Sydney Ideas is the University of Sydney's premier public lecture series program, bringing the world's leading thinkers and the latest research to the wider Sydney community.
Activating allies for gender equality
A public conversation about intergenerational perspectives on allyship for gender equality – its importance, how to activate allies, and what effective and accountable allyship looks like.
Featuring gender equality champion Elizabeth Broderick AO; internationally recognised diversity and inclusion scholar Mustafa Ozbilgin; Tom Snow, Chair of Snow Medical and Chair of Equality Australia; and host Antoinette Lattouf, author, journalist and broadcaster.
This event was held live at the University of Sydney Business School on 21 November 2023 and presented with the University's Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Program.
For more info and resources, including a transcript, visit the Sydney Ideas website: https://bit.ly/3ul3S6u
What art ought to be
Yorta Yorta woman, composer and soprano Deborah Cheetham Fraillon was joined by some of the country’s most creative minds for an expansive conversation that reflects on the role of the arts in a post-referendum Australia.
Australia, at this time following the Voice to Parliament referendum and with a new national arts and cultural policy, is going to be profoundly changed. The arts has, and will have, a role in reflecting our aspirations – so what do we want? How does the arts articulate and advance this? Hear from:
Professor Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO, Elizabeth Todd Chair of Vocal Studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music;
Michael Dagostino, Director of Museums and Cultural Engagement at the University of Sydney;
Guzheng performing artist Mindy Meng Wang; and
Host Jess Scully, author and curator.
The recording of this podcast was from a live event held on Wednesday 1 November 2023 at the University of Sydney. Aunty Ann Weldon gave a Welcome to Country (which was referenced by Deborah in the podcast). For more info and resources, including a transcript, visit the Sydney Ideas website: https://bit.ly/40AegDs
Introducing The Solutionists, with Mark Scott
In today’s show we wanted to introduce to you a new podcast we think you might enjoy. It’s called 'The Solutionists', with Mark Scott.
Big challenges need big solutions. Meet the minds making it happen.
Join Mark Scott, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Sydney, and get ready to view the world from a different perspective.
From our own wellbeing to the preservation of the planet, The Solutionists dives into the most pressing issues of our time and introduces you to the people unearthing the seeds of remarkable solutions.
You'll discover a world of progress and possibility.
Take a listen to episode one of The Solutionists, with Mark Scott, which is about how to cool your body and survive in extreme heat. For more info, notes and the transcript, visit The Solutionists website: https://bit.ly/3QbJGvo
Next time at Sydney Ideas, explore 'What art ought to be' and 'Activating allies for gender equality.' Join us live at the University of Sydney campus in November or stay tuned for the podcast. Get the details: https://bit.ly/491QvYP
Zara Seidler in conversation with Phoebe Saintilan
Hear from two pioneering University of Sydney alumni changing the game in news and media: Zara Seidler, co-founder of Australia's fastest growing social-first news service, The Daily Aus; and Phoebe Saintilan, founder of new media technology company Missing Perspectives.
Zara and Phoebe swap stories about their multifaceted careers from politics to journalism, to finding their footing in a profoundly disrupted landscape.
The recording for this podcast was from a live event held at the University of Sydney on 21 September 2023. Visit the Sydney Ideas website for more info, links and resources: https://bit.ly/3S42oYr
Breaking down disinformation
In this conversation, hear academic experts discuss disinformation – what makes it so influential and problematic, roles and responsibilities of our institutions and platforms, and how to counteract it for better decision-making.
Featuring: philosopher Lee McIntyre, digital platforms researcher Joanne Gray and cognitive scientist Micah Goldwater. Farz Edraki, writer, editor and broadcaster at ABC, hosts this discussion.
The recording is from live event held at the University of Sydney on 12 September 2023. For more details and resources, visit the Sydney Ideas page: https://bit.ly/3EKygcI
Can we save lives and save the planet? Hear how the healthcare sector is tracking, finding solutions and making changes, to be more sustainable and green.
Healthcare is both significantly affected by, and is a contributor to, climate change. If the global health sector were a country, it would be the fifth largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.
So, how can Australia work towards a more sustainable healthcare system, without compromising on quality and safety?
Hear from cardiologist David Celermajer, sustainability researcher Amanda Irwin and global public health professional Rashmi Venkatraman – with host and science communicator Dr Naomi Koh Belic.
The recording of this conversation is from a live public event held on 22 August 2023 at the University of Sydney, presented with Sydney Environment Institute.
Visit the Sydney Ideas website for more info: bit.ly/44yp6u2
Sydney Ideas / audio quality
I'm a keen listener to your podcasts but the audio is often problematic e.g. Speakers different voice volume and capture/poor capture by the microphone but mainly the absence of a roving microphone to catch the discussion with the audience. Hearing the audience questions and responses are important to these fine discussions. A bit of technical help would earn six stars. Thank you.
Audio quality is poor and at best patchy.