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Tuesday 30 January 2018
Gandhi Oration 2018: The Significance of Gandhi in a Post-Truth World  
The annual UNSW Gandhi Oration commemorates the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi and is delivered by a person whose life's work exemplifies Gandhian ideals. In 2018, the Gandhi Oration will be delivered by prominent Indian journalist Shoma Chaudhury on  The Significance of Gandhi in a Post-Truth World.
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Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm Jan 30 Cost: Free
Venue: UNSW Kensington, Gate 8, High Street, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Sydney www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gandhi-o..
Enquiries: 02 9385 0541   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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Art and Performance: Two decades of archaeology at the ancient theatre of Paphos, Cyprus  
The University of Sydney’s Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project has been excavating and interpreting Cyprus' ancient theatre since 1995. Over 500 Australian archaeologists, students and volunteers have helped reveal a structure used as a venue for performance for six and a half centuries. Dr Craig Barker presents the latest research.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Jan 30 Cost: Free
Venue: Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle A14, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney University Museums whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/a..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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Monday 5 February 2018
Learning, Adaptation and the Enlightenment: The Museum  
Kim McKay AO, Director and CEO of Australian Museum, discusses the Museum’s history, its roots in the Enlightenment and its role as a major focus of intellectual life and scientific research in colonial Australia. Kim will also address why Museums will continue to play an important role in shaping society.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Feb 05 Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-members
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/event/the-enl..
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300  Bookings: tkc@smsa.org.au
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Tuesday 6 February 2018
Strayapedia  
At a time when our MPs and senators are undergoing citizenship testing, satirist Dominic Knight discusses such questions of national identity as how the Hills Hoist relates to the goon bag, why koalas are ridden with venereal disease, and which beer sizes apply in which state and territory.
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Time: 12:30pm-0:30am Feb 06 Cost: Free - no booking required
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   marketing@smsa.org.au
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Author Talk: An Evening with Joe Williams - Defying the Enemy Within  
Joe Williams, former NRL player, world boxing title holder and proud Wiradjuri man discusses his newly published book Defying the Enemy Within. After struggling with mental illness and resultant drug and alcohol abuse Joe has bravely rebuilt his life. Learn about the ordinary steps that helped him achieve the extraordinary.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Feb 06 Cost: Free, but bookings are essential via www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/library
Venue: Library auditorium, Margaret Martin Library, Level 1 Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Belmore Road, Randwick
Submitted by: Randwick City Library Service www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/library
Enquiries: (02) 9093 6400   contactus@randwick.nsw.gov.au
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Thursday 15 February 2018
Meet the Authors : Nerida Newbigin and Kathleen Olive  
Fifteenth-century Florence was the cultural powerhouse of Europe. The city’s libraries and archives offer us insight into the daily lives of every day people. Join Kathleen Olive and Nerida Newbigin as they explore the world of Marco di Bartolomeo Rustici, a goldsmith whose illustrated manuscript provides fascinating insights into Renaissance Florence.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Feb 15 Cost: Free
Venue: Five Dock Library, Level 1,, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock
Submitted by: City of Canada Bay Libraries www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/
Enquiries: (02) 9911 6210
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HumanNature: Radical Histories for Uncanny Times  
Eureka Prize-winner Tom Griffiths discusses the historian’s craft and its central importance in our current period of profound environmental and social change. Exploring how understandings of history have taken shape amidst shifting cultural expectations, political imperatives, and scientific approaches, Griffiths ultimately asks: how have these imaginings/practices shaped our environmental possibilities? 
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Feb 15 Cost: Adults $20, Concession $18, AM Members $16
Venue: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Kabuku PR australianmuseum.net.au/event/humannatur..
Enquiries: 02 9320 6000
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Thursday 22 February 2018
Fake Science: Crooks, Cranks & Charlatans  
The use of science to sell strange and fraudulent information is not new. Join Emeritus Professor Brynn Hibbert, President of The Royal Society of NSW, as he reveals some of the wackier examples of scientific fraud, starting in the Middle Ages in Europe and finishing in Sydney in the 21st Century.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 22 Cost: Free - no booking required
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   marketing@smsa.org.au
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Monday 12 March 2018
Why health professionals should contribute to urban planning  
Lucy Turnbull AO, Commissioner for Greater Sydney and David Borger, Western Sydney Director, Sydney Business Chamber join us for a Sydney Ideas Westmead on the importance of "place" in health promotion and disease prevention. and to examine the health impacts of Sydney's changing city structure.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Mar 12 Cost: Free
Venue: Conference Room, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, 176 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Wednesday 21 March 2018
Explosions in the sky: gravitational waves and the new astronomy  
Hear the incredible, behind the scenes story of how the collision of two neutrons stars, 130 millions light-years away, was detected by astronomers around the world including those at the University of Sydney. A Sydney Science Forum presented by Tara Murphy Sydney Institute for Astronomy.
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Time: 5:45pm-7:00pm Mar 21 Cost: Free, registrations essential
Venue: University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue, Camperdown
Submitted by: University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/whats-on/..
Enquiries: 02 9351 4354   science.forum@sydney.edu.au
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