People of faith (and people without) come together to reflect on how their beliefs shape their attitudes to the afterlife.
In partnership with the Melbourne International Festival, the Matter of Life and Death series of events focuses on some of the big issues in life, art and ideas.
Joan Hendriks is an Aboriginal elder of the Ngugi people from Moreton Island off Brisbane and a Catholic theologian. Joan has four children and ten grandchildren and her family is the most important part of her life. As an Elder, community person and Educator Aunty Joan has worked since the 1980’... Read more
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 ... Read more
Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a psychiatrist and opinion columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald He writes widely, sits on various Boards and has appeared in various media in both an entertainment and serious commentator capacity. He identifies as an agnostic, cultural Muslim and believes how to die will be a... Read more
Science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams presents Radio National’s The Science Show and Ockham’s Razor. Although he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in England, Robyn admits to spending as much time acting as studying. Early in his career he made guest appearances in The G... Read more
Mark Baker is director of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and an associate professor at Monash University. For more than a decade he has taught at the University of Melbourne and lectures widely in the fields of the Holocaust and genocide, the Arab-Israel Conflict, and terrorism in mod... Read more
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