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2012 Boyer Lectures

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The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and the Resources Boom - the 53rd Boyer Lectures presented by Professor Marcia Langton, AM. Leading public figures, selected annually by the ABC board, deliver the Boyer Lectures on topics of special relevance to the Australian community.

The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and the Resources Boom - the 53rd Boyer Lectures presented by Professor Marcia Langton, AM. Leading public figures, selected annually by the ABC board, deliver the Boyer Lectures on topics of special relevance to the Australian community.
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Melbourne, VIC

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The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and the Resources Boom - the 53rd Boyer Lectures presented by Professor Marcia Langton, AM. Leading public figures, selected annually by the ABC board, deliver the Boyer Lectures on topics of special relevance to the Australian community.

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English


Episodes

01 | Back to the future of eugenics

10/10/2018
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How advances in genetics and biomedicine have quietly brought eugenics back from exile.

Duration:00:29:22

02 | Gene genie

10/10/2018
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Human GMOs already walk amongst us and the implications of this are enormous.

Duration:00:31:56

03 | Sins of the flesh

10/10/2018
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There's a dark side of stem cell research — John Rasko shines a light on the low points and scandals of unproven cell therapies.

Duration:00:28:37

04 Life immortal

10/10/2018
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In the fields of gene and cell therapies we've already crossed many thresholds — but do we really understand the consequences of what we're doing?

Duration:00:30:44

Fast, smart and connected: How to build our digital future

10/22/2017
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Professor Genevieve Bell outlines her proposal for how Australia should build its digital future. This talk was recorded in front of a live audience in Studio 22 at ABC Ultimo on Saturday 21 October, 2017, and features questions from former Boyer lecturer and sociologist Eva Cox and chief commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission Lucy Turnbull.

Duration:00:59:41

Fast, smart and connected: Your hopes and fears for where technology is heading

10/19/2017
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We asked what your hopes and fears are for where technology is heading, and here's what you told us.

Duration:00:06:34

Fast, smart and connected: All technology has a history (and a country)

10/4/2017
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Professor Genevieve Bell reveals how new technologies change life, but rarely in the ways we anticipate. How might the origin stories of the typewriter, the robot and electricity equip us to invent the future?

Duration:00:28:55

Fast, smart and connected: Dealing lightning with both hands

10/3/2017
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Professor Genevieve Bell looks at how personal computers and the internet have reshaped our lives, and the possibilities we’ve imagined for ourselves and each other.

Duration:00:26:06

Fast, smart and connected: Where it all began

10/2/2017
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Professor Genevieve Bell explains why she’s returned home after decades in Silicon Valley, and explores Australia’s role in building our current digital world.

Duration:00:26:33

Introducing 2017 Boyer Lecturer, Prof Genevieve Bell

9/3/2017
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What does it mean to be human, and Australian, in a digital world?

Duration:00:02:11

Social justice and health: making a difference

1/11/2017
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There are examples from around the world, of community and government actions that make a difference to health inequalities. Creating the conditions for individuals to take control over their lives will enable social flourishing of all members of society.

Duration:00:00:35

Living and working

1/10/2017
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Unemployment is bad for health, but work can damage health, too. When work is no longer the way out of poverty, health suffers.

Duration:00:02:45

Give every child the best start

1/9/2017
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Absence of the nurturing and presence of the harmful are important for the whole of life and are strong contributors to inequalities in adult health. There is much we can do to make things better at both the level of national policy and at the local level supporting families and children.

Duration:00:00:42

Health inequality and the causes of the causes

1/8/2017
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There are large inequalities in health within and between countries. To explain this we have to look at the social determinants of health—the conditions in which people are born, grow, live work and age; and inequities in power, money and resources.

Duration:00:02:49

Social justice and health: making a difference

9/23/2016
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There are examples from around the world, of community and government actions that make a difference to health inequalities. Creating the conditions for individuals to take control over their lives will enable social flourishing of all members of society.

Duration:00:28:58

Living and working

9/16/2016
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Unemployment is bad for health, but work can damage health, too. When work is no longer the way out of poverty, health suffers.

Duration:00:28:59

Give every child the best start

9/9/2016
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Absence of the nurturing and presence of the harmful are important for the whole of life and are strong contributors to inequalities in adult health. There is much we can do to make things better at both the level of national policy and at the local level supporting families and children.

Duration:00:28:59

Health inequality and the causes of the causes

9/2/2016
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There are large inequalities in health within and between countries. To explain this we have to look at the social determinants of health—the conditions in which people are born, grow, live work and age; and inequities in power, money and resources.

Duration:00:57:16

The Birthplace of the Fortunate

10/17/2015
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Australia now finds itself on the centre stage. Staying there is the challenge. In the final of the 2015 Boyer Lectures series, Dr Michael Fullilove calls for a larger and more ambitious foreign policy; one that ensures that our national interests once again align with our national capabilities.

Duration:00:50:20

Foreign policy begins at home

10/10/2015
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In his third Boyer lecture, Michael Fullilove argues the need for a larger politics and some big thinking on the economy in order to respond to global challenges, like immigration and climate policy.

Duration:00:27:49