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Actress Maria Mercedes08/26/15
Celebrated Greek-Australian actress Maria Mercedes takes on the role of a lifetime as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's 'Master Class'. The production received five-star reviews in Melbourne and is now playing at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney.
Dr Mohamed Khadra
Dr Mohamed Khadra is a professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has had a successful and varied career as a practitioner, educator and author (and has four books and a play to his name). His latest book 'Honour, Duty, Courage'...
Australian author Gillian Mears
Award-winning Australian author Gillian Mears has written novels and short stories. She is about to release her first book for children, 'The Cat with the Coloured Tail'. Her novels over the years have been awarded the Vogel Award, the Commonwealth...
Author Heather Rossiter
Heather Rossiter is a scientist, writer and traveller. Her latest book is "Sweet Boy - Dear Wife: Jane Dieulafoy in Persia 1881-1886" (Wakefield Press, 2015). While travelling in Iran she heard the story of Jane Dieulafoy. She's also written non...
Professor Jonathan Rushton on the relationship between...
Jonathan Rushton is an agricultural economist who specialises in the economics of animal health and livestock production and food systems, interests that grew from living and working on the family dairy farm. He works on livestock development, animal...
Professor Michael Zuckerman on the American character
Michael Zuckerman is Professor of History Emeritus at University of Pennsylvania. He is in Australia as a visiting fellow at the US Studies Centre at University of Sydney from July to August 2015. His focus throughout his career has been on...
Soprano Latonia Moore
Latonia Moore is an American soprano. She is in Australia performing the role of Elisabeth de Valois in Opera Australia's production of Don Carlos. The production is directed by Elijah Moshinsky, conducted by Andrea Licata and also stars Diego Torre,...
Space Scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a scientist who has spent her career making bespoke instrumentation for industrial uses such as land mine detection and optical sub-systems for the James Webb Space Telescope run by NASA. As well as being a space scientist...
Author Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson is an American author and journalist. He is best known for his very successful travel writing. His bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was...
Economic Journalist Michael Pascoe
Michael Pascoe is one of Australia's most respected and experienced finance and economics commentators with four decades in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism covering the full gamut of economic, business and finance issues.
Cartoonist Fiona Katauskas
Fiona Katauskas is a cartoonist, illustrator and author. Her cartoons have appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, Eureka Street and New Matilda. She's the author of the new children's book "The Amazing True Story of how Babies...
Playwright, director and teacher Arthur Feinsod
Dr Arthur Feinsod is Professor of Theatre at Indiana State University (since 2001) where he teaches playwriting, theatre history and directing. He's written a new play "Coming to See Aunt Sophie" about the life and heroic actions of Catholic Polish...
Choreographer Michael Flatley
Michael Flatley is an Irish stepdancer, choreographer and musician. He brought Irish stepdancing to the world 21 years ago with Riverdance. A new staging of his show "Michael Flatley - Lord of the Dance, Dangerous Games" tours Australia in September...
Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO recently retired from her role as Governor of New South Wales after 13 years (March 2001 to October 2014). Before that she was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney, Area...
Duncan McNab on crime and corruption in Australia
Duncan McNab is a former police officer who became a private detective. He then worked as an investigative journalist for Channel 7 and the ABC program Four Corners before turning to writing. He's the author of 9 books on various Australian criminal...
Kate Carnell is a former Liberal politician who was Chief Minister of the ACT from 1995 to 2000. She has been CEO of Beyond Blue and is now CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Astronomer, Professor Fred Watson
Fred Watson is an astronomer, science writer, science teacher and communicator. He is also the Astronomer in Charge of the Australian Observatory at Coonabarabran. As well as that role, Fred is now also the Head of Lighting and Environment at the...
Yaron Lifschitz is a director and creator of theatre, opera, dance work, large scale events and circus performances. He is the Artistic Director and CEO of Circa, a contemporary circus group and company formed and based in Brisbane, Australia.
Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham
Susan Graham is a world renowned Mezzo-Soprano from Texas. She is in Australia performing concerts that celebrate her love of French vocal music, with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Archaeologist Adam Ford
Adam Ford is an Archaeologist, writer and television presenter best known for presenting the ABC television series "Who's Been Sleeping in my house?". For the series, Ford goes into Australian homes to help uncover and learn about the histories and...
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