Outside the Square is a lively new series of interactive, “Q&A-style” discussions designed especially for graduates of the University of Sydney.

It’s about harnessing the energies of Humanities and Social Sciences thinking for issues that are important to all of us.

There’s drinks. There’s exclusive catering by the chefs of Spice Alley. And it all happens just off campus, an easy five minute stroll from Central, in Chippendale’s Creative Precinct.

But the best part: Outside the Square gives you direct access to our speakers. Come along and you’ll be able to comment and quiz our experts live, via your phone, as the conversation unfolds.

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


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The 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death was celebrated by many in 2016. But will he be celebrated with the same passion zeal in 2116?

The Bard’s relevance or decline—like that of the arts more generally—continues to be hotly debated. What is the point of reading or performing Shakespeare in 2017? How might theatre survive in a world where our culture is no longer determined by traditional art-forms? With the multitude of digital distractions jostling for our attention today, will we continue to attend the theatre, let alone Shakespeare, tomorrow? Really?

Join us for a frank discussion that will include one of our sharpest Shakespeare scholars and two of the country’s most important (and living!) playwrights.

Click here to register.

Dr Huw Griffiths - Senior Lecturer, English
Alana Valentine - Playwright (Letters to Lindy, Ladies Day, Parramatta Girls)
Lachlan Philpott - Playwright (The Trouble with Harry, M. Rock, Silent Disco)

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

When? 6:00pm - 8:30pm

How much?
$15 Students
$20 Alumni
$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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