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Reading on Vocation with Ramona Koval

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We’re shaped by what we read; at home, in our world views and in our careers. In this series the Wheeler Centre and ABC Radio National’s ‘The Book Show’ aim to uncover those links between work and words.

Presented and chaired by acclaimed broadcaster Ramona Koval, the discussions will feature high-profile professionals talking about the books that have been important to them and have influenced their profession.

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Portrait of Douglas Hilton

Douglas Hilton

Professor Douglas Hilton is a professor of medical biology.

Portrait of Rachel Webster

Rachel Webster

Rachel Webster is Professor of Astrophysics in the School of Physics at Melbourne University.

Portrait of Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor.  She is an Honorary Fellow at the centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.

Portrait of Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery has published over thirty books including the award-winning The Future EatersThe Weather Makers, Atmosphere of Hope and Here on Earth and the novel The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish. In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year, and in 2007, Australian of the Year.

In 2007 he co-founded and was appointed Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council. In 2011 he became Australia’s Chief Climate Commissioner, and in 2013 he founded the Australian Climate Council. His current book is Sunlight and Seaweed.

Reading on Vocation with Ramona Koval

Being a reader isn’t about sitting in an ivory tower, turning your back on the world. The relationship between life and the page is more fluid. We’re shaped by what we read; at home, in our world views and in our careers.

In this monthly series The Wheeler Centre and Radio National’s The Book Show aim to uncover those links between work and words. Presented and chaired by acclaimed broadcaster Ramona Koval, the discussions will feature high-profile professionals – doctors and physicists, musicians and comedians – talking about the books that have been important to them and have influenced their profession.

On the last Wednesday of each month we’ll be Reading on Vocation. Recordings of each event will be broadcast nationally on The Bookshow on the Friday following each event.

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