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Thursday 21 February 2019
The Geopolitics of the Quantum Race  
Following a packed house in 2018, the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney presents the annual Q Forum on the Geopolitics of the Quantum Race. Join our panel of international experts to discuss the possibilities – and the perils – that await us in a quantum future.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Feb 21 Cost: Free
Venue: General Lecture Theatre, Quadrangle Building, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Submitted by: The Centre for International Security Studies www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-geop..
Enquiries: 0293517663   ciss@sydney.edu.au
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Friday 22 February 2019
50 Shades of Greying — sex and older people  
Our panel include sexologist Jocelyn Klug and ACON’s Russ Gluyas. They discuss the challenges and joys of physical intimacy later in life, dispelling myths about sex and ageing. Topics include sexual expression, expanding our definition of sex, and couples in residential aged care. Presented for Seniors’ Festival.
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Time: 10:30am-12:30pm Feb 22 Cost: FREE — BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
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
Bookings: 0292627300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Saturday 23 February 2019
The Aussies of East Nanjing Road  
Hear how descendants of Chinese peasants established thriving businesses in Sydney, and after Federation moved between Australia and China establishing businesses, including the first Chinese-owned department stores in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Dr Scott MacArthur explores the intertwined histories and built heritage of Victorian Sydney's Haymarket and Shanghai's Art Deco golden age.
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Time: 10:15am-12:00pm Feb 23 Cost: Free
Venue: hall, Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville
Submitted by: Marrickville Heritage Society
Enquiries: (02) 9557 3823   blairitage@optusnet.com.au
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Tuesday 26 February 2019
Speaking of Music: Jazz & Democracy  
Join founder of The Jazz & Democracy Project® (J&D), Dr. Wesley J. Watkins, IV as he explains how the jazz masters are practitioners of American democratic ideals, advocates for live jazz and jazz education in the classroom, and ponders how these ideas translate to the Australian experience.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Feb 26 Cost: SMSA & ROYAL SOCIETY MEMBERS/FELLOWS - $15 / GUESTS & GENERAL ENTRY - $20
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
Bookings: (02) 9262 7300   marketing@smsa.org.au
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From apolitical engineer to lobbyist  
Retired Engineer Howard Witt will tell us how the impending climate catastrophe led him to give up his engineering consultancy and devote himself to lobbying for climate mitigation action. All welcome to share a light meal from 1:15 pm; look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm Feb 26 Cost: Free
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Level 1, Sydney
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0467004892   brian@ccl.org.au
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Wednesday 27 February 2019
Marvels of engineering and industrial heritage  
Join John August for a fascinating exploration of the many marvels of human ingenuity he has encountered during his travels, including extraordinary engineering works, antique machines, scientific curiosities and strange objects.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 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
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Sacrifice or safety Net: Romance, marriage and Japan’s gender gap  
Marriage is still an ideal in Japan, but it's no longer the norm it once was. Dr Laura Dales (University of Western Australia) explores the growing gaps between marriage-related ideals and practice from the perspective of female experience, focusing on how popular media positions marriage as “safety net” and/or “sacrifice”.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Feb 27 Cost: Free
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/no-room-for-romance/#s..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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Thursday 28 February 2019
Author Talk: Nadia Wheatley on Her Mother's Daughter  
As a child, Nadia Wheatley had a sense of the great divide between her parents, who had met and married while working in Germany on the front line of the Cold War. Growing up in 1950s Australia, Nadia became a player in their deadly contest.
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Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm Feb 28 Cost: Members: $15/Non-Members $20 (incl. light supper)
Venue: Small Meeting Room, Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain
Submitted by: Friends of Balmain LIbrary fobl.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 0419 127 919   info@fobl.org.au
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Saturday 2 March 2019
The scoop on relationships In Japan  
This session takes recent media coverage about gender and relationships in Japan as a point of departure to discuss debates currently circulating in the public sphere. Featuring Japanese Studies researchers Laura Dales and Debbie Chan (University of Western Australia), and moderated by Eleni Psaltis (ABC News Radio).
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Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm Mar 02 Cost: Free
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/no-room-for-romance/#s..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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Tuesday 5 March 2019
Quarantine Unmasked: surviving the 1918-19 influenza pandemic at North Head  
Thousands of returning soldiers were detained and some died at North Head Quarantine Station in 1918-19 during the worldwide ‘Spanish flu’ pandemic. Drawing on the carvings and gravesites at North Head, this presentation by Dr Peter Hobbins shares stories of life in quarantine while influenza killed millions around the world.
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Time: 10:30am-11:30am Mar 05 Cost: Free, but online bookings are essential as limited seats are available.
Venue: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Head Office, Building 28, Best Ave, Mosman
Submitted by: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust www.harbourtrust.gov.au/learn/trust-talk..
Enquiries: 8969 2112
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Accessible Tours of STEEL: art design architecture  
Free Access Tours of STEEL: art design architecture Aged Care Tour – Tuesday 5 March, 11am - 12pm Deaf & HOH Tour, AUSLAN Interpreted – Tuesday 5 March, 2 - 3pm School Tours - Tuesday 5 – Friday 8 March, 11 - 4pm
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Time: 11:00am-1:00pm Mar 05 Cost: Free
Venue: Gallery, Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Submitted by: Object: Australian Design Centre www.eventbrite.com.au/e/accessible-tours..
Enquiries: (02) 93614555   hello@australiandesigncentre.com
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Globalising Australian Law Schools  
Join us for another Affinity Law Panel with Professo Colin Picker, Dean, School of Law at the University of Wollongong and Professor George Williams, Dean, School of Law at the University of NSW, Sydney. Light lunch will be served at 12pm. The talk will begin at 12.30pm.
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Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm Mar 05 Cost: Free
Venue: Affinity Intercultural Foundation, Suite 502, Level 5, 51-57 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Affinity www.eventbrite.com.au/e/globalis..
Enquiries: (02) 8065 2502   info@affinity.org.au
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Barriers to love: masculine perspectives on relationships and marriage In Japan  
This talk examines the structural and ideological barriers to romance and marriage that exist for men in Japanese society, looking at "freeter", soushoku-kei ("herbivore") and other new masculinities, and their implications for heterosexual relationships in Japan. By Japanese Studies researcher Debbie Chan (University of Western Australia).
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Mar 05 Cost: Free
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/no-room-for-romance/#b..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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Sydney's powerful owls  
Dr Beth Mott will talk about the important role of these top predators in urban ecosystems such as the Sydney Basin and what we can do to help protect and increase their numbers.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Mar 05 Cost: Free
Venue: Hornsby Library, 28-44 Goerge St, Hornsby
Submitted by: STEP Inc www.step.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 94898256   secretary@step.org.au
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Wednesday 6 March 2019
Mitigating the coming climate catastrophe  
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy in the federal parliament Mark Butler, will reveal what the Labor Party is doing to mitigate the coming global warming catastrophe. All welcome to share a light meal from 1.30 pm.
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Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm Mar 06 Cost: free
Venue: Oatley RSL, 23 Letitia St, OATLEY
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0467004892   george@ccl.org.au
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