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Wednesday 16 October 2019
Raising the Bar Sydney  
21 talks. 11 bars. 1 night. On 16 October, University of Sydney researchers swap their labs and lecture theatres for Sydney’s best bars. Pull up a stool, grab a pint and join our brightest minds as they share their innovative research. Speakers include Dr Cameron Webb, Professor Zreiqat and Professor Marc Stears.
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Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Oct 16 Cost: Free
Venue: 11 bars across Sydney, Sydney CBD, Surry Hills and Parramatta, Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney www.rtbevent.com/rtbsyd-19
Enquiries: 86270485
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ART AFTER HOURS - The Listening Panel  
Experts with highly developed listening and empathy skills discuss the tools of their trade and what makes a good listener. Panel speakers: artist and meditation expert, Sherre DeLys; funeral celebrant Victoria Spence; Wayside Chapel pastor Jon Owen; psychiatrist Russell Meares; Moderator: Lynne Malcolm, ABC Radio National, All in the Mind
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Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm Oct 16 Cost: Free but bookings are essential.
Venue: Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
Submitted by: Insight Communications www.thebiganxiety.org/events/art..
Enquiries: 02 8936 0619   festival@thebiganxiety.org
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Thursday 17 October 2019
Women and Science: Women at the Frontier of Biotech  
Susan Pond examines the role of women in the biotech revolution from Rosalind Franklin's Photo 51 in 1952 to the present day. 13 women have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1962. Susan will also look forward to future applications of biotech and review some of the challenges involved.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Oct 17 Cost: $15 SMSA and Royal Society Members, $20 General Entry and Guests
Venue: Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA), 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts smsa.org.au/events/
Bookings: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Friday 18 October 2019
Leigh Ledare In Conversation  
Leigh Ledare-US artist, filmmaker is joined by psychosocial researcher Lynn Froggett (UK) to discuss Ledare’s film, The Task (2017), which uses psychoanalytic group therapy techniques to expose race, gender and other power dynamics in social interactions – part of The Empathy Clinic at UNSW Galleries
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Oct 18 Cost: Free
Venue: EG02 E-BLOCK, UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Greens Road and Oxford Streets, Paddington
Submitted by: Insight Communications www.thebiganxiety.org/events/lei..
Enquiries: (02) 8936 0619   festival@thebiganxiety.org
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Sunday 20 October 2019
Developments in Mariology since Vatican II  
Professor Isabell Naumann, President of the Catholic Institute of Sydney, speaks to the Australian Catholic Historical Society, giving a global perspective on recent thought on Mary the mother of Jesus.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm Oct 20 Cost: Free
Venue: Crypt, St Patrick's Church Hill, Grosvenor St, The Rocks, Sydney
Submitted by: School of Mathematics australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com...
Enquiries: (02) 93857093   secretaryachs@gmail.com
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Monday 21 October 2019
Sydney Ideas: Arts, health and healing  
Research is confirming what we may have known intrinsically: culture is good for our health. Hear from artists and researchers; Clive Parkinson (Manchester School of Art), Vic McEwan (The Cad Factory), Indigenous mental health clinician Akeshia Dart (University of Newcastle) and perinatal mental health specialist Nicole Reilly (University of Newcastle).
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Oct 21 Cost: Free, with registration
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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UTZON lecture series 2019 Donald K Turner address and AIA Gold Medal lecture: Hank Koning and Julie  
Join us for another lecture in the UTZON lecture series - 2019 Donald K Turner address and AIA Gold Medal lecture: Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:15pm Oct 21 Cost: $25 General Admission/Free UNSW Student ,Staff or AIA Member
Venue: Leighton Hall, Leighton Hall, Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW www.be.unsw.edu.au/event/utzon-l..
Enquiries: 02 9385 0838   BE.events@unsw.edu.au
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Tuesday 22 October 2019
Combating environmental consequences of global warming  
The Georges River Council’s Senior Environment Officer will tell us about current environmental projects in his local government area, including work on urban canopy expansion and foreshore naturalisation. All welcome to pre-meeting from 6 pm at Cellini's QVB - look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm Oct 22 Cost: Free
Venue: SMSA, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0467004892   george_carrard@yahoo.com.au
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Wednesday 23 October 2019
The Language of Madness  
Acclaimed British novelist and former mental health nurse Nathan Filer re-imagines care, calling for a radical rethink of mental health labels and anti-stigma campaigns. Filer's new book, The Heartland, has been praised as an “entertaining and absorbing” narrative and historical exploration of schizophrenia. (The Guardian).
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Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Oct 23 Cost: $15/$10 +BF
Venue: Lower Town Hall - Sydney Town Hall, entrance via Druitt Street., Sydney
Submitted by: Insight Communications www.thebiganxiety.org/events/nat..
Enquiries: 02 8936 0619   festival@thebiganxiety.org
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Thursday 24 October 2019
Savagery in Iraq's Fallujah  
'Liberation' according to the Seige Comander, General Jim Molan. An evening with Richard Hill and Donna Mulhearn, co-authors of The Sacking of Fallujah - A People's History.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:15pm Oct 24 Cost: Donation requested
Venue: Upstairs, Toxteth Hotel, 345 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Submitted by: Original Sydney Politics in the Pub politicsinthepub.org.au
Enquiries: 9674 9179   psaratchandran@gmail.com
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Possible Afterlives: The Buddhist Concept of Hell and the Next World  
Introducing the Realms of the Buddhist Underworld! Drawing on classic depictions of hell in Japanese art, this talk looks at the cultural and historical roots of present-day understandings of ‘Jigoku’ (‘hell’) in Japan. Part of the HORROR MANGA JAPAN event program. SPEAKER Reverend Shigenobu Watanabe, Hongwanji Buddhist Mission of Australia.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Oct 24 Cost: Free
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/possible-afterlives-th..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0060   reception@jpf.org.au
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Saturday 26 October 2019
The witches' houses of Annandale  
Beverley Walsh and Ann Reynolds relate how Annandale came into being and the vision of its founder, John Young. See images of the houses, hear about the women associated with them and efforts to save some houses from demolition. Sir Henry Parkes was living at Kenilworth when he died.
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Time: 10:15am-12:00pm Oct 26 Cost: Free
Venue: hall, Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville
Submitted by: Marrickville Heritage Society www.marrickvilleheritage.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 9557 3823   marrickvilleheritagesociety@outlook.com
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Monday 28 October 2019
Author Talk: White Tears / Brown Scars with Ruby Hamad  
What happens when racism and sexism collide? White Tears/Brown Scars blows open the inconvenient truth that when it comes to race, white entitlement is too often masked by victimhood. Never is this more obvious than the dealings between women of colour and white women. Ruby Hamad provides some confronting answers.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Oct 28 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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How the Waterfront dispute changed industrial relations in Australia  
Join labour expert Professor Shae McCrystal, Deputy Head of School and Deputy Dean of University of Sydney Law School and an expert on labour, industrial and workplace laws; and Walkley Award-winning journalists Pamela Williams and Quentin Dempster, for a conversation about the nature of work in Australia.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Oct 28 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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Brokering Dialogue  
How making and sharing video can change minds and systems: a practical introduction with Canadian social scientist Janet Parsons and Black Dog's Prof. Katherine Boydell. ‘Brokered Dialogue’ is a method using video-making to tackle controversial and complex issues in healthcare and social policy to make a real difference.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Oct 28 Cost: Free
Venue: Black Dog Institute, Hospital Rd,, Randwick
Submitted by: Insight Communications www.thebiganxiety.org/events/bro..
Enquiries: (02) 8936 0619   festival@thebiganxiety.org
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