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14 Aug 5:00pm 6:00pm


Join Sir Fraser Stoddart, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Chemistry for his lecture on molecular recognition and self-assembly for the synthesis of functionalised and mechanised molecules.

Location: New South Global Theatre, Ground Floor, Webster Building (G14)* View Map

14 Aug 6:00pm 8:00pm

Join us for the 2018 Tim Olsen Award exhibition opening and announcement. 

Tim Olsen has been encouraging and supporting young artists to pursue and build careers as professional practicing artists since 2001. One of the ways Tim has supported young and emerging artists is through the annual Tim Olsen Award at UNSW Art & Design.

Candidates are selected by a panel of lecturers for inclusion in the exhibition and for consideration for the Award.

14 Aug 6:00pm 7:30pm

Please note: This event is currently sold out. Please join the waitlist and we will be in contact if seats become available. Click on the tickets button above to access the waitlist.

“A quantum computer would be able to solve problems in minutes that would otherwise take thousands of years.” – Michelle Simmons.

15 Aug 6:00pm 7:30pm

Hear from one of Australia’s leading environmentalists and former politician, Bob Brown.

15 Aug 7:30pm 10:00pm

The 2018 Warrane Lecture will be delivered by Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney.

The Warrane Lecture is an annual public lecture delivered by an eminent person from public life or academia. Its aim is to contribute to the understanding of important issues and current challenges facing society, in line with the overall aims of UNSW's Warrane College.

16 Aug 3:30pm 5:00pm

51 newly promoted and recruited Professors are taking part in the 2018 Professorial Inaugural Lecture series at UNSW Sydney to mark their achievement and showcase their specialist knowledge. Please join us for the third in the 2018 series with two Professors from Medicine UNSW.

Lecture 1: Professor Danny J Ekert

16 Aug 5:30pm 7:00pm

“I have been a sculptor of matter at the ultimate of size levels that equates with being a chemist – namely, the molecular level… Art, in its many different guises, has fashioned my chemistry.” – Sir Fraser Stoddart

16 Aug 6:15pm 9:00pm

We invite you to attend the second Mason Conversation, featuring Ms Patricia Anderson AO and Professor Megan Davis in dialogue with Professor George Williams and audience members. Pat Anderson and Megan Davis shared the leadership of a unique and historic public law process in 2016-17: the deliberative Regional Dialogues and First Nations Constitutional Convention that culminated with the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

20 - 21 Aug 8:30am 4:00pm

UNSW are hosting the 2018 RoboCup Junior Australia NSW State Open Competition this year, on Monday 20th August and Tuesday 21st August at Leighton Hall, UNSW Kensington Campus.

RoboCup Junior is an educational initiative that is designed to introduce RoboCup to primary and high school children and to educate students on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

22 Aug 3:30pm 5:00pm

51 newly promoted and recruited Professors are taking part in the 2018 Professorial Inaugural Lecture series at UNSW Sydney to mark their achievement and showcase their specialist knowledge. Please join us for the fourth Inaugural Lecture for the 2018 series.

Professor Brigitta Olubas  
Lecture 1: Reading Australian Literature 

22 Aug 6:00pm 7:00pm

Ethics is the philosophy of human conduct. How should we act? That's the question of ethics. Throughout most of history, the repertoire of actions available to us was very limited, as was their reach and complexity. Likewise, power structures were largely independent and trade was slow, which contained the impact of actions in both space and time.

23 Aug 5:00pm 6:30pm
23 Aug 6:00pm 7:30pm

Evidence matters. Yet even  before “fake news” became a political weapon, it’s been notoriously difficult to get evidence into the policymaking process. How can we keep good evidence from being overwhelmed by bad politics? 

27 Aug 12:30pm 2:00pm

Black Suns: An Astrophysics Adventure, a documentary about chasing eclipses and science dreams, chronicles the lives of two globe-trotting astrophysicists, Dr Alphonse Sterling and Dr Hakeem Oluseyi, as they follow/document the two solar eclipses that occurred in 2012.

31 Aug 10:00am 11:30am

LGBTIQA+ in Science @ UNSW

For Wear it Purple Day on the 31 August 2018, UNSW’s Faculty of Science is delighted to be hosting a panel discussion about the experiences of LGBTIQA+ staff and students in Science. We are very lucky to have Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith (astronomer, author, speaker & TV presenter) hosting the panel, joined by panellists:

1 Sep 9:00am 4:00pm

Open Day is your chance to experience life at UNSW, explore the campus and your future study options. The annual event is UNSW’s largest future student event, attracting prospective students, parents, teachers and the broader community. You will have the opportunity to attend taster lectures on all of our courses, ask experts your questions one-on-one, explore the campus with a student led tour or discover your passions by participating in interactive and immersive experiences.

6 Sep 4:00pm 6:00pm

Words are only music in a language you don’t understand. Meaning changes when you don’t know the culture from which a poem comes from. We often hear the phrase “Lost in Translation” because it is easy to fail a poem, its music and meaning in the act of moving it from one language and culture to another. Hence, a good translation is often a re-creation. But what if we took a poem in its original form and let it inspire us? Take us to a place we might otherwise never go?

6 Sep 6:15pm 8:30pm

UNSW Law presents the 2018 Hal Wootten Lecture with Noel Pearson.

7 - 8 Sep 8:30am 4:10pm

The 2nd International 'Living to 100' Conference is hosted by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. 

Our internationally acclaimed line up of speakers will deliberate on the latest research on exceptionally long-lived individuals, in particular centenarians and supercentenarians.

7 Sep 7:00pm 9:00pm

Can literature save the world? According to celebrated 12th century Iranian Sufi mystic poet, Attar, it is not the world that needs saving, rather it is we who are in dire need of rescue—from the clutches of our own ego, that “cyclone of calamities.”

Sholeh Wolpé, accompanied by musician Siavash Sadr on the santoor, presents poems and selections from her translation of The Conference of the Birds in an uplifting performance that moves the soul.

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