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Saturday 13 July 2019
Her Mother’s Daughter  
Nadia Wheatley is an Australian writer whose publications range from biography and history to fiction and picture books. More than just a memoir, Her Mother’s Daughter is a social history of the challenges many Australian women faced in their careers and marriages during the first half of the 20th century.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:45pm Jul 13 Cost: $6 inc afternoon tea
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: (02) 0448891981   brooksbevy@gmail.com
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Sunday 14 July 2019
Seneca and the Dialogues: a critique  
Christopher McCabe will present his paper: Seneca and the Dialogues: A Critique. Plentiful pauses for discussion.
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Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm Jul 14 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: 0410054756
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Tree canopy to mitigate against global warming  
Georges River Council Senior Environment Officer Lachlan Prentice will tell us how Council is addressing effects of climate change through his work in implementing a tree management policy with urban canopy enhancement. All welcome to join us for refreshments from 1:15 pm - look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm Jul 14 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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Monday 15 July 2019
14th Century Europe: famine, war and plague  
Peter Headley discusses the series of cataclysmic events that reduced the population of Europe by a third and with it provided a crucial turning point in Western History.
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Time: 10:00am-1:00pm Jul 15 Cost: $75
Venue: Room 204, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Tuesday 16 July 2019
Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Children of the Sun  
Genevieve Milton examines the reign of this controversial pharaoh, including a look at the role played by his queen Nefertiti.
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Time: 10:00am-1:00pm Jul 16 Cost: $75
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Pulsars and the universe  
Hear from one of the greatest astrophysicists and role models of our time. Best known for her discovery of pulsars, Jocelyn Bell Burnell has paved a path for furthering scientific knowledge and education.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 16 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations essential
Venue: CPC auditorium, Charles Perkins Centre, The 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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Wednesday 17 July 2019
When will the military have its #MeToo moment?  
The rise of #MeToo and #TimesUp has had little impact on rates of sexual assault in the military. Join our world-renowned panel of experts which includes Samantha Crompvets, Eda Gunaydin, Ellen Haring, Shannon Sampert, Antonieta Rico and Megan Mackenzie.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 17 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
Venue: SSB Lecture Theatre 200, 200 Science Rd, 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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Jelani Cobb: Civil Rights in the age of Trump  
Jelani Cobb delivers the UNSW Martin Luther King lecture with an introductory performance by the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus. Writer and educator Jelani Cobb is a long-time staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work brings to life the intricate complexities of race in America.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:45pm Jul 17 Cost: Free
Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/jel..
Enquiries: (02) 93850000
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Thursday 18 July 2019
The First Crusade  
A contemporary chronicler described the First Crusade as the most miraculous undertaking since the resurrection of Jesus. Why? James Collier explores the context of the First Crusade, the crusade campaign and the implications for European history.
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Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Jul 18 Cost: $38
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Satellite observation for weather and climate  
Earth Observing Satellites are the unsung heroes of our steadily improving weather forecasts. Michael Box discusses these sources of a growing array of data which helps us understand our environment.
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Time: 10:00am-1:00pm Jul 18 Cost: $58
Venue: Room 311, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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A Human Rights Conversation with Kerryn Phelps and Sarah Dale  
RACS is proud to present a thought provoking discussion with two passionate and determined advocates for people seeking asylum. Kerryn Phelps is one of Australia’s best known medical doctors and most recently, a politician. Sarah Dale is the Principal Solicitor at the Refugee Advice & Casework Service.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Jul 18 Cost: $28 Standard, $17 Students
Venue: Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) racs_phelps.eventbrite.com.au
Enquiries: 02 8317 6500   fundraising@racs.org.au
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Visual Perception and Aboriginal Art  
Aboriginal painting has largely been regarded as conceptual rather than perceptual. Emeritus Professor Barbara Gillam will examine the innovative perceptual skills of Aboriginal bark painters, especially in depicting figure-ground and occlusion. She will also discuss the visual meaning of this art and its interaction with conceptual meanings.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Jul 18 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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Saturday 20 July 2019
Business networks in Chinese-Australian furniture production 1870-1930  
An industry involving about 2000 Chinese workers 200 factories peaked c 1911. Authorities perceived this as a threat to development and "White Australia". Peter Gibson shows historical and financial records revealing the impact on those forging out a future from such enterprises.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm Jul 20 Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members (includes refreshments
Venue: Mitchell Theatre Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney CBD
Submitted by: Chinese Australian Historical Sociey Inc chineseaustralianhistory.org
Bookings: 0417655233   lowekelley@bigpond.com
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Sunday 21 July 2019
Patrick McMahon Glynn: from Irish lawyer to Australian statesman  
John Kennedy McLaughlin (formerly Associate Judge Supreme Court of NSW) speaks on P.M. Glynn, one of the fathers of Australian federation.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm Jul 21 Cost: Free
Venue: Crypt, St Patrick's Church Hill, Grosvenor St, The Rocks, Sydney
Submitted by: School of Mathematics australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com...
Enquiries: (02) 93857093   j.franklin@unsw.edu.au
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Monday 22 July 2019
The politics of mental health  
Why isn’t providing adequate mental health services a no brainer? Leading UK advocate for action on mental health Alastair Campbell is joined by Patrick McGorry (Orygen) and Helen Christensen (Black Dog Institute) to share ideas on how to improve mental health service provisions for all Australians.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm Jul 22 Cost: $35/$15
Venue: City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/pol..
Enquiries: (02) 93850000
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