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Thursday 10 October 2019
Screening: Buster Keaton's The General (1926)  
Rejected by the Confederate army as unfit and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marian Mack), young Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton) sets out to single-handedly win the war with the help of his cherished locomotive, "The General". The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:15pm Oct 10 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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Climate Action  
Beyond the Slogans of Green New Deal and Just Transition. An evening with David Shoebridge, Greens MLC, and Chris Briggs, Research Principal, UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:15pm Oct 10 Cost: Free
Venue: Upstairs, Toxteth Hotel, 345 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Submitted by: Original Sydney Politics in the Pub www.originalsydneypoliticspub.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 0418312301   peter_murphy1_au@bigpond.com
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Friday 11 October 2019
Do beliefs beat facts or vice versa?  
Is being right enough to win? Dan Gregory was a comedian performing with Austen Tayshus and otherwise doing standup comedy in the UK and USA. He is the Co-founder and CEO of the Impossible Institute and a world-renowned speaker.
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Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Oct 11 Cost: $10
Venue: 2nd Floor, Club Redfern, 159 Redfern St, (20 metres across Gibbons Rd from Redfern Station), REDFERN
Submitted by: Sydney Atheists www.trybooking.com/BFVWI
Enquiries: (02) 0450 123211   moralmovement@gmail.com
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Saturday 12 October 2019
Shakespeare, Popular Culture, and Me  
Professor Emerita Penny Gay will discuss her academic endeavours from the 1980s onwards, exploring the question of how Shakespeare as popular culture works. As observer and analyst of the role of "Shakespeare" she will focus upon three areas: societal ideas about women and gender relations; popular music (especially songs); and Hollywood.
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Time: 11:00am-12:30pm Oct 12 Cost: $25 students / $50 employed
Venue: Perez de Sala Lecture Theatre, Campion College Australia, 8-14 Austin-Woodbury Pl, Old Toongabbie
Submitted by: Campion College Australia www.campion.edu.au/centre-for-th..
Enquiries: 0421172936   c.dray@campion.edu.au
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Profile 2019 – Jeweller Floor Talk  
Hear from a selection of the 77 exhibited Profile 2019 jewellers around their works, themes and techniques, whilst also talking current topics relevant to contemporary jewellery practice. Speakers include Bic Tieu, Dianne Beevers, Felix Gill, Kyoko Hashimoto, Pierre Cavalan, Reanne Chidiac, Regina Krawets and Zoe Veness.
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Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Oct 12 Cost: Free
Venue: Gallery, Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Submitted by: Object: Australian Design Centre www.eventbrite.com.au/e/profile-..
Enquiries: (02) 93614555   hello@australiandesigncentre.com
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Murder, manslaughter suicide , mishap  
The very public business of determining death in colonial Sydney.People flocked to the scene of the crime, to the coroner's court and to the criminal courts to catch a glimpse of the accused. Dr Catie Gilchrist will explore the dangerous life of 19th century Sydney
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Time: 2:00pm-3:45pm Oct 12 Cost: Free
Venue: Lord Mayor’s Reception Room, Sydney Town Hall, George Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: City of Sydney Historical Association Inc. www.sydneyhistorical.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 0448891981
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Sunday 13 October 2019
The Quest for Ethos in the Late Modern Period  
Lindsay Mell will present his paper: Qualities - Explored and Expressed: The Quest for Ethos in the Late Modern Period. Plenty pauses for discussion.
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Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm Oct 13 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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Monday 14 October 2019
Airspcae Tribunal (UK)  
Conceived by Barrister Nick Grief and artist Shona Illingworth (Denmark/Scotland), the Airspace Tribunal considers the case for and against the recognition of a new human right to protect the freedom to exist without physical or psychological threat from above.
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Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm Oct 14 Cost: Free
Venue: The Ethics Centre, Legion House,, Level 2/161 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Submitted by: Insight Communications www.thebiganxiety.org/events/sho..
Enquiries: 2 8936 0619   festival@thebiganxiety.org
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Exploring space with the locals  
At this meeting our speaker, Jannene Kyytsonen, with discuss how to engage the community in the space sector - with a case study of the Macarthur area.
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Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm Oct 14 Cost: $2 includes refreshments
Venue: Discovery, Sydney Observatory, Watson rd, The Rocks
Submitted by: Sydney Space Frontier Society www.nssa.com.au
Enquiries: 02 9150-4553   ssfs@nssa.com.asu
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Tuesday 15 October 2019
What scientists and philosophers need to talk about  
Science used to be ‘natural philosophy’; but the disciplines parted ways in the scientific revolution. Today, they trouble each other – and the result is unfortunate. Following his previous lecture in which he discussed WHY Scientists and Philosophers need to talk, Tibor Molnar explores WHAT they need to chat about.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Oct 15 Cost: Free
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 16 October 2019
Raising the Bar Sydney  
21 talks. 11 bars. 1 night. On 16 October, University of Sydney researchers swap their labs and lecture theatres for Sydney’s best bars. Pull up a stool, grab a pint and join our brightest minds as they share their innovative research. Speakers include Dr Cameron Webb, Professor Zreiqat and Professor Marc Stears.
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Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Oct 16 Cost: Free
Venue: 11 bars across Sydney, Sydney CBD, Surry Hills and Parramatta, Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney www.rtbevent.com/rtbsyd-19
Enquiries: 86270485
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ART AFTER HOURS - The Listening Panel  
Experts with highly developed listening and empathy skills discuss the tools of their trade and what makes a good listener. Panel speakers: artist and meditation expert, Sherre DeLys; funeral celebrant Victoria Spence; Wayside Chapel pastor Jon Owen; psychiatrist Russell Meares; Moderator: Lynne Malcolm, ABC Radio National, All in the Mind
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Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm Oct 16 Cost: Free but bookings are essential.
Venue: Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
Submitted by: Insight Communications www.thebiganxiety.org/events/art..
Enquiries: 02 8936 0619   festival@thebiganxiety.org
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Thursday 17 October 2019
Women and Science: Women at the Frontier of Biotech  
Susan Pond examines the role of women in the biotech revolution from Rosalind Franklin's Photo 51 in 1952 to the present day. 13 women have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1962. Susan will also look forward to future applications of biotech and review some of the challenges involved.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Oct 17 Cost: $15 SMSA and Royal Society Members, $20 General Entry and Guests
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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Friday 18 October 2019
Leigh Ledare In Conversation  
Leigh Ledare-US artist, filmmaker is joined by psychosocial researcher Lynn Froggett (UK) to discuss Ledare’s film, The Task (2017), which uses psychoanalytic group therapy techniques to expose race, gender and other power dynamics in social interactions – part of The Empathy Clinic at UNSW Galleries
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Oct 18 Cost: Free
Venue: EG02 E-BLOCK, UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Greens Road and Oxford Streets, Paddington
Submitted by: Insight Communications www.thebiganxiety.org/events/lei..
Enquiries: (02) 8936 0619   festival@thebiganxiety.org
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Sunday 20 October 2019
Developments in Mariology since Vatican II  
Professor Isabell Naumann, President of the Catholic Institute of Sydney, speaks to the Australian Catholic Historical Society, giving a global perspective on recent thought on Mary the mother of Jesus.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm Oct 20 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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