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Sunday 18 August 2019
Fiction and the moral imagination  
Robin Hughes AO, former CEO of Film Australia, speaks to the Australian Catholic Historical Society on how fiction, including film, expands and challenges the moral sensibilities.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm Aug 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   j.franklin@unsw.edu.au
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Monday 19 August 2019
Emergency medicine in the Democratic Republic of Congo  
Meet Dr Ken Diango,emergency physician from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He will give a talk on healthcare in the DRC and how the emergency medicine education initiative is making a difference in a vast nation of 80 million people. Free briefing and potluck supper.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Aug 19 Cost: Free
Venue: Boronia Uniting Church, 93 a Pittwater Road, Hunters Hill
Submitted by: Sydney Development Circle www.handupcongo.org
Enquiries: 0417 272 101   handupcongo@gmail.com
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Tuesday 20 August 2019
Seeing the unseen: from brains to black holes  
How does the mind conjure an idea of something that doesn't exist, or that we haven't experienced? Hear from physicist Celine Boehm, philosopher David Braddon-Mitchell, and more.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Aug 20 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations essential (visit website)
Venue: MacLaurin Hall, The Quadrangle, 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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Wednesday 21 August 2019
An Evening with author Cassie Hamer  
Join us for an evening with local author Cassie Hamer as she discusses the inspiration behind her hilarious, touching, bestselling and highly borrowed debut novel After the Party, and why she decided to move on from a successful career in journalism to write fiction.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Aug 21 Cost: Free
Venue: Library auditorium, Margaret Martin Library, Level 1 Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Belmore Road, Randwick
Submitted by: Randwick City Library Service www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/library/l..
Enquiries: (02) 9093 6400   libraryevents@randwick.nsw.gov.au
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Saturday 24 August 2019
'Abergeldie' and the Dixson family legacy  
Environmental practitioner Mark Sabolch talks about this extraordinary property, owned by Sir Hugh Dixson from 1884 till 1926. Although this part of Dulwich Hill was redeveloped in 1928, the area still has significant heritage value. Learn about the cross municipal wrangling and William Dixson's considerable donation of cultural wealth.
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Time: 10:15am-12:15pm Aug 24 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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Busting modern money myths  
The Modern Money Australia (NSW) inaugural event will host Emeritus Professor Bill Mitchell, who will give an introduction to the key insights of Modern Monetary Theory and Rohan Grey, Doctoral Fellow, who will link the key insights of MMT to his recent research on digital currencies and the law.
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Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Aug 24 Cost: Free
Venue: Theatre 203, Pioneer House, Notre Dame University, Broadway Campus, 128-140 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Modern Money Australia (NSW) www.facebook.com/events/74425689..
Enquiries: 0403907817   jayne.flanagan@gmail.com
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Monday 26 August 2019
Dymocks Lunch with Adventurer Adrian Hayes  
Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking adventurer and a former British Army Gurkha officer and Special Forces soldier He has conquered Everest, K2, The North and South Poles, the length of Greenland by kite-ski and the Arabian Desert by camel.
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Time: 12:00pm-2:15pm Aug 26 Cost: $105 includes a two course meal and all beverages
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George St, Sydney
Submitted by: Dymocks www.dymocks.com.au
Bookings: 02 9449 4366  Enquiries: literaryevents @dymocks.com.au
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Turkish Local Elections: The Fall of Istanbul  
After 25 years Islamists lost Istanbul in local elections in April. Although the Islamist AKP won the overall vote in Turkey and more municipalities than the opposition, the loss of Istanbul and Ankara caused them anxiety. Racho Donef asks, "Is this the beginning of the end for President Erdoğan and AKP?"
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Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm Aug 26 Cost: $20
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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The ABC in Crisis  
The ABC has suffered dire funding cuts and there is pressure for its sale. Emeritus Professor Ed Davis AM discsses what can be done to defend and maintain strong, independent public broadcasting and its provision of high quality information, education and entertainment, essential for the health of Australian democracy.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Aug 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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The ABC in Crisis -- Emeritus Professor Ed Davis  
The ABC has suffered funding cuts and faces increasing pressure for its sale. At stake is the ABC’s provision of high quality information, education and entertainment, essential for the health of Australian democracy. Emeritus Professor Ed Davis AM discusses what can be done to defend and maintain independent public broadcasting.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Aug 26 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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Breaking news: on the decline of press freedom and democracy  
What does national security, data security and the changing face of legislation mean for free speech and our right to know? Reporter Vicky Xiuhong Xu; The Chaser's Julian Morrow and political theorist Tim Soutphommasane will examine the state of affairs.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Aug 26 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations essential (visit website)
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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Tuesday 27 August 2019
UTZON Lecture | Annual Judith Neilson Lecture | Brett Moore  
Please join us for the annual Judith Neilson lecture with a global leader in disaster recovery, Brett Moore, Head of Shelter & Settlements at UNHCR. Following the lecture, you are invited to preview the Luminocity exhibition showcasing the amazing work of UNSW's students from the Built Environment disciplines.
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Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm Aug 27 Cost: Free
Venue: Lower Ground Floor, Room G03, UNSW Kensington, J17 Ainsworth building, Engineering Rd Kensington NSW, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/utz..
Enquiries: 02 93859851   BE.events@unsw.edu.au
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Beloved Days  
In 1970, the people of the village of Karmi in Cyprus participated in the shooting of Hollywood film 'The Beloved', starring Raquel Welch. It signaled a new future for the country as film destination, a future terminated abruptly by the Turkish invasion. Craig Barker discusses before screening documentary film 'Beloved Days'.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Aug 27 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 www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beloved-days-tic..
Bookings: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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Living longer - why, and how?  
Professor Luigi Fontana offers insights into the role of diet in contributing to healthy longevity. Professor Brian Kennedy brings pharmaceuticals into perspective and considers how they can help to delay ageing. Dr Felipe Sierra will focus on geroscience – what is it and why does it matter?
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Aug 27 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
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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Imperfect: How our bodies shape the people we become  
Join Dr Lee Kofman casts a questioning eye on the myths surrounding our conception of physical perfection and what it’s like to live in a body that deviates from the norm, using her own story of having multiple scars as an overarching narrative.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Aug 27 Cost: $5.00
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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