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Anne Harbers — Electricity, Astronomy and Natural History

Anne Harbers talks about the First Women’s Academy of Science – The Ladies Society of Natural Sciences in Middleburg, Holland that met for over 100 years.
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Women and Science Lecture Series

The Women and Science lecture series will examine the huge changes in the roles women play in science, and the view science has of women.
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.
Complex Systems - Computer Modelling of Epidemics

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.
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Em Prof Robert Clancy — Unexpected Results [NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK]

Robert Clancy discusses the history of pre-WWII scientific research and discovery in Australia and asks what we, today, can learn from the past. NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK / SYDNEY SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Australian Night Sky - Aboriginal Astronomy

Dr Ragbir Bhathal — Aboriginal Astronomy [NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK]

NB: BOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT For over 60,000 years the Aboriginal peoples of Australia both studied the stars and named them, with constellations having different names and stories in different regions.
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Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel (1962)

In The Exterminating Angel, a surreal and macabre masterpiece of satire, a group of friends gather for dinner only to find that they cannot leave.
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Kerrie Dougherty — Australia & the Apollo 11 Moon Landing [50th Anniversary]

Kerrie Dougherty reveals the full extent of Australia’s role in the Apollo 11 moon landing and the wider Apollo program. The Dish is only part of the story.

** CHANGE OF SPEAKER FOR TONIGHT'S WOMEN & SCIENCE LECTURE **

**Due to illness, Barbara Gillam will not be speaking this evening. The lecture will go ahead, however, with 'Where have all the women gone?" on pre-WWII women scientists in Australia delivered by Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM**
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The Trouble with Merle (Documentary Screening)

Movie star Merle Oberon claimed to have been born in Tasmania to wealthy parents, yet rumours said otherwise.
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Classic Film Night — Sampson and Delilah (2009)

Classic Film Night Samson and Delilah's world is small — an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes,…