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Tuesday 28 January 2020
Just Transitions to Decarbonisation in Poor Countries and the Role of Women  
Stav Zotalis, Head of Global Engagement at ActionAid Australia, will tell us about just transitions to decarbonisation in poor countries, and cover the role of women. At 6 pm, all welcome to pre-meeting light meal at Cellini's QVB - look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm Jan 28 Cost: Free
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Level 1, Sydney
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0467004892   george_carrard@yahoo.com.au
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Wednesday 29 January 2020
The Origin of Life on Land  
Revisiting Darwin's Little Pond - how did life form on Earth? This free public seminar leading scientists will present new research proposing that life originated on land. Speakers include David Deamer and Bruce Damer from the University of California, Santa Cruz and UNSW researchers Martin Van Kranendonk and Tara Djokic.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Jan 29 Cost: Free
Venue: Law Theatre, University of NSW, University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus, Randwick
Submitted by: UNSW Physics www.science.unsw.edu.au/events/o..
Enquiries: (02)9385799
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Thursday 30 January 2020
The Golden Country: In conversation on the changing identity of Australia  
Join Tim Watts MP, Dr Stephen FitzGerald AO, Sally Sitou and Jason Yat-sen Li in conversation on Australia's changing identity. Join us at the Whitlam Institute for a panel discussion on The Golden Country: Australia's Changing Identity - a new book from Tim Watts MP, the member for Gellibrand.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Jan 30 Cost: Free
Venue: Whitlam Institute, The Female Orphan School, The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus, corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive, Rydalmere
Submitted by: Whitlam Institute www.whitlam.org/events/2020/1/30..
Enquiries: (02) 9685 9210   info@whitlam.org
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Saturday 1 February 2020
Lunar New Year Traditions and Memories  
A panel of Asian Australian speakers from countries that celebrate the Lunar New Year (including Korea, Vietnam and Singapore) will explain how their families and communities celebrate the Lunar New Year. Comparing and contrasting similarities and differences will result in a fascinating, interesting presentation.
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Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm Feb 01 Cost: $10 including refreshments for all comers.
Venue: Mitchell Theatre Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney CBD
Submitted by: Chinese Australian Historical Sociey Inc chineseaustralianhistory.org
Enquiries: 0417655233  Bookings: lowekelley@bigpond.com
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The Yin and Yang of the Rat  
Marilyn Dooley will guide you through the Year of the Rat through an informative and entertaining talk on the Yin and Yang of the Chinese Zodiac. Discover how the Year of the Rat will be welcoming and entertaining through the role of the rat in literature, art, legend and religion.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm Feb 01 Cost: $15/$10 members incl refreshments
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Chinese Heritage Association of Australia inc www.chineseheritage.org.au
Bookings: Kathie – (02)4861 3078   dblunt@bigpond.net.au
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Saturday 8 February 2020
Curating CONCRETE: art design architecture  
With a history spanning over 3000 years, concrete was first used by Egyptians in the building of the pyramids. Learn more about this universal material in a walk through the exhibition with CONCRETE: art design architecture curators, as we discuss the artists, their practice and the material. Tickets: Free, bookings required
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Time: 11:30am-12:30pm Feb 08 Cost: Free
Venue: Gallery, Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Submitted by: Object: Australian Design Centre australiandesigncentre.com/concr..
Enquiries: (02) 93614555   hello@australiandesigncentre.com
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Sunday 9 February 2020
How Randwick Council addresses waste, water and energy in a warming world  
From 2:30 pm upstairs, Peter Maganov, Sustainability Manager Randwick Council, describes the latest global state of the environment and how Council deals with of waste, water and energy in a warming world. From 1:15 pm all welcome for refreshments downstairs; look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm Feb 09 Cost: Free
Venue: Board Room, RSL, 23 Letitia St, Oatley
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0467004892   george@ccl.org.au
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Monday 10 February 2020
Deep impact: how to achieve effective and meaningful space science education and outreach  
At this meeting our speaker, Isabelle Kingsley from UNSW Sydney, will discuss her research on the best approaches to engage students and the community in Space Science.
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Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm Feb 10 Cost: $2 includes refreshments
Venue: Schools Briefing Room, Level 3, POWERHOUSE Museum, Harris St, Ultimo
Submitted by: Sydney Space Frontier Society
Enquiries: (02) 9150-4553   ssfs@nssa.com.au
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Tuesday 11 February 2020
What Happens Next? Predicting the Future of Trump and Brexit  
Two of the biggest recent foreign stories have been the Trump impeachment and the final exit of the UK from the EU. Is Trump destined for a November 2020 re-election? The UK is trying to find a post-EU path forward. Can they do it? Join Dr Keith Suter to find out.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 11 Cost: $22
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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Oku-Noto Art Triennale Japan 2020  
John Mcbride visit the town of Suzu on one of the most remote peninsulas in Japan. Learn about the second Oku-Noto Art Triennale occurring in 2020. And drop by the magnificent nearby city of Kanazawa.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Feb 11 Cost: $39
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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Wednesday 12 February 2020
Eat, Travel, Connect with author Sukhmani Khorana  
Society of Women Writers NSW Literary Luncheon. 'When I travelled to Vietnam several years ago, I realised it was time to write about non-western places and foods. Dr Khorana will also give a workshop that stimulates originality and challenges ideas to write from new places.'
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Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm Feb 12 Cost: Members $45; non-members $50 includes lunch
Venue: The Dixon Room, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Submitted by: The Society of Women Writers NSW womenwritersnsw.org/
Enquiries: (02) 0409224216   j.thorndyke@bigpond.com
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King Kong's Daddy: The Life and Times of Edgar Wallace  
Pulp crime writer extraordinaire Edgar Wallace was once one of the most famous and prolific writers in the world. He also wrote the screenplay for 1933’s King Kong. Join Walter Mason will look at the life and legacy of this remarkable man and his busy and varied life.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Feb 12 Cost: Free
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA), Level 1, 280 Pit St, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts smsa.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   admin@smsa.org.au
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Thursday 13 February 2020
Greek Cafe's and Milk Bars of Australia  
Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszeweki take you on a nostalgic trip to the days when the Greek Cafe was the gathering place for every town and suburb in Australia. The cafes, the people, the decor, the milkshakes, the sundaes and the innovative sweets that were combined to create a unique experience.
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Time: 10:00am-11:30am Feb 13 Cost: Free
Venue: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown
Submitted by: Canterbury-Bankstown Libraries www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/community/..
Enquiries: (02) 9707 9708   libraries@cbcity.nsw.gov.au
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Walking Japan's Ancient Pilgrimage Routes: Shikoku's 88 Temple Pilgrimage  
When the priest Kukai returned from China in 806 and introduced esoteric Buddhism to Japan, followers began to walk in his footsteps on the island of his birthplace. John McBride takes us on the 1200 kilometre journey between 88 temples on Shikoku emulates Kukai's life.
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Time: 10:00am-1:00pm Feb 13 Cost: $65
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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Marriage: Love and Law  
Marriage: Love and Law is a touring exhibition of the NSW State Archives which explores the laws and social attitudes that have shaped marriage in Australia. The opening talk will feature former Family Court Chief Judge, Elizabeth Evatt and Dr Penelope (Penny) Stannard.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Feb 13 Cost: Free, with registration required
Venue: Whitlam Institute, The Female Orphan School, The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus, corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive, Rydalmere
Submitted by: Whitlam Institute www.whitlam.org/events/2020/2/13..
Enquiries: (02) 9685 9210   info@whitlam.org
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