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Dear alumni and friends

The Alumni Awards program honours some of Australia’s foremost thinkers and brightest achievers. We invite you to join us as we celebrate their achievements at the 2011 Alumni Awards Presentation in the Great Hall on Friday 28 October. Register online.

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Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni and Events Office

Tradition and rivalry: Sydney Uni takes on Melbourne Uni

The Australian Boat Race is an annual rowing eights challenge between Australia’s two oldest universities, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. 

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Student's restaurant serves up insight into refugee experience

A pop-up restaurant that brings patrons face-to-face with issues confronting refugees was created by University of Sydney student Elle Formica and her mentor, actor Miranda Otto. 

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Philanthropy supports prostate cancer research

Underfunding and lack of awareness has prompted Australian philanthropist Daniel Petre to donate $2 million to the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. 

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Fri 14 Oct Lecture: Aspects of Music in the Early Modern Era
Mon 17 Oct Templeton Lecture 2011: The Emotional Brain

Tue 18 Oct

Sydney Ideas: Professor McKenzie Wark - From thought as an occupation to some thoughts on the occupation

Wed 19 Oct
Sydney Ideas: One Just World Forum on Faith and Development

Wed 19 Oct
Sydney Law School Foundation Reception with The Honourable James Spigelman AC QC

Wed 19 Oct
ArtSS in the City: The Demons Made Me Do It - A History of Human Emotion

Thu 20 Oct
Nicholson lecture: Getting Clean or Getting Dirty? Public bathing in Ancient Athens
Fri 21 Oct Sydney Ideas: The Griffins’ Canberra, Burnham's Chicago, Garnier's Lyon: The perfect city on the edge of World War

Sat 22 Oct
Concert: Sydney University Symphony Orchestra - Viennese Masters

Mon 24 Oct
2011 Wilkinson Lecture: Architecture is Rendered Society

Tue 25 Oct
Sydney Ideas: Beautiful Suffering - The image of catastrophe

Tue 25 Oct
Sydney Ideas: Make a better door - or how does digital humanism humanise?
Wed 26 Oct Agriculture Ball 2011

Wed 26 Oct
Nursing lecture and reception: Strategies for Improving CPAP Use

Thu 27 Oct
Architecture: Thomas Bailey Lecture - Little Big House; Room 11 Architecture

Thu 27 Oct
Ross Parsons Address 2011: The Distinct Equity of the Debt-Equity Distinction
Fri 28 Oct 2011 Alumni Awards Presentation

Thu 3 Nov
Dr Charles Perkins AO Annual memorial oration and prize: Mr Murrandoo Yanner

Thu 3 Nov
Law Distinguished Speakers: Professor Bernhard Schlink on Proportionality

Sun 6 Nov
Organ recital: A Musical Journey Through Baroque Europe
Tue 8 Nov Law Distinguished Speakers: Noel Pearson

Tue 8 Nov
Lecture: Numbers - Their Human Aspects and Perspective from Indigenous Cultures

Thu 10 Nov
Insights 2011: Professor Barry Spurr - The Bliss of Solitude
Sydney China Business Forum 
Tuesday 29 November
An international leaders forum to address global and strategic China business issues important to Australia, bringing together Australian and Chinese thought leaders and decision-makers.
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Charles Perkins Oration 
Thursday 3 November
Mr Murrandoo Yanner, Prominent Aboriginal activist from the Carpentaria Land Council, will deliver the 2011 Charles Perkins Oration in the Great Hall. Register online
History and Philosophy of Science
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Open day for kids!
Try out the University's biggest and loudest instruments, with the Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence narrating Peter and the Wolf.
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Sydney joins forces with Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food

The University of Sydney has joined forces with Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food Australia to serve up a feast of healthy cooking classes on Friday 21 October. Find out more
Sydney Festival in 2012
Make the most of the exciting partnership between the University of Sydney and Sydney Festival, with a 10% alumni discount on all Festival events. Look out for the November edition of eSydney for your exclusive promo code before booking your tickets.

To have a festival program mailed straight to your door email the Sydney Festival team.

HK Alumni Drinks and AGM
Tuesday 18 October

Singapore Alumni Drinks
Wednesday 19 October

Tasmanian Alumni Dinner and AGM
Friday 4 November

Canberra Alumni Drinks
Friday 11 November


Medicine 1957
Saturday 22 October

Mechanical Engineering (AMME) Alumni Reunion Dinner
Friday 28 October

Veterinary Science 20 Year Reunion
Saturday 19 November

Dental Reunion 30 Year Reunion

Saturday 19 November

First aid saves lives
Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness offers nationally accredited courses in both First Aid and CPR, to provide you with the skills and knowledge to deal with common accidents and injuries as well as medical emergencies. Find out more
Jeffrey Smart: Unspoken
2 October - 27 November 2011

Drawing on the University’s rich collection of Smart works, the University Art Gallery’s Jeffrey Smart: Unspoken explores the striking but deceptive simplicity of the artist’s style and probes some of the artist’s cherished themes. Find out more
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