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Part 1 | Part 2The rule of law has today become one of the prizes everyone claims to want, according to Martin Krygier. Even tyrants claim to be acting according to it - the...
Part 1 | Part 2Andrea Goldsmith talks about poetry, fiction, science, death and her new book Reunion with Drusilla Modjeska, at the Sydney Writers' Festival.Sydney Theatre,...
Part 1 | Part 2 This inaugural Wallenberg lecture is presented by Professor Omer Bartov, John P Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. one of...
Part 1 | Part 2Pandemics like swine flu and SARS capture the world's attention. But bigger public health issues like obesity in the developed world and AIDS in the developing...
Part 1 | Part 2Pandemics like swine flu and SARS capture the world's attention. But bigger public health issues like obesity in the developed world and AIDS in the developing...
Part 1 | Part 2 How do ideas and activity affect the brain? Can learning, reading and exercise have a positive impact on our brains and how they perform throughout our lives? Until...
Part 1 | Part 2How do ideas and activity affect the brain? Can learning, reading and exercise have a positive impact on our brains and how they perform throughout our lives? Until...
Dr Patrick Lane (Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne) discusses the complex effects and implications of bushfires on the already fragile water ecology. He...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3For most of us, it is reassuring to think that scientific knowledge has some absolute quality of truth, something beyond the inevitable distortions of...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3For most of us, it is reassuring to think that scientific knowledge has some absolute quality of truth, something beyond the inevitable distortions of...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 For most of us, it is reassuring to think that scientific knowledge has some absolute quality of truth, something beyond the inevitable distortions of...
Part 1 | Part 2Australian settlers found themselves confronted by a ‘death-like silence’ which refused to yield to their colonial ambitions. The land was too dry. In...
Part 1 | Part 2 Australian settlers found themselves confronted by a ‘death-like silence’ which refused to yield to their colonial ambitions. The land was too dry. In...
In this talk, climate expert David Karoly lays out the likely future climate change scenarios - and how dependent they are on human actions now - while presenting the latest...
'By any measure we have the worst mammal extinction rate in the world... There is a mass crash in mammal populations occurring as we speak'. Hugh Possingham (Professor of...
Part 1 | Part 2In this Key Thinkers (University of Melbourne) lecture, David Young looks at the life and work of Charles Darwin. Amidst the many recent celebrations of...
Part 1 | Part 2 The Wednesday Lectures 2009 at the Australian Catholic University (curated by Raimond Gaita) bring together a variety of speakers on the subject Gaza: Morality, Law...
Part 1 | Part 2 The Wednesday Lectures 2009 at the Australian Catholic University (curated by Raimond Gaita) bring together a variety of speakers on the subject Gaza: Morality, Law...

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