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Wednesday 3 April 2019
Sharing the Journey - across borders  
Spirituality in the Pub , Paddington Speakers: Bilal Fazli, Muslim Outreach Worker who works with disenfranchised youth and Frances Rush OAM, CEO of the Asylum Seekers Centre
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Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm Apr 03 Cost: Donation
Venue: Paddington RSL, 220-232 Oxford Street, Paddington
Submitted by: Paddington Spirituality in the Pub Www.catalystforrenewal.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 0414 873 910   Mareadonovan@gmail.com
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Thursday 4 April 2019
What the eff am I doing with my life?  
Wondering what to do with your life? Join a philosopher, a career coach, a theologian and a 104-year old dancer as they muse the question. They will discuss psychoanalysis, role models, the search for meaning, art, adventure and much more.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Apr 04 Cost: 30 full price /22.50 concession
Venue: NOT main theatre, Belvoir Rehearsal Rooms, 18 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills
Submitted by: Clear Spot Club www.clearspotclub.com/talks-and-..
Enquiries: (02) 0411986765  Bookings: jackiedent@fastmail.fm
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Saturday 6 April 2019
The fun of collecting Dickens  
Learn about collecting Dickens from Louella Kerr, collector and antiquarian book dealer – including plays, speeches, magazine articles, sets, Australian editions, illustrated editions, fakes and forgeries and more. Collector Jane Fulton, will also show and speak about her collection of Edith Russell Dickens dolls. Something for all Dickens lovers!
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Time: 10:30am-12:00pm Apr 06 Cost: $5 for Dickens Society members; $10 for non-members. No bookings needed. Pay at the door.
Venue: Nangamay Room, 2nd floor, City Tattersalls Club, 194-204 Pitt St, City
Submitted by: NSW Dickens Society dickenssydney.com
Enquiries: 0412 517 885   nswdickens@gmail.com
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The China-Australia heritage corridor  
The flow of migrants from China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a two-way journey of people, knowledge, culture, goods, building practices and money. Join Denis Byrne, Ien Ang, Michael Williams, Alexandra Wong and Christopher Cheng from The Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm Apr 06 Cost: $15 / $10 CHAA members incl light refreshments
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Chinese Heritage Association of Australia inc www.chineseheritage.org.au
Enquiries: Kathie – (02) 4861 3078  Bookings: dblunt@bigpond.net.au
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Sunday 7 April 2019
Jewish fashion stories  
The rise of Australia’s influence in global fashion in the mid-century coincided with the end of WWII and the arrival of European émigrés in Australia. Fashion was catapulted into a new era of exciting sophistication. Speakersin the series include Professor Peter McNeil and Tracey Sernack-Chee Quee.
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Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm Apr 07 Cost: $10
Venue: Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
Submitted by: Sydney Jewish Museum sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au/shop/e..
Enquiries: (02) 9360 7999   rsvp@sjm.com.au
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Monday 8 April 2019
RightsTalk: Refugees with disability  
Refugees and asylum seekers with disabilities are often overlooked in getting basic services, even though they are among those most at-risk. Join refugee/advocate, Nujeen Mustafa, and the Director of Human Rights Watch’s disability rights Shantha Rau Barriga, address the challenges. They will be joined by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin.
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Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm Apr 08 Cost: Free
Venue: Australian Human Rights Commission, Lvl 3, 175 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Australian Human Rights Commission rightstalk_refugees_with_disabil..
Enquiries: (02) 9284 9600   events@humanrights.gov.au
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Prelude to the Moon Landing (Part 2) - Apollo 9 and 10  
In this second of two talks covering the precursor missions to the Apollo 11 Moon landing, space historian Kerrie Dougherty will discuss Apollo 9, the first orbital flight test of the Lunar Module and Apollo 10, the final full-dress rehearsal prior to the actual landing attempt.
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Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm Apr 08 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
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Tuesday 9 April 2019
Nano 3D printing: materials beyond imagination  
We're on the cusp of a nano revolution that challenges our ability to imagine. What is nano 3D printing, and how will it transform our lives? Professor Martin Wegener from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will deliver the inaugural Sydney Nano public lecture.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Apr 09 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
Venue: Lecture Theatre 4002 (Messel), Sydney Nanoscience Hub, The University of Sydney, Physics 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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Can we prevent diabetes?  
Diabetes is arguably one of Australia's greatest health challenges and fastest-growing chronic conditions. But landmark research shows that type 2 diabetes could be preventable at any life stage - whether you are still young, starting a family, or middle-old age. Hear from Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, Professor Anne Raben and more.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Apr 09 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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Wednesday 10 April 2019
Author talk: Barbara Toner  
Join us for a delightful morning with Barbara Toner who will be speaking about her latest book Four respectable ladies seek the meaning of wife. With her trademark wit, Barbara explores the nature of attraction, love, married life and the many ways reality differs from the ideal.
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Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Apr 10 Cost: Free
Venue: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner of Tower St and Anderson Ave, Panania
Submitted by: Canterbury-Bankstown Libraries www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/..
Bookings: (02) 9707 9737
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Author Talk: Sandy Macken on Paramedic  
Join us on April 10th 2019 for an evening of powerful and heart-wrenching real stories from Sydney-based author, Sandy Macken, with new book Paramedic, as she opens up on her journey through self-discovery and healing after 20 years being at the front line as a emergency First Responder.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Apr 10 Cost: Free
Venue: Level 3 Meeting Rooms, Rockdale Library, 444 - 446 Princes Hwy, Rockdale
Submitted by: Bayside Council www.baysidelibrary.eventbrite.com
Enquiries: 02 9562 1821
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The road to Indigenous repatriation  
For more than 60 years the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC had stolen ancestral remains in its collection. It was only recently that the bones were repatriated. Join Professor Jakelin Troy, Martin Thomas and Béatrice Bijon for this discussion of museum collections, repatriation, and the ethical complexities of their interaction.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Apr 10 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations 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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Thursday 11 April 2019
Author Talk: Sandy Macken on Paramedic  
Join us on April 11th 2019 for an evening of powerful and heart-wrenching real stories from Sydney-based author, Sandy Macken, with new book Paramedic, as she opens up on her journey through self-discovery and healing after 20 years being at the front line as a emergency First Responder.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Apr 11 Cost: Free
Venue: Eastgardens Library, 152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens
Submitted by: Bayside Council www.baysidelibrary.eventbrite.com
Enquiries: 02 9562 1821
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Why there's more to learn from Mahatma Gandhi's activism  
In the face of civil unrest, political upheaval and violence, how can peaceful actions be effective? Join us for this conversation about the transformational leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. Hear from Associate Professor Elizabeth Hill whose research focuses on the political economy of gender, work and care in the Asia Pacific.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Apr 11 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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Saturday 13 April 2019
The Eveleigh Payroll Robbery of 1914  
Famous as the first time in Australia that an automobile had been used as a “getaway” vehicle, the Eveleigh railway payroll robbery of 10th June 1914 created a sensation in Sydney. This rather bizarre story, deep from the Sydney underworld of yesteryear, is recounted by Sydney historian Dick Whitaker.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:45pm Apr 13 Cost: Members $3 Visitors $6
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: City of Sydney Historical Association Inc. www.sydneyhistorical.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 0448891981   brooksbevy@gmail.com
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