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PROGRAM BY GENRE: Science & Environment
Monday, May 14 2012
Speculative History and Biography Code: SR3  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir, History

Martin Thomas, landscape historian and speculative biographer, talks to former attorney-general Bob Debus.

Monday, May 14 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 15 2012
How Aborigines Made Australia Code: SR21  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: History, Indigenous, , Science & Environment

Bill Gammage explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9847 6614
Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby  read more >
 
Thursday, May 17 2012
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain  * SOLD OUT * Code: 29  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

Barbara Arrowsmith Young tells Anton Enus how she did it.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Black Dog Daze Code: 32  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs

Andrew Robb tells Lisa Pryor about his battle with depression.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Kitchen Table Climate Change Code: 39  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

A personal take on climate change with wife and husband Anna Rose and Simon Sheikh.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The War on Drugs Code: 40  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

Marc Lewis and Lemon Andersen talk to Cassie McCullagh about addiction and recovery.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
fastBREAK: Epic Code: 71  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Fiction, Publishing Industry

Joshua Capelin, Kate Middleton, Kate Anderson, Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan and Cath Keenan reveal the books and films that have inspired them.

Friday, May 18 2012 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM Ticketed: $10
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo  read more >
Topic of Cancer Code: 78  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

Masha Gessen and Joshua Cody talk to Lisa Pryor.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Debt in Venice  * SOLD OUT * Code: 79  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, History

Jane Gleeson-White tells Geoffrey Lehmann about the innovation that facilitated the Renaissance and capitalism.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Vision Thing Code: 87  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, History, Biography & Memoir

Dava Sobel and Robyn Arianrhod talk to Ashley Hay about scientific revolutionaries.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Memoirs of an Addicted Brain Code: 96  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir

Neuroscientist Marc Lewis tells Lisa Pryor what your brain is like on drugs.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Conversations with Richard Fidler: Joshua Cody Code: 114  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Music, , Science & Environment

Joshua Cody talks to Richard Fidler about this memoir [sic].

Friday, May 18 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Brain Food  * SOLD OUT * Code: SR30  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Science & Environment, , Young Adult

Dr Karl shines a light on how bodies work in his new book, Brain Food.

Friday, May 18 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $5
Penrith City Library, 601 High Street, Penrith  read more >
 
Saturday, May 19 2012
DIY Code: 140  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Art & Design, Food

Indira Naidoo and Kelly Doust talk to Jason Di Rosso about the allure of the handmade and the home-grown.

Saturday, May 19 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Calculating Women  * SOLD OUT * Code: 142  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, History, Biography & Memoir

Robyn Arianrhod tells Lynne Malcolm about the role two women played in revolutionising physics.

Saturday, May 19 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
A More Perfect Heaven  * SOLD OUT * Code: 157  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir, History

Dava Sobel talks to Robyn Williams about the man who “turned the universe inside out”.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Brainy Days Code: 159  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir

Barbara Arrowsmith Young trained her brain and Marc Lewis tested his. They talk to Neil James.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Ice Men Code: 170  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment, History

Peter FitzSimons and Heather Rossiter talk to Richard Glover about Mawson, Amundsen and Scott.

Saturday, May 19 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Lake Eyre Code: 174  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fashion, , Science & Environment, Travel

Heather Ewart hosts Tony Eastley, Tim Palmer and Conor Duffy in this special event in tribute to Paul Lockyer.

Saturday, May 19 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Transit of Venus: 1631 to Present  * SOLD OUT * Code: 189  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Science & Environment, History,

Nick Lomb discusses this rare astronomical event.

Saturday, May 19 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ticketed: $32/$28
Sydney Observatory, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks  read more >
 
Sunday, May 20 2012
Frozen Wanderland Code: 202  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Science & Environment

Alison Lester talks to L.A. Larkin about the magic of Antarctica.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Surviving: The Australian Way Code: 213  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Science & Environment, , Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Tom Griffiths, Kim Mahood and Geoff Page, with Julianne Schultz.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Life Savers Code: 235  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir, Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Benjamin Gilmour and Nathan Mullins tell Margaret Barbalet about saving lives in some of the most difficult places on earth.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
What’s the Big Idea?  * SOLD OUT * Code: 239  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Eric Knight challenges the conventional wisdom on the big subjects. He talks to Joel Gibson.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Closing Address: Dava Sobel Regarding the Transit of Venus Code: 247  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, History

Dava Sobel reflects on the literary and musical tributes to the Transit of Venus.

Sunday, May 20 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >