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Acclaimed American composer Philip Glass is known for his operas, symphonies, compositions for his own ensembles and for his wide ranging collaborations with other artists. Glass' musical style was dubbed 'minimalist' though he preferred to describe...
Captain Desmond Ross
Captain Desmond Ross is a professional aviator and aviation expert. He was the first permanent Head of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) and has trained people in countries all over the world in air safety and airport safety standards.
Filmmaker Rolf de Heer
Rolf de Heer is an Australian film director, screenwriter and producer. His latest film stars David Gulpilil and is called "Charlie's Country". The film screened at Cannes Film Festival in May 2014 where David Gulpilil won Best Actor in Un Certain...
Underwater photographer David Doubilet
David Doubilet is an acclaimed underwater photographer who estimates he has spent nearly half his life in the sea. He's photographed life under the sea in places including the southwest Pacific, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Tasmania, Scotland, the...
Sophie Turkiewicz is an Australian filmmaker. She is the writer/director of the new documentary "Once My Mother". The film explores her relationship with her own mother, Helen, and their family history. The film has already screened in competition at...
Professor Tom Devine - Scottish history expert
Professor Devine's main research interest is the history of the Scottish nation since c.1600 and its global connections and impact. Devine is regarded as the pre-eminent authority on the history of modern Scotland.
Film Director Fred Schepisi
Fred Schepisi is an Australian film director whose films include "The Devil's Playground", "The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith", "Evil Angels", "Six Degrees of Separation", "The Russia House", "Last Orders" and "The Eye of the Storm". His latest film...
Baker Paul Allam
Paul Allam has been a chef and baker for over 18 years. Along with his business partner David McGuiness he has established Bourke Street Bakery in Sydney, a successful bakery and cafe with multiple locations. He's also opened an eatery in Sydney and...
The woman who changed her brain - Barbara Arrowsmith Young
Barbara Arrowsmith Young overcame her own significant learning disabilities and went on to create a program for students based on neuroscience research. She created a suite of cognitive exercises designed to strengthen specific functions of the brain.
Stephen Cleobury CBE is Director of Music of the Choir of King's College Cambridge. The Choir are in Australia and are about to embark on a national tour with Musica Viva.
Andrew Solomon is a writer and activist working on politics, culture and psychology. He writes regularly for the New Yorker, Newsweek, and the Guardian. He is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Cornell University and Special Adviser on LGBT Affairs to Yale...
Lord Norman Fowler
Lord Norman Fowler is a former British Member of Parliament. He was a member of Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet for eleven years from 1979 until 1990. For six years he was Secretary of State for Health and Social Security. In 1986 he led the high-profile...
Professor Kathleen Burk
Kathleen Burk is Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London. Her most recent book is "Old World, New World - the Story of Britain and America" about the history of relations between Britain and America from 1497...
Hetti Perkins is an art curator, currently resident curator at Bangarra Dance Theatre, creative director of the Corroboree Sydney festival, and curatorial advisor to the City of Sydney on the Eora Journey - Recognition in the Public Domain project....
Actress Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto is an Australian actress known for her film roles in the second and third installment Peter Jackson's films "The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King", and for her numerous performances in Australian films...
Wesley Enoch is a renowned Australian playwright and director for the stage. He is the current Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company. He has directed numerous works for the major State Theatre Companies in Australia including the plays...
Social psychologist and author Adam Alter
Adam Alter is the author of "Drunk Tank Pink (And other unexpected forces that shape how we think, feel and behave)" (2014). In the book he discusses his research about the everyday cues that subconsciously transform and inform our behaviour. He's...
Professor Gordian Fulde
Professor Fulde is Director of Emergency Services at St Vincent's Hospital Darlinghurst in Sydney. He is an active media spokesperson on alcohol and drugs in the community and the issues and implications that arise from their abuse.
Rabia Siddique is a Criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, published author and mother of triplets. In a terrifying ordeal that garnered worldwide attention she assisted with the rescue of two SAS soldiers from Iraqi...
Dr Tom Calma AO
Dr Tom Calma AO is is an Aboriginal elder who has been involved in Indigenous affairs at a local, community, state, national and international level and worked in the public sector for 40 years. He is currently on a number of boards and committees...
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