Latest Events & Ideas
28 Feb 6.30pm 7.30pm
Peter Frankopan: The Earth Transformed
Examining human history through the lens of the natural world, hear from historian and author Peter Frankopan on the crucial role the environment plays in the existence humankind.
29 Feb 6.30pm 7.30pm
Anjum Hasan: History's Angel
Two of India’s luminary writers reflect on the complexities of life, love, writing history, and the power of words.
4 Mar 6.30pm 7.30pm
Bryan Washington: Family Meal
Devour the writing of Bryan Washington, unpacking sex, love and food through his mind’s eye, in conversation with icon Benjamin Law.
5 Mar 6.30pm 7.30pm
Samuel Moyn: Liberalism Against Itself
Confront the ideas of Samuel Moyn, who diagnosed the political left’s fear of Trump as a ‘hysteria’ threatening democracy, in conversation with UNSW political philosopher Jessica Whyte.
6 Mar 6.30pm 7.45pm
Perumal Murugan: Resurrected Through Writing
Journey with Tamil-language author Perumal Murugan, once a target of right-wing book burnings and now longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2023.
7 Mar 10.00am 11.15am
Consent Laid Bare
Join a panel of experts committed to ending gendered violence, and learn how we can recentre sexual consent for everyone.
11 Mar 6.30pm 7.30pm
Polly Toynbee: An Uneasy Inheritance
Join a prolific Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee as she investigates the true meaning of privilege and entrenched class divide in Britain and Australia.
21 May 7.00pm 8.30pm
The Gene Editing Revolution with Jennifer Doudna
The promise and peril of CRISPR
Angela Saini on patriarchal ideas
Unpicking the fabric of the gender hierarchy with Angela Saini.
Sean Turnell: An Unlikely Prisoner
Explore Sean Turnell's tale of endurance, hope, and unyielding determination.
Jenny Odell on resisting the attention economy
Can we reclaim our attention from a world preoccupied by our data productivity?