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Thursday 26 November 2020
Midnight Oil: Live-stream Gold Medal for Human Rights Award Ceremony

Advocate talk

Midnight Oil: Live-stream Gold Medal for Human Rights Award Ceremony  
Join us to see Midnight Oil awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation’s Gold Medal for Human Rights and to hear them speak about their journey fighting for climate justice through their music career and activism. Peter Garrett, Martin Rotsey, Jim Moginie and Rob Hirst will join in conversation with Stan Grant in a live-stream event to receive the Award. They will be joined by Jessica Mauboy, performing a specially prepared live tribute.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Nov 26 Cost: Paid: in advance or on the night
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries:   peace.foundation@sydney.edu.au
Bookings: www.sydneypeacefoundation.org.au/
Submitted by: Sydney Peace Foundation
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Friday 27 November 2020

Expert talk

The German Renaissance Painters: Durer, Cranach the Elder & Hans Holbein  
These German Renaissance painters are well known names – but how were they connected to the religious reforms of Martin Luther who travelled to London? Join Anne Harbers to discuss the works and lives of Durer, Cranach the Elder and Hans Holbien.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Nov 27 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries: (02) 9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
Bookings: www.weasydney.com.au/course/TGRP
Submitted by: WEA Sydney
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Sunday 29 November 2020
Antidote festival: Resetting the World

Expert talk

Antidote festival: Resetting the World  
How can we rebuild outdated thinking with fresh perspectives? Advocate for Indigenous-led design Jefa Greenaway, social researcher Rebecca Huntley and one of Australia's leading economic journalists Jessica Irvine, offer fresh ideas to reshape our world. Join these future-facing thinkers as we explore what new philosophies will help us rebuild our shared future. Hosted by Tom Tilley
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Time: 10:00am-11:00am Nov 29 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Bookings: (02) +61292507777   bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/..
Submitted by: Sydney Opera House
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Antidote festival: Such a Fun Age: Race, Class and Privilege

Author talk

Antidote festival: Such a Fun Age: Race, Class and Privilege  
It's rare that a debut novel makes the sort of impact as Kiley Reid's 2020 bestseller Such a Fun Age. Expect a dynamic exploration of racism in all its forms, from the overt to the subtly hypocritical. When do allies become exploiters, why is class so often overlooked in critiques of injustice, and how can we navigate difficult conversations? Hosted by Jan Fran.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Nov 29 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Bookings: +61292507777   bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/festiva..
Submitted by: Sydney Opera House
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Antidote festival: The End of America?

Author talk

Antidote festival: The End of America?  
Historian, academic and New Yorker staff writer, Jill Lepore, joins New York Times Australian bureau chief Damien Cave via videolink, in a discussion that attempts to anchor this cultural moment in historical context, explore deeper meanings of current events, and ask: does the fight for racial equality, eradication of police violence, and reform of unjust systems truly mean the end of America as we know it?
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Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Nov 29 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Bookings: +61 2 9250 7777   bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/..
Submitted by: Sydney Opera House
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Antidote festival: Reasons to be cheerful

Author talk

Antidote festival: Reasons to be cheerful  
Curator and councillor Jess Scully's new book, Glimpses of Utopia, highlights stories from around the world where people respond to crises with hope and help. In Kenya and Bangladesh slums are being transformed to safe havens, and care workers are reclaiming control in India and Lebanon. Likewise, Dutch popular historian Rutger Bregman reveals that humans are not destructive and selfish, but innately communal and cooperative.
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Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm Nov 29 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
Venue: ONLINE
Bookings: (02) +61292507777   bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/festiva..
Submitted by: Sydney Opera House
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Antidote festival: Queerstories Comes Back Out

Author talk

Antidote festival: Queerstories Comes Back Out  
Confessions, obsessions, love, loss and fierce resistance – you never know what will happen next at Sydney's legendary LGBTQI+ storytelling event. Queerstories celebrates the culture and creativity of the LGBTQI+ community, one true story at a time. A national storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, Queerstories has sold out at festivals and independent venues around the country, with a book and an award-winning podcast boasting nearly 250 stories.
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Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm Nov 29 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Bookings: (02) +61292507777   bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/festiva..
Submitted by: Sydney Opera House
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Tuesday 1 December 2020
Invertigro: A vertical farming startup with applications on Mars

