UNSW Centre for Ideas

Bronwyn Graham's illustrated backdrop of male lab rats and 'invisible women'

From baking to black swans, and male lab rats to mavericks, UNSW researchers reflect on lessons from our time in a socially distanced world.

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Health experts have agreed a bigger emphasis on plant-based nutrition would improve the health of people and our planet, at a UNSW Sydney panel discussion for National Science Week.

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How do we put climate change back on the agenda during a pandemic? Scientists and science communicators helped answer this question during National Science Week.

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The government must reform six key areas to kickstart the post-coronavirus economic recovery, says UNSW Business School's Richard Holden.

Haben Girma profile

A conversation between Harvard Law School’s first deafblind graduate and the world’s first blind newsreader covers everything from advocacy to finding friends and dancing.

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Prominent scientist will tackle saving humanity from catastrophic damage to its life support systems and an impending climate change catastrophe. 

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We all have the power to change the course of history, says Tim Costello in this edited version of his Gandhi Oration delivered at UNSW.

Julia Gillard chats to SBS's Jenny Brockie

Australia's first female Prime Minister spoke at a sold-out event presented by UNSW Centre for Ideas in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Institute. 

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The acclaimed author appeared at an exclusive Centre of Ideas event on the Kensington campus.

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What will happen in the next sexual revolution? When will machines become smarter than humans? The Festival of Dangerous Ideas, presented this year for the first time in conjunction with UNSW, asked some fascinating questions.

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