Archive Festival 2016
Program by Genre: Science & Environment
Monday 16 May 2016
BOSTES: Climate Change and All That Code: BOS5  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs, Young Adult

Peter Doherty implores citizens to become informed so they can participate in scientific debate.

Monday 16 May 2016 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
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Wednesday 18 May 2016
Winter Wisdom: From Science Fiction Meets Science Fact with Sean Williams Code: 279  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Science & Environment

Wednesday 18 May 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW
Ticketed: $20/$18
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Thursday 19 May 2016
Peter Garrett: Big Blue Sky Code: 30  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs, Music

Peter reveals his personal story from Sydney suburbia to activist and politican.

Thursday 19 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Climate: Knowledge and Hope Code: 31  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs

On the importance of being informed about science research and climate change policy.

Thursday 19 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Wendy Whiteley: Saving a Secret Garden Code: 54  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Art & Design, Science & Environment

A fascinating wander into the healing power of growing things.

Thursday 19 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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For the Love of Animals Code: 67  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

What’s the role of animals in a meaningful and creative life?

Thursday 19 May 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Janna Levin: Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space (aka the recent discovery of gravitational waves) Code: 76  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Science & Environment

Cosmologist Janna Levin joins Adam Spencer to share juicy astrophysical details.

Thursday 19 May 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $35/$25
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Night of the Nerds Code: 81  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Technology, Comedy

The night of nights for nerds is back, more outrageously educational than ever.

Thursday 19 May 2016 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $35/$25
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Friday 20 May 2016
Let Nature be your Teacher Code: 117  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, Science & Environment

A wide-ranging discussion on our complex and contradictory relationship with nature.

Friday 20 May 2016 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $30/$25
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Saturday 21 May 2016
Coffee and Papers with the SMH, Emma Sky and Peter Doherty| Code: 154  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics, Science & Environment

Join Judith Whelan, SMH journalists, Peter Doherty and Emma Sky on what’s making headlines today.

Saturday 21 May 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks
Free, no bookings
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The Beauty of Truth: Writing Science Code: 157  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs

How do we ensure the truth isn’t overridden in public conversation about science and technology?

Saturday 21 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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New Shoots: Poems Inspired by Plants Code: 169  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Poetry

Join poets Eileen Chong and Mark Tredinnick for a poetic walking tour of the Botanic Garden.

Saturday 21 May 2016 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
Ticketed: $18
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James Rebanks: A Shepherd's Life Code: 176  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

James describes his love of the Lake District and connection to the land and farming.

Saturday 21 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $30/$25
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Sessions with Susie: Richard Glover Code: 173  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir

Richard Glover explores what’s on his mind in a public therapy session with psychoanalyst and writer Susie Orbach.

Saturday 21 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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New Shoots: Poems Inspired by Plants Code: 179  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Poetry, Science & Environment

Join poets Eileen Chong and Mark Tredinnick for a poetic walking tour of the Botanic Garden.

Saturday 21 May 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
Ticketed: $18
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Janna Levin: What’s New in Cosmology Code: CUR205  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Science & Environment

Astrophysicist and writer Janna Levin answers the big questions.

Saturday 21 May 2016 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Pier 2/3 Curiosity Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Tim Flannery: Atmosphere of Hope Code: 214  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs, Technology

On the climate change crisis and the innovative technologies that could make a positive difference.

Saturday 21 May 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Bob Brown: Optimism Code: SR27  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs

On Bob Brown’s life and passion for the enviornment.

Saturday 21 May 2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Sunday 22 May 2016
Bob Brown: On Optimism Code: 263  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, Science & Environment

Bob Brown shares his love of Australia, nature and his belief in people power.

Sunday 22 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $30/$25
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The Politics of Food, Disease and Wellness Code: 260  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Food, Health, Science & Environment

How do we sort food fact from fiction and make informed choices?

Sunday 22 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Sacred Places Code: 262  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Indigenous, Science & Environment

Lucy and Tony discuss the profound influence of landscape on their novels.

Sunday 22 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Richard Wherrett Studio, Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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