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A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.

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A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.

    The wonders of bioluminescence

    The wonders of bioluminescence

    Bioluminescence is a fascinating phenomenon - to teach you all about it is Dr Vanessa Pirotta from the Marine Predator Research Group at Macquarie University.

    • 8 min
    Self Improvement: Invertebrate tricksters

    Self Improvement: Invertebrate tricksters

    An April Fool's Day treat - caterpillars who pretend they are poo, death-feigning beetles and moths which outsmart bats. Take a listen to this week's fascinating lesson with Eliza Middleton from the University of Sydney.

    • 10 min
    Self Improvement: Percy Cavill, swimmer and (non-budgie) smuggler

    Self Improvement: Percy Cavill, swimmer and (non-budgie) smuggler

    The Cavills were a well-known Sydney family who were pioneers in swimming. Take a listen to their story and the tale of Percy Cavill who, amongst other things, invented the Australian Crawl.

    • 8 min
    Self Improvement: Convict Rations in early Sydney

    Self Improvement: Convict Rations in early Sydney

    A pound of flour or bread, a pound of salted beef OR just over half a pound of salted pork, plus a few dried peas and not much else. How was food in early Sydney distributed? Take a listen to this week's lesson with Sydney Living Museums Jacqui Newling.

    • 8 min
    Self Improvement: Ecosystem Services - what the environment gives us for nothing

    Self Improvement: Ecosystem Services - what the environment gives us for nothing

    Can the environment help us in economic terms? How is that measured and how will it make our lives better? Take a listen to this week's lesson with Professor Richard Kingsford from UNSW.

    • 12 min
    Self Improvement: The master Australian bark painter John Mawurndjul

    Self Improvement: The master Australian bark painter John Mawurndjul

    John Mawurndjul is a Kuninjku bark painter and sculptor and one of Australia’s most successful contemporary artists. Take a listen to director of the MCA Elizabeth Ann Macgregor talk about his life and work in this week's lesson.

    • 7 min

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