Scientist talk

Invertigro: A vertical farming startup with applications on Mars  
Paul Millet, COO of Invertigro will be speaking as part of Cicada Innovations' EMERGE 2020, a month-long festival celebrating Sydney's STEM & Tech pioneers.
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Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Dec 01 Cost: Free: registration essential
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries: (02) 0416596423
Registration: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/emerge-t..
Submitted by: Cicada Innovations
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Wednesday 2 December 2020

Scientist talk

Geoengineering the Climate: Might We Ever Be That Desperate?  
Our climate is changing, with human emissions of greenhouse gases being the major contributor. While mitigation should be our main goal, we may need to turn to interventionist measures one day. Are they even feasible? Can we do it? Should we do it? Should we even research it? To provide a contrast, and some hope, Michael Box will take a look at some of the policies and initiatives being rolled out.
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Time: 10:30am-12:00pm Dec 02 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Enquiries: (02) 9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
Bookings: www.weasydney.com.au/course/GCET..
Submitted by: WEA Sydney
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Goterra: A collaboration between robots and insects to manage waste

Scientist talk

Goterra: A collaboration between robots and insects to manage waste  
Olympia Yarger, CEO of Goterra will be speaking as part of Cicada Innovations' EMERGE 2020, a month-long festival celebrating Sydney's STEM & Tech pioneers.
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Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Dec 02 Cost: Free: registration essential
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries: (02) 0416596423
Registration: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/emerge-t..
Submitted by: Cicada Innovations
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Crises, construction and corruption

Expert talk

Crises, construction and corruption  
The amount of devastation caused by crises such as earthquakes, windstorms and flood is directly linked to the quality of construction of a village, neighbourhood, town or city. Construction, in turn, is often at risk of corrupt practices, leading to poor quality buildings and infrastructure that collapse more easily. Professor George Ofori from London South Bank University will explain the complex relationship between crises, construction and corruption.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Dec 02 Cost: Free: registration requested
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries: (02) 93850000   be.events@unsw.edu.au
Registration: bit.ly/32An9jG
Submitted by: UNSW Events
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Thursday 3 December 2020
Gelion: Makers of the University of Sydney solar powered benches

Scientist talk

Gelion: Makers of the University of Sydney solar powered benches  
Andrew Grimes, CEO of Gelion will be speaking as part of Cicada Innovations' EMERGE 2020, a month-long festival celebrating Sydney's STEM & Tech pioneers.
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Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Dec 03 Cost: Free: registration essential
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries: (02) 0416596423
Registration: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/emerge-t..
Submitted by: Cicada Innovations
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Friday 4 December 2020

Expert talk

The Battle of Prestonpans  
David Wilson examines the background to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite rebellion which led to a humiliating defeat for British Government forces of the day.
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Time: 10:00am-11:00am Dec 04 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Enquiries: (02) 9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
Bookings: www.weasydney.com.au/course/TBOP
Submitted by: WEA Sydney
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Clash of Civilizations: Was Huntington Right But for Wrong Reasons?

Expert talk

Clash of Civilizations: Was Huntington Right But for Wrong Reasons?  
Mubashar Hasan discusses a review of American political scientist Samuel P Huntington's highly controversial clash of civilizations thesis where he argued that in a post-communist world the source of future conflicts between the nation states will not come from ideology but from civilizational (including religious) differences. This lecture reviews the thesis, its supporters and critics.
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Time: 12:15pm-1:45pm Dec 04 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries: (02) 9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
Bookings: www.weasydney.com.au/course/PLCC..
Submitted by: WEA Sydney
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Tuesday 8 December 2020
Q-CTRL: Solving the Achilles heel of quantum computing

Scientist talk

Q-CTRL: Solving the Achilles heel of quantum computing  
Michael Biercuk, CEO & Founder of Q-CTRL will be speaking as part of Cicada Innovations' EMERGE 2020, a month-long festival celebrating Sydney's STEM & Tech pioneers.
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Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Dec 08 Cost: Free: registration essential
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries: 0416 596 423
Registration: bit.ly/38qxPFk
Submitted by: Cicada Innovations
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