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Friday 18 January 2019
Epistemology: the theory of knowledge  
We believe that we ‘know’ many things; but what is “knowledge”, and how does it relate to evidence, truth, belief, expectation, and mere remembering? What makes "justification" justificatory? In this lecture Tibor Molnar argues that Plato got it all wrong; and that even philosophers ‘know’ almost nothing at all!
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Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm Jan 18 Cost: $92/$83 including coffee/tea.
Venue: WEA, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Brainwaves Information Services www.weasydney.com.au/course/WIK
Enquiries: (02) 9264-2781   info@weasydney.nsw.gov.au
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Tuesday 22 January 2019
The UNSW report on A Climate Dividend for Australians  
Howard Witt will discuss the recent climate report by UNSW Professors Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon, and will compare their “Australian Carbon Dividend Plan” to the Citizens' Climate Lobby’s “Carbon Fee & Dividend” proposal. All welcome to share a light meal from 6 pm; look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm Jan 22 Cost: Free
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Level 1, Sydney
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0419973952   brian@ccl.org.au
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Wednesday 23 January 2019
The Discipline of the Existing  
Please join us for the first 2019 Utzon lecture The Discipline of the Existing delivered by co-founders of the award winning Spanish architectural office Flores & Prats, Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores.
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Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Jan 23 Cost: Free
Venue: Law Building, Law Theatre, (Building E10), UNSW, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.unsw.edu.au/events
Enquiries: (02) 93854832   university.events@unsw.edu.au
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Wednesday 30 January 2019
Last chance: get the facts on My Health record  
The My Health Record opt out date has been extended to 31 January. Come along to this “Last Chance” information session before the deadline to learn about the benefits and risks of My Health Record from Anthony Brown of Health Consumers NSW and decide what’s right for you .
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Time: 11:00am-1:00pm Jan 30 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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Author talk: John Fahey on Australia's First Spies  
Former Australian intelligence officer Dr John Fahey has combed the archives to compile the fascinating first account of Australia's intelligence operations in the years from 1901 to 1945. Join him as he discusses his research – a glimpse into the secret history of our nation.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Jan 30 Cost: Free, but bookings are required 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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Saturday 2 February 2019
The Yin and Yang of the Pig  
Marilyn Dooley will guide you through the Year of the Pig through an informative and entertaining talk on the Yin and Yang of the Chinese Zodiac. Discover how the Year of the Pig will be welcoming and entertaining through the role of the pig in literature, art, legend and religion.
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Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm Feb 02 Cost: $15/$10 members includes light refreshments
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Chinese Heritage Association of Australia inc www.chineseheritage.org.au
Bookings: Kathie (02)48613078   dblunt@bigpond.net.au
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Tuesday 5 February 2019
Earth, Air, Fire, Water: The Four Elements with Stacey Demarco  
Discover how the four elements affect you with Modern Witch, Stacey Demarco. Learn about using your personal alchemy to increase your talents and flow, to boost prosperity and creativity, even to understand your relationships better.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 05 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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Wednesday 6 February 2019
Tim Costello: Justice in Action  
What can Australians do to make the world a better and fairer place? Delivering this year's Gandhi Oration is Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia Tim Costello.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Feb 06 Cost: Free
Venue: Roundhouse, Anzac Parade, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.unsw.edu.au/events
Enquiries: (02) 93854832   university.events@unsw.edu.au
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Thursday 7 February 2019
Scientists & Philosophers… Need to Talk!  
Perhaps it’s time for scientists and philosophers to get together and have a good, long chat. Science is about understanding how the world works, but what is ‘understanding’? How do we ‘know’? And how do we know we know? Tibor Molnar explores how we might approach this question.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 07 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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Does Islam need to be reformed?  
Armin Navabi is an Iranian Canadian ex-Muslim atheist and secular activist, author and podcaster, currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Feb 07 Cost: 20
Venue: 2nd Floor, Club Redfern, 159 Redfern St, (20 metres across Gibbons Rd from Redfern Station), REDFERN
Submitted by: Sydney Atheists www.trybooking.com/BACKJ
Enquiries: (02) 0450 123211   moralmovement@gmail.com
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Saturday 9 February 2019
The Halverson Story  
The Halvorsen family came to Australia with very little. Halvorsen yachts won the Sydney Hobart race and built and raced the first Australian challenger for the America's Cup - GRETEL for Frank Packer. Halvorsen cruiser based at Bobbin Head was the largest hire fleet in the southern hemisphere.
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Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Feb 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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Sunday 10 February 2019
Conducting Wagner  
Renowned British conductor, Anthony Negus will talk about his conducting of Wagner operas around the world. He is conducting The Flying Dutchman in Melbourne in February. The talk will be preceded by a screenkng of Part 1 of Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg at 12.30 and will be followed by refreshments
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Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm Feb 10 Cost: Members $25, non members $30, students $10
Venue: Goethe-Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra
Submitted by: Wagner Society of New South Wales wagner.org.au
Enquiries: (02) (0) 411 018830   isolde5@optusnet.com.au
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Tuesday 12 February 2019
Paddington: a history with Garry Wotherspoon  
Paddington has been everything from a home to the colonial gentry, the site of Australia’s first military establishment, a slum due for demolition, a haven for ‘New Australians’, one of Sydney’s first 'gentrified' suburbs, and a site of resident action. Join historian Garry Wotherspoon sharing the history of Sydney’s heritage suburb.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 12 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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Wednesday 13 February 2019
Author Talk: Debbie Malone  
Join one of Australia’s most gifted and acclaimed psychic mediums, Debbie Malone, as she shares her most challenging and life-changing stories of healing and love from her recently published book Always With You.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Feb 13 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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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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