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Friday 27 March 2020
POSTPONED: Slow Hand at 75: Eric Clapton Guitar Superstar  
His career has been many sided; as a young Yardbird, a short time with John Mayall putting his band into the spotlight; as a member of Cream, the first and ultimate power trio; and as a solo artist. Come along for a night of great music and memories with Perry Celestino.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm Mar 27 Cost: $49 incl. a light supper.
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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[CANCELLED] New Humans, New Novels: Japanese Literature from the 1980s and 1990s  
As a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Dr Rebecca Suter, University of Sydney, introduces the literature that emerged from Japan during the 1980s-90s, looking at the sociopolitical context of the time and offering a recommended reading list.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Mar 27 Cost: Free; no bookings required.
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/new-humans-new..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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Monday 30 March 2020
POSTPONED: Ghost States of the Former USSR  
Since the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991, several “ghost states” continue to haunt the post-Soviet space. Learn about: Transnistria; Donetsk & Luhansk; Abkhazia; South Ossetia; and Artsakh with Ian Michie.
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Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm Mar 30 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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CANCELLED: Climate change: the convergence of crisis  
A vital conversation on building consensus in achieving action on climate change. Join International Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Sharan Burrow; Ross Garnaut, Distinguished Professor of Economics and author of the 2008 Garnaut Climate Change Review; and Dr Frances Flanagan of the Sydney Policy Lab.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Mar 30 Cost: Free
Venue: CPC auditorium, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/engage/events-sponsorships..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Tuesday 31 March 2020
POSTPONED: Your Greek Islands Odyssey  
Planning to visit the Greek Islands? Byron Comninos tells you what you’re unlikely to find in the guidebooks. Get to know the various islands, how to travel, where to stay, and the ins and outs of etiquette and communication.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Mar 31 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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Thursday 2 April 2020
LIVE STREAMED: Mathematics and Ethics: The Two Sciences with Demonstrable Truths  
James Franklin (UNSW) speaks in the Scholarship in the Cathedral lecture series on how mathematics and ethics differ from empirical sciences in finding necessary provable truths.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:45pm Apr 02 Cost: Free
Venue: St Mary's Cathedral Chapter Hall, 2 St Mary's Rd, Sydney
Submitted by: Australian Catholic Historical Society www.satcathedral.org/upcoming-events/
Enquiries: (02)94285306
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Friday 3 April 2020
[CANCELLED] Female Authors Shine: Japanese Literature from 2000 to Today  
As a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Dr Tamaki Mihic, University of Sydney, discusses Japanese literature from 2000 to present within the context of the recent zeitgeist in Japan, and offers a list of recommended reading.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Apr 03 Cost: Free; no bookings required.
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, Level 4, Central Park (access via lifts), 28 Broadway, Chippendale
Submitted by: Japan Foundation, Sydney jpf.org.au/events/female-authors..
Enquiries: (02) 8239 0055   reception@jpf.org.au
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Tuesday 7 April 2020
CANCELLED: Shark Behaviour  
The reality of shark behaviour is very different to its portrayal in the media and by politicians. In a talk given by Prof Culum Brown from Macquarie University the real risks will be explained.
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Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm Apr 07 Cost: Free
Venue: St Andrews Uniting Church, Corner Vernon and Chisholm Sts, South Turramurra
Submitted by: STEP Inc www.step.org.au/index.php/compon..
Enquiries: (02) 94898256   jillpgreen@gmail.com
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Sunday 12 April 2020
The Science and the Challenges of Geoengineering  
Professor Box will discuss environmental manipulation to counteract anthropogenic climate change. He will highlight one method, which is to inject aerosols into the stratosphere to increase the amount of reflected sunlight. Talk starts at 2.30. At 1.15 all welcome to share lunch downstairs. Look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm Apr 12 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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Thursday 16 April 2020
CANCELLED: Friends in Conversation - Chris Yates  
Join us for Friends in Conversation with Chris Yates, Director of Production and Planning at The Australian Ballet. Chris will reveal his experiences with the designing, touring and the production process. This informative and educational conversation will provide a glimpse behind-the-scenes of The Australian Ballet.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Apr 16 Cost: $38 / $28 members including light refreshments
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Friends of The Australian Ballet au.patronbase.com/_FriendsOfTheA..
Enquiries: 0292527322   admin@fab.org.au
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Tuesday 28 April 2020
Hydrogen and how to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions  
Sustainability consultant Wolfgang Spranz will tell us how hydrogen fuel can help Australia reduce greenhouse gas emissions, boost the economy and employment; and open up export opportunities. Start 7pm. From 6 pm, all welcome for refreshments at Cellini's, opp Hobbyco, Lvl-2 QueenVictoriaBlg - look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Apr 28 Cost: donations accepted
Venue: Lvl 3, Norman Selfe Room, SMSA, 280 Pitt St, Between Bathurst St and Park St, Sydney
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0467004892   george@ccl.org.au
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CANCELLED: Now and Forever: when disaster strikes private collections  
Conservator, Kay Soderlund, Director, Preservation Australia will offer solutions and approaches to reducing risks and responding to a disaster that will effectively reduce permanent damage to treasured family memorabilia such as photographs, letters, ephemera and memorabilia.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Apr 28 Cost: Free
Venue: Mosman Library, Mosman Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman
Submitted by: Mosman Library events.mosman.nsw.gov.au
Enquiries: (02) 9978 4101   d.braye@mosman.nsw.gov.au
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Friday 8 May 2020
POSTPONED: Democracy Matters: Growing Democracy between Elections  
Sandy Killick asks "Are the prerequisites for a thriving democracy the same as caring relationships?" What does it mean if the central focus of our democracy is how we treat each other?
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Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm May 08 Cost: $22
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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Sunday 10 May 2020
Linda Burney's Vision for a Just Transition to a Fossil-Fuel-Free Economy  
At 2.30 pm upstairs, Federal Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services Linda Burney MP will talk about her vision for the future, including a speedy and just transition to a carbon-free economy. 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 May 10 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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