We are passionate about electrifying debate on today’s biggest issues. That’s why the University of Sydney is proud to bring exciting thinkers and writers to the public stage in a continued collaboration with the Sydney Writers’ Festival in 2016.

Learn about our speakers and thought-leaders and join us as we celebrate the best of Australian and international writing, from 16-22 May. It’s thinking season, so let our ideas tantalise your literary senses and inspire your creativity.

International author

Join renowned philosopher and author, Julian Baggini, in a revealing conversation about free will. Read more

Down at the wharf

Keeping you up to date with all the action at the festival with news, session reviews and interviews with some of the biggest Australian and international writers.

Curiosity Lecture Series

We are proud to sponsor the curiosity lecture series at the festival from 19-22 May. Be enlightened by subjects ranging from the politics of sharks to woman in combat.


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