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Friday 7 December 2018
Author Talk: Messing with fact and fiction in early Sydney - an imaginary novel  
Luke Slattery is an author, journalist and literary critic based in Balmain, Sydney. His journalism and writing have been published in metropolitan media throughout Australia and internationally He was shortlisted for the 1995 Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year Award. Mrs. M is Luke's fifth book and his first novel.
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Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Dec 07 Cost: Members: $15/Non-Members $20 (incl. light supper)
Venue: Small Meeting Room, Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain
Submitted by: Friends of Balmain LIbrary fobl.org.au
Enquiries: 0419 127 919   info@fobl.org.au
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Saturday 8 December 2018
Enterprise and diversity: Greek-Australian occupational pursuits beyond the Greek cafe  
Leonard Janiszewski and Effy Alexakis challenge the entrenched, popular stereotype of Greek-Australians as being historically defined as essentially a collection of fish’n’chip shop owners and café and milk bar proprietors. Rather, their complex and broad involvement in Australia’s mainstream development over the last two hundred years is clearly revealed, acknowledged and celebrated.
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Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Dec 08 Cost: $3.00 members - $6.00 non members - no bookings necessary
Venue: Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: City of Sydney Historical Association Inc. www.sydneyhistorical.org.au
Enquiries: 0448 891 981
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Sunday 9 December 2018
The Theme of Wisdom in the Works and Alfred North Whitehead  
Lindsay Mell presents his paper on the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, with a focus on his writings on wisdom.
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Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm Dec 09 Cost: Free
Venue: Brewers Room, L2, Imperial Hotel, Oxford St (next to Juniper House), Paddington
Submitted by: Continental Philosophy Group www.homestead.com/noelshomepage2/..
Enquiries: (02) 95171206
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Progress on climate solutions in the UK and Canada  
Environmental Activists Nadine Peters and Brian Rees will tell us news of progress on climate solutions in the UK and Canada. They will also lead a discussion forum. All welcome to share a light meal from 1:15 pm; look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:15pm Dec 09 Cost: Free
Venue: Oatley RSL, 23 Letitia St, Oatley
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org/
Enquiries: 0467004892   george@ccl.org.au
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From good international citizen to pariah?  
Join us to reflect on Australia's human rights record, with a keynote address from Gillian Triggs, as well as responses from Tanya Plibersek and Elizabeth Evatt in this event, co-presented with the Evatt Foundation.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Dec 09 Cost: Adult $25, Concession $10, Evatt Foundation Member $22.50
Venue: Seymour Centre, Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
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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Monday 10 December 2018
Human rights: what lies ahead for the next 70 years?  
Our expert panel features human rights heroes: campaigner Larissa Baldwin; feminist and refugee advocate, Dulce Munoz; journalist Nas Campanella; queer advocate Danny Lander; and animal rights advocate Dinesh Wadiwel.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Dec 10 Cost: Free with online registration required
Venue: Law School Foyer, Eastern Avenue, 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 12 December 2018
Susie Smither at The Society of Women Writers  
Our special guest for the Christmas Luncheon, Susie Smither, is an extraordinarily talented and multi award winning singer, entertainer, presenter, actor and President of the Australian Ladies Variety Association. Hear her story of an amazing life and career. Bring a wrapped book (new or pre-loved) for Kris Kringle.
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Time: 12:00pm-2:30pm Dec 12 Cost: Members: $50, Non members: $55 - incl. refreshments and wine
Venue: The Gallery Room, State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Library, Macquarie St, SYDNEY
Submitted by: Society of Women Writers NSW Inc www.womenwritersnsw.org/
Enquiries: (02) 0402 755 768  Bookings: swwlunchbooking@gmail.com by 10am 10 December
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Thursday 13 December 2018
How to build ethical organisations?  
What are the unique ethical challenges that face today’s professionals? Explore how ethics shape an organisation and its members. Reflect on what ethics means, undertake case studies from well-known organisations, and reflect on actions and choices in ethical practice. Presented by Carl Rhodes, Deputy Dean of UTS Business School.
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Time: 6:15pm-7:45pm Dec 13 Cost: Free
Venue: Level 2 MBAe Venture Lab, UTS Business School, 14-28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo
Submitted by: University of Technology Sydney www.uts.edu.au/future-students/business-..
Enquiries: (02) 9514 3504   business.practice@uts.edu.au
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Tuesday 18 December 2018
Progress on climate solutions in the UK and Canada  
Environmental Activists Nadine Peters and Brian Rees will tell us news of progress on climate solutions in the UK and Canada followed by general discussion. Join us for a light meal from 6 pm at Cellini's QVB (opp Hobbyco, Lvl 2 south); look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm Dec 18 Cost: Free
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Level 1, Sydney
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0419973952 or 0467004892   brian@ccl.org.au
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Wednesday 19 December 2018
Artist talk with Hiroyasu Tsuri / TWOONE  
Berlin-based Japanese artist Hiroyasu Tsuri's practice is informed by his roots in graphic design and graffiti. In an intimate talk, he will share stories from his recent residency in Antwerp, painting a mural at the Fries Museum in The Netherlands, and transforming a 100-year-old abandoned house in France, and more.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Dec 19 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/artist-talk-with-hiroy..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   events@jpf.org.au
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Friday 11 January 2019
Inner strength  
Gen-la Jampa will explain the methods to build a strong foundation for happiness and confidence within your own mind. Be empowered to rise above negative habits of mind, and learn how to overcome them with proven meditation techniques and by developing attitudes that support inner peace.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Jan 11 Cost: $30 General Admission
Venue: Abercrombie Building, University of Sydney, Abercrombie Auditorium, Cnr of Codrington and Abercrombie Streets, Darlington
Submitted by: Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Centre meditateinsydney.org/courses-retr..
Enquiries: 02 9699 9902   info@meditateinsydney.org
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Saturday 12 January 2019
Australia’s Centenary 1888  
During 1888, Australia’s Centenary, the city of Sydney offered wonderful and amazing entertainments by the seaside for the public at Manly, Coogee and Bondi. The innovation of bathing machines at Coogee Beach was an item of great interest! Presented by Mary Small.
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Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Jan 12 Cost: Free
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: 0448 891 981
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Sunday 13 January 2019
The UNSW report on A Climate Dividend for Australians  
Howard Witt will discuss the recent climate report by UNSW Professors Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon, and will compare their “Australian Carbon Dividend Plan” to the Citizens' Climate Lobby’s “Carbon Fee & Dividend” proposal. All welcome to share a light meal from 1:15 pm; look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:15pm Jan 13 Cost: Free
Venue: Oatley RSL, 23 Letitia St, Oatley
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org/
Enquiries: 0467004892   george@ccl.org.au
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Friday 18 January 2019
Epistemology: the theory of knowledge  
We believe that we ‘know’ many things; but what is “knowledge”, and how does it relate to evidence, truth, belief, expectation, and mere remembering? What makes "justification" justificatory? In this lecture Tibor Molnar argues that Plato got it all wrong; and that even philosophers ‘know’ almost nothing at all!
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Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm Jan 18 Cost: $92/$83 including coffee/tea.
Venue: WEA, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Brainwaves Information Services www.weasydney.com.au/course/WIK
Enquiries: (02) 9264-2781   info@weasydney.nsw.gov.au
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Tuesday 22 January 2019
The UNSW report on A Climate Dividend for Australians  
Howard Witt will discuss the recent climate report by UNSW Professors Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon, and will compare their “Australian Carbon Dividend Plan” to the Citizens' Climate Lobby’s “Carbon Fee & Dividend” proposal. All welcome to share a light meal from 6 pm; look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm Jan 22 Cost: Free
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Level 1, Sydney
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0419973952   brian@ccl.org.au
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