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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:What can the past tell us about the future of climate change in Australia? --metadata=description:Earth scientists are declaring the advent of a new geological epoch. From the bounteous natural delights of the Holocene we have stepped into the ‘Anthropocene’, an altogether more perilous time for the Earth, humankind, and our animal cohabitators. Nuclear experimentation, mass species extinction, fossil fuel depletion, climate change: human activity...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:THE ANCIENTS: SOCRATES, PLATO AND ARISTOTLE --metadata=description:God plays an important and fundamental role in many people’s lives. But what sort of role has God played in philosophy? How have philosophers understood notions of God and how have they used notions of God to make sense of the world and of ourselves? And why do so many philosophers today have no role for God in their understanding of the world? In this course, we will take a brief...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:MUSIC, MEMORY, PLACE --metadata=description:This course examines Melbourne’s music culture with a focus on the way music works to generate memories. We welcome some of the city’s finest songwriters, musicians, radio presenters, venue owners, and academics to the MFU to discuss their involvement in Melbourne music and to explore the relationship between music, memory and place. --metadata=date:2014-3-13--metadata=subject[0]:David Bridie (writer,...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS WHERE I HIDE: The Brother who lived --metadata=description:This course examines Melbourne’s music culture with a focus on the way music works to generate memories. We welcome some of the city’s finest songwriters, musicians, radio presenters, venue owners, and academics to the MFU to discuss their involvement in Melbourne music and to explore the relationship between music, memory and...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:RECOLLECTIONS FROM NEAR AND FAR: Music in a political and global context --metadata=description:This course examines Melbourne’s music culture with a focus on the way music works to generate memories. We welcome some of the city’s finest songwriters, musicians, radio presenters, venue owners, and academics to the MFU to discuss their involvement in Melbourne music and