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Saturday 9 November 2019
Jane and D'Arcy-Folly is not always Folly  
Did Jane Austen have an Australian connection? Australian author Wal Walker makes this groundbreaking claim. This is the story of Jane Austen and young Irish surgeon D’Arcy Wentworth, their romance and and their separation, on the eve of D’Arcy’s departure for New South Wales.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:45pm Nov 09 Cost: $8
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
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Ashton Applewhite: Age Pride  
We all want long lives, so why are we so afraid of growing old? Anti-ageism campaigner Ashton Applewhite works to dismantle the ageism that is woven into our societies. Chaired by Caroline Baum.
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Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm Nov 09 Cost: Standard – $29 + booking fee | UNSW Student & Under 18s – $23 + booking fee
Venue: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideas www.centreforideas.com/unthinkab..
Enquiries: 02 9385 9844   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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When All Women Have Power  
Being nice won’t create the rebellions that will finally give women control of their destinies. Mona Eltahawy, Tressie McMillan Cottom and Sisonke Msimang tell us how we can change the world and bring justice within reach for women everywhere. Chaired by Santilla Chingaipe.
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Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm Nov 09 Cost: Standard – $29 + booking fee | UNSW Student & Under 18s – $23 + booking fee
Venue: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideas www.centreforideas.com/unthinkab..
Enquiries: 02 9385 9844   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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Monica Lewinsky: A Compassionate Internet  
Can we reclaim a kinder, gentler internet? The idealism of the early internet has given way to a toxic environment. In In a wide-ranging conversation with Leigh Sales, Monica Lewinsky asks whether we can break through the anger and hatred that permeate our digital lives.
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Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm Nov 09 Cost: Standard – $39 + booking fee | UNSW Student & Under 18s – $33 + booking fee
Venue: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: UNSW Centre for Ideas www.centreforideas.com/unthinkab..
Enquiries: 02 9385 9844   centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
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Sunday 10 November 2019
Identity Politics:some of the pitfalls (from a Left/progressive perspective)  
Mark Marusic will present his paper Identity Politics - Some of the Pitfalls (from a Left/progressive perspective). Includes plenty of time for questions and discussion.
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Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm Nov 10 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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How Randwick Council declared a Climate Emergency  
At 2.30 in the Board Room upstairs, Project Manager Allan Brcic will tell us how his team persuaded Randwick Council to declare a climate emergency. Optionally meet for pre-meeting light lunch downstairs from 1.15 pm. Look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts
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Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm Nov 10 Cost: Free
Venue: Board Room, Oatley RSL, 23 Letitia St, Oatley
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0467004892   george@ccl.org.au
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Greta and the Gospel: What does Christianity have to do with climate change?  
How do we combine Christianity with our determination to make real difference to the climate change debate? Listen to Dr Mick Pope, author of A climate of justice: Loving your neighbour in a warming world as he discusses Christianity and climate change.
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Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm Nov 10 Cost: Free
Venue: Pitt St Uniting Church, 264 Pitt St near Park St, Sydney
Submitted by: Pitt Street Uniting Church www.pittstreetuniting.org.au
Enquiries: 0292673614   office@pittstreetuniting.org.au
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Monday 11 November 2019
Australia's Native Bees with Dr Tim Heard  
Entomologist Dr Tim Heard reveals the beauty and diversity of Australia’s native bees, their social life, their role in the environment and what you can do to help them. Tim will cover solitary bees as well as the social stingless bees that can be kept in hives and produce honey
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Nov 11 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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Hope vs fear: Climate change as a security issue  
Experts warn that as temperatures rise, so too will security risks, including in extreme cases, armed conflict. What is the future of international relations around a ‘climate emergency’? Speakers: Professor Ole Wæver, University of Copenhagen Councillor Jess Miller, City of Sydney, Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein and Olivia Arkell, University of Sydney.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Nov 11 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations essential (visit website)
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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Tuesday 12 November 2019
Luncheon with Dr Brett Summerell  
As Director of Research & Chief Botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Dr Brett Summerell is championing the conservation of plants and all life that depends on them. Join us to learn about Dr Summerell’s experience as a Fulbright scholar and his ground-breaking research in Australia and abroad.
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Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm Nov 12 Cost: $110 ($90 Foundation and Friends Members)
Venue: Tattersalls Club Hyde Park, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/FulbrightLuncheon
Bookings: 02 9231 8182  Enquiries: foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
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Can calculus cure cancer?  
Oxford professor and mathematician Helen Byrne will highlight the exciting applications of maths to model, predict and improve effectiveness and development of cancer treatments. Professor Jennifer Byrne, Children’s Cancer Research Unit at Westmead, joins Helen in conversation to explore how maths and medicine can combine to improve research and outcomes.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Nov 12 Cost: Free, with registration
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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An Age of Endarkenment: Can Adult Education still make a difference?  
Adult education has the power to change lives, and in Australia has always been made up of educators and providers capable of adapting to the changing environments around them. Dr Tony Brown will focus on how we might think of adult education and learning for today’s challenging times.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Nov 12 Cost: Free
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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Shark Behaviour  
Dr Culum Brown who studies the behavioural ecology of fishes with a special interest in learning and memory will speak at the STEP AGM on sharks, their movements and the reality of bite risks
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Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm Nov 12 Cost: Free
Venue: St Andrews Uniting Church, Corner Vernon and Chisholm Sts, South Turramurra
Submitted by: STEP Inc www.step.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 94898256   secretary@step.org.au
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Thursday 14 November 2019
Rime of the Ancient Mariner  
Peter Rainey will introduce and discuss Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which will be read by Poetry at SMSA. Considered a masterpiece of world literature, Rime is a poem that can be enjoyed for its lyricism as much as its meaning.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Nov 14 Cost: Free - Bookings Essential
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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Screening: Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946)  
One of the most beloved films of all time, It's a Wonderful Life stars Jimmy Stewart as a businessman who is contemplating suicide until an angel shows him what the world would have been like without him in it. The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:15pm Nov 14 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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