Famous MIT professor Noam Chomsky was in Sydney last week to accept Australia's only international peace prize and talk at a sold-out Q&A event as part of Ideas at the House. The talk is now available to watch online, and there are plenty more events featuring some of the world's greatest minds coming up.
Ideas at the House is "a melting pot of stimulating conversation and provocative debate by the world’s greatest minds and culture creators" and is running at the Sydney Opera House all summer. As part of the event, Professor Chomsky sat down with former SBS presenter Mary Kostakidis to answer audience questions on problems of knowledge and freedom, manufactured consent and the fabrication of consumer culture. If you missed out, you can now watch the whole conversation online, and there are some more awesome events coming up that explore the future, humour and religion:
ARTiculate (FREE EVENT) PRESENTER: Sydney Opera House VENUE: Utzon Room DATE: 24 November
Zunz Lecture: Do great buildings make great cities? PRESENTER: Sydney Opera House and University of Technology Sydney VENUE: Drama Theatre DATE: 15 December
In Conversation with Tom Stoppard PRESENTER: Sydney Opera House VENUE: Concert Hall DATE: 17 December
An Evening With David Sedaris PRESENTER: Sydney Opera House VENUE: Concert Hall DATE: 16 January
Alain de Botton: Religion For Atheists PRESENTER: Sydney Opera House VENUE: Concert Hall DATE: 23 February
It looks like new events are still being lined up, so be sure to check the Ideas at the House web page for the updated program.