Outside the Square is a new series of interactive talks designed especially for alumni and friends of the University of Sydney.

Festival of Dangerous Ideas meets Q&A; the series is held off-campus at the Old Rum Store—a five-minute stroll from Central, in Chippendale’s Creative Precinct—where prickly contemporary issues are unpacked by our sharpest academics and graduate experts in front of a live audience who use their phones to comment and ask questions. There’s drinks. There’s fancy food. It’s fun.

It could change the way you think. Let’s find out.


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Google, Wikipedia, YouTube.

At a time when anyone with a smart phone and an internet connection can access vast sums of information within seconds: how relevant are teachers today? And, what about tomorrow?

The proliferation of social media and technology in student’s lives has changed classrooms irrevocably: knowledge is now beyond the control of educational institutions and those running classrooms. Are our universities, schools and teachers adequately prepared for the twenty-first century? What role, if any, can they play in addressing the concerns faced by young people in shifting and uncertain times? How can we prepare educators for a lifetime of preparing young people for their future worlds?

Click here to register.

Prof. Michael Anderson - Professor of Education (Arts and Creativity)
Donna Loughran - Principal, Doonside High School
Matt Esterman - Teaching and Learning Integrator, Trinity Grammar School
Eddie Woo - Head Teacher Mathematics, Cherrybrook Technology High School

Where? Level 2, The Old Rum Store, Kensington Street, Chippendale Creative Precinct.

When? 6:00pm - 8:00pm

How much?
$15 Students
$20 USYD Alumni/Staff
$25 Friends

Ticket price includes drinks and canapés by the renowned chefs of Olio’s Restaurant.

Enquiries? outside.thesquare@sydney.edu.au

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