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Sydney, NSW

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English


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Self Improvement - 20th September 2017

9/20/2017
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What happens when a physics professor analyses the mechanics of a soprano's voice?

Duration: 00:11:31


Self Improvement - 13th September 20147

9/13/2017
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An amazing find over fifty years ago - a flat packed ancient boat.

Duration: 00:11:17


Self Improvement - 6th September 2017

9/6/2017
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William Lane was a radical journalist who envisaged a Utopian Australia.

Duration: 00:09:35


Self Improvement - How does fluoride strengthen teeth?

8/30/2017
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When and how was it discovered fluoride was good for your teeth?

Duration: 00:12:50


Self Improvement: Rene Descartes

8/23/2017
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These were the kinds of questions that consumed 17th century French philosopher Rene Descartes.

Duration: 00:09:55


Self Improvement - Frog mating

8/16/2017
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Each week on Self Improvement you get to learn something new - this week's less is the amazing diversity of frog mating strategies. Your teacher is Dr Jodi Rowley, curator of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum.

Duration: 00:08:32


Self Improvement - Sydney's Rum Hospital

8/9/2017
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At the heart of every early colonial building in Sydney, there is a convict story. Perhaps the most famous is Hyde Park Barracks, but you might not know that just next door to the barracks, there was a hospital for the convicts, that has a surprisingly dark and brutal history. Take a listen to this week's lesson with is Dr Fiona Starr from Sydney Living Museums.

Duration: 00:09:10


Self Improvement Wednesday: The life and career of Alberto Giacometti

8/2/2017
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Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, on the fascinating career of Alberto Giacometti

Duration: 00:09:03


Self Improvement Wednesday: The world of slime

7/26/2017
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How can something brainless be so brainy? Join Dr Eliza Middleton from the University of Sydney for this week's Self Improvement lesson.

Duration: 00:09:53


Self Improvement Wednesday: Roman Holidays

7/19/2017
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Rest and relaxation looked a little different in the Ancient World.

Duration: 00:08:58


Self Improvement Wednesday: Things to see at nightfall

7/12/2017
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Each day at twilight a variety of atmospheric and astronomical phenomena reveal themselves.

Duration: 00:13:38


Self Improvement: Fast tracking evolution for conservation

7/5/2017
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Australia has the worst extinction record of any continent with more than 20 species of our small to medium sized mammals gone and many others declining. But what if we could fast track evolution? Would it help conservation efforts?

Duration: 00:09:48


Self Improvement 28th June

6/28/2017
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Why the world needs seaweed

Duration: 00:11:53


Self Improvement Wednesday. The yellow-tailed black cockatoo.

6/21/2017
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Dr John Martin tells us what he found when he tracked twelve yellow-tailed black cockatoos for a year

Duration: 00:09:48


Self Improvement Wednesday 14 June 2017

6/14/2017
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In 2010 a new species of frog was discovered in the forests of Vietnam. Sadly deforestation is threatening the habitat these little frogs depend on, putting their very future at risk.

Duration: 00:08:01


Self Improvement 7th June 2017

6/7/2017
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Meet Nugget, the baby Golden Brush Tailed Possum

Duration: 00:10:27


Self Improvement 31st May

5/31/2017
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Is passion more important than reason?

Duration: 00:10:59


Self Improvement 24th May 2017

5/24/2017
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A hundred years ago today Les Darcy, boxer, larrikin, working class hero and folk legend died.

Duration: 00:09:17


Self Improvement 17th May 2017

5/17/2017
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One of the difficulties that people sometimes say they have with Shakespeare's dialogue is that it is all written in verse. We might think about verse as a defining characteristic of the dialogue that Shakespeare writes, but it is not the whole story.

Duration: 00:10:02


Self Improvement - Alcohol in Ancient Egypt

5/10/2017
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Each week you learn something new - this week a lesson on alcohol in Ancient Egypt.

Duration: 00:12:19

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