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Tuesday 19 February 2019
Quitting plastic  
Discover how to reduce plastic in your everyday life, starting with small and easy changes. Clara Williams-Rolden and Louise Williams answer the tricky questions, like ‘How will I wash my hair?’, ‘Do I have to give up crackers?’, ‘What about my bin liner?’ and ‘Is this going to be expensive?’
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 19 Cost: Free - Everyone Welcome
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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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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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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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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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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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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Wednesday 6 March 2019
Writing War: Kassem Eid and Mohammed Hanif  
The challenge of writing about war is to take stories and experiences that are almost beyond language and put them on paper. British-Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif will discuss his latest novel, Red Birds and Palestinian-Syrian writer Kassem Eid will introduce, My Country: A Syrian Memoir. Presented by UNSW Centre for Ideas and UNSWriting.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm Mar 06 Cost: TICKETS: $10 Full Price and $5 Concession and includes a free drink from our Foyer Bar
Venue: Io Myers Studio, Gate 2 High Street, UNSW, Kensington
Submitted by: Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts & Media, UNSW sam.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/Kass..
Enquiries: (02) 93855684   cpl@unsw.edu.au
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Saturday 9 March 2019
Harold Cazneaux, pictorialist photographer  
Sue Rosen and Roy Lumby undertook a Heritage Assessment of internationally acclaimed photographer Harold Cazneax’s home and studio at Roseville. Sue Rosen examines Harold Cazneaux’s life as an artist, his practice and our treatment of heritage sites reflective of the historic associative criteria.
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Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Mar 09 Cost: $3.00 members - $6.00 non members - no bookings necessary
Venue: Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: City of Sydney Historical Association Inc. www.sydneyhistorical.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 0423149522
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Saturday 13 April 2019
The Eveleigh Payroll Robbery of 1914  
Famous as the first time in Australia that an automobile had been used as a “getaway” vehicle, the Eveleigh railway payroll robbery of 10th June 1914 created a sensation in Sydney. This rather bizarre story, deep from the Sydney underworld of yesteryear, is recounted by Sydney historian Dick Whitaker.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:45pm Apr 13 Cost: Members $3 Visitors $6
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: City of Sydney Historical Association Inc. www.sydneyhistorical.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 0448891981   brooksbevy@gmail.com
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