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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

Sharing Buŋgul: Gupapuyŋu clan ceremony and the 'Djalkiri' exhibition

  • Thursday 29 July, 12.30pm 
  • A special film screening in association with the exhibition, 'Gululu dhuwala djalkiri: welcome to the Yolŋu foundations'. Register

Stibbs Lecture: Dr Jill Tarter, SETI Institute

  • Thursday 29 July, 4pm
  • Dr Jill Tarter – one of TIME's most influential people, TED prize winner and renowned astonomer – delivers a public lecture on the idea of 'A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves.' Register

Learning to Live with Climate Change: Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment, Emotion and Education

  • Thursday 26 August, 10am
  • This event brings together leading feminist environmental scholars to launch Blanche Verlie’s new book on the cultural, interpersonal and sociological dimensions of ecological distress. Register


City of Sydney brought together innovators, leaders and thinkers to share their bright ideas on topics such as insects and future foods, dating post-COVID, healthcare and Hollywood. Catch up on the talks.

A panel of change-makers from the University and beyond discuss food insecurity and how each of their organisations are tackling this unjust system. Listen to the podcast.