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18 May 2018

Sydney Conservatorium of Music hosts International Jazz Festival

International stars and jazz heavyweights will descend on the University of Sydney's Conservatorium of Music for the second International Jazz Festival on Sunday 3 June.
18 May 2018

Sydney Film Festival partnership to thrill film lovers

64 years and thousands of films since the first Sydney Film Festival was held at its Camperdown campus, the University of Sydney will return to support the event as an Education Partner in 2018.
18 May 2018

National Reconciliation Week: Why history matters

Ahead of National Reconciliation Week, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics from the University of Sydney explore how the theme – Don’t let history be a mystery – is crucial to their work, and Australia’s future.
14 May 2018

Poulenc's opera masterpiece Les Mamelles de Tirésias comes to Sydney

Burgeoning opera stars from the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music take to the stage for a run of Francis Poulenc’s rarely-performed surrealist comic opera, Les Mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tirésias).
07 May 2018

Emily Maguire named Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence

Emily Maguire has been awarded the 2018 Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship, receiving $100,000 and other benefits to support her work on a novel addressing the complex relationship between social identity and health.
04 May 2018

5 things you need to know about the federal budget

Ahead of the 2018-19 Federal Budget on Tuesday, University of Sydney experts explain what the budget might mean for Australia, including the implications in the infrastructure sector, taxation system and NDIS funding.
02 May 2018

Linda Burney and June Oscar to address global gathering in Sydney

Prominent Australian politician Linda Burney and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar will address a gathering of up to 2,000 Indigenous people from around the world in November.
30 April 2018

How Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win merges pop and classical

As the Pulitzer Music Prize moves away from recognising composers of traditional art music, Dr Scott Davie from Sydney Conservatorium of Music discusses the musical and political criticism behind the rapper's album DAMN.
24 April 2018

Young performers pushing the boundaries between opera and cabaret

Students from the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music have joined forces with their Wollongong peers to create an operatic spectacular.
12 April 2018

The case for decriminalising drug use

Can drugs be used responsibly? Will Tregoning says yes, and that many people do just that. Advocating to end discrimination around drug use, Tregoning says in this opinion piece that people often hear prejudice rather than facts.