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Wednesday 17 July 2019
When will the military have its #MeToo moment?  
The rise of #MeToo and #TimesUp has had little impact on rates of sexual assault in the military. Join our world-renowned panel of experts which includes Samantha Crompvets, Eda Gunaydin, Ellen Haring, Shannon Sampert, Antonieta Rico and Megan Mackenzie.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 17 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
Venue: SSB Lecture Theatre 200, 200 Science Rd, 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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Jelani Cobb: Civil Rights in the age of Trump  
Jelani Cobb delivers the UNSW Martin Luther King lecture with an introductory performance by the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus. Writer and educator Jelani Cobb is a long-time staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work brings to life the intricate complexities of race in America.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:45pm Jul 17 Cost: Free
Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/jel..
Enquiries: (02) 93850000
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Thursday 18 July 2019
The First Crusade  
A contemporary chronicler described the First Crusade as the most miraculous undertaking since the resurrection of Jesus. Why? James Collier explores the context of the First Crusade, the crusade campaign and the implications for European history.
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Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Jul 18 Cost: $38
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Satellite observation for weather and climate  
Earth Observing Satellites are the unsung heroes of our steadily improving weather forecasts. Michael Box discusses these sources of a growing array of data which helps us understand our environment.
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Time: 10:00am-1:00pm Jul 18 Cost: $58
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
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A Human Rights Conversation with Kerryn Phelps and Sarah Dale  
RACS is proud to present a thought provoking discussion with two passionate and determined advocates for people seeking asylum. Kerryn Phelps is one of Australia’s best known medical doctors and most recently, a politician. Sarah Dale is the Principal Solicitor at the Refugee Advice & Casework Service.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Jul 18 Cost: $28 Standard, $17 Students
Venue: Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) racs_phelps.eventbrite.com.au
Enquiries: 02 8317 6500   fundraising@racs.org.au
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Visual Perception and Aboriginal Art  
Aboriginal painting has largely been regarded as conceptual rather than perceptual. Emeritus Professor Barbara Gillam will examine the innovative perceptual skills of Aboriginal bark painters, especially in depicting figure-ground and occlusion. She will also discuss the visual meaning of this art and its interaction with conceptual meanings.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 18 Cost: Cost $15 – SMSA & Royal Society Members/Fellows | $20 – Guests and General Entry
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
Bookings: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Saturday 20 July 2019
Business networks in Chinese-Australian furniture production 1870-1930  
An industry involving about 2000 Chinese workers 200 factories peaked c 1911. Authorities perceived this as a threat to development and "White Australia". Peter Gibson shows historical and financial records revealing the impact on those forging out a future from such enterprises.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm Jul 20 Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members (includes refreshments
Venue: Mitchell Theatre Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney CBD
Submitted by: Chinese Australian Historical Sociey Inc chineseaustralianhistory.org
Bookings: 0417655233   lowekelley@bigpond.com
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Sunday 21 July 2019
Patrick McMahon Glynn: from Irish lawyer to Australian statesman  
John Kennedy McLaughlin (formerly Associate Judge Supreme Court of NSW) speaks on P.M. Glynn, one of the fathers of Australian federation.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm Jul 21 Cost: Free
Venue: Crypt, St Patrick's Church Hill, Grosvenor St, The Rocks, Sydney
Submitted by: School of Mathematics australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com...
Enquiries: (02) 93857093   j.franklin@unsw.edu.au
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Monday 22 July 2019
The politics of mental health  
Why isn’t providing adequate mental health services a no brainer? Leading UK advocate for action on mental health Alastair Campbell is joined by Patrick McGorry (Orygen) and Helen Christensen (Black Dog Institute) to share ideas on how to improve mental health service provisions for all Australians.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm Jul 22 Cost: $35/$15
Venue: City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/pol..
Enquiries: (02) 93850000
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Tuesday 23 July 2019
Native bees  
Native bees boost plant productivity and provide tasty sugarbag honey. This talk will detail how to obtain and look after native bees (specifically the species Tetragonula carbonaria). Our speaker Peter Clarke has 15 years experience working with these fascinating insects. Some sugarbag will be available for tasting.
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Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm Jul 23 Cost: Free
Venue: St Andrews Uniting Church, Corner Vernon and Chisholm Sts, South Turramurra
Submitted by: STEP Inc www.step.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 94898256   secretary@step.org.au
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Monday 29 July 2019
Australia and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing  
Space historian Kerrie Dougherty reveals the full extent of Australia’s involvement in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the part our space tracking facilities played in the wider Apollo program. How did Australia really bring the landing to the world? 'The Dish' is only part of the story.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Jul 29 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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Towards a lower carbon economy: perspectives from the coal face  
How do we continue to support economic development and meet future energy demands in an affordable, reliable and sustainable way? Nicole Brook explores how the resources sector is poised to play a pivotal role in the transition to a lower carbon economy.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 29 Cost: Free
Venue: Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, Gate 11, Library Walk, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Sydney www.eventbrite.com.au/e/towards-..
Enquiries: 02 9385 0818   engineering.events@unsw.edu.au
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Tuesday 30 July 2019
Krakow: Medieval Polish capital  
Jo Gerk takes us on a journey to Krakow, the medieval pearl of Poland. Not only is it the country’s second biggest city, but also the medieval Royal capital, as well as capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It came under Habsburg influence after the Polish partitions.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Jul 30 Cost: $38
Venue: Room 204, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Friday 2 August 2019
Prue Venables: Floor Talk  
Meet Prue Venables in this unique opportunity to hear her discussing her work in the exhibition Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft | Prue Venables. Free event, booking required.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm Aug 02 Cost: Free
Venue: Gallery, Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Submitted by: Object: Australian Design Centre australiandesigncentre.com/
Enquiries: (02) 93614555   hello@australiandesigncentre.com
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Monday 5 August 2019
Mason Conversation with The Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC  
The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW presents the 2019 Mason Conversation The 2019 Mason Conversation features the Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC in conversation with Professor George Williams AO.
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Time: 5:45pm-7:30pm Aug 05 Cost: free
Venue: Banco Court, LEvel 13, Law Courts Building Sydney, 184 Phillip Street, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2019-mas..
Enquiries: 93850790   law.events@unsw.edu.au
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