What's On


Wednesday 26 October
Game of Thrones! History, Medievalism and How it Might End
Professor Carolyne Larrington, Professor of Medieval European Literature at the University of Oxford
Co-presented with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Monday 31 October
Journaling an Activist Poetics: activist poetics and the activist’s journal
John Kinsella, Professor of Literature and Sustainability, Curtin University, Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University
Co-presented with the Department of English

Thursday 10 November
Thai Art Today
Dr Apinan Poshyananda, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Thailand
Presented with the Power Institute

Tuesday 29 November
Lawless Robbery Under the Volcano: British Cultural Commentators on Revolutionary
Mexico, 1920-40

Professor Emeritus Alan Knight, the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Antony's College
Co-presented with the Department of Political Economy

Friday 9 December
Akala and Artists in Conversation
UK Hip Hop artist Akala and local artists, activists and students


Tuesday 1 November
The Three Biggest Challenges Facing the Food System, and How we Fix Them
Professor Corinna Hawkes, Director of the Centre for Food Policy, City University London
The keynote lecture in the Food Governance Conference hosted by Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney

Friday 4 November
You are Only as Old as your Blood Vessels: what you can do to reverse vascular aging
Professor John P Cooke MD PhD Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Director, Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration, USA

Thursday 24 November
Calcium Regulation and Advances in Treatment: from rhinos to molecules
Professor Rajesh Thakker FRS FMedSci is May Professor of Medicine, Academic Endocrine Unit, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Somerville and Harris Manchester Colleges.
21st Century Medicine is a series of public lectures hosted by Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney


Wednesday 2 November
Accelerating Gender Equality: Do we need Male Champions of Change?
David Morrison AO and others

Monday 14 November
Beyond Accommodation: Muslims and the law in Australia
University of Sydney law academics Associate Professor Dr Salim Farrar and Dr Ghena Krayem

Tuesday 15 November
The Virtues of Self-Censorship: Islam, Comedy and the (Punch)Line
Sakdiyah Ma’ruf and Julian Morrow

Wednesday 16 November
When ‘What Works’ Doesn’t: Comparative Pedagogies and Epistemological Diversity in Education
Professor Frances Vavrus, Program in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota
Faculty of Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series

Thursday 24 November
Assessing the Needs of Indigenous People in Custody: looking beyond law and order
Dr Stephane Shepherd, Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar in Cultural Competence
Co-presented with the National Centre for Cultural Competence


Thursday 27 October
Future States: visions for the health of our people, communities and planet in 2040
A panel discussion
Part of the University of Sydney Innovation Week 2016

Wednesday 2 November
The Secret Life of Air: why our ignorance of biodiversity poses both enormous opportunities for discovery and threats to the persistence of civilisation
Professor Robert Dunn, Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University
The 2016 Murray Lecture presented by the School of Life and Environmental Sciencesdetails

Monday 7 November
Do Fish Feel Pain and Why Does it Matter?
Professor Victoria Braithwaite, Fisheries and Biology at Penn State University
Co-presented with the Human Animal Research Network and the Sydney Environment Institute

Tuesday 29 November
The Dark Side of the Universe
Professor Manfred Lindner, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Research, Heidelberg, Germany
A public lecture in the 13th International Symposium on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (CosPA 2016)

Monday 5 December
Why Are We Here? Physics and the Fortunate Universe
A Sydney Ideas, Westmead forum with Professor Geraint Lewis and Dr Luke Barnes
Co-presented with School of Physics, Faculty of Science

Tuesday 13 December
Free Will and Neuroscience: what do old-school and new-wave studies show
Professor Alfred R Mele, Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University
The Kenneth Meredith Garven Lecture, for the symposium Perspectives on Determinism from Across the Sciences details