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Same-sex marriage and the state: global perspectives We’ve just legalised same-sex marriage, but where does the rest of the world stand? Join Bronwyn Winter and Maxime Forest to explore the ways in which same-sex marriage becomes institutionalised (or resisted) through legal and societal norms and practices.

Cities and citizenship (sold out)

  • Thursday 22 February
  • Five of the world’s top scholars discuss why city citizen activism is an essential ingredient for reviving democratic practice.

Urban farming: feeding the future

  • Monday 26 February
  • Join local urban agriculturalists to discuss how farms can be integrated into the urban economic and ecological system.

Same-sex marriage and the state: global perspectives

  • Monday 5 March
  • We’ve just legalised same-sex marriage, but where does the rest of the world stand? Join Bronwyn Winter and Maxime Forest to explore the ways in which same-sex marriage becomes institutionalised (or resisted) through legal and societal norms and practices.

Fearless: empowering women around the world (sold out)

  • Wednesday 7 March
  • To celebrate International Women’s Day, we're hosting a panel of five exceptional female academics whose work truly embodies this year’s UN Women’s theme: Leave no woman behind.

Working the past: Aboriginal Australia and psychiatry

  • Wednesday 7 March
  • How do we come to grips with the past, and how do we do so in just ways? These questions will be the basis of our discussion by a panel of distinguished speakers, including Professor Steven Larkin, Professor Alan Rosen, Professor Frank Schneider, Ms Joanne Selfe, and Dr Robyn Shields.

Why health professionals should contribute to urban planning policy

  • Monday 12 March
  • Join our panel of experts in urban planning and public health policy to discuss the latest research, and health impacts of Sydney's changing city structure.

Interlocutors in the archive: Aboriginal women and the collection of Anthropological data

  • Thursday 15 March
  • Join Ngarigu woman Professor Jakelin Troy as she discusses intimate details of the lives, language and knowledge of the individuals she has discovered among a rich trove of anthropological archives.

Inverse problems and Harry Potter's cloak

  • Monday 26 March
  • Can we make objects invisible? Professor Gunther Uhlmann explores inverse problems, and the progress scientists are making to achieve invisibility.

Artists have never been more important

  • Tuesday 27 March
  • A panel of renowned artists, curators, writers and commentators address the claim that in this moment of planetary environmental crisis, artists have never been more important.

A Pacifists Guide to the War on Cancer: post show Q&A

  • Tuesday 27 March
  • Join us for a discussion with leading medical professionals and a cast member following the performance of A Pacifists Guide to the War on Cancer.