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Wednesday 17 July 2019
Jelani Cobb: Civil Rights in the age of Trump  
Jelani Cobb delivers the UNSW Martin Luther King lecture with an introductory performance by the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus. Writer and educator Jelani Cobb is a long-time staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work brings to life the intricate complexities of race in America.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:45pm Jul 17 Cost: Free
Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/jel..
Enquiries: (02) 93850000
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Thursday 18 July 2019
Visual Perception and Aboriginal Art  
Aboriginal painting has largely been regarded as conceptual rather than perceptual. Emeritus Professor Barbara Gillam will examine the innovative perceptual skills of Aboriginal bark painters, especially in depicting figure-ground and occlusion. She will also discuss the visual meaning of this art and its interaction with conceptual meanings.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 18 Cost: Cost $15 – SMSA & Royal Society Members/Fellows | $20 – Guests and General Entry
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   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Thursday 8 August 2019
Using Land Titles records for family and local history  
Presented by Associate Professor Carol Liston AO. Land title records are a hidden treasure for family and local historians but are always easy to understand. This talk and workshop will introduce you to ways of searching and retrieving online records to trace the history properties and families.
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Time: 10:30am-1:00pm Aug 08 Cost: Free
Venue: Mosman Library, Mosman Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman
Submitted by: Mosman Library events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events
Enquiries: (02) 9978 4101  Bookings: d.braye@mosman.nsw.gov.au
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Friday 9 August 2019
Troy Story  
To coincide with her latest novel A Thousand Ships writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes will take audiences on a tour around the Trojan War, the greatest conflict in ancient literature. From the causes of the war (divine displeasure) to its complex aftermath, this show encompasses some of the greatest poetry ever written.
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Time: 5:15pm-7:00pm Aug 09 Cost: This event is free
Venue: ABS Auditorium H20, The University of Sydney Business School, Corner Abercrombie and Codrington St, Darlington Campus, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry sophi-events.sydney.edu.au/calen..
Enquiries: 9351 2759   sophi.events@sydney.edu.au
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Tuesday 13 August 2019
Paul Davies: The Demon in the Machine  
Despite stunning advances in biology, we still don’t know what life is or how it really began. Theoretical physicist, cosmologist and astrobiologist Paul Davies, argues that the answer is at last in sight.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Aug 13 Cost: Free
Venue: Leighton Hall, G19, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/sydney-sc..
Enquiries: (02) 9385000
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