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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
NOW ONLINE 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. Michael is co-author of The Physics of Radiation and Climate and is also an expert at non-technical science communication.
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Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm Apr 12 Cost: Free
Venue: zoom.us/j/3920795005, At your computer, Where you are
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
ONLINE: 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 at zoom.us/j/3920795005
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Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Apr 28 Cost: donations accepted
Venue: zoom.us/j/3920795005, At your computer, Where you are
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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Sunday 10 May 2020
VIRTUAL TALK Psychology and climate action  
Scientia PhD Candidate in the School of Psychology at UNSW, Ms Belinda Xie, will help you understand how social and psychological factors influence the way we perceive climate change and our willingness to take mitigation action. She will suggest ways to consider these factors when communicating climate change initiatives.
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Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm May 10 Cost: Free
Venue: zoom.us/j/7868786878, Without computer, can use telephone:, 1800893423 or 0280156011 or 0370182005 or 08715011
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0467004892
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Wednesday 13 May 2020
VIRTUAL TALK Jan Latta Adventures in the Wild  
Jan Latta, author, wildlife photographer, and publisher of True to Life Books, educates children about endangered animals. She travelled to China, Costa Rica, Uganda, Borneo, India, Sri Lanka, and eleven times to Africa. She will discuss the challenges of creating books and conquering her fear with wild animals.
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Time: 1:00pm-1:45pm May 13 Cost: Free
Venue: online, online, online
Submitted by: The Society of Women Writers NSW womenwritersnsw.org/
Enquiries: (02) 0409224216
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Tuesday 19 May 2020
VIRTUAL TALK Sacha Molitorisz — Net Privacy  
What can protect us from corporations, governments and hackers knowing more about us than we know about ourselves? Media and ethics expert Sacha Molitorisz will give a rigorous and engaging examination of privacy, and ask a key question: how we can be free in an age of surveillance?  
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm May 19 Cost: Free - Everyone Welcome
Venue: Virtual talk via Zoom, Virtual talk via Zoom, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts smsa.org.au/events/event/virtual-talk-sa..
Bookings: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Wednesday 20 May 2020
VIRTUAL TALK Libby Hathorn: Write with Flow!  
Libby will engage with writers in a few short expressive exercises through poetry leading to fuller and more expressive prose writing.
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Time: 10:00am-11:30am May 20 Cost: Free
Venue: online, online, online
Submitted by: The Society of Women Writers NSW womenwritersnsw.org/
Enquiries: (02) 0409224216
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Thursday 28 May 2020
ONLINE The road ahead: rebuilding Australia’s future  
Join Mark Scott AO from NSW Department of Education, NAB’s Cathryn Carver and University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence AC, as they discuss how we, as a society, rebuild from COVID-19.
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Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm May 28 Cost: Free
Venue: Online, Online, Online
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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