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Nation, Clan, Self: Paul Beatty, Susan Faludi and Ivan Coyote in...

29 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Susan Faludi, Paul Beatty, Ivan Coyote, and Jane...

‘Is identity something you "choose," or is it the very thing you can't escape?’

Spoken Nerd: Criticism in Conversation

30 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Bhakthi Puvanenthiran, Stephen Metcalf, Dana...

What does it mean when we get our cultural criticism through our ears rather than our eyes?

Hisham Matar

30 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Hisham Matar and Hilary Harper

‘One day justice will be done and the jailer will replace the jailed.’ Hisham Matar’s father wrote these...

Slate Culture Gabfest, Live in Melbourne

31 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and...

The Slate Culture Gabfest is both a stalwart and a pioneer of American podcasting, and one of its...

Kate DiCamillo

1 June 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Kate DiCamillo and Sally Rippin

‘Reading aloud binds us together in unanticipated ways.

Forget About It!: The Science and Psychology of Memory

5 June 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Leah Kaminsky, Ashley Bush, Jee Hyun Kim, and...

The mind works in obscure, often inconvenient, ways.

Elections Across Europe

6 June 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Sally Warhaft , Mary Gearin, and Georgina Downer

In 2017, Europe is in a period of heightened uncertainty: the rise of populist politics, the biggest...


7 June 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Madeleine Morris, Jenny Smith, Michael Perusco,...

In June last year, the biennial Street Count of rough-sleepers confirmed what was obvious to many who live...

Seeking Same: Helen Razer

9 June 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Helen Razer and Hannah McCann

In her latest book, The Helen 100, writer and humorist Helen Razer chronicles the sudden, life-...