Sydney Connections Breakfasts enable our alumni to kick-start their workday by catching up with old and new alumni friends, colleagues and other guests over a delicious breakfast with plenty of 'food for thought'. The series features orations by University of Sydney alumni who inspire, inform and invite discussion.
Breakfasts are held on a weekday at a convenient Sydney CBD location starting at 7.15am and concluding at 8.45am.
Ticket prices for 2013
$35 for alumni, staff and students of the University
$45 for friends or guests
Tables of eight can be booked for $280
Attendance is by prior registration and payment only.
Please note that there will only be two Sydney Connections Breakfasts in 2013. Details are below.
Wednesday 19 June - David Stratton
Topic: A life with the movies
Venue: The Ivy Room
David Stratton is a former Director of the Sydney Film Festival; former film critic for the international film industry magazine, Variety; and is currently film critic for The Australian. David will talk us through his life working with movies including the film festivals, working with SBS, ABC and also reviewing movies.
Wednesday 11 September - Chris Russell
Topic: Turning road blocks into speed bumps – the importance of innovation to our future
Venue: The Ivy Room
Chris is a trained agricultural scientist specialising in conserved fodder and intensive cattle feeding. Chris was also a judge on the popular weekly Australian ABC television series, The New Inventors and is the Australian correspondent on the national Farming Show on the Newstalk ZB radio network in New Zealand.
Anna Rose (BA '05 LLB '08)
How to change the mind of a climate sceptic
Michael Kirby (BA '59 LLB '62 BEc '66 LLM '67 LLD '96)
Roddy’s Folly and Kirby’s Cartoons: Michael Kirby, Roddy Meagher, and the challenge of friendship
Angus Stewart (BScAgr '81)
Is science an endangered species in mass media?
Matt Barrie (BSc '95 BE(InfoSyst) '97)
The Next Big Thing
Cameron Clyne (BA '89)
Leadership in challenging times – building a strong reputation and a stronger culture
Ms Amanda McCluskey (BEc ’01)
Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment, Colonial First State
Mr David Mortimer AO (BEc '70)
Chairman of Australia Post and prominent businessman
'Sustainable Sydney: planning for a liveable and prosperous city'
Mrs Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO | Former Lord Mayor of Sydney and Australian Politician
‘Fiction, and why we still read it’
Dr David Malouf AO |Acclaimed Australian writer
'Electricity vision - smarter, greener and more efficient'
Mr George Maltabarow | Managing Director of EnergyAustralia
Professor Ian Caterson | Boden Professor of Human Nutrition; Director Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise
'Politics, policies and personal life'
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull | MP and former leader of the Opposition
'I remember... Autobiography and the personal politics of memory'
Dr Anne Summers AO | Prominent author and journalist
Unaccountable Passion – how the arts defy the hubris of managerialism
Professor Andrea Hull | Former Director, VCA
Education – A Life Changing Experience
Julie McCrossin | Commentator and Media Personality
How America got the bad common law
Professor Penelope Pether | Villanova University School of Law
What is really going on in the Financial Markets
Mr Alan Moss | Former CEO of Macquarie Group
Recollections of a Wandering Judge
The Hon Justice Jeffrey Miles | Australian judge, author and jurist
Science Education - a prerequisite for an Innovative Australia
Jim Peacock | Chief Scientist at the CSIRO
Australian culture: more than a fridge magnet?
Geoffrey Atherden | President of the Australian Writers' Foundation
The New Rudd Government and Australian Business
Heather Ridout | Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group
Crossing the great divide
Professor Jill Ker Conway | Author, academic, historian, feminist
Sonata for solo voice
Robert O Albert | J. Albert & Son
Reflections of a senior diplomat
His Excellency Mr John Dauth | High Commissioner, Australian High Commission
Australian and International Issues
Mr Paul Kelly | Editor-at-Large of The Australian
Leadership Challenges and Lessons Learnt
Mr Michael Hawker | CEO of Insurance Australia Group
Strategic Directions in Life Sciences
Dr Caroline Kovac | General Manager, IBM Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
Bio3 - Where Business, Medicine and Research Intersects
Professor Richmond Jeremy | Faculty of Medicine
My Life and the Law
Professor Ron McCallum | Dean of Law