Lecture: Ending Fossil Fuels: Is it Possible? @ Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us and 350’s global CEO May Boeve, author George Monbiot (by video link) and journalist Giles Parkinson for Ending Fossil Fuels: Is it Possible? on 29 November!

We’re excited announce that’s global Executive Director May Boeve, will be visiting Australia for the first time this month. And thanks to UNSW and the Guardian, May and best-selling author George Monbiot along with Australian expert and journalist Giles Parkinson will give a public lecture on Wednesday, 29 November, at 6 pm. We’re hoping you can join us for this free event:

Lecture: Ending Fossil Fuels: Is it Possible?

Speakers: May Boeve, global director of, author George Monbiot (by video link) and journalist Giles Parkinson, followed by questions and discussion.

When: (5:30 doors) 6 pm start, Wednesday 29 November

Where: Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus, Sydney

Cost: Thanks to the Guardian and UNSW, this event is free!

Please register to attend:

May Boeve and a group of university students, with the help of author and activist Bill McKibben, co-founded in the US in 2008 when she was in her 20s. Since then, May has helped build one of the most effective climate change organisations in the world with a network of 120 activists working across 188 countries. She is co-author of Fight Global Warming Now and in 2016 was named one of Time magazine’s New Generation Leaders.

George Monbiot is the author of the bestselling books Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life; The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order; Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain; the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man’s Land. His latest book is Out of the Wreckage: a New Politics for an Age of Crisis.

Co-founder of RenewEconomy, Giles Parkinson is a journalist of 30 years experience, a former business editor and Deputy Editor of the Financial Review, a columnist for The Bulletin magazine and The Australian, and the former editor of Climate Spectator. Few people in Australia understand the political landscape around climate change and energy better than Giles.

Join us for the talk and meet some of the 350 Australia team on the night. We look forward to seeing you and will be on hand to talk about our ongoing work to #StopAdani and speed the move to clean energy.

We hope to see you there and please share with your networks and friends!

Yours for a safe climate, Team

Directions to Leighton Hall, UNSW:

  • From Botany Street Car Park, take the western exit, walk along Library Walk, pass through the glass doors and across the Scientia Lawn. The entrance is on the right.
  • From Anzac Parade – make your way directly up the University Mall. Once reaching the top of the stairs, the entrance is behind and to the left.
SYDNEY IDEAS FORUM – Nuclear weapons: stigmatise, prohibit, eliminate
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sydney Ideas forum co-presented with the School of Social and Political Sciences, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the Evatt Foundation and the Council for Peace and Justice

A quarter of a century after the end of the cold war, the spectre of nuclear conflict looms large once again. While nuclear brinkmanship dominates headlines, a powerful coalition of governments and civil society is forging the path to eliminate these worst weapons of mass destruction.

This year, a majority of nations negotiated and adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; the first Treaty to outlaw the development, stockpiling, possession, transfer, hosting, testing, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons. It is a categorical rejection of nuclear weapons, placing them in the same legal category as other banned weapons including chemical and biological weapons.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its part in spearheading the ban treaty effort, but the work is ongoing. The new Treaty will not eliminate nuclear weapons by itself. The labour, peace and humanitarian movements in Australia have a vital role to play. Join us for a forum to discuss the work of ICAN so far, and what else needs to be done.

Join us for a forum to discuss the mission of ICAN, what they have achieved so far, and what work still needs to be done.


  • Tara Gutman is Acting National Manager, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Advocacy at Australian Red Cross.
  • Tim Wright is Asia-Pacific director of ICAN. He is a member of the international staff team and has been involved in the campaign since 2006.
  • Frank Stilwell (moderator) is Professor Emeritus in Political Economy in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney.
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring a plate if you like.

Confirmed Performers

Denis Aubrey – Troubadour

Sonia Bennett – Songbird

Mike Couragous – Agent Orange Justice

Margaret Walters – Trad style Singer

Terry Serio – Red Rattlers Band

‘blackboard/ for other performers wishing to contribute –  8 mins poets – 15 mins singers