Midday with Margaret Throsby
Alan Cumming is a multi award-winning Scottish actor, writer, and activist, well known for playing the character of Eli Gold in the CBS television show The Good Wife. His latest book is Not My Father's Son: a memoir (Dey Street Books, 2014). Cumming...
Anthony Horowitz is an award winning writer of books, television shows, films and plays. He is a bestselling author of children's and adult fiction, including the Alex Rider novels and the Power of Five series. He created the hugely popular television...
Thea Astley (25 August 1925 - 17 August 2004) was an Australian writer, who penned novels and short stories in a career spanning 40 years, from 1958 to 1999. Her biography, written by Karen Lamb, will be published by UQP and launched at this year's...
Jane Caro is an award winning advertising writer, social commentator, and author. Her latest book, "Just a Queen," (Published by University of Queensland Press) takes the reader on a journey into the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
Professor Nick Rowley is a Visiting Fellow with the Sydney Democracy Network at the University of Sydney. From 2004 until 2006, he worked at 10 Downing Street advising Prime Minister Tony Blair on climate change policy. Over the next four years, he...
Dr Gene Sherman
Dr Gene Sherman is Chairman and Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation. She taught and researched art and literary theory over a period of 17 years, and directed the Sherman Galleries from 1986 until 2007. Her collection of...
James Curran is a historian with the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and author of the book Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at war (Melbourne University Press, 2015).
Mark Carnegie is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the chief benefactor of Carnegie Conversations, a series of talks at the Sydney Opera House by some of Australia's leading thinkers. In 2010, he founded Carnegie & Co., a seed capital fund...
Fiona Hall is a leading Australian artist, with a career spanning four decades. She started off working with photography in the 1970s, but transitioned to using a wide range of art forms throughout the 1980s and beyond, including video, painting, and...
Professor Sarah Whatmore
Sarah Whatmore is Professor of Environment and Public Policy and Head of the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. She was recipient of the Cuthbert Peek award in 2003 for 'innovative contributions to the understanding...
Dr Sarah Maguire
Dr Sarah Maguire is the director of the Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders.
Paul West is a celebrity chef who hosts the popular Lifestyle Channel program River Cottage Australia.
Mary Myerscough is a mathematician, whose research transcends the boundaries between maths and biology. She is currently focusing her efforts on applying mathematical modeling to the study of honey bee behaviour, to help us understand more about why...
Helena Norberg-Hodge is a linguist and environmentalist. She is the founding director of Local Future, a non-profit organisation focused on promoting a systemic shift from economic globalisation towards localism.
Katherine Boo is an American investigative journalist. She is the author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Scribe).
Les Carlyon AC
Les Carlyon AC is a multi award-winning Australian journalist and author, best known for his 2001 book Gallipoli (Pan Macmillan), which has sold over 100,000 copies.
Wendy Ellis Somes
Wendy Ellis Somes is a British ballet producer and a former principal dancer with London's Royal Ballet.
Bruce Spence is a New Zealand born, Australian-based actor, known for his portrayal of a range of unique characters that have featured in Hollywood blockbusters, small-scale theatre productions, and video games.
Christopher Allen is an art historian, critic, and educator. He is Senior Master in Academic Extension at Sydney Grammar School, and National Art Critic for The Australian newspaper. Allen is the author of several books, including Art in Australia:...
Caroline O'Connor is an award winning actress, who has performed on Broadway, the West End, and at the Sydney Opera House, in some of musical theatre's most iconic roles.
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