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Monday 23 July 2018
Mindfulness for Study  
Join Dr Padmini Howpage from the Positive Vibes foundation to learn how mindfulness can be used to improve your concentration and reduce stress and anxiety. Suitable for students in high school.
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Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Jul 23 Cost: $5
Venue: Castle Hill Library, Sonya Phillips Room, Cnr Castle and Pennant St, Castle Hill
Submitted by: The Hills Shire Library Service www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/library
Enquiries: 02 9761 4510
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The past and future of international thinking  
Join Professor Anne Orford, Professor David Armitage, Professor Patricia Owens, and Professor Glenda Sluga for a discussion of international thinking, through the lens of politics, law and history, and an examination of how the rise in nationalist sentiment affects international collaboration and institutions.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 23 Cost: Free
Venue: Webster Lecture Theatre, Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Regimetnal Drive, The University of Sydney
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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Great Australians you've never heard of  
Peter Baume AC presents Lecture #2 of the Great Australian's You've Never Heard Of series, this time speaking about a Victorian scientist who was instrumental in eradicating smallpox - and once injected himself with the myxoma virus, in order to prove that myxomatosis did not affect humans.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Jul 23 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/
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Tuesday 24 July 2018
New eyes on old marbles  
Professor Hans Goette, from the German Archaeological Institute talks about the collection of ancient marble sculptures in the Nicholson Museum. As most sculptures are unprovenanced, it's difficult to reconstruct their ancient context. However, some of the marbles have now been analysed to determine the quarries from which their stone derives.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 24 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 whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/n..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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2018 Biennial Ingram Lecture on International Law and Development  
Do developing countries have anything to fear from international environmental law? Historically, developing countries have often been wary of international environmental agreements, fearing that environmental regulation would limit their ability to grow economically. Presented by Professor Daniel Bodansky, Arizona State University.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Jul 24 Cost: Free
Venue: Chemical Sciences Theatre, Chemical Sciences Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/201..
Enquiries: (02) 93854832   university.events@unsw.edu.au
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Small scale pump hydro and renewables  
Risk engineer Peter Todd will explain small scale pump hydro / solar and wind (distinct from Snowly 2.0) similar to that espoused by renowned renewables expert ANU Professor Andrew Blakers. All welcome to also join us from 6pm at Cellini’s in the QVB - look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Jul 24 Cost: Free
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Level 1, Sydney
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia ccl.org.au
Enquiries: 95793020 or text 0467004892   brian@ccl.org.au
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Wednesday 25 July 2018
The struggle of identity politics in India  
Professor Anwar Alam, Senior Fellow at the Policy Perspectives Foundation in New Delhi will discuss 'The Struggle of Identity Politics in India'. The event will be facilitated by Prof Devleena Ghosh from the University of Technology Sydney.
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Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm Jul 25 Cost: Free
Venue: Affinity Intercultural Foundation, Suite 502, Level 5, 51-57 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Affinity www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-stru..
Enquiries: (02) 8065 2502   info@affinity.org.au
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Magnificent Obsessions: Maeve O'Meara in conversation with Walter Mason  
Maeve O’Meara has been one of the great food anthropologists of Australia, and has delighted generations of Australian foodies. Walter Mason chats to Maeve about the food she loves, the places she goes to and the projects that make up her magnificent obsessions.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Jul 25 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   admin@smsa.org.au
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Back to the Future and Chemical Complexity and Life  
Professor Gabriel Lodewijks and Professor Pall Thordarson launch the 2018 Professorial Inaugural Lecture series at UNSW Sydney.
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Time: 3:30pm-6:00pm Jul 25 Cost: Free
Venue: THE CHANCELLERY, COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Gate 9, The Chancellery, High street, UNSW, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/201..
Bookings: +61 (02) 9385 0839  Enquiries: university.events@unsw.edu.au
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Thursday 26 July 2018
Language and Indigenous community well-being  
From Australia, to Pakistan, to the Phillipines, this talk will examine the ways in which language plays a role in Indigenous community wellbeing. Speakers include Jakelin Troy and Shirley Dita.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 26 Cost: Free
Venue: Law School Foyer, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/sydney-ideas/..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Friday 27 July 2018
Theology in the age of Trump  
Professor of Theology at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma Joe Bessler discusses how theologians are now exploring the event of Donald Trump’s candidacy and election. Following refreshments and live music by singer/songwriter Rachel Collis.
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Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm Jul 27 Cost: $35/$20 incl. refreshments
Venue: Pitt St Uniting Church, 264 Pitt St near Park St, Sydney
Submitted by: Pitt Street Uniting Church joebesslersydney.eventbrite.com.au
Enquiries: (02) 9267 3614   office@pittstreetuniting.org.au
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Monday 30 July 2018
Parkinson's Disease: More than a shaking palsy  
Despite significant advances in our understanding and treatment of Parkinson's Disease, it can feel like a case of one step forwards, two steps backwards. Professor Simon Lewis, University of Sydney highlights the challenges we face in diagnosis and understanding what is going on in the brain and better treatments.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Jul 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   kylcam@hotmail.com
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The enduring impact of the ozone hole on climate  
Professor Darryn Waugh, one of the worlds pre-eminent research scientists in atmosperic, ocean and climate sciences will discuss recent observed changes in the southern hemisphere tropospheric and ocean circulations. He will also examine simulated future changes, and when the ozone is expected to recover.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 30 Cost: Free
Venue: John Niland Scientia Building, Tyree Room (L1), UNSW, University of New South Wales, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/enduring-im..
Enquiries: 0293850838   science.events@unsw.edu.au
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Tuesday 31 July 2018
Is social media bad for us?  
Always scrolling? Finding it hard to 'unplug' from social media? Well, you're not alone! With 1 in 2 of us checking our Facebook page daily, staying psychologically well online has never been more important. Join Louise Remond and Kristy Goodwin, as they provide insights into staying mentally well online.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 31 Cost: Free
Venue: Great Hall, UTS, Tower ( Building 1), Level 5, 15 Broadway, Ultimo
Submitted by: UTS Science www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-sci..
Enquiries: 0295148271   science@uts.edu.au
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Is storytelling bad for science?  
It is widely held that scientists should use ‘storytelling’ to communicate their findings, and to increase impact and engagement. This forum, led by Professor Nick Enfield, will explore this development, asking what do we mean by ‘storytelling’ anyway? Is it a good idea?
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 31 Cost: Free
Venue: CPC auditorium, Charles Perkins Centre, The 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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