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#10 Glyn Davis on learning

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Glyn Davis is a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University's Crawford School of Public Policy, and previously served as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge economic and human toll on Australia’s university sector, with thousands of jobs lost, students forced to study remotely and international students left stranded due to travel restrictions. Glyn Davis reflects on what has been lost, and what can be salvaged.


Portrait of Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians' lives in the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

Sally is a regular host and commentator on ABC radio and has a PhD in anthropology. She did her fieldwork in Mumbai, India, living by the seashore with the local fishing community.

Portrait of Glyn Davis

Glyn Davis

Glyn Davis is professor of political science, vice chancellor and principal of the University of Melbourne.

The Leap Year

The Leap Year is a podcast about the stretching, shrinking days of 2020, and the impact Covid-19 has had on Australians’ lives, presented by Sally Warhaft.