It's the end of the world as we know it ….. or is it?

This is the end of the world as we know it – or so politicians say. Whether it’s youth unemployment, Sydney’s lockout laws or welfare payments, politicians are constantly selling us the story of a world that’s in decline. Richard’s talk takes a closer look at these “end of the world” stories and questions whether we’re actually buying it.



Richard Miles is a Head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and Director of the Arts Career Ready Program at the University of Sydney. Previously, he taught at the University of Cambridge in the UK. He is the author of a number of books on the ancient world including Carthage Must Be Destroyed and Ancient Worlds: the Search for Western Civilisation. He has also written and hosted a number of television documentaries including Carthage, the Roman Holocaust (ABC), Ancient Worlds (BBC) and Archaeology: a Secret History (SBS).

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6:00 PM @ the whitehorse 

(381 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010)

* Entrance over 18


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