Middays with Margaret Throsby
Author John Berendt10/21/14
John Berendt is an American writer whose books include "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and "The City of Falling Angels".
Edna O'Brien is an acclaimed Irish writer. She has written fiction, short stories, poetry and plays. She's been praised for her writing that brought into the open discussion about women and sexuality and relations between men and women.
Choreographer Matthew Bourne OBE
Matthew Bourne is a leading UK choreographer and director of stage musicals. In 1995 he created a new production of Swan Lake that is still touring the world. It comes to Melbourne in mid October 2014.
Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer. He wrote the music and lyrics to "Matilda the Musical", based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel. The musical opens in Australia next year. His latest book "Storm",...
Professor Emma Johnston on marine ecologies
Professor Emma Johnston is a marine ecologist and eco-toxicologist at the University of New South Wales. She is Australia's leading investigator of human impacts on marine systems.
Violinist James Ehnes
James Ehnes is a Canadian violin virtuoso. He's in Australia for a number of concerts with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Associate Professor Rocco Crino
Associate Professor Rocco Crino is a Senior Clinical Psychologist who has had extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of Anxiety Disorders and related conditions. His particular areas of interest are Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body...
Professor Ashley Bush
Professor Ashley Bush is Professor of Pathology and Director of the Oxidation Biology Unit at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. His research focuses on Alzheimer's disease.
Michael (Dan) Mori is a retired Lt Colonel who served for 28 years in the US Marine Corps. He was formerly a Prosecutor, Defence Counsel and Military Judge in courts-martial in the US military. He represented Australian prisoner David Hicks who was...
Composer Tarik O'Regan
Tarik O'Regan is an award winning British composer. He's composed works for ballet, operas, orchestral works, for solo voice and dance. He has created music for a new Sydney Dance Company worked called "Scattered Rhymes".
Sir Donald Sinden
Sir Donald Sinden was an acclaimed English actor of theatre, film, television and radio plays. While he had a wide range he was often known for his great comic performances. He died on September 12 2014 aged 90 after suffering from prostate cancer.
Bushfire management expert Phil Cheney
Phil Cheney is one of Australia's foremost bushfire scientists. He worked with the CSIRO from 1975 to 2005 and spent many of those years as the Project Leader in Bushfire Behaviour and Management.
Professor David Christian on Big History
Dr David Christian is Professor of History at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. By training he is a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, but since the 1980s he has become interested in World History on very large scales. This field is...
The Honourable Julia Gillard
The Honourable Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia. She served as Prime Minister from 24 June 2010 to 26 June 2013.
Don Weatherburn has been Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research in Sydney since 1988. He has written a new book about Indigenous imprisonment called "Arresting Incarceration".
Astrophysicist Professor Elaine Sadler
Professor Elaine Sadler is a Professor of Astrophysics in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. She is currently President of Division VIII (Galaxies and the Universe) of the International Astronomical Union and Chair of the National...
Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne
Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne is a virologist and public health specialist. His research focuses on infection and immunological conditions.
Professor Sybil Jack on Scotland
Professor Sybil Jack is an economic historian whose work has focused on Scottish history, early modern European history and early modern English history. She is an honorary research associate in the Faculty of Arts at Sydney University. She was Dean...
Professor Justin O'Riain
Justin O'Riain is behavioural ecologist whose research has focused on meerkats, the naked mole-rat, baboons and sharks. He is a Professor in the Department of Biological Science, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science and Head of the Baboon...
Joan Rivers was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer and television host known for her ascerbic wit and cutting one-liners. Her targets were often celebrities and politicians. She died on September 4th 2014.
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