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Thursday 16 May 2019
Ancient mathematics from Egypt to Babylon  
By studying ancient mathematical artefacts, such as Rhind papyrus, we will see the ancient system of counting, arithmetic operations and geometry. Presented by Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya.
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Time: 0:30am-12:30pm May 16 Cost: $75
Venue: Room 204, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781
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Russia, Ukraine, Crimea and the Sea of Azov  
Learn how and why Crimea, once a site of unifying influence for Slavic Orthodox Christianity, has become a focus of geopolitical tension between Russia and Ukraine. Presented by Ian Michie.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm May 16 Cost: Free
Venue: Room 311, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781
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Author Talk: Sue Liu on The Accidental Aid Worker  
Sue Liu will talk about how she stumbled into voluntary aid work in the wake of the 2004 tsunami during the civil war conflict in Sri Lanka. Teaming up with a tour guide, a Catholic priest and a community of refugees began a ten-year obsession with helping people in need.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm May 16 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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Friday 17 May 2019
Portsmouth and The First Fleet, 1786-87  
Cllr Lee Mason is the guest speaker at a reception to celebrate the 232nd Anniversary of the Sailing of the First Fleet from Portsmouth on 13 May 1787. The talk is based on the publication by historian, James H Thomas. Bookings close 10/05/2019.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm May 17 Cost: $35.00 incl light refreshments
Venue: Lord Mayor's Reception Room, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney-Portsmouth Sister City Committee
Enquiries: 4285 5685 or 0407 708 058  Bookings: kjsptonge@bigpond.com
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Sunday 19 May 2019
The cultural patronage of Archbishop John Bede Polding, 1834-1877.  
Peter Cunich of the University of Hong Kong speaks on the contributions of Australia's first Catholic bishop to the architectural, artistic and cultural heritage of Sydney
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Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm May 19 Cost: Free
Venue: Crypt, St Patrick's Church Hill, Grosvenor St, The Rocks, Sydney
Submitted by: School of Mathematics australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com...
Enquiries: (02) 93857093   secretaryachs@gmail.com
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Monday 20 May 2019
The Fight for the ABC  
Public broadcasting is a reliable source of accurate and objective information yet it is under global attack. Ed Davis explores the importance of public broadcasting and the arguments for and against
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Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm May 20 Cost: 20
Venue: Room 311, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781
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How an Australian researcher is changing the genetics game  
When a rare medical condition (limb girdle muscular dystrophy) struck Monkol Lek in his early twenties, he took matters into his own hands. Monkol is now at the cutting-edge of genetic research at Yale and the findings so far have the potential to be game changing for a number of diseases.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm May 20 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
Venue: MacLaurin Hall, The Quadrangle, The 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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Factfulness  
Asking big questions about the world is easy. How many people live below the poverty line? But answering them ‘factfully’ is hard. Why does our internal biases get them wrong? Ola Rosling & Anna Rosling Rönnlund offer a radical new explanation of why we so often make these mistakes.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:45pm May 20 Cost: Free
Venue: Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall, George St, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.centreforideas.com/
Enquiries: (02) 93854832   university.events@unsw.edu.au
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Tuesday 21 May 2019
Made to measure  
Made to Measure takes the story of a bride's search for her wedding dress to explore body shape and social prejudice. Alana Valentine spent over 12 months engaging with scientists to develop this new work. Following the performance, join us for a discussion that investigates the performing arts and science.
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Time: 8:00pm-9:15pm May 21 Cost: free with a ticket to the performance. Tickets from $37 (+ booking fee)
Venue: Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre, Cnr Cleveland Street and City Road, 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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Wednesday 22 May 2019
How archaeology can help future proof against natural disasters  
Archaeology can help us understand how climate and environmental change in our recent and distant past shapes our future. Hear from Katherine Woo, a PhD student who specialises in zooarchaeology, Dr Tim Owen a heritage principal at GML Heritage and Dr Stephen Gale who is interested in environmental change over timescales.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm May 22 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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Author talk: Sue Liu, the Accidental Aid Worker  
Journey back in time with Sue, the Accidental Aid Worker, to the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and its effects on communities in war-torn Sri Lanka. It’s a heart-warming talk that will make you laugh, bring you to tears. Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie Bookings are essential. Call 9789 9423
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm May 22 Cost: Free
Venue: Events Room, Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy St,, Campsie
Submitted by: Canterbury-Bankstown Libraries www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/events/aut..
Bookings: (02) 9707 9708
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Monday 27 May 2019
The Politics of Moral Panics  
Media frenzy over various perceived social problems and deviant behaviour is used by politicians to deflect attention from their failed policies. But such ‘Moral Panics’ may actually exacerbate the problems and behaviours they are a responding to. Prof Alec Pemberton discusses The Politics of Moral Panics.
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Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm May 27 Cost: $20
Venue: Room 311, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781
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The Abys (Sydney) to Antarctica  
Antarctica is the coldest, driest, windiest continent on Earth. The uniquely harsh environments of Antarctica and surrounding islands are home to unique microbial ecologies, Associate Professor Belinda Ferrari presents her team's exciting discoveries including microbes literally surviving on air, and her first scientific expedition to Casey Station.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm May 27 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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Tuesday 28 May 2019
Athens - Classical, Diverse, Exhilarating  
Steeped in modern history as well as classical reminders of the birthplace of democracy, a visitor to this wonderful city can find peaceful places, authentic and inexpensive food, good shopping and fabulous museums and galleries. Athens will win over your heart. Presented by Byron Comninos.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm May 28 Cost: $38
Venue: Room 204, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781
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The role of oceans in our warming planet  
UNSW Oceanography expert Dr Veronique Lago will discuss the important part the oceans play in the global climate, a subject that deserves more attention than it usually gets. From 6 pm optionally meet at Cellini's QVB (opp Hobbyco Level 2) look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm May 28 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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