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Sydney What’s on at the UNSW August September 2010

August 13, 2010toSeptember 3, 2010


What’s ON @ UNSW: LiveFutures2020, Tim Jarvis, concert, Q & A, COFA Talks, Jewish Writers’ Festival

  • Saturday 14 August to Friday 3 September 2010

Saturday 14 August | Festival | LiveFutures2020

The Live Futures 2020 festival offers opportunities to explore technology, entrepreneurship, design, art, science, the environment and social innovation. Location: UNSW College of Fine Arts, Cnr Greens Rd and Oxford St Paddington. Free. 10am to 5:30pm. Booking is not necessary. Contact: Selena Griffith (02) 93850600 selena.griffith@unsw.edu.au http://livefutures2020.com/

Saturday 14 August |Public Lecture | Tim Jarvis Keynote Lecture

Tim Jarvis, explorer and documentary maker, will be speaking on issues of global sustainability. Location: Lecture Theatre EGO2, College of Fine Arts, cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington. 2pm to 3pm. Free. Booking is not necessary. Contact: Selena Griffith (02) 93850600 selena.griffith@unsw.edu.au

Saturday 14 August |Performance | Australia Ensemble Subscription Concert 4

The fourth concert of the AE’s 2010 season presents three great masterpieces, opening with Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer orchestrated by Schoenberg for chamber ensemble. Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Kensington campus. 8pm to 10pm. Adult $43, Senior $31, Concession $22, Student rush $15. Booking is not necessary. Contact: Ursula Bremner (02) 93854874 australia.ensemble@unsw.edu.au  http://www.ae.unsw.edu.au/

Monday 16 August | Public lecture | Climate Change and the ETS: At the Edge

The Faculties of Science & Engineering present a Q&A panel on Climate Change and the Emissions Trading Scheme. ABC Radio’s Robyn Williams will facilitate a panel of experts including Malcolm Turnbull MP. Location: Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington campus. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Free. Booking is necessary. Contact:  Xanthe Chapman (02) 9385 7919 x.chapman@unsw.edu.au   http://www.science.unsw.edu.au/at-the-edge-science-lecture-series/

Thursday 19 August | COFA Talks | New Territory: Discussions on design research

This discussion will examine how design practice evolves into research. Responding to questions posed by the chair, the panellists will use examples to identify the developmental process whereby practice becomes research. Location: COFA Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington, Lecture Theatre: EGO2. Free.

6pm to 8pm. www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/events

Tuesday 24 August | Public lecture | Scientists’ stories – a parent and student evening

Year 10, 11 & 12 students and their parents are invited to an evening of intrigue… The Australian Academy of Science and the Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering offers an opportunity to hear from four inspirational scientists. Leighton Hall, The John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington campus. Free. Booking is necessary. Contact: Rachelle Carritt (02) 9385 7311 rachelle@unsw.edu.au


Wednesday 25 August to Sunday 29 August | Festival |Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival

The Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival aims to celebrate the richness of Australian and world-wide Jewish writing. Location: Eric Caspary Learning Centre, Shalom College, UNSW Kensington campus. 4:30pm to 10pm. Booking is necessary. Contact (02) 9931 9660 sjwf@shalom.edu.au  http://www.sjwf.shalomgamarada.org/

Thursday 26 August | Medical Science Lecture Series | A New 1.9 Million Year Old Hominin Species

UNSW Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences researcher Dr Andy Herries was among a team of scientists that uncovered the skeletal remains of a new species of ancient human in South Africa in 2008. Location: LG03, Lower Ground Level, Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW Kensington campus. From 4pm to 5pm. Free. Booking is not necessary. Contact: Professor Peter Gunning (02) 9385 2471 p.gunning@unsw.edu.au

Tuesday 31 August | Public Lecture | HIV Prevention

HIV Prevention: Current Challenges for Social Science, presented by Professor Susan Kippax, Social Policy Research Centre. Location: Room 250, Level 2, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Kensington campus. 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Free.  Booking is necessary. Contact: Duncan Aldridge (02) 9385 7802



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