Eavesdrop on Experts
Hear researchers obsess, confess and profess – changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time
Is opera dead or can it redefine itself?
The classical operas can be interpreted in ways that don't perpetuate harmful stereotypes or cultural appropriation, says a University of Melbourne expert.
How to create Oscar-nominated visual effects
Special effects artist and University of Melbourne graduate Genevieve Camilleri describes how her work creates movie monsters and her Academy Award nomination
The other side of happiness
University of Melbourne psychologist Brock Bastian explains how life’s painful and difficult experiences play a very important role in producing happiness
Mindfulness is everywhere, but what actually is it?
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Nicholas Van Dam explains that despite it being mentioned everywhere, mindfulness isn't what many of us think it is.
Prevention and justice for sexual violence
Bianca Fileborn is researching the factors surrounding sexual violence – including place – and how we can better prevent it while providing new forms of justice
The power of queer performance
University of Melbourne's Alyson Campbell will co-lead the Feral Queer Camp, asking what makes performance queer and how to develop a network of queer thinkers
What does our constitution say about freedom of speech?
University of Melbourne's Professor Adrienne Stone discusses the differences between Australian and US constitutions on freedom of speech
If our animals could speak
Dr Laura Jean McKay, winner of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for literature and University of Melbourne graduate discusses writing her first novel
The music of politics and protest
University of Melbourne musicologist Dr Nick Tochka discusses the politics of music-making since 1945, particularly in Europe and the Americas.