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Wires, wi-fi and the future

Dr John O'Sullivan, former CSIRO engineer; Dr Terry Percival, former CSIRO research scientist

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 9 December 2016

The co-founders of wi-fi on its creation and how it has changed the way we think, work, live and play.

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history, science

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In conversation with David Morrison, Australian of the Year 2016

Equality advocate and former army chief David Morrison AO with ABC presenter Jane Hutcheon

20 November 2016

Tough-as-nails former Chief of Army David Morrison reflects on his time as Australian of the Year. He received the top national award for his commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

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military

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Trading tales of the silk road

Professor Alison Betts, University of Sydney

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 18 November 2016

The story of the Silk Roads from prehistory to the Han and Roman empires.

archaeology, history

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Before the new world

Dr Claudia Haake, La Trobe University; Dr John Minns, Australian National University

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 13 November 2016

The great civilisations before the arrival of Columbus. Discover the stories of the Incas, Aztecs and the colonisation of Peru and New Spain (Mexico).

culture, history

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Rise of the empires

Dr Paul Donnelly, Sydney University Museums; Professor Elizabeth Minchin, Australian National University; Dr Lily Withycombe, National Museum of Australia

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 16 October 2016

From Alexander to Augustus: how Greece and Rome conquered the known world.

archaeology, museums

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Cradle of civilisation

Dr Stephen Bourke, University of Sydney and Dr Luis Siddall, University of London and Macquarie University

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 14 October 2016

An insight into the early cities and civilisations of the first millenniums.

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archaeology, museums

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A History of the World in 100 Objects panel discussion

British Museum curator Dr Belinda Crerar, author Delia Falconer, author Gideon Haigh and academic and author Clive Hamilton with ABC RN presenter Fran Kelly

11 October 2016

What objects from the past reveal about the people who made them and the challenges for museums to preserve and share collections spanning two million years of human history, inspired by the landmark exhibition from the British Museum.

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collection, history, museums

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Defining Moments in postwar immigration panel discussion

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane, former immigration minister Amanda Vanstone, media executive Marina Go, cultural consultant Tasneem Chopra and historian Frank Bongiorno with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay

Defining Moments in Australian History, 21 September 2016

How have Australian attitudes toward immigration changed over the decades? In what ways has postwar immigration contributed to and changed Australia? Part of the Defining Moments in Australian History project.

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migration, nation

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Defining Moments in sports panel discussion

Wallaroo rugby union player Louise Burrows, author John Harms, Australian Rugby League Commissioner Dr Chris Sarra, former Matildas player Sally Shipard and Olympic swimmer Christian Sprenger with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay

Defining Moments in Australian History, 18 August 2016

What Australia’s love of sport says about us a nation, how it has shaped our culture and whether sport is a vehicle for social change. Part of the Defining Moments in Australian History project.

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nation, sport

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Remembering Fred Hollows

David Arnold, Jude Barlow, Gordon Briscoe, Trevor Buzzacott, Brian Doolan, Gabi Hollows, Michael Loebenstein, Ray Martin, Rose Murray

20 May 2016

Recollections of surgeon and humanitarian Fred Hollows and his work to improve health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, on the 40th anniversary of the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program.

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disease, health, indigenous

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