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Sunday 18 November 2018
In paradise under the sun  
Dr Charmaine Robson speaks to the Australian Catholic Historical Society on the lay missionary Francis McGarry and the rewards of missionary work with indigenous people in 1930s Alice Springs.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm Nov 18 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 19 November 2018
A non-Muslim’s guide to Islam  
Many of us know comparatively little about Islam and what Muslims actually believe. There is confusion about things like halal food, sharia law and gender equity — and what it means for Australia. Souha Korbatieh discusses the basics of Islam for non-Muslims, clearing up the misconceptions that currently abound.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Nov 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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Border Politics: screening and Q&A with Julian Burnside AO QC  
Join us for Border Politics, followed by a Q&A discussion with Burnside, filmmaker Judy Rymer, and former Hazara refugee Hayat Akbari. This powerful contemporary film is described as a reflection on “the threat to human rights, the loss of democratic values and our increasingly heartless treatment of ‘the other’”.
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Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Nov 19 Cost: $15
Venue: Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church and Market Sts, Parramatta
Submitted by: Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University bit.ly/2P4NZHW
Bookings: + 61 2 8839 3399  Enquiries: info@whitlam.org
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Tuesday 20 November 2018
Kerry O'Brien on 'A Memoir'  
Six-time Walkley Award winner and ABC paragon Kerry O’Brien will discuss his intimate and ground-breaking memoir, where he reflects on the social and political upheavals he has witnessed, on lessons learned and lessons ignored, and from close up, the personalities who have made history.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Nov 20 Cost: Admission Only — FREE (First in best dressed.) / Admission + Signed Book — $40 ($4.99 off RRP)
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/booking-form-..
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Wednesday 21 November 2018
Hidden In Plain View: the Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney  
Paul Irish, historian and archaeologist, will discuss his 2017 book Hidden In Plain View, which shows that Aboriginal people never disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century as is often assumed. Instead they lived across colonial Sydney and interacted with its residents and economy, often in unexpected ways.
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Time: 10:30am-11:30am Nov 21 Cost: Free, but booking essential
Venue: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Head Office, Building 28, Best Ave, Mosman
Submitted by: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust www.harbourtrust.gov.au
Enquiries: 0498814363  Bookings: paul.cooke@harbourtrust.gov.au
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Expanding the circle of regard for truth  
Do we need cultural change in our relation to truth? Join Professor Nick Enfield, Dr Dalia Nassar, Associate Professor Rebecca Scott Bray and Professor Duncan Ivison as they discuss the role of humanities in addressing the 'post truth' crisis.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Nov 21 Cost: Free with online registration required
Venue: Lecture Theatre 200, SSB (Social Sciences Building), 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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The power of silence in creating social change  
Join us on for an A+ Youth Lecture with Madeleine Goodsir, President of the Notre Dame Sydney Law Society, as she discusses the power of silence in creating social change. The talk will be facilitated by Omar Dabbagh, journalist from SBS World News.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Nov 21 Cost: Free
Venue: Affinity Intercultural Foundation, Suite 502, Level 5, 51-57 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Affinity www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-powe..
Enquiries: (02) 8065 2502   info@affinity.org.au
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Facing our past: the Jericho Skull  
Jericho is one of the world's oldest inhabited settlements. Excavations in 1953 uncovered a cache of skulls that had been plastered and painted 9500 years ago to resemble individuals. Recent CT imaging of the British Museum skull has revealed astonishing new information. Dr Alexandra Fletcher (British Museum) discusses these new discoveries.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Nov 21 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 wordvine.sydney.edu.au/files/2259/21817/
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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Film screening and talk: After the Apology  
Professor Larissa Behrendt will talk about her film After the Apology and the rate of Indigenous child removal that has increased at an exponential rate since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the apology to the 'stolen generations' in 2008. Her film will then be shown.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Nov 21 Cost: 22
Venue: Event Cinema, 500 Oxford Street, BondiJunction
Submitted by: Amnesty International bit.ly/AftertheApologyEvents
Enquiries: (02) 8396-7663   aia.esgroup@gmail.com
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Thursday 22 November 2018
Celebration and survival: Schools of Arts & Mechanics’ Institutes  
Come along to hear Sian Williams from Swansea University in Wales and Michele Frey from New Zealand share their international perspectives on Schools of Arts and their future, and their own local institutions. Sian and Michele are keynote speakers from the Mechanics’ Institutes of Australia Conference in Victoria.
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Time: 10:30am-12:00pm Nov 22 Cost: Free
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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Do universities need to reinvent themselves?  
Professor Don Nutbeam chairs an esteemed panel of university professors, private sector representatives and former politicians for an important debate - what should universities be?
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Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm Nov 22 Cost: Free with online registration required
Venue: Theatre 101 (Auditorium), New Law School Lecture, Eastern Avenue, 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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Friday 23 November 2018
Sydney's world heritage matters  
Learn about the threat to Sydney's World Heritage Greater Blue Mountains if the proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall goes ahead. Learn how Sydney's world heritage continues to inspire others to protect Nature.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm Nov 23 Cost: $49 including refreshments
Venue: WEA,Sydney College, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA,Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Bookings: (02) 9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Saturday 24 November 2018
Cycling communities: Bicycle Clubs in Australia with an emphasis on Sydney  
Bicycle clubs started flourishing in Australia around 1900 with the working class having greater affordability. This interest had waned by the 1970s, but in the 1990s the practicalities and charm of bicycles was rediscovered. Marc Rerceretnam is an author, social historian and president of the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club.
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Time: 10:15am-12:00pm Nov 24 Cost: Free
Venue: hall, Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville
Submitted by: Marrickville Heritage Society
Enquiries: (02) 9557 3823   heritagesociety@optusnet.com.au
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Designing Bright Futures - artist floor talk  
Take a guided tour and talk through the DBF exhibition with a selection of the outstanding graduating students who were invited to exhibit; including Meghan Kelly, Marisa Suen, Ivana Taylor, Julie Toke and Kirra Weingarth.
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Time: 11:30am-12:30pm Nov 24 Cost: Free
Venue: Gallery, Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Submitted by: Object: Australian Design Centre australiandesigncentre.com/
Enquiries: +61293614555   hello@australiandesigncentre.com
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Monday 26 November 2018
Mars and the new solar system  
With NASA's Insight rover landing on Mars at 7:00am on 27 November (Sydney time), space historian Kerrie Dougherty talks about space exploration using automated probes, and how it has shown us a solar system vastly different from what we believed it to be in 1958.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Nov 26 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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