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SydneyTalks is a free service listing interesting talks in Sydney.  Our list is updated regularly to ensure you receive the most accurate information entered by the organisers, but we recommend that before attending you confirm details with them.

Please note SydneyTalks is on a temporary hiatus due to unforeseen circumstances. We are not processing talk submissions but look forward to returning in mid-September to bring you Sydney’s most interesting public talks and debates. Christine & Sally.

Highlights

Author Lunch: Yann Martel

In his only Sydney event Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, the number one international bestseller which sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and won the 2002 Man Booker (among many other prizes), talks about his latest book The High Mountains of Portugal, a suspenseful, mesmerising story of a great quest for meaning, told in three intersecting narratives.

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Sydney Ideas - China and the West: Dynamics of Power in the Chinese Art Market

Using past and present collectors of Chinese art, Dessa Goddard explores the cultural, political and economic forces that shaped collecting taste in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the challenges faced by new members of the Chinese art community in today's  global marketplace.
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Sydney Ideas - The Holocaust: the known, the unknown, the disputed and the re-examined

The Holocaust is one of the most researched events of the twentieth century. Yet it continues to spark popular interest and scholarly controversy. In this lecture Professor Michael Berenbaum reflects on the current state of research.
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Sydney Ideas - The Australian Mosque: locality, gender, and spirituality

Do contemporary Australian approaches to the 'sacred space' of the mosque offer a distinctive contribution to the wider Islamic global heritage?  Reem Sweid and Dr Sam Bowker consider the diverse cultural expressions of mosque design, past and present, in areas where Muslim populations are both minorities and majorities.
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