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Wednesday 14 August 2019
Innovative 3D Printing: expanding the boundaries of what's possible  
Could 3D printing be used in everyday life? Join Jonathon O’Neill , manager of the UTS Protospace, a 3D printing facility at UTS as he explains the wide world of 3D printing equipment and the endless possibilities. Part of Inspiring Australia’s Talking Science series for National Science Week.
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Time: 10:30am-11:30am Aug 14 Cost: Free
Venue: Baulkham Hills Shire Library, 1 Railway Street, Baulkham Hills
Submitted by: The Hills Shire Library Service www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/library
Enquiries: 02 9761 4510
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Women Writers' Literary Luncheon: A Pastoral Heritage and Stone Country  
Author of nine historical novels, Nicole Alexander’s debut The Bark Cutters was shortlisted for an Australian Book Industry Award (2011). Fourth-generation grazier, rural business manager, a Master of Letters in Creative Writing and Literature, 2012 Barwon Woman of the Year, Nicole will discuss how her pastoral heritage shaped her writing life.
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Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm Aug 14 Cost: Members/Non Members: $45/$50
Venue: The Dixon Room, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Submitted by: The Society of Women Writers NSW womenwritersnsw.org/
Enquiries: (02) 0409224216   swwlunchbooking@gmail.com
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Forum on Refugees and Asylum Seekers – An Evening with Thomas Keneally AO  
In this event, Thomas Keneally AO will explore the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers. Keneally is a renowned Australian author and ambassador for the Asylum Seeker Centre.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Aug 14 Cost: $20
Venue: Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
Submitted by: Sydney Jewish Museum sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au/shop/events/ta..
Enquiries: (02) 9360 7999   rsvp@sjm.com.au
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Women and the Internet  
VICE reporter Claire L Evans tells the story of internet’s unsung female heroes. From Ada Lovelace who wrote the first computer program in the Victorian Age, to Elizabeth Feinler who helped create the first domain names, women have been a huge part of every significant milestone in web development.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:45pm Aug 14 Cost: Free, with registration required
Venue: Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall, George St, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/sydney-sc..
Enquiries: (02) 9385000
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Thursday 15 August 2019
Machine Aesthetics of the Human Body  
Are AIs and autonomous robotics ‘mechanomorphising” us (viewing us as machines), just as we anthropomorphise them? Dr Josh Harle looks at why this is, what it could mean and discusses how artists, working at the forefront of science and technology, can help us engage with and better understand artificial intelligences.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Aug 15 Cost: Free. No bookings required.
Venue: Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA), 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts smsa.org.au/events/
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Geneva Conventions turns 70  
Australian Red Cross is hosting a free talk bringing together four experts to explore why, 70 years after their adoption, the Geneva Conventions are needed more than ever. Speakers include nurse Cristina de Leon, Brigadier Neil Sweeney AM and lawyer Chris Sidoti.
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Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Aug 15 Cost: Free
Venue: Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, South, Sydney
Submitted by: Australian Red Cross www.redcross.org.au/stories/ihl-..
Enquiries: (02) 0490219814
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Who controls the internet?  
Growth has outpaced governance, and opportunities to come together online are being undone by threats of division, such as the spread of hate speech and harassment. Hear from Bart Hogeveen, Dr Aim Sinpeng, Dr Damien Spry and Professor Michele Ford.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Aug 15 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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Complex Systems: computer modelling of epidemics  
An influenza pandemic today, of the magnitude of the 1918 Spanish Flu, would cause 33 million deaths globally within six months. Professor Mikhail Prokopenko reveals how realistic computer models can help us understand and deal with flu epidemics and indicate ways to intervene and curtail pandemics through city management.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Aug 15 Cost: SMSA & Royal Society - $15 Non-members and Guests - $20
Venue: Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA), 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts smsa.org.au/events/
Bookings: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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The Einstein Lecture: Elisabetta Barberio on Dark Matter  
In the last decade, there has been impressive progress in detecting dark matter interactions. Leading the way is physicist Elisabetta Barberio, who will explain this underground undertaking and outline the impact the findings can have on our understanding of the universe.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Aug 15 Cost: Free
Venue: Roundhouse, Anzac Parade, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/sydney-sc..
Enquiries: 02 9385 1000
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Friday 16 August 2019
Geoengineering: Messing with the climate to counter our current mess  
Michael Box talks about our changing climate and human emissions of greenhouse gases being the major contributor. While mitigation should be our goal, we may need to turn to interventionist measures one day.
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Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm Aug 16 Cost: $25
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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Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression  
In a remote corner of Arnhem Land the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. A celebratory exhibition of this print space, Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression opens with talks by Ruby Djikarra Alderton, Emeritus Professor Janice Reid AC and Dr Denise Salvestro.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Aug 16 Cost: Free
Venue: Female Orphan School, UWS, Parramatta, Cnr James Ruse Dr and Victoria Rd, Rydalmere
Submitted by: Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University www.whitlam.org/events/balnhdhur..
Enquiries: (02) 9685 9161   info@whitlam.org
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Saturday 17 August 2019
Australian Ceramics Open Studio 2019  
Australian Design Centre will host a pop-up studio on Saturday 17 August from 10am - 4pm as part of the Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2019. We’re thrilled to have ceramicist Elisa Bartels Designs in the gallery sharing her knowledge in a talk discussing ceramic techniques.
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Time: 11:00am-4:00pm Aug 17 Cost: Free
Venue: Gallery, Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Submitted by: Object: Australian Design Centre australiandesigncentre.com/
Enquiries: (02) 93614555   hello@australiandesigncentre.com
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Scientists in the Bookshop: Is there such a thing as a healthy brain?  
Why are we so fascinated with brain health? Hear three scientists from UNSW’s School of Psychology talk about their research spanning brain health from toddler to late-life. Speakers inlcude Kaarin Anstey, Susanne Schweizer and Jenny Richmond.
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Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Aug 17 Cost: Free
Venue: UNSW Bookshop, E15 College Road, UNSW, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events gc.events.unsw.edu.au/sydney-sci..
Enquiries: (02) 93850000   university.events@unsw.edu.au
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Scientists in the Bookshop: Tales from the field  
Feathers, frogs and fish; three researchers work in far-flung corners of the globe to collect their data and progress their research. Their stories from the field are fascinating examples of the diversity of the work of a scientist. Speakers: Kate Brandis, Jodi Rowley, Iain Suthers.
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Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm Aug 17 Cost: Free, with RSVP essential
Venue: UNSW Bookshop, E15 College Road, UNSW, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events www.events.unsw.edu.au/sydney-sc..
Enquiries: (02) 9385000   university.events@unsw.edu.au
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Sunday 18 August 2019
Fiction and the moral imagination  
Robin Hughes AO, former CEO of Film Australia, speaks to the Australian Catholic Historical Society on how fiction, including film, expands and challenges the moral sensibilities.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm Aug 18 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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