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Wednesday 20 September 2017
Sydney's cosmopolitan conservationists of the 1920s and 1930s  
Educator Janine Kitson profiles radicals Annie Wyatt and David Stead. She discusses their networks, how they shaped government initiatives, policies and law reforms to create modern Sydney. Wyatt was instrumental in the National Trust (NSW) and Stead the Wildlife Preservation Society. Talk includes light refreshments, booking online secures a place.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm Sep 20 Cost: $30/20 AGHS members, $5 students
Venue: Annie Wyatt Room, NSW National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill (entry by ramp off Argyle St./Watson Rd./past Observatory to end of road, up the steps off Lower Fort St., Millers Point
Submitted by: Australian Garden History Society www.trybooking.com/RNKG
Enquiries: (02) 9943 1456 / 0407 464 876  Bookings: aghssydney@gmail.com
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Thursday 21 September 2017
Crime Fiction, Colonial Ambition and Amazons  
Dr Rachel Franks will give an illustrated lecture on the colonial novelist Fergus Hume, author of The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. Her talk will explore the many challenges of storytelling and publishing in colonial Australia.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Sep 21 Cost: Free
Venue: Local Studies Room, Ashfield Library, Level 2 Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Submitted by: Ashfield Library www.eventbrite.com.au/o/ashfield-library..
Enquiries: 02 9716 1810
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Alzheimer’s: where we’ve come from and where we’re going  
As part of World Alzheimer’s Day, we welcome four dementia experts from the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre to share the latest research breakthroughs on Alzheimer’s disease. Speakers include Rebekah Ahmed, Muireann Irish, John Kwok and Sharon Naismith.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Sep 21 Cost: Free, with online registration requested
Venue: Law School Foyer, 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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An Evening of Astronaut Stories  
Two NASA astronauts, Dr Sandra H. “Sandy” Magnus and Colonel Pamela Melroy, share stories about their time in space and answers your questions. Hosted by Fred Watson from Australian Astronomical Observatory.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Sep 21 Cost: Free, with online registration essential
Venue: Abercrombie Business School (Auditorium), Cnr Codrington & Abercrombie Streets, The University of Sydney, Darlington
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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No Place to Lay One's Head  
Join translator Stephanie Smee to hear the story of Françoise Frenkel, a Jewish woman who set up the first French language bookshop in Berlin, set against the backdrop of WWII. Originally published in 1945, this powerful memoir lay forgotten until Stephanie brought it to life for a new audience.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Sep 21 Cost: Free - Incl. light refreshments
Venue: Balmain Library, 370 Darling St, Balmain
Submitted by: leichhardt library www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/library
Enquiries: (02) 9367 9211   library@lmc.nsw.gov.au
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Exploring the Ghost Empire of Byzantium  
Join us with the ABC's Richard Fidler, speaking on his book Ghost Empire. "When my son turned fourteen, we set out to explore the ghost empire of Constantinople. It was to be a coming of age adventure, of sorts. My ambition was that Joe and I would walk the Walls of Constantinople."
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Sep 21 Cost: $40, $30 for Friends of the Nicholson Museum, $10 students
Venue: Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle A14, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney University Museums whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/e..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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Like a Person - Humanoid Robots in Performance  
Performance and media artist Dr Elena Knox (Waseda University) presents scenes from robots’ screen performances, and asks us to consider ideas about immortality, jobs, appearances, computation and the ‘life’ of the robots who will resemble us. Part of talk series Human Meets Robot, running September 21-November 2
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Sep 21 Cost: Free, bookings essential
Venue: The Japan Foundation Sydney, Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney www.jpf.org.au/events/like-a-person/
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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Danger! Bad Air in Western Sydney  
Join Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens MP in NSW State Parliament and Antony Lewis, President 'No incinerator for Western Sydney' as they discuss the danger to air quality in Western Sydney from pollution, neglect and the world's biggest incinerator.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:15pm Sep 21 Cost: Free/Donation welcome
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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Friday 22 September 2017
The Abdication Crisis of 1936  
Judy King discusses King Edward VIII's decision to abdicate the throne in December 1936 which plunged the nation and the British Empire into a constitutional crisis.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm Sep 22 Cost: $48 incl light supper
Venue: Room 311, 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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Sunday 24 September 2017
An Afternoon with James Alison  
James Alison is a British Catholic priest and theologian who has been developing a positive understanding on LGBTI issues in faith contexts for many years. He has written many books on God, religion and LGBTI people. Come and hear James speak on this important topic of LGBTI issues and religion.
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Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Sep 24 Cost: Free
Venue: CB 06.03.028, UTS Guthrie Theatre, enter 702 Harris Street , level 3, Ultimo
Submitted by: University of Technology futures.uts.edu.au/blog/2017/07/25/meet-..
Enquiries: 02 9514 2523   joanna.thyer@uts.edu.au; uts.chaplaincy@uts.edu.au
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Monday 25 September 2017
Public Talk: Making the most of your presentation  
Do you want to know how to prepare and deliver presentations? CUDOS and the SPIE.OSA University of Sydney student chapter are pleased to introduce, for the very first time in Australia, Jean-luc Doumont who trains rational minds in effective communication  Join us for his free public talk.
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Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Sep 25 Cost: Free
Venue: Harry Messel Lecture Theatre, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Submitted by: CUDOS bit.ly/2x4Ho7U
Enquiries: 0293512637   cudos@physics.usyd.edu.au
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Tuesday 26 September 2017
Author Talk: Jane Rawson on From the Wreck  
Jane Rawson talks about From the Wreck, a speculative novel which  jumps off from the true story of her great-great grandfather, George Hills, who survived a shipwreck in 1859. In Jane’s re-imagining, George is obsessed with a fellow survivor, unaware that she from another dimension and seeking refuge on earth.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Sep 26 Cost: Free - Bookings Essential
Venue: Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA), 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts smsa.org.au/events/
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300  Bookings: tkc@smsa.org.au
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What’s Happened to the University?  
Trigger warnings, cultural appropriation and safe spaces. Will the proliferation of politically correct ideals become the norm, prescribing, censoring or banning texts, gagging speech and curbing exchange of ideas? Join us for an engaging, informed and robust look at the issues. Speakers include Frank Furedi, Marguerite Johnson and Steven Schwartz.
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Time: 5:45pm-7:00pm Sep 26 Cost: Free
Venue: The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney
Submitted by: The Centre for Independent Studies www.eventbrite.com.au/e/whats-ha..
Bookings: (02) 9438 4377   mhawkeweaver@cis.org.au
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No History, No Future - George Shipp Memorial Talk  
The inclusion of history in the national history curriculum suggests a central role and respect of history in our society. Public historian Dr Lisa Murray will consider the current situation for history in our community and reflect upon Australian history and the role of history in planning for the future.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Sep 26 Cost: Free but bookings are essential
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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Wednesday 27 September 2017
Renewable Reinvention - Global Green Shift?  
Global energy markets are in process of rapid change and transformation. Expert speakers discuss the potential for renewable reinvention and a global green shift: John Mathews, Macquarie Uni; Emma Herd, Investor Group on Climate Change; Tony Vassallo and Christopher Wright, University of Sydney.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Sep 27 Cost: Free
Venue: Law School Foyer, 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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