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Inside the Plaster: scanning the victims of Pompeii

Dr Estelle Lazer, author of Resurrecting Pompeii (2009), is an archaeologist best known for her work on the human remains from Pompeii. She discusses the latest findings of the state-of-the-art CT scans of the plaster casts of human victims and those of other mammals.
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Author Talk: Tracey Spicer discusses The Good Girl Stripped Bare

Popular media personality Tracey Spicer will discuss her tell-all memoir The Good Girl Stripped Bare. A frank reflection upon her career as an anchor for news, current affairs and lifestyle TV programs, Tracey’s ‘femoir’ exposes the blatant sexism and discrimination which women still face in the workplace and media today.
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Masters of simplicity. Art historians speak about the art of the Dutch Golden Age

Vermeer: the god of small things. Art historian Dr Josephine Touma explores Vermeer and the various theories about just why his small body of work attracts such adulation, with a focus on his mesmerising Woman in Blue Reading a Letter.
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Beyond Veiled Cliches

Join journalist, author and public speaker Amal Awad as she discusses her fourth book Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women. A work of non-fiction, her book explores the lives of Arab women both in Australia and in the Arab world.
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