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Sunday 28 January 2018
Viewing Christianity from an Historical Perspective  
In the first three hundred years there were many Christianities that competed fiercely for supremacy. What came to be crystallised into orthodoxy was the form of Christianity that was prominent in the early years of Rome. A talk by Colin Whatmough.
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Time: 10:30am-11:30am Jan 28 Cost: Free
Venue: Second Floor, Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16-18 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Submitted by: Spirit of Life Unitarian Fellowship www.sydneyunitarians.org/
Enquiries: (02) 42686065
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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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Translating culture and talking with translators  
A panel of distinguished scholars, writers and translators explore the significance of translation, its impact on encounters between people, and its contribution to social cohesion, especially in multicultural and multi-faith societies like Australia. Hosted by Professor Vasidas Karalis of the University of Sydney.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Feb 05 Cost: Free
Venue: Law School Foyer, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Defying the Enemy Within with Joe Williams @ Balmain Library  
Former NRL player, world boxing title holder and proud Wiradjuri First Nations man Joe Williams' experience with severe mental illness and addiction inspired him to become a mental health advocate. He was a 2017 finalist in the National Indigenous Human Rights Awards for his work in suicide prevention and mental health.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Feb 05 Cost: Free
Venue: Balmain Library, 370 Darling St, Balmain
Submitted by: Leichhardt Library www.eventbrite.com.au/e/speaker-..
Enquiries: (02) 93679211
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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 8 February 2018
Germs I have met while working abroad  
This talk will interest anyone who travels abroad and wants to know the facts behind infection prevention as there is currently a lot of misinformation in the community. Join Professor McLaws, Professor of Epidemiology of Healthcare Associated Infection and Infection Control at UNSW to gain a clearer understanding.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Feb 08 Cost: $20.00 online or $25.00 at the door
Venue: Forest Room, Forestville RSL Club, 22 Melwood Avenue, Forestville
Submitted by: Fred Watson Tours www.fredwatsontours.com.au/events..
Enquiries: +61428993844   sue@fredwatsontours.com.au
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Tuesday 13 February 2018
Blogging Your Interests  
Well-known food blogger Thang Ngo will discuss how to use your passion to build a community through blogging. Learn tips, tricks and tactics for starting a successful blog and finding your niche.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 13 Cost: FREE & Open to the Everyone
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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Is there a Cure for Ageing?  
Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing at University College London, Professor Dame Linda Partridge, discusses the risks of ageing, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and dementia, and what we can do to combat ageing.
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Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Feb 13 Cost: Free
Venue: CPC auditorium, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Impact of Climate Change on Birds  
Our speaker Simon Griffith, based at Macquarie University, researches the behaviour and ecology of birds. This talk will be on how Australian birds cope with an often extreme, and changing climate and how they try to time their breeding seasons to best fit times of good weather and abundant food.
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Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm Feb 13 Cost: Free, booking not required
Venue: St Andrews Uniting Church, Corner Vernon and Chisholm Sts, South Turramurra
Submitted by: STEP Inc www.step.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 94898256   secretary@step.org.au
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Wednesday 14 February 2018
Engaged anthropology, collaborative research and the Atikamekw First Nation  
Join Professor Sylvie Poirier as she reflects on her trajectory of engagement and collaborative research with the Atikamekw First Nation (north-central Quebec, Canada).
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Feb 14 Cost: Free
Venue: Law School Foyer, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.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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