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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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Wednesday 23 January 2019
The Discipline of the Existing  
Please join us for the first 2019 Utzon lecture The Discipline of the Existing delivered by co-founders of the award winning Spanish architectural office Flores & Prats, Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores.
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Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Jan 23 Cost: Free
Venue: Law Building, Law Theatre, (Building E10), UNSW, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.unsw.edu.au/events
Enquiries: (02) 93854832   university.events@unsw.edu.au
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Wednesday 30 January 2019
Last chance: get the facts on My Health record  
The My Health Record opt out date has been extended to 31 January. Come along to this “Last Chance” information session before the deadline to learn about the benefits and risks of My Health Record from Anthony Brown of Health Consumers NSW and decide what’s right for you .
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Time: 11:00am-1:00pm Jan 30 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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Author talk: John Fahey on Australia's First Spies  
Former Australian intelligence officer Dr John Fahey has combed the archives to compile the fascinating first account of Australia's intelligence operations in the years from 1901 to 1945. Join him as he discusses his research – a glimpse into the secret history of our nation.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Jan 30 Cost: Free, but bookings are required via www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/library
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
Enquiries: (02) 9093 6400   contactus@randwick.nsw.gov.au
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Thursday 31 January 2019
Exhibiting ancient Rome in Australia  
Over the past decades, several Australian cultural institutions have fed the Australian appetite for ancient Rome through travelling exhibitions. 'Rome: City and Empire', currently at the National Museum of Australia is one such exhibition. This talk by Dr Lily Withycombe examines the practical and creative logistics behind this exhibition.
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Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm Jan 31 Cost: Free
Venue: Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle A14, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney University Museums wordvine.sydney.edu.au/files/2259/22625/
Bookings: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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Saturday 2 February 2019
Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens  
What did Queen Victoria think of the novels of Mr Dickens? What did he think of her, and did they ever meet? Valentine’s Day cards which Dickens characters might have sent each other, written by Ron Withington, will be read by Geoffrey Usher and Catherine du Peloux Menagé.
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Time: 10:30am-12:00pm Feb 02 Cost: $5.00 Members, $10.00 Guests
Venue: Sydney Room, City Tattersals Club, 194-204 Pitt Street, Sydney City
Submitted by: Dickens Society of NSW dickenssydney.com
Enquiries: (02) 0425396736   Darlynn100@y7mail.com
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Māori in Early Sydney  
From the earliest days of the British Colony, large numbers of Māori based themselves in Sydney developing trade and strategic alliances. Rebecca Conway will introduce two Māori-Australian historians, Jo Maarama Kamira & Brent Kerehona who will share their knowledge and insights into some of the key characters and fascinating episodes.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm Feb 02 Cost: Free
Venue: Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle A14, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney University Museums wordvine.sydney.edu.au/files/225..
Bookings: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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The Yin and Yang of the Pig  
Marilyn Dooley will guide you through the Year of the Pig through an informative and entertaining talk on the Yin and Yang of the Chinese Zodiac. Discover how the Year of the Pig will be welcoming and entertaining through the role of the pig in literature, art, legend and religion.
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Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm Feb 02 Cost: $15/$10 members includes 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
Bookings: Kathie (02)48613078   dblunt@bigpond.net.au
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Tuesday 5 February 2019
Earth, Air, Fire, Water: The Four Elements with Stacey Demarco  
Discover how the four elements affect you with Modern Witch, Stacey Demarco. Learn about using your personal alchemy to increase your talents and flow, to boost prosperity and creativity, even to understand your relationships better.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 05 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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Wednesday 6 February 2019
Curating STEEL: art design architecture  
A walk through the exhibition with STEEL: art design architecture curator, Margaret Hancock Davis as we discuss the artists, their practice and the material.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm Feb 06 Cost: Free
Venue: Gallery, Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Submitted by: Object: Australian Design Centre www.eventbrite.com.au/e/curating..
Enquiries: (02) 93614555   hello@australiandesigncentre.com
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Tim Costello: Justice in Action  
What can Australians do to make the world a better and fairer place? Delivering this year's Gandhi Oration is Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia Tim Costello.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Feb 06 Cost: Free
Venue: Roundhouse, Anzac Parade, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.unsw.edu.au/events
Enquiries: (02) 93854832   university.events@unsw.edu.au
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Thursday 7 February 2019
Scientists & Philosophers… Need to Talk!  
Perhaps it’s time for scientists and philosophers to get together and have a good, long chat. Science is about understanding how the world works, but what is ‘understanding’? How do we ‘know’? And how do we know we know? Tibor Molnar explores how we might approach this question.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 07 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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