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Sydney Ideas recommends

Our top picks around the University

Thought-provoking talks and panels are regularly held across the University beyond the Sydney Ideas program. Here are some of our recommendations.

Coming up

The 2021 Iain McCalman lecture

  • Wednesday 3 February, 6.00 – 7.30 pm
  • Philosopher Dr Dalia Nassar presents SEI's flagship lecture on the power of art to transform the way we think about and address the environmental crisis. Register now

The storytelling state: performing life histories in Singapore

  • Friday 5 February, 4.00 – 5.00 pm
  • Hear from performance scholar and dramaturg Nien Yuan Cheng as she unpacks Singapore’s development into a storytelling state over the last decade . Register now

The Pass 

  • 11 February – 6 March 
  • Fixed Foot Productions and Seymour Centre present the Australian premiere of John Donnelly's critically acclaimed play, The Pass—a powerful, timely drama that asks: how much are you willing to lose in order to win? Book now


International scholar Professor Kari Marie Norgaard from the University of Oregon joins Professor Jakelin Troy to discuss violence and denial, cultural identity and her latest book 'Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People'. Listen now

Dr Bronwyn Bancroft is a proud Bundjalung Woman and Artist. Bronwyn has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for over three decades, and has illustrated and/or written 40+ children’s books. Listen now