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  1. 24 February 2017 - Humanities

    How a quest for the past found a living present

    In this extract from Rebe Taylor’s powerful history of Aboriginal Tasmania, eccentric Englishman Ernest Westlake arrives in 1908 Melbourne hunting man's origins

  2. 17 February 2017 - Humanities

    Why Germaine Greer was filmed naked in a bathtub of milk

    Germaine Greer and Kenny Everett starred in one of TV's first reality TV shows, Nice Times, filmed in 1969 for Granada TV, a British TV company.

  3. 16 February 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Big Data projects big things for White Night

    Using algorithms to analyse large amounts of social media data can tell us a great deal about how visitors experience White Night.

  4. 14 February 2017 - Humanities

    Virtual reality brings the past to life

    Ever wanted to wander round a Roman city as it was 2000 years ago? Now you can, thanks to technology that allows us to explore historic sites in 3D.

  5. 3 February 2017 - Humanities

    10 great books you should read in 2017

    Looking for something new to read? Let the University of Melbourne's experts guide you through some classics you might not have discovered yet.

  6. 27 January 2017 - Humanities

    Unpicking the myth of Testosterone Rex

    Testosterone is what makes men different to women, right? Not so, says Cordelia Fine in her latest book, which uses science to break down gender myths.

  7. 18 January 2017 - Design

    How hands-on art can make a difference

    By encouraging their audience to participate in art making, artists are using the idea of 'flow' to personally engage people in the issues they are exploring.

  8. 16 December 2016 - Up Close

    Investigating state crime

    Criminologist Penny Green on what it means when nation-states shift from protector from crime to perpetrator.

  9. 10 December 2016 - Humanities

    The medical student who helped change Australia

    Melbourne graduate Ismail bin Abdul Rahman forged a path for overseas students in Australia – and sparked a debate that helped end the White Australia Policy.

  10. 5 December 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Stuart Greenbaum: Composed at 50

    As Stuart Greenbaum, one of Australia's most widely-performed composers, reaches a milestone birthday he discusses music, the meaning of life, and silence.