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19 Nov 6:00pm 7:15pm

Race and schools in the US and Australia today.

Equal access to quality education is critical to ensuring broader social, political and economic equality. Yet there are persistent gaps in educational access and outcomes based on socio-economic background, and race, in both the US and Australia.

Join Megan Davis, Justin Driver and Adrian Piccoli to discuss what needs to change to address these gaps. Hosted by the Grand Challenge on Inequality.

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21 Nov 12:00pm 1:00pm

Climate change refers to changes in the characteristics of the climate system that persist over an extended period of time, typically decades or longer. On the other hand, climate variability is defined as the deviations in the mean state and other climatic statistics over a given period when compared to long-term statistics.

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21 Nov 6:00pm 7:00pm

Climate change is one of the greatest moral challenges of our time, yet our current politics has failed to deliver any meaningful policy response. Whilst some of this is the product of a lack of political leadership, there are also legitimate concerns about what effective action on climate would mean for the economic well-being of low-income Australians, their access to affordable transport and energy, and the competitiveness of Australian industry.

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22 Nov 5:00pm 6:30pm

A Scientia Education Academy public lecture

How do we move our teaching from the mechanical to the ‘ah!’ moment?  

Mechanics are extremely important, but moving beyond them is also important. There is much to be learned from poetry in thinking about this issue.

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3 Dec 5:30pm 7:00pm

Liberalism in 2019 has few friends: some commentators are even heralding the death of liberalism. What, then, went wrong in the liberal tradition to get us to this point? Is the liberal model itself to blame – including liberal understandings of freedom and the state? Or has the problem been one of implementation – or a failure by liberalism to take seriously issues of equality and access to the social minimum for all?

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10 Dec 12:00pm 1:30pm

There are more ways of connecting and communicating via technology than ever before. Yet loneliness is on the rise as we begin to experience an 'attachment crisis' in forming and maintaining intimate relationships.

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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:

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13 Dec 5:45pm 7:00pm

After promising a rose garden in commercial and political communication, consumer choice, energy efficiency, car driving and medical research, artificial intelligence has reached the domain of law.

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