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1 - 31 Oct 9:00am 5:00pm

The UNSW Global Development Month is a jam-packed calendar of events supported by UNSW’s Institute for Global Development. Focused on exploring development discourse, redefining good practice guidelines and debating current critical development challenges the program aims to identify how to have impact for development in Australia and abroad.

15 - 21 Oct 9:00am 5:00pm

Global Climate Change Week aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions. More information

16 - 31 Oct 10:00am 5:00pm
19 Oct 12:00pm 2:00pm

UNSW Science presents a talk by Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling, UK (@Cairneypaul). Paul is a world expert in evidence-based policy and more broadly, knowledge translation. His research spans comparisons of policy theories, methods associated with key theories and international policy processes.

19 Oct 7:00pm 9:00pm

The Orchestra’s repertoire is broadly from the Classical (1750-1810) and Romantic (1810-1910) eras. More recent works, especially works by contemporary Australian composers, are well represented in the Orchestra's programs, as is film music from the past four decades. Concertos for various solo instruments figure prominently.

The soloists in these concertos are mostly students from the University’s music department.

23 Oct 6:00pm 9:00pm

"Environmental activism: in your neighbourhood, in your world" 

Nancy Hillier was a tireless campaigner on behalf of people and places in the Botany Bay area of Sydney. This annual lecture series acknowledges Nancy’s legacy by providing a forum to discuss social and environmental issues that resonate with and extend her work. In 2018 the event will feature two presenters.

24 Oct 3:00pm 4:30pm

Please join us for a public talk with visiting Academic Distinguished Professor Barbara Risman from the Department of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, as she discusses her latest book Where the Millennials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure.

24 Oct 6:30pm 8:00pm


UNSW Built Environment with the Australian Institute of Architects is delighted to host the AS Hook Address by 2018 AIA Gold Medallist, Emeritus Professor Alec Tzannes AM.

Alec Tzannes, the Founding Director of Tzannes and former Dean of UNSW Built Environment, is an outstanding practitioner and academic. His contributions to education, research and professional practice have been significant and acknowledged by multiple awards and honours including the AIA Gold Medal.

25 Oct 4:00pm 5:00pm

UNSW’s partnership with Matraville High School is ushering in a new era of teacher education. In a first-of -its-kind school-based university education program, UNSW Sydney is working with students, teachers, parents, and other key stakeholders to build a collaborative, inclusive and sustainable educational community for all. 

25 Oct 5:00pm 6:30pm

A UNSW Scientia Education Academy public lecture

Students’ learning is reminiscent of a building’s life cycle. It entails erecting and dismantling scaffolds, building the “products”, engaging with relevant stakeholders, and monitoring their performance. 

25 Oct 6:30pm 7:45pm


Kevin Rudd, Ken Henry, Richard Holden and Andrew Charlton with Jennifer Hewett (chair).


26 Oct 7:00pm 8:30pm

Gustatory gumption. 
Muffin topped misogyny. 
Coffee order. Milk disorder. 
Operatic backlash.

Experience the live in a night of outrageous experiment as ten solo performance makers take us into the guts of it all and show us how to really eat the world. 

Wear protective clothing... 

26 Oct 7:00pm 9:00pm

The UNSW Wind Symphony was founded in 1991 to perform works specially composed for wind ensembles with or without percussion. The Wind Symphony provides repertoire, largely dates from after 1900, with arrangements of works from all eras and styles, including jazz, popular and art-music forms. The Wind Symphony is home to many of the woodwind and brass players on campus, and comprises about 50 players at any one time.

28 Oct 5:00pm 7:00pm

The Collegium Musicum Choir’s second program for the year includes the liturgical works of Alexander Grechaninov and Anton Bruckner. 

Grechaninov Et in Terra Pax
Arensky Three Quartets 
Bruckner te Deum

More information

Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW (Building C24) Venue Map

5 Nov 4:00pm 6:00pm


Improving the health and life expectancy of Australian people with intellectual disability.

Imagine waking up every day knowing that your life expectancy is on average more than 25 years less than the rest of the population. And that you are twice as likely to die from a potentially avoidable cause than someone in the general population!

That’s the reality for Australian’s living with an intellectual disability.

6 Nov 6:15pm 8:30pm

Please join us for the final Utzon Lecture for 2018 and Annual Judith Neilson Lecture

Reducing risk, building resilience

7 - 8 Nov 9:00am 5:00pm

This two-day international conference, co-hosted by UNSW, Arup, Australia Red Cross and the South Asia Institute at Harvard University; invites practitioners, researchers and decision-makers from all disciplines to present, discuss, debate and recommend realisable social, physical, political and economic measures that build resilience in the Asia Pacific region.

10 - 11 Nov 7:30pm 9:30pm

UNSW Creative Practice Lab is pleased to co-present LINK Dance Company 2018 from WAAPA with a selection of dance works by Australian choreographers Richard Cilli, Emma Fishwick, Tobiah Booth-Remmers and Michael Whaites.

25 Nov 5:00pm 7:00pm

UNSW's annual Christmas concert begins the festive season with the Collegium Musicum Choir, Burgundian Consort, Handbell Ensemble, student performers, gingerbread, handmade gifts and a Christmas tree. A warm and joyful occasion for all.

More information

Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW (Building C24) Venue Map

11 Dec 10:00am 2:30pm


Building Blocks of Life

Single Molecule Science invites members of the blind and low vision community to experience the wonders of scientific discovery using shapes, textures, movement and sounds

A free public event including:

Watch and listen to the best of our past events right here