All Talks

All Talks  | Select by Category/Date  | View my Shortlist  | Print List
 
Page 1 2 3 Next  
 
Monday 20 November 2017
The End of Neo-Liberalism and Where to Next?  
Several scholars have announced the end of neo-Liberalism globally. Is this premature, or might there actually be a new alignment of the historical relationship between markets and the state? Alec Pemberton examines the implications, social inequalities, social cohesion, and the nature of politics itself.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm Nov 20 Cost: $18
Venue: Room 311, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
Disabled Access
Truth, Evidence, and Reason: who can we believe?  
Our international panellists are at the forefront of current debate on rational discourse and the post-truth crisis. Speakers include Sarah Haider, co-founder of Ex-Muslims of North America; Tom Nichols author of The Death of Expertise; and journalist James Lindsay.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Nov 20 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
Disabled Access
WRESAT: Australia's first satellite  
In this talk, Kerrie Dougherty, author of Australia in Space, will present the history of the WRESAT project-its scientific antecedents in the Australian civil sounding rocket program, its inception, development and successful launch. She will also discuss the contested status of Australia's ranking among the early spacefaring nations.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm Nov 20 Cost: $2 in including refreshments
Venue: Discovery, Sydney Observatory, Watson rd, The Rocks
Submitted by: Sydney Space Frontier Society www.nssa.com.au
Enquiries: (02) 9150-4553   ssfs@nssa.com.au
No Disabled Access

Tuesday 21 November 2017
Circles, Cycle and Lunar-tics  
The power and influence of the moon has provoked fascination from humans for millennia. Find out how the lunar cycles influence our personal energy, moods and even our ability to attract and repel. Learn how you can use lunar energies in all aspects of your life. Stacey Demarco with Walter Mason.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Nov 21 Cost: Free, no bookings 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
Disabled AccessHearing Loop Available
Fixing the Four Year Term?  
"In no democracy other than Australia are election dates so frequent and unpredictable. The capricious timing of elections engenders public cynicism and political instability. They should be fixed at four years” said Gough Whitlam. Join John Faulkner, George Williams, Paul Kelly and Elizabeth Proust for a debate on the issue.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Nov 21 Cost: Free, with online booking requested
Venue: Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 17, 8 Chifley 8-12 Chifley Square (enter via Hunter St), Sydney
Submitted by: Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University whitlaminstitute-fixing-the-four..
Enquiries: (02) 9685 9210   info@whitlam.org
No Disabled Access
Leaving the Jade Gate: Travels along the Silk Route  
Traverse the legendary Silk Route from its origin in western China through oasis towns, evocative Central Asian emporia and Levantine caravan cities, to the shores of the Mediterranean with John Tidmarsh.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Nov 21 Cost: $36 incl. Tea & Coffee
Venue: Room 311, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
Disabled Access
Aerial Aftermaths: the Visual Culture of Everyday Militarisation  
We often assume that there is a gap between civilian and military life that keeps war at a distance. Join Professor Caren Kaplan, Dr Peter Hobbins, and Professor Elspeth Probyn to discuss the blurry middle ground between military and civilian culture, particularly in architectural design, techno-culture, and entertainment.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm Nov 21 Cost: Free
Venue: Law School Lecture theatre 026, Law School, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas/lectur..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
Disabled Access
The Transformational Impact of Genomics on Medicine and the Healthcare System  
Health is the biggest and fastest growing industry in the world. Hear Professor John Mattick, Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, discuss the use of individual genome sequences as a standard part of health records, which will revolutionise biomedical discovery, personal healthcare, and health system management.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Nov 21 Cost: Free, online registration required
Venue: Law School Foyer, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas/lectures/2017..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
No Disabled Access

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Sydney’s Cryptic Corals: living at the extremes  
Sydney’s corals live in an extreme southerly range and are underappreciated within the harbour ecosystem but yet may hold many clues as to how reefs may look into the future. With Professor David Suggett, ARC Future Fellow, Climate Change Cluster UTS and a coral expert. A Seashore Science talk.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm Nov 22 Cost: Free, with bookings requested
Venue: Manly Library, Market Pl, MANLY
Submitted by: Manly Library tinyurl.com/ycbgx2rb
Enquiries: 02 9976 1743
Disabled Access

Thursday 23 November 2017
Author Talk: Marilla North on Yarn Spinners  
Three of Australia’s most prominent women authors come alive in Yarn Spinners by Marilla North. The friendship between Dymphna Cusack, Miles Franklin and Florence James is chronicled setting out their struggles with the publishing industry and their activism in social justice movements and for free speech.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm Nov 23 Cost: $22 non-members, $16 JSNWL members. Pay at the door. Sandwich lunch provided
Venue: Customs House Library, Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay, Sydney CBD
Submitted by: Jessie Street National Womens Library www.nationalwomenslibrary.org.au
Bookings: 02 95715359   info@nationalwomenslibrary.org.au
Disabled Access
The Ethics of Office in Public Service  
Informality is seen as a positive principle within public sector bodies. But what happens when informality starts to be used as an organisational principle? Professor du Gay explores why formality and formal organisations are vital to the structures and performance of public administration, particularly as public distrust in government rises.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Nov 23 Cost: $49 Members $59 Affiliates $79 Non- Members
Venue: EY, 200 George St, Sydney
Submitted by: Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University www.nsw.ipaa.org.au/events/2017/..
Enquiries: 9685 9210   info@whitlam.org
No Disabled Access
Alexander von Humboldt - Lost Hero of Science  
Janine Kitson discusses The Invention of Nature, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf, which examines the life of Humboldt (1769–1859), a genius in articulating why Nature had to be understood from both a scientific and artistic perspective.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Nov 23 Cost: $36
Venue: Room 311, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
Disabled Access
Power of Attorney: Choose who manages your finances when you can't  
There is no law that states we must appoint an attorney. However, there are laws that dictate what will happen if we lose mental capacity and have not already appointed a substitute decision maker. Lawyers Sarah Davidson and Professor Sue Field share the relevant tools and options for planning ahead.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Nov 23 Cost: Free, with bookings essential
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
Disabled AccessHearing Loop Available
Author Talk: Paul Irish on Hidden in Plain View: the Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney  
Join Dr Paul Irish as he discusses his new book and the process of piecing together the Aboriginal history of coastal Sydney with help from the La Perouse Aboriginal community, shedding light on a poorly understood period of Sydney’s history.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Nov 23 Cost: Free, with bookings essential
Venue: Hurstville Library, Corner Queens Road and Dora Street, Hurstville
Submitted by: Georges River Libraries www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Commu..
Bookings: (02) 93306111  Enquiries: library@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
Disabled Access

Friday 24 November 2017
Meet the Author: David Dale  
The perfect pesto. Best bouillabaisse. Purest paella. A river of gold flows through Italy, France and Spain. It's the olive oil that links three great cuisines, along with a love of garlic, anchovies, peppers, fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables. Join author David Dale and explore the history of Mediterranean cuisine.
Print Item
Download vCal
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Nov 24 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
Disabled Access

Page 1 2 3 Next  
 

Conditions & Terms of Use: No material contained within this site may be copied or reproduced without the express permission of sydneytalks.com.au / SydneyTalks.