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Tuesday 11 August 2020
Gods and Demons

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Gods and Demons  
Foreign correspondent Deborah Cassrels peels back the tourist veneer of Indonesia in her memoir Gods and Demons, sharing insights into the country’s memorable events and current affairs, from the Bali Nine drug gang and the gruesome executions of their ringleaders, to stories of infamous terrorists and the country's response to Covid-19.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Aug 11 Cost: Free: registration requested
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
Registration: smsa.org.au/events/event/gods-and-demons..
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts
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Money talks: divesting from fossil fuels

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Money talks: divesting from fossil fuels  
Get expert insight into the driving factors of risk, ethics, and universities as a model case study for change. The panel: Sarah Barker, Head of Climate Risk Governance at MinterEllison; Rachel Deans, Market Forces; Dr Alastair Fraser, School of Economics, University of Sydney; and Phil Harding, Director of Finance, UCL Business. Moderated by Dr Tanya Fiedler, University of Sydney Business School.  
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Aug 11 Cost: Free: registration essential
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Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
Registration: www.sydney.edu.au/engage/events-sponsors..
Submitted by: The University of Sydney
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Wednesday 12 August 2020
Is it Really Possible to Create a Book Together?

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Is it Really Possible to Create a Book Together?  
Seasoned children’s writer Libby Hathorn, and former exec online producer for Channel 7, Lisa Hathorn talk about joining forces to create a book. The co-creators reveal the process of story-making, choosing a publisher, agreeing on suitable artwork, agonising over the roughs, watching the work evolve from afar, right up to pages.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:15pm Aug 12 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
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Enquiries: (02) 0409224216   j.thorndyke@bigpond.com
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=635534..
Submitted by: The Society of Women Writers NSW
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Thursday 13 August 2020
COVID-19: The ultimate public health challenge

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COVID-19: The ultimate public health challenge  
The COVID-19 pandemic has put health experts on the frontlines of politics. As we continue to navigate our way through the crisis, how we implement science and public health advice in the real world is absolutely critical. Hear from some of the country's leading health experts including Dr Kerry Chant, NSW Ministry of Health, as they discuss what we've learnt from the pandemic, and what is still to come.
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Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm Aug 13 Cost: Free: registration requested
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries: (02) 93850000   university.events@unsw.edu.au
Registration: www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/livestream-..
Submitted by: UNSW Events
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Sunday 16 August 2020
David Coffey: Theologian of the Spirit

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David Coffey: Theologian of the Spirit  
Emeritus Professor Paul Crittenden speaks to the Australian Catholic Historical Society on the Australian theologian David Coffey, known for his work on the Holy Spirit (bookings essential, limit 30, to ACHSmeetings@gmail.com)
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Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm Aug 16 Cost: Free: registration essential
Venue: St Patrick's Church Hill Crypt, 20 Grosvenor St, The Rocks
Enquiries: 0294285306  Bookings: ACHSmeetings@gmail.com
Registration: australiancatholichistoricalsoci..
Submitted by: Australian Catholic Historical Society
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Monday 17 August 2020
Life Among the Stars

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Life Among the Stars  
Did life on Earth start in deep sea vents as previously thought or in hot springs on land as more recent evidence seems to show? For UNSW x National Science Week 2020 hear from exoplanet expert Chris Tinney and origin of life researcher Martin Van Kranendonk as they share the latest findings on these fascinating questions.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Aug 17 Cost: Free: registration essential
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Enquiries: (02) 9385 1000   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
Registration: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/life-amo..
Submitted by: UNSW Events
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Tuesday 18 August 2020
Fire

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Fire  
We are about to enter the Pyrocene (Fire Age) and Australia will feel it more fully and suddenly than elsewhere. Join the world’s leading fire historian, Stephen Pyne, for a fascinating exploration of the history of fire, Australia's ever-expanding. catastrophic fire season and the recent bushfire crisis,
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Aug 18 Cost: Free: registration requested
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Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
Registration: smsa.org.au/events/event/fire-stephen-py..
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts
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Eating for the Planet

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Eating for the Planet  
Is it possible to feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries? This question was posed to a group of doctors and dieticians from all over the world, and their response became the Planetary Health Diet. Join CEO of VicHealth Sandro Demaio and others discuss how we can all eat better and contribute to a healthier world. For UNSW x National Science Week 2020.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Aug 18 Cost: Free: registration essential
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Enquiries: (02) 93851000   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
Registration: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/eating-for-the-p..
Submitted by: UNSW Events
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Wednesday 19 August 2020
We Still Need To Talk About Climate Change

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We Still Need To Talk About Climate Change  
In January we watched as Australia burned. Over 18 million hectares were destroyed, and more than a billion animals were killed. How can we bring communities together to think about change? Join climate scientist Tim Flannery, marine ecologist Adriana Vergés, social researcher Rebecca Huntley and marine biologist Emma Johnston to find out how we might turn these pressing climate conversations into climate solutions. For UNSW x National Science Week 2020.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Aug 19 Cost: Free: registration essential
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Enquiries: (02) 9385 1000   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
Registration: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/we-still..
Submitted by: UNSW Events
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Can we live without sex?

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Can we live without sex?  
Is sex an essential element of a fulfilled and satisfied life? Does the call to sexual purity place unfair and unrealistic demands on the single Christian? Join two unmarried theologians—Dani Treweek and Chris Thomson—as we consider how the world’s concept of sex as an essential part of our self-discovery, self-identification and self-expression compares with what God reveals about his purposes for human sexuality.
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Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm Aug 19 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
Venue: ONLINE
Enquiries: (02) 9577 9956   ccl@moore.edu.au
Bookings: ccl.moore.edu.au/events/2020-08-..
Submitted by: Centre for Christian Living
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Thursday 20 August 2020
The World According to Physics

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The World According to Physics  
Theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili is renowned for his ability to make the principles and stories of science easily understandable. From the physics of the cosmos to the physics of everyday life, he will bring us up to speed – uncovering what the biggest ideas mean and why they matter. What are the discoveries that lie ahead? For UNSW x National Science Week 2020.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Aug 20 Cost: Free: registration essential
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Enquiries: (02) 93851000   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
Registration: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-worl..
Submitted by: UNSW Events
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Monday 24 August 2020
Intellectual Property

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Intellectual Property  
Intellectual property laws are intended to protect creators. But are they still working as intended? From Mickey Mouse's copyright to the patenting of human genes, John August asks how a once incidental issue now has such a hold over our lives and our freedoms.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Aug 24 Cost: Free: registration requested
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Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
Registration: smsa.org.au/events/event/intellectual-pr..
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts
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Racism in the Arts – Reform or Revolution?

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Racism in the Arts – Reform or Revolution?  
What is the role and responsibility of the creative sector in the fight for racial justice? How can arts and cultural organisations work with Indigenous peoples, people of colour and minority groups in ways that transcend mere gesture and symbolism? Our panel includes: Lena Nahlous, executive director of Diversity Arts Australia; Rosie Lourde, film director; Merindah Donnell,  Executive Producer BlakDance; and Tian Zhang – An independent curator and facilitator.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:00pm Aug 24 Cost: Paid: advance booking essential
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Enquiries: 0418 264 755   info@samag.org.au
Bookings: www.samag.org/sydney-arts-event/racism-i..
Submitted by: Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG)
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Tuesday 25 August 2020
Engaging Women in the Built Environment

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Engaging Women in the Built Environment  
Our speakers will explore gender equity, workplace practices, and how the industry is tracking towards the goal of 50% women in leadership roles. 2020 speakers include: • Alison Mirams, Chief Executive Officer, Roberts Pizzarotti Pty Ltd • Abbie Galvin, NSW Government Architect • Professor Linda Corkery, Landscape Architecture, UNSW Built Environment • Dr Cathy Smith, Senior Lecturer, Interior Architecture, UNSW Built Environment • Panel moderator, Professor Helen Lochhead, Dean, UNSW Built Environment • And more….
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Aug 25 Cost: Free: registration essential
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Enquiries: (02) 93851000
Registration: unsw-2020-engaging-women-in-the-built-en..
Submitted by: UNSW Events
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Monday 31 August 2020
Visions of Futures Past

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Visions of Futures Past  
Space historian Kerrie Dougherty delves into the fascinating story of space projects that never were, revealing the amazing ideas and space programs from around the world that were perhaps too ambitious, too expensive, too technically difficult to achieve at the time — or simply were not politically acceptable.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Aug 31 Cost: Free: registration requested
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Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
Registration: smsa.org.au/events/event/visions-of-futu..
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts
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