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All About Women Satellite at The Joan

Source: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Posted: 24 Feb 2020
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Presents;

ALL ABOUT WOMEN

Live stream from Sydney Opera House
Sunday 8 March 2020

10am – 2pm

 

On International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March from 10am – 2pm, The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre will present the eighth annual All About Women Satellite live streamed from the Sydney Opera House to examine a range of topics impacting the everyday lives of women across generations.

The first session, The Gendered Brain, will be screened at 11am – 12pm and the second, The Forgotten Women of Astronomy at 12.15pm – 1.15pm. Prior to the two screenings there will be morning tea and afterwards, allotted time for discussion.  Tickets are $20 for the two screenings which includes morning tea.

The Gendered Brain 11am – 12pm AEDT
Speaker: Gina Rippon

For centuries, science has been trying to prove that men’s and women’s brains are different. Professor and cognitive researcher, Gina Rippon, smashes this persistent myth and reveals the politics and prejudice behind it.

Unpacking the dubious historical science in this talk, Gina will present cutting edge neuroscience to detail how our brains are highly plastic, individualised, adaptable and full of potential. What if our behaviour is linked not to gender, but to life itself, to all we do and experience?

The Forgotten Women of Astronomy 12.15 – 1.15pm AEDT
Speaker: Jo Dunkley

Taking a telescope to the night sky and a critical eye to our past, astrophysicist Jo Dunkley explores the universe while unearthing a line of stellar female astronomers who ran the risk of being consigned to the black hole of history. Since ancient times, the cosmos has been an endless source of wonder and mystery. Take this luminous guide to our astonishing galaxy and meet the visionary women who have played a vital role in helping us better understand it.

All About Women at The Joan will be hosted by Women with Altitude creator and owner, Andrea Turner-Boys. A philanthropist at heart, Andrea runs a variety of programs for women in leadership and business with fundraising and awareness initiatives for her local community in the Blue Mountains and Nepean & Hawkesbury Regions, as well as UN Women Australia. Andrea is also a current board member of the Springwood Neighbourhood centre and runs the Altitude Awards each year to honour local community leaders.

For the full All About Women Satellite schedule at The Joan on Sunday 8 March please see below:

10.00pm – 10.45pmMorning Tea

10.45am – 11.00am   Welcome from The Joan and introducing your Host

11.00am – 12.00pm   Session 1 - The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon

12.00pm - 12.15pm    Short Break – refreshment

12.15pm – 1.15pm     Session 2 – The Forgotten Women of Astronomy by Jo Dunkley

1.15pm – 2.00pm       45min Discussion lead by your Host

Gina Rippon
Jo Dunkley. Photo: Suki Dhanda
 
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