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Tuesday 16 April 2019
From Anatolia to Vaucluse: terrorism, genocide, denial  
In December 1980, two men shot the Turkish consul-general to Sydney. An act of terrorism to combat denial of the Armenian Genocide of WW1, the attempted assassination was never solved. Join Ashley Kalagian Blunt, author of My Name Is Revenge, for an exploration of the events that fueled this crime.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Apr 16 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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Destination Pagoda - Sydney Launch  
Tom Zubrycki, Award winning documentary maker, will introduce his new work' Gardens of Stone: Living landscape' about this spectacular but threatened region beside Lithgow. With stunning images, Ian Brown, respected park management consultant, will outline a plan, 'Destination Pagoda', to increase tourism in Lithgow with a world-class reserve.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Apr 16 Cost: Free
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: The Colong Foundation for Wilderness Ltd www.colongwilderness.org.au/news..
Enquiries: (02) 9261 2400   foundation@colongwilderness.org.au
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Wednesday 17 April 2019
Understanding carbon in the air: can we avert a climate catastrophe?  
University of Cambridge Professor Herbert Huppert leads this insightful conversation on how global temperatures in the earth's atmosphere has increased over time and what we can do to stop potential calamity.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Apr 17 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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Tuesday 23 April 2019
Solutions to the carbon threat to human survival  
Greens candidate for the federal election, Gianluca Dragone, will talk about the coming global warming catastrophe and what is politically possible to mitigate it. All welcome to also join us from 6 pm for a light meal (text 0419973952 for location).
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Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm Apr 23 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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Saturday 27 April 2019
Story of the Krait and Operation Jaywick  
Retired industrial engineer Mervyn Rosen reveals how a Japanese fishing boat, the Krait, manned by a group of allied commandos, carried out a raid on Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbour in 1943 becoming one of the most famous Allied boats in WWII. It’s now moored at the Maritime Museum.
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Time: 10:15am-12:30pm Apr 27 Cost: Free
Venue: hall, Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville
Submitted by: Marrickville Heritage Society
Enquiries: (02) 9557 3823   heritagesociety@optusnet.com.au
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Monday 29 April 2019
Godspeed: Casey Legler  
Famed and haunted by a career in the pool, Casey Legler - former Olympic swimmer, LGBTI advocate, fashion model, restaurateur and author - will share their incredible life story at a RightsTalk event in Sydney on 29 April.
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Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm Apr 29 Cost: Free
Venue: Level 61, King & Wood Mallesons, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Pl, Sydney
Submitted by: Australian Human Rights Commission rightstalk-casey-legler-public-t..
Enquiries: (02) 9284 9600   events@humanrights.gov.au
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Tuesday 30 April 2019
Safeguarding against elder abuse  
Attorneys Darryl Browne, chair of the Elder Law, Capacity and Succession Committee of the Law Society of NSW, and Richard McCullagh, author of Australian Elder Law, join us to discuss the serious issue of Elder Abuse, what the law is, and how to safeguard against it.
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Time: 10:30am-12:00pm Apr 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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Wednesday 1 May 2019
Artist talk: Dale Harding  
Join Dale Harding as he talks about his new public artwork SPINE located on Eastern Avenue. In 2018, the University of Sydney commissioned Dale to create a major new artwork spanning three sites along the City Road entrance. Here he discusses these works.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm May 01 Cost: Free
Venue: Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle A14, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney University Museums whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/a..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2812   museums.education@sydney.edu.au
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Good and Mad  
New York Times best-seller Rebecca Traister explores how the anger of women – from the suffragettes to Pantsuit Nation – has been a catalyst that has changed the course of history.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm May 01 Cost: Free
Venue: Leighton Hall, G19, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.unsw.edu.au/events
Enquiries: (02) 93854832   university.events@unsw.edu.au
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Spirituality in the Pub, Paddington  
Sharing the Journey - History in the making, following the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse, Speakers: Noel Debien, ABC’s religion and ethics unit, and John Carmody, President of the Catholic Historical Society
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Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm May 01 Cost: Donation
Venue: Paddington RSL, 220-232 Oxford Street, Paddington
Submitted by: Paddington Spirituality in the Pub Www.catalystforrenewal.org.au
Enquiries: 0414873910   Mareadonovan@gmail.com
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Thursday 2 May 2019
Women and Science: Ada Lovelace  
Susannah Fullerton discusses the short life and far-reaching achievements of the only legitimate child of Lord Byron, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, who adored mathematics. Ada worked with Charles Babbage on his ‘analytical Engine’, writing the first computer programme and anticipating the implications of the computer a hundred years before anyone else
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm May 02 Cost: Cost $15 – SMSA & Royal Society Members/Fellows | $20 – Guests and General Entry
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
Bookings: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Rachel Kushner: What it means to be free  
In conversation with the Man Booker finalist. Having dazzled readers with turns through pre-revolutionary Cuba Telex from Cuba and 1970s New York The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner’s exceptional literary streak continued last year with The Mars Room, immersing readers in the largest women’s prison in the United States.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm May 02 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: 0293512943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Sydney Writers' Festival: Rusted Off by Gabrielle Chan  
To tell a story about contemporary Australia in 'Rusted Off', Guardian Australia’s political correspondent Gabrielle Chan went hyperlocal. She searched her own rural community’s main street for answers to the big questions driving voters. A timely author talk in the context of an upcoming Federal election.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm May 02 Cost: $10 adults, $8 concessions
Venue: Barry O'Keefe Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman
Submitted by: Mosman Library Service www.trybooking.com/BBHRU
Enquiries: (02) 9978 4098   library@mosman.nsw.gov.au
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Friday 3 May 2019
kanalaritja: an unbroken string Curator guided tour  
You are invited to join Zoe Rimmer, Senior Curator of Indigenous Cultures, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and Liz Tew, Curatorial Assistant - Indigenous Cultures, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and shell stringer, for a private tour of the kanalaritja: An Unbroken String exhibition. Bookings essential.
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Time: 0:30am-11:00am May 03 Cost: Free
Venue: Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon St, Hurstville
Submitted by: Hurstville Museum & Gallery www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/HMG
Bookings: (02) 9330 6444   museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
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Saturday 4 May 2019
Islands, encounters, and adaptations in the Pacific  
Dr James Flexner asks what draws people to islands, and what do they do when they get there? Using his ongoing research in the remote islands of southern Vanuatu, James explores some of the reasons behind island colonisation, discussing ways that long-term archaeological records reflect how people adapted to environments.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm May 04 Cost: Free
Venue: Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle A14, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney University Museums wordvine.sydney.edu.au/files/2259/23048/
Bookings: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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