Sydney Ideas is the University of Sydney's public events program. We believe in the value of ideas that make a difference and have been bringing leading thinkers from around the world to Sydney since 2006.
When a rare medical condition (limb girdle muscular dystrophy) struck Monkol Lek in his early twenties, he took matters into his own hands. Monkol is now at the cutting-edge of genetic research at Yale and the findings so far have the potential to be game changing for a number of diseases. Book now
As part of Seymour's Centre's premiere season of Made to Measure by Alana Valentine, this special Sydney Ideas event explores the role the arts has to play in investigating major public health issues. Book now
Archaeology can help us understand how climate and environmental change in our recent and distant past shapes our future. Join us as we delve into the little-known world of environmental archaeology, during National Archaeology Week. Book now
Language is sometimes viewed as a window on the mind, but it is equally a tool, a weapon, or perhaps most accurately: a remote control device. What do a linguist, psychologist and political thinker have to say about this? Book now
Join us as digital geographer Martin Dittus, from the Oxford Internet Institute, maps on a global scale the different ways knowledge is migrating online and identifies whose voices are loudest. Book now
This event brings together four internationally renowned scholars to explore climate justice and economic justice within the context of a climate changed world and their broader implications for the wider world. Book now
Our panel will explore climate change, resource extraction and increasing levels of extinction present unprecedented challenges. What does justice mean if humans, non-human animals and the environment are all taken seriously as subjects of justice? Book now