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Monday 28 October 2019
Giving Voice to the Word  
SAMAG presents Giving Voice to the Word, in partnership with Westwords and UNE. How can our stories be used to challenge perceived ideas of what it means to be from Western Sydney? Our panel: Dr Felicity Castagna,Sunil Badami, Troy Wong and Aishah Ali.
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Time: 6:45pm-7:00pm Oct 28 Cost: $10/ $20
Venue: UNE Parramatta, 232 Church Street, Parramatta
Submitted by: Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG) www.samag.org/sydney-arts-event/..
Enquiries: 0418264755   info@samag.org
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Wednesday 30 October 2019
Choose your own apocalypse  
Join us for a battle of scientific proportions where you will get to choose which apocalyptic prediction comes out on top. Hosted by Adam Spencer, and featuring Professor Dale Dominey-Howes, Professor Tania Sorrell, Professor Geraint Lewis and Dr Emily Remnant with special guest Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. 18+ only event
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Time: 6:30pm-7:45pm Oct 30 Cost: $15 general public; $10 University of Sydney alumni, students, staff. Ticket price includes a drink.
Venue: York Theatre, Seymour Centre, Cnr City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Submitted by: University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/science/news-and-e..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 4354   science.forum@sydney.edu.au
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Thursday 31 October 2019
Early History of Electricity Generation in Australia  
Debbie Rudder (ex-Curator of Power Technologies, Powerhouse Museum) will talk about electricity generation for early trams, electric street lighting, telephone and the telegraph. She will discuss the competition between suppliers, and the history of electricity in switched-on towns such as Launceston and Tamworth as well as in the big cities.
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Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Oct 31 Cost: $12/10 Members incl refreshments
Venue: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Submitted by: ASHET ashet.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 9247 8001  Bookings: history@rahs.org.au
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Thomas Keneally AO: Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture  
Topic: The Moveable Feast – Australia and race hate as experienced in the lifetime as an observer. Thomas Keneally AO is one of Australia's best known writers. He was born in 1935 and has written close to 60 books. He won the Booker Prize in 1982 for Schindler’s Ark.
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Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Oct 31 Cost: Free
Venue: Barnet Long Room, Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
Submitted by: Australian Human Rights Commission www.eventbrite.com.au/e/5th-annu..
Enquiries: (02) 9284 9600   events@humanrights.gov.au
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Masters of Monsters: The Tradition of Horror in Japanese Folklore & Manga with Zack Davisson  
Discover the Legacy of Horror in Japanese Popular Culture! Japan has a broad pantheon of supernatural beings, and few in the English-speaking world know as much as Zack Davisson. He’ll cover precursors to modern horror manga, illuminating the relationships between contemporary and classic. SPEAKER Zack Davisson, award-winning translator and writer.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Oct 31 Cost: Free
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/masters-of-monsters-th..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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Wednesday 6 November 2019
Songlines, Swaggies and Surf Safaris: On the Road in Australia  
The road trip looms large in Australian culture. In this lecture, Rosemary Kerr explores how ‘the road’ has captured the imagination of travellers, writers and filmmakers. A RAHS Day Lecture.
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Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Nov 06 Cost: Free
Venue: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Royal Australian Historical Society www.rahs.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 9247 8001
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Meet Ochazukenori: A Horror Manga Artist on All Things Horror Manga  
Come Face-To-Face with the Human behind the AAARRRRGGGHH Horror manga artist Ochazukenori, known for his splatter-filled, gory psycho-thrillers, lifts the lid on horror manga life in this exclusive public talk, his first outside of Japan. Part of the HORROR MANGA JAPAN event program and related to the exhibition RETRO HORROR.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Nov 06 Cost: Free
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/meet-ochazukenori-horr..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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Thursday 7 November 2019
Future Imperfect  
One hundred years from now, what will be keeping us up at night? Will we have fixed today's problems or will we have created a new world of challenges? In an evening of short talks, join a group of brilliant thinkers to explore the future. Hosted by Marc Fennell.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Nov 07 Cost: FREE
Venue: John Niland Scientia Building, Leighton Hall, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideas www.centreforideas.com/unthinkab..
Enquiries: 02 9385 9844   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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Friday 8 November 2019
Mona Eltahawy: The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls  
If women want to dismantle the system, they will need to embrace the qualities they have been trained to avoid. Bold and brilliant feminist Mona Eltahawy looks around the world to show us how women everywhere can reclaim these ‘essential sins’ and use them to fight patriarchy. Chaired by Clementine Ford.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Nov 08 Cost: Standard – $29 + booking fee | UNSW Student & Under 18s – $23 + booking fee
Venue: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideas www.centreforideas.com/unthinkab..
Enquiries: 02 9385 9844   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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Reza Aslan: World Without Religion  
Modernity and prosperity were supposed to be the end of religion. In fact, while religion has almost disappeared from some parts of the world, in others it has redoubled its strength. What next? Reza Aslan, gives us as guided tour of the future. Chaired by Julia Baird.
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Time: 8:15pm-9:15pm Nov 08 Cost: Standard – $29 + booking fee | UNSW Student & Under 18s – $23 + booking fee
Venue: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideas www.centreforideas.com/unthinkab..
Enquiries: 02 9385 9844   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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Saturday 9 November 2019
Ashton Applewhite: Age Pride  
We all want long lives, so why are we so afraid of growing old? Anti-ageism campaigner Ashton Applewhite works to dismantle the ageism that is woven into our societies. Chaired by Caroline Baum.
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Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm Nov 09 Cost: Standard – $29 + booking fee | UNSW Student & Under 18s – $23 + booking fee
Venue: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideas www.centreforideas.com/unthinkab..
Enquiries: 02 9385 9844   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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When All Women Have Power  
Being nice won’t create the rebellions that will finally give women control of their destinies. Mona Eltahawy, Tressie McMillan Cottom and Sisonke Msimang tell us how we can change the world and bring justice within reach for women everywhere. Chaired by Santilla Chingaipe.
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Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm Nov 09 Cost: Standard – $29 + booking fee | UNSW Student & Under 18s – $23 + booking fee
Venue: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideas www.centreforideas.com/unthinkab..
Enquiries: 02 9385 9844   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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Monica Lewinsky: A Compassionate Internet  
Can we reclaim a kinder, gentler internet? The idealism of the early internet has given way to a toxic environment. In In a wide-ranging conversation with Leigh Sales, Monica Lewinsky asks whether we can break through the anger and hatred that permeate our digital lives.
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Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm Nov 09 Cost: Standard – $39 + booking fee | UNSW Student & Under 18s – $33 + booking fee
Venue: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideas www.centreforideas.com/unthinkab..
Enquiries: 02 9385 9844   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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Tuesday 12 November 2019
Luncheon with Dr Brett Summerell  
As Director of Research & Chief Botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Dr Brett Summerell is championing the conservation of plants and all life that depends on them. Join us to learn about Dr Summerell’s experience as a Fulbright scholar and his ground-breaking research in Australia and abroad.
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Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm Nov 12 Cost: $110 ($90 Foundation and Friends Members)
Venue: Tattersalls Club Hyde Park, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/FulbrightLuncheon
Bookings: 02 9231 8182  Enquiries: foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
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Shark Behaviour  
Dr Culum Brown who studies the behavioural ecology of fishes with a special interest in learning and memory will speak at the STEP AGM on sharks, their movements and the reality of bite risks
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Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm Nov 12 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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