100 episodes

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.

    Self Improvement: Invertebrate Mythology

    Self Improvement: Invertebrate Mythology

    When we think about the Greek myths we think of beasts like multi-headed dogs or giant eagles, but what about insects?

    • 10 min
    Self Improvement: Acknowledgement of Country

    Self Improvement: Acknowledgement of Country

    This week, you'll learn how and when to do an ‘acknowledgement of Country’, with a particular focus on the Sydney area. Your teacher is Jakelin Troy, a Ngarigu woman from the Snowy Mountains of South Eastern Australia and Director of Indigenous Research at the University of Sydney.

    • 14 min
    Self Improvement: the importance of urban parks

    Self Improvement: the importance of urban parks

    Green spaces in cities are vital for our wellbeing, but did you know that here in Sydney we have access to some of the best parks in the world? Elizabeth Mossop, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney teaches us all about it for Self Improvement.

    • 6 min
    Self Improvement: The Art of Yinka Shonibare

    Self Improvement: The Art of Yinka Shonibare

    Take a listen to this week's interesting lesson with Liz Ann Macgregor from the MCA on the art of Yinka Shonibare, a British-Nigerian artist, renowned for his works that investigate race, class, globalisation and cultural identity.

    • 9 min
    Self Improvement: What's in a (place) name?

    Self Improvement: What's in a (place) name?

    Do you ever wonder why your local road or place here in Sydney is called what it is? You might be surprised to learn it's gone through several different names over the years - and that's even before you consider what it's called by traditional owners. This week's lesson from Grace Karskens, Professor of History in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales.

    • 9 min
    Self Improvement: Secrets of sea snakes

    Self Improvement: Secrets of sea snakes

    They can hold their breath for two hours, they can dive up to one hundred metres and they are venomous. Learn all about sea snakes with this week's lesson from Dr Vanessa Pirotta from the Marine Predator Research Group at Macquarie University. 

    • 6 min

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