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How to make a better world: A. C. Grayling


Join philosopher A.C. Grayling for an evening to discuss the pragmatic solutions and answers to the big challenges that are troubling us today: climate change, technology and justice.

A. C. Grayling | Jeremy Moss

It’s easy to feel a sense of powerlessness where every morning we’re greeted with news of climate catastrophes, grave social injustice and senseless violence. So how can we muster the courage to forge a new path and turn things around? Is it still possible to make the world a better place?  

Join philosopher A. C. Grayling as he first shares the pragmatic solutions and answers to the big challenges that are troubling us today – climate change, technology and justice – followed by an in-conversation with UNSW’s Jeremy Moss. Together they will span everything from the small personal changes we can make in our lives to transform the world for good to how we can work together as a community to decarbonise the economy.  

This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas as part of UNSW Alumni’s Learn to Lead program and supported by the Byron Writers Festival.  


Learn to Lead is a two-week program designed exclusively for UNSW’s Alumni community to expand their leadership knowledge and skills from anywhere in the world.  

Led by UNSW Academics and Alumni who are experts in their field, this year’s Learn to Lead program will focus on leadership for a better world. The program will inspire leaders to come to grips with the challenges that our changing world presents and look at what opportunities there are to improve the overall balance between human and planetary well-being. The course will develop solutions and skills to help UNSW Alumni become better leaders for tomorrow's world.  

Learn to Lead is presented by UNSW Alumni in collaboration with AGSM @ UNSW Business School.  


The Roundhouse is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington Campus (highlighted red on this map). Please note this is a live event only, and will not be available via livestream.  


The health and safety of our patrons is our top priority. This event will abide by the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry and check back here for updated information prior to the event.  

  • Do not attend the event if you feel unwell, have recently experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

  • Face masks are recommended.


Wheelchair Access
The closest accessible drop off point to the Roundhouse is the north entrance (D5 on map). Vehicles need to arrive via High Street, Gate 2, follow the road to Third Avenue and turn onto 1st Avenue West. The closest accessible parking is available in the Western Campus Car Park on Anzac Parade (G2 on map). 

Assisted Listening
The Roundhouse has a hearing loop. Patrons wishing to utilise this need to simply switch their hearing aid to the T (Telecoil) setting to pick up on the wireless signal. 

Auslan & Captioning 
Auslan interpreting services and/or live captioning can be provided for selected talks upon request. 

To discuss access requirements and book selected services, please call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485 or email


The Roundhouse is easily accessible via public transport. Call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit

Paid casual and visitor parking is offered via the CellOPark App and ‘pay by plate meters’. For more information head here


For all enquiries, please call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485 or email

The Centre for Ideas is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9065 0485. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9065 0485. Internet relay users, visit, then ask for 02 9065 0485.