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  • Neil Faulkner reads from his new book 'A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics'

    Thursday, 15 March 2012

    A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient OlympicsWere the ancient Olympic games anything like the competitions we know today? Neil Faulkner's A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics transports us to the games of 388 B.C., providing a lively guided tour of the ancient Greek Olympics and bringing to life the sights and sounds (and smells) of the competition. Reading from his book, Neil Faulkner describes boxing at the ancient olympics, a far more violent and gruesome spectacle than its modern equivalent.

  • Peter McPhee discusses Robespierre on ABC Radio

    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    RobespierreWas Maximilien Robespierre (1758-94) a great revolutionary martyr or the world’s first murderous dictator? Australian author, historian and professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne Peter McPhee provides new insights into the man in his new biography Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life (published by Yale last month). Here he discusses Robespierre's life, upbringing, downfall and his immense and controversial role during the bloody French Revolution.

  • Leonardo Live: Coming to a Cinema Near You

    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    Beginning on Thursday 16 February 16 2012, art lovers around the world will be able to experience Lonardo da Vinci's beautiful works, thanks to a satellite-delivered HD presentation of the National Gallery's once-in-a-lifetime exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan (accompanied by the best-selling exhibition catalogue of the same name). Watch the preview video for this exciting event...