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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

03 | 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 Fullilovecalls 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


A three-dimensional foreign policy

10/3/2015
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The rise of China puts Australia in a particular bind: do we tilt to a near neighbour, or stay close to the United States? In his second Boyer Lecture, Dr Michael Fullilove examines how the dizzying rise of China has pulled Australia onto a new world stage as a key player, a leap that calls for a serious examination of foreign policy

Duration: 00:26:25


Present at the destruction

9/26/2015
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In this first lecture, delivered at Peking University in Beijing, Dr Michael Fullilove explains the crumbling of world order. As wealth and power shifts to the East, Australia finds itself in a new and precarious position.

Duration: 00:29:49


People for Science

1/22/2015
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In the fourth and final lecture Professor Cory highlights the concerning scientific brain drain in this country: "We are losing women from all areas of science and the deficit at senior levels is particularly disturbing."

Duration: 00:27:30


Science for a Healthy Environment

1/21/2015
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In the third lecture Professor Suzanne Cory reflects on her other great passion, the environment, and warns that 'humankind is fouling the nest' and that if action is not taken soon, by 2100 Earth will be hotter than any time in the last few million years making mass species extinctions and global human conflicts over energy and water inevitable.

Duration: 00:27:29


Science for a Healthy Economy

1/20/2015
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In the second lecture Professor Cory shows how extraordinarily important scientific research and development is for our economy.

Duration: 00:27:29


Science for a Health People

1/19/2015
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In this first lecture Professor Cory reflects on where medical science has come from and where it is heading, drawing out implications for health and the economy.

Duration: 00:27:29

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