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Monday 27 March 2017
Are we Losing the Koala?  
Koalas with chlamydia are at risk of infertility, blindness, pneumonia and even death; and koala populations in NSW and Queensland are listed as ‘vulnerable’. UTS microbiologist Dr Willa Huston explains how her work paves the way for a new antibiotic to save koalas’ lives.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Mar 27 Cost: Free
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/event/dr-willa..
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   marketing@smsa.org.au
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Tuesday 28 March 2017
Exhibition Workshops - Noula Diamantopoulos  
As part of the Kosmos exhibition, Noula will also be hosting an author event discussing her book You Are. That Is. Creative. Join her for an interactive workshop to help you wake up your imagination, unleash your inner creativity and enhance your life.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Mar 28 Cost: Free
Venue: Five Dock Library, Level 1,, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock
Submitted by: City of Canada Bay Libraries www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au
Enquiries: 9911 6310
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Wednesday 29 March 2017
Sydney Ideas: Preserving the Past - the Dawkins Reforms and the University of Sydney  
The Dawkins reforms to higher education in the late 1980s roused passions at many universities across the nation, over fears for the academic enterprise and Australia’s system of free, public university education. Join Derrick Schreuder, Julia Horne, and Stephen Garton for a discussion of the Dawkins reforms.
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Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm Mar 29 Cost: Free/Registration Requested.
Venue: Level 1, New Law School, Law School Lounge, New Law School, 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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Sydney in the 1960s  
Russell Workman talks about Sydney in the 1960s, presenting a series of his photographs taken in and around the city during the swinging 60s that reveal just how much the city has changed and what has stayed the same.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Mar 29 Cost: Free/Booking not required
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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The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China  
Professor Minxin Pei, Claremont McKenna College examines China's crony capitalism as a result of the corruption in the post-Tiananmen era.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Mar 29 Cost: Free/Online Listing Required
Venue: Law School LT 106, New Law School, 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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Author Talk: Nikki Gemmell on After  
Join internationally acclaimed writer Nikki Gemmell for a discussion of her new book After which examines, from a uniquely personal perspective, myriad issues around the highly contentious subject of the choice to end one’s life.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Mar 29 Cost: Free Incl light refreshments
Venue: Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain
Submitted by: leichhardt library www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/library
Bookings: (02) 93679211  Enquiries: library@lmc.nsw.gov.au
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DUPLICATE An Evening with Nikki Gemmell @ Balmain Town Hall  
Join internationally acclaimed writer Nikki Gemmell for a discussion of her new book 'After'—which examines, from a uniquely personal perspective, myriad issues around the highly contentious subject of the choice to end one’s life. Free event - All welcome.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Mar 29 Cost: Free - Incl light refreshments
Venue: Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain
Submitted by: leichhardt library www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/library
Bookings: (02) 93679211  Enquiries: library@lmc.nsw.gov.au
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Thursday 30 March 2017
Woomera and the Anglo-Australian Joint Project  
Woomera Rocket Range! Once it was a name synonymous with high-tech weaponry, Cold War intrigue and the excitement of spaceflight. To mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Woomera Range, space historian Kerrie Dougherty presents an overview of its origin.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Mar 30 Cost: Members $10; Non-Members $12 incl refreshments
Venue: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Royal Australian Historical Society www.rahs.org.au/event/rahsashet-l..
Enquiries: (02)92478001  Bookings: history@rahs.org.au
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Sydney Ideas: Abolish Slavery in My Smartphone  
Jack Qiu contends that features of enslavement have crept into the digital media industries, creating a generation of iSlaves trapped in a global economic system that relies upon and studiously ignores their oppression.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Mar 30 Cost: Free/Online Registration Requested
Venue: Law School Lecture theatre 026, Law School, 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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Breaking the Mould - Japanese Traditional Craft in the 21st Century  
Yuji Akimoto, director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and director/professor of The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, discusses the place of traditional craftsmanship in contemporary art and the challenge of keeping Japanese traditional craft, known as kogei, viable in the 21st century.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Mar 30 Cost: Free
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney www.jpf.org.au/jpfevents/17-breaking-the..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0060   reception@jpf.org.au
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Rebuilding The Labour Movement's Electoral Appeal  
Join Emma Maiden Assistant Scretary, Unions NSW and David Mehan, ALP member for The Entrance as they discuss the importance of making social justice compliance the centre piece of the Labour movement and its electoral appeal..
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Time: 6:30pm-8:15pm Mar 30 Cost: Free/Donation welcome
Venue: Level 1, Gaelic Club, 64 Devonshire St, Surrey Hills
Submitted by: Politics in the Pub www.politicsinthepub.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 96749179/94890530
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Friday 31 March 2017
David Lewis on Modernism in Art and Music  
David Lewis talks about the Modernism movement in relation to Manet, Richard Strauss, Louis Armstrong and more.
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Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Mar 31 Cost: Free
Venue: Lvl 6 Ashfield Civic Ctre, Ashfield Library, 260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield
Submitted by: Ashfield Library www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au
Enquiries: 02 9716 1810
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The Sale of Alaska  
On 30 March 1867, Russia sold a seemingly worthless Alaska to USA for the princely sum of two cents per acre. Given the abundance of natural resources in Alaska, Russia might now regret its 19th century generosity today. Jo Gerk discovers who the decision makers were behind this deal.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm Mar 31 Cost: $48 incl light supper
Venue: David Stewart Room, 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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Sydney Ideas - Global Warming and the Mass Bleaching of Corals  
In 2015-2016, record temperatures triggered a pan-tropical episode of coral bleaching, the third global-scale event since mass bleaching was first documented in the 1980s. Hear a discussion between Prof Terry Hughes from James Cook University, David Ritter from Greenpeace Australia, and a panel of others working on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Mar 31 Cost: Free - Online registrations requested
Venue: Abercrombie Business School (LT 1040), Cnr Codrington & Abercrombie Streets, The University of Sydney, Darlington
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943  Bookings: sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Saturday 1 April 2017
Crossing the Owen Stanley Ranges in 1890s PNG  
Papua New Guinea's Owen Stanley Ranges are known for the infamous Kokoda track. In this talk by Dr Jude Philp, we learn the story of when the Ranges were part of the image of 'Picturesque New Guinea' of the 1870s and 90s, and a haven for bird collectors, prospectors and adventurers.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm Apr 01 Cost: Free
Venue: Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle A14, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney University Museums whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/c..
Bookings: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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