From design to physiology, marketing to food science and much more, the University is home to leading minds in countless disciplines. Hear from some of our experts about their passions in these bite-sized lectures.
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Why we remake: the politics, economics and emotions of film and TV remakes
Ever wondered if Hollywood has run out of original ideas? Dr Lauren Rosewarne, a lecturer in the Bachelor of Arts, explains why film and television remakes are taking over our screens in this bite-sized lecture.
How we keep our cells happy
With the survival of our cells being essential to the survival of our bodies, it pays to keep them happy. Find out how from Dr Charles Sevigny, lecturer in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
Why do designers draw?
Many great creations start with a drawing. Theo Blankley, who teaches in the Bachelor of Design, explains why drawing is an important part of the design process in this bite-sized lecture.
Storytelling and the art of persuasion
The power of storytelling doesn’t end in childhood and brands know it. Dr Danielle Chmielewski-Raimondo explains why stories are so important to marketing in this bite-sized lecture.
The science behind sourdough
Have you ever wondered what makes sourdough special? Dr Kate Howell, who teaches in the Master of Food Science, explains the science behind our latest obsession in this bite-sized lecture.
Cultural burning and the Australian landscape
Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher, lecturer in the Bachelor of Science, explains the history and importance of cultural burning as part of Australian landscape management.
Human rights law and practice
How can we use human rights to solve some of the world’s most wicked problems? In this bite-size lecture, Professor John Tobin, lecturer in The Melbourne Juris Doctor (JD) discusses the processes needed for change.
The value of board games
Did you know that board games are a form of technology? Engineering lecturer Dr Melissa Rogerson examines our love of all things board games and their fascinating 5,000-year history.
How to look after yourself
How can we flourish in life, even when things aren’t going well? This bite-sized lecture by associate Professor Peggy Kern takes us through the ways we can not only look after ourselves but thrive.
What music theatre can teach you about life
Music theatre is a genre with a rich and diverse history which continues to develop and evolve. Tyran Parke Head of VCA Music Theatre talks about its wide reach, and the physical and emotional journey of being a performer.