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Sydney Ideas: Oceanic narratives: Interweaving past, present and future

Sydney Ideas: Oceanic narratives: Interweaving past, present and future

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6:00pm - 7:00pm, 8th April 2024


The University of Sydney View map

The Sutherland Room, Holme Building, Science Road, Camperdown, NSW 2006


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The ocean holds a vast space of meaning and connections. It has shaped and sustained life on earth for billions of years, nurturing the evolution of species, fostering a deep connection with Indigenous cultures, witnessing the devastation of colonial exploration, and suffering the consequences of extractivist expansion.

James Bradley’s latest book, Deep Water, joins new scholarship that reckons with humanity’s complex relationship to the natural world. Through the lens and narratives of the ocean, it offers vital new ways of understanding and being in the world, and how we anticipate our climate future.

Hear James Bradley expand on these ideas alongside Maria Byrne, Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Sydney and world expert on echinoderms; Tishiko King, proud Zenadth Kes/Torres Strait Island woman, marine biologist and climate campaigner; with Guardian Australia’s Helen Sullivan, who hosts this event.

Join us for an evening of expansive conversation delving into the stories, beauty and mysteries of the deep sea and life through time.

This event is presented with Sydney Environment Institute.


Deep Water
Through history, science, nature writing, and environmentalism, Deep Water invites you to explore the deepest recesses of our natural world.
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