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Director John Tiffany08/19/14
John Tiffany is an award winning English theatre director. He directed "Once", the stage musical which was based on the critically acclaimed feature film of the same name. His musical stage version of "Once" received 11 Tony Award nominations in 2012....
Bob Brown is an environmental leader, activist, writer and the former leader of the Australian Greens Party. He has a global reputation for environmental advocacy. His most recent book is called "Optimism -Reflections on a life of action" (Hardie...
American novelist Ruth Ozeki has had an interesting career, spanning everything from language teacher, to B-grade horror movie art director, and finally award-winning novelist. In addition, she is also a Zen Buddhist priest.
Professor Tony Grafton
Professor Tony Grafton is the Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University. His interest lie in the cultural history of Renaissance Europe and the history of reading, scholarship and education.
Vale Peter Sculthorpe
Peter Sculthorpe was a renowned Australian composer.
Associate Professor Anina Rich on Synaesthesia
Associate Professor Anina Rich heads the Synaesthesia Research Group in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. Her work focuses on how we pay attention and synaesthesia.
Writer Suzanne Burdon
Suzanne Burdon is the author of "Almost Invincible - a biographical novel of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein" (Criteria, 2014).
John Dean is an author, lecturer and columnist. He is the former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon and was directly involved with the Watergate scandal.
CEO Carole Renouf
Carole Renouf is the CEO of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Lex Marinos is an Australian actor, director, teacher and presenter. He has just written his first book "Blood and Circuses - An Irresponsible memoir" (Allen and Unwin, July 2014).
Doug Purdie on beekeeping and urban beehives
Doug Purdie is a beekeeper and advocate for urban beehives. He has published his first book "Backyard Bees - a Guide for the beginner beekeeper" (Murdoch Books, August 2014).
Award winning journalist and author David Finkel
David Finkel is a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist. He is a staff writer at The Washington Post. In 2012 he was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship Grant also known as the 'Genius Grant'. His most recent books include "Thank You For Your...
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...
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