Diary

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  • Only a selection of University events are shown on this page (as printed in SAM). Visit the University Event Calendar for a complete listing.

AUGUST

Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Public Lecture: Soils To Society, The Unseen Power Beneath Our Feet

3 August
The Judith and David Coffey Chair in Sustainable Agriculture, Professor John Crawford, will talk about how the world’s agricultural capacity will be able to meet human demands and the intimate links between soil and society.
Further information and bookings: Sydney Science Forum 2011, 02 9351 3021 or

SUGUNA Annual Conference
4-7 August
An exciting program of events and activities is planned for our 20th anniversary conference in Vancouver BC.
Please visit our website for program and booking details: sydney.edu.au/alumni/suguna/conference
For further information please contact

Alumni Drinks At The Brassey
Brassey Hotel, corner ofBelmore Gardens & Macquarie Street, Barton, ACT.
6.00-7.30 pm. No cover charge. Light canapés provided. All welcome by prior RSVP by 29 July:
Further information: sydney.edu.au/alumni/canberra or 02 9036 9222

Annual Michael Hintze Lecture with Professor Wang Jisi
15 August
The Refectory, Holme Building
6pm-8.30pm. The guest speaker is Dean of the School of International Studies, Peking University. More information:

Sydney Business School Alumni Dinner with Professor Daniel Kahneman
19 August
Nobel laureate and founder of the concept of behavioural economics, psychologist Daniel Kahneman will speak at this exclusive alumni event.
The Great Hall
Cost: $125 per person (alumni), $150 per person (guest) or $1250 per table of ten, inc GST, three-course dinner and beverages. Further information and bookings:

SEPTEMBER

Graduate connections Breakfast with David Mortimer AO
6 September
The Four Seasons Hotel 199 George Street Sydney, 7.15-8.45am
The guest speaker is Director of Macquarie Infrastructure Investment Management Ltd, Chairman of Australia Post, Crescent Capital Partners and Leighton Holding Ltd.
Register online: sydney.edu.au/alumni/breakfast

University of Sydney Reception Singapore
8 September
The Pines, 30 Stevens Road, Singapore
Further information and bookings: sydney.edu.au/alumni/singapore

Alumni Discussion Dinner with John Bell AO OBE
24 September
The Great Hall
Enjoy a three course meal with special guest speaker John Bell AO OBE (BA ’63 DLitt ’96) who will reflect on his life and stellar career at this year’s Alumni Discussion Dinner.
For more information visit sydney.edu.au/alumni/johnbell

OCTOBER

The Comedy Debate
Unfortunately the 2011 Comedy Debate has been cancelled due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts. However, please rest assured that the Comedy Debate will be going ahead in 2012.
We apologise for any disappointment, but look forward to seeing you at next year's debate.


Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources PBI Narrabri 50th Anniversary Alumni Dinner and Field Day
Alumni and Friends Dinner, The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri, 6.30pm
Join us to celebrate 50 years of research at the University’s IA Watson Grains Research Centre, and participate in field tours and a Sustainable Futures Forum.
Further information: Skaidy Gulbis on 02 8627 1006, or

Beijing Alumni Reception
21 October
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Beijing
7pm tbc.
Further information and bookings: sydney.edu.au/alumni/beijing

Alumni Awards
28 October
The Great Hall 6-8pm
Free entry, bookings recommended. Further information and bookings: sydney.edu.au/alumni/awards

NOVEMBER

Dr Charles Perkins AO 11th Annual Oration and Memorial Prize
3 November
The Great Hall, 6pm
With guest speaker Mr Murrandoo Yanner, prominent Aboriginal activist from the Carpentaria Land Council.
A renowned activist and a fearless spokesperson, Dr Charles Perkins AO, dedicated his life to achieving social justice for Aboriginal people. Actively involved in Indigenous organisations, he fought hard to improve Aboriginal health, education, and housing and to obtain better employment conditions for Indigenous Australians.
Further information: 02 9036 9278 or register online: skaidy.gulbis@sydney.edu.au

Tasmanian Alumni Association Dinner and AGM
4 November
6pm onwards. University of Tasmania Staff Club, $54 per person. RSVP by 28 October.
Further information: www.alumni.sydney.edu.au/tasmania–2011AGM or Andrea Besnard 02 9351 1963

Alumni Drinks at the Brassey
11 November
Brassey Hotel, corner ofBelmore Gardens & Macquarie Street, Barton, ACT.
6.00-7.30 pm. No cover charge. Light canapés provided. All welcome by prior RSVP by 4 November: . Further information: sydney.edu.au/alumni/Canberra or 02 9036 9222

Graduate Connections Breakfast with Amanda McCluskey
22 November
The Four Seasons Hotel 199 George Street Sydney, 7.15-8.45am
The guest speaker is Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment, Colonial First State
$35 for alumni, staff and students of the University; $45 for friends or guests; $280 for a table of eight
Further information, email or register online sydney.edu.au/alumni/breakfast

OTHER INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL EVENTS

A number of our national and international alumni chapters run social events for alumni on a regular basis. Visit our chapters’ websites at alumni.sydney.edu.au/chapters to find out what is happening in your area. Are you interested in starting your own local chapter or online group? Contact Andrea Besnard in the Alumni and Events Office at or 02 9351 1963

ALUMNI REUNIONS

There are numerous Alumni Reunions being held throughout the year. Please visit the event pages at sydney.edu.au/alumni for more information. If you would like help arranging your reunion, contact us at

AND THERE’S MORE…

Not all our events make the SAM publishing deadline. Keep an eye on our web pages and make sure that your contact details are up to date (you can do this online at sydney.edu.au/stayconnected) so that you receive our monthly eSydney email newsletter, as well as invitations to events in your area.