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Ruby Hamad — White Tears/Brown Scars

What happens when racism and sexism collide? Ruby Hamad provides some confronting answers.White tears have a potency that silences racial…
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Gone to a Good Home (Documentary Screening)

Gone to a Good Home exposes how Australian authorities pressured many unmarried mothers from the 1950s to the 1970s to give up their babies for adoption.
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Susan Pond — Women at the Frontiers of Biotech

**Bookings have now closed. Limited tickets will be available at the door (Cash Only)** Susan Pond examines the role of women in the biotech revolution from the time of Rosalind Franklin’s famous Photo 51 in 1952 through to today.
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Tibor Molnar — What Scientists & Philosophers Need to Talk About...

Following on from his lecture, Scientists & Philosophers... Need to Talk! earlier in 2019, Tibor Molnar presents Part 2 of the series, exploring some of the issues Scientists and Philosophers need to chat about.
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Buster Keaton's The General (1926)

Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton's The General (1926) is a brilliantly conceived and executed comedy
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Dr Philip Norrie — Disease in Ancient Times: More Lethal than War

Join Dr Philip Norrie as he explores how infectious diseases in ancient times affected daily life and contributed to the fall of most ancient civilisations.
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Poetry at SMSA — A Roald Dahl Assortment

Join the Poetry at SMSA group for an assortment of beloved authur Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes along with several short stories.
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Anne Harbers — Electricity, Astronomy and Natural History

Anne Harbers discusses the scientific drive shared by Fanny Macleay in Sydney, Dutch Golden Age painter Rachel Ruysch and Queen Lovisa Ulrika of Sweden and the first women's academy of science, The Ladies Society of Natural Sciences.
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Mackendrick's Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Susan Harrison, Sweet Smell of Success (1957) is a tale of corruption rumoured to be based on the real life Walter Winchell, a slanderous and libellous gossip columnist with mob connections
Journalist and speechwriter Michael Bodet explores the rich history two idiosyncratic suburbs that evolved from once scrubby grasslands to become multicultural enclaves, exploring the personal stories, oddities and peccadilloes of the Redfern and Surry Hills

Michael Bodey — 50 Secrets of Surry Hills & Redfern [SPEAKER CONNECT 2019]

50 Secrets of Surry Hills & Redfern explores the rich history of two idiosyncratic suburbs that evolved from once scrubby grasslands to become multicultural enclaves, along with the personal stories, oddities and peccadilloes that make them so vibrant.

Margaret Cameron-Ash — Lying for the Admiralty [HISTORY WEEK 2019]

How could Captain Cook, supposedly ‘the greatest navigator of his age’, have missed major coastal features such as the Bass Strait and Port Jackson? Margaret Cameron-Ash says makes the case that he obfuscated them, obeying secret orders from the Admiralty.
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The 2019 Carmichael Lecture: Jo Karaolis — What are schools for?

Drawing on a life time in education as teacher and school principal, Jo Karaolis suggests possible answers to a fundamental question she believes doesn’t get asked enough: “What are schools for?”
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Emeritus Professor Ed Davis AM — The ABC in Crisis

Emeritus Professor Ed Davis AM asks what can be done to defend and maintain the ABC's strong, independent public broadcasting in the face of budget cuts.
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Sydney Folk Festival 16-18th Aug [Folk Federation of NSW]

The Sydney Folk Festival is coming to Pitt Street from 16-18 August with headliners like Eric Bogle, loads of well-known local talent and a commitment to supporting the next generation of performers. Buy your tickets now.
Keith Potger for Sydney Folk Festival

Sydney Folk Festival 16-18th Aug [Folk Federation of NSW]

The Sydney Folk Festival is coming to Pitt Street from 16-18 August with headliners like Eric Bogle, loads of well-known local talent and a commitment to supporting the next generation of performers. Buy your tickets now.
Keith Potger for Sydney Folk Festival

Sydney Folk Festival 16-18th Aug [Folk Federation of NSW]

The Sydney Folk Festival is coming to Pitt Street from 16-18 August with headliners like Eric Bogle, loads of well-known local talent and a commitment to supporting the next generation of performers. Buy your tickets now.
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Prof Mikhail Prokopenko — Computer Modelling of Epidemics [NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK]

Professor Mikhail Prokopenko reveals how computer modelling helps us better understand and better deal with complex problems like flu epidemics.
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Dr Josh Harle — Machine Aesthetics of the Human Body [NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK)

Are AIs and autonomous robotics 'mechanomorphising" us like we anthropomorphise them? Dr Josh Harle discusses how artists, working at the forefront of science and technolgy, can help us engage with complex systems such as these.