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Dr Elizabeth Truswell, visiting fellow at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
Landmark Women, 15 August 2014
Geologist Dr Truswell has combined her love of botany and geology with the study of palynology (the study of fossil and living pollen grains and plant spores). Her interest in deep-sea drilling has helped to create art works which have been exhibited in Canberra.
Daryl Karp, Director, Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD)
Landmark Women, 27 September 2013
Daryl is an internationally recognised, award-winning executive with a passion for science media. In addition to her role as director of MOAD, she is director of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia and the Children’s Television Foundation.
Catriona Jackson, Science and Technology Australia
Landmark Women, 19 July 2013
Science and Technology Australia chief executive officer Catriona Jackson speaks about her career in politics, public affairs, tertiary education and journalism, in this Friends of the National Museum series.
Andrew Sayers and Mark O'Connor
An introduction to the work of pioneering desert archaeologist Dr Mike Smith by Andrew Sayers, Director of the National Museum of Australia, followed by a reading by Mark O’Connor of his poem ‘Desert Archaeology’.
June Ross, John Mulvaney, Barry Cundy, Giles Hamm and Chris Turney
A tribute to pioneering desert archaeologist Dr Mike Smith. Speakers June Ross, John Mulvaney, Barry Cundy, Giles Hamm and Chris Turney reflect on their time teaching and working with Mike, and the developing field of desert archaeology in Australia.
Philip Jones, Peter Veth, Anne McConnell and Dick Kimber
Dr Mike Smith’s former colleagues investigate the layers of Mike’s career, discussing digs through which Mike developed his knowledge of the human past in Australia, and how museums have contributed to mainstream knowledge of desert archaeology.
Professor Penny Sackett, Chief Scientist, and Andrew Sayers, National Museum of Australia
14 September 2010
Professor Penny Sackett opens the Exploration and Endeavour: The Royal Society of London and the South Seas exhibition to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society, the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
Pip McNaught, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 14 April 2010
Matthew Flinders sailed through the Recherche Archipelago in 1802 and 1803 on board the Investigator. Curator Pip McNaught shares her work developing a Landmarks’ exhibit and talks about Matthew Flinders and his cat, Trim.
Julian Cribb, Julian Cribb and Associates Science Communicators, and Professor Will Steffan, Australian National University
10 April 2010
Dr Jenny Newell hosts a public screening of Franny Armstrong’s drama documentary about climate change, The Age of Stupid. This audio consists of her introductions and the ensuing discussion led by a climate change scientist and a science communicator.
Dr Simon Toze, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
A nice drop – recycled water discussion and tasting, 20 March 2010
Simon Toze explains various processes for recycling water, the kinds of chemicals that appear in water (such as pharmaceuticals, oestrogen and plasticisers) and makes a case for drinking recycled water.