• A question of heritage

    Bob Ford     |      March 26, 2022

    Australia has welcomed immigrants from many countries, and, together with indigenous people, we should all be Australians first.

  • Something or nothing

    Craig Jeffrey     |      September 26, 2020

    People have been suspicious of ‘nothing’ going back all the way to the mathematical idea of “zero.” Yet there is real value in “nothing” and we need to appreciate it more.

  • Conserving Australia’s cultural record

    Robyn Sloggett     |      September 29, 2019

    Our cultural record is the history of Australia’s identity, but, unless care is taken to conserve it with a clear cultural understanding, we risk the loss of those parts of our heritage that tell us the story of what it is to be Australian.

  • Sex and the remake

    Lauren Rosewarne     |      July 14, 2019

    A new book explores the fraught process of taking on a TV or film remake, and why updating attitudes to sex may not always work.

  • How we see into the future all the time

    Cheryl Critchley     |      August 15, 2018

    Researchers are helping explain how the human brain can accurately predict where a fast-moving object will end up. And why some people are better at it than others.

  • World cultures and the Western Pacific at the South Australian Museum

    Stephen Zagala     |      June 13, 2018

    Turning away from the colonial notion that a museum looks at human cultures through an ethnographic lens, the South Australian Museum now aims to think about human cultures as part of a global ecology in which we all participate.

  • Culture shift: redirecting humanity’s path to a flourishing future

    Jeremy Lent     |      April 1, 2018

    We see humanity as split from nature, reason split from emotion and people split from each other. Jeremy Lent believes that it’s time to build a new worldview based on a deeper sense of connection.

  • Australia must innovate to prosper and thrive

    Bill Ferris     |      February 2, 2018

    In his address to the National Press Club, Bill Ferris explains why innovation should be celebrated and encouraged in Australia, not feared or tiptoed around like some “elephant in the room”.