changed everything  
Academic and journalist Peter Greste, who was himself imprisoned in Egypt on terrorism charges, examines the way press freedom has steadily eroded to its worst point this century, and how Australia’s new national security laws are a troubling continuation of that trend.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm May 02 Cost: $20 concessions / $35 adults
Venue: Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, Corner of City Road and Cleveland Street, CHIPPENDALE
Submitted by: Sydney PEN International www.swf.org.au/festivals/festiva..
Enquiries: +6142187439
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