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Tuesday 20 November 2018
Kerry O'Brien on 'A Memoir'  
Six-time Walkley Award winner and ABC paragon Kerry O’Brien will discuss his intimate and ground-breaking memoir, where he reflects on the social and political upheavals he has witnessed, on lessons learned and lessons ignored, and from close up, the personalities who have made history.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Nov 20 Cost: Admission Only — FREE (First in best dressed.) / Admission + Signed Book — $40 ($4.99 off RRP)
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/booking-form-..
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Wednesday 21 November 2018
Expanding the circle of regard for truth  
Do we need cultural change in our relation to truth? Join Professor Nick Enfield, Dr Dalia Nassar, Associate Professor Rebecca Scott Bray and Professor Duncan Ivison as they discuss the role of humanities in addressing the 'post truth' crisis.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Nov 21 Cost: Free with online registration required
Venue: Lecture Theatre 200, SSB (Social Sciences Building), University of Sydney, Camperdown
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/sydne..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Facing our past: the Jericho Skull  
Jericho is one of the world's oldest inhabited settlements. Excavations in 1953 uncovered a cache of skulls that had been plastered and painted 9500 years ago to resemble individuals. Recent CT imaging of the British Museum skull has revealed astonishing new information. Dr Alexandra Fletcher (British Museum) discusses these new discoveries.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Nov 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 wordvine.sydney.edu.au/files/2259/21817/
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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Thursday 22 November 2018
Celebration and survival: Schools of Arts & Mechanics’ Institutes  
Come along to hear Sian Williams from Swansea University in Wales and Michele Frey from New Zealand share their international perspectives on Schools of Arts and their future, and their own local institutions. Sian and Michele are keynote speakers from the Mechanics’ Institutes of Australia Conference in Victoria.
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Time: 10:30am-12:00pm Nov 22 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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Saturday 12 January 2019
Australia’s Centenary 1888  
During 1888, Australia’s Centenary, the city of Sydney offered wonderful and amazing entertainments by the seaside for the public at Manly, Coogee and Bondi. The innovation of bathing machines at Coogee Beach was an item of great interest! Presented by Mary Small.
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Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Jan 12 Cost: Free
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: 0448 891 981
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