Date and time: Tuesday 10 September, 6 – 7.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 200, Social Sciences Building
The University of Sydney (Camperdown/Darlington Campus)
Entry: free and open to all with online registrations essential
In many countries across the world the gap between the incomes, wealth and living standards of rich and poor people has increased, and it will only widen if we allow the status quo to continue.
In this Sydney Ideas event Frank Stilwell draws from his new book on inequality to bring this problem into sharp focus. How did we get here, and what can we — as citizens and as a nation — do about it?
Although governments are often committed to ‘growth at all costs’ and ‘trickle-down’ economics, Frank argues that alternative public policies could be used to narrow the wealth gap.
This event is co-presented with the School of Social and Political Sciences, as part of Social Sciences Week 2019 which showcases the diversity and relevance of social science in the current political climate.
Frank is a well-known critic of conventional economics and an advocate of alternative economic strategies that prioritise social justice and economic sustainability. He has taught for more than 40 years at the University and has twice received the University's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
This event is free and open to all but online registration is essential.
Simply click the 'Register now' button or follow this link.
Entry to ticket holders will be prioritised and given on a first-in, best-dressed basis until the room reaches capacity. If an event is full, this may result in standing room or delayed admittance until an appropriate time.
We recommend early arrival to allow time for finding the venue and securing a seat to the event. Doors open 15 minutes before the advertised start time.
If you could not register but would like to attend, you are welcome to join a stand-by queue on the night as seats may become available due to late cancellations. Please note, this is not guaranteed so you come at risk of non-admittance.
This venue provides wheelchair access, hearing loop and infrared hearing system.
If you have other access requirements or want more information, get in touch with us on 9351 2943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Access | Sep 10 – Economic inequality' in the subject line at the earliest opportunity to allow us time to organise for any additional services in time for the event.
This event takes place at SSB Lecture Theatre 200, which is on Level 2 of the Social Sciences Building (enter via Science Road).
There will be directional signage on the day leading to the theatre. You may also refer to the map on this page.
To help you plan your trip, visit transportnsw.info
Buses to the University are readily available from Railway Square, Central Station (Broadway). Please use the campus maps tool and tick the ‘State transit bus stops’ box under the ‘Amenities’ column to view all possible bus stops.
The venue is roughly 30 minutes walk from Redfern Station. Catch a train to Redfern Station and take Lawson Street up to Abercrombie Street. At the roundabout, follow Codrington Street up to Butlin Avenue. Follow Butlin Avenue through to the campus and up Eastern Avenue towards the Quadrangle and turn into Science Road. Keep walking along there – the venue will be on the right.
There is some on-street parking around Forest Lodge and Glebe.
There is also paid parking available at Western Avenue Carpark. Head to the University's Parking page for more information about fees and opening hours.
Use the University Campus Maps tool to find out more details about parking and access areas: search for the 'Social Sciences Building'.
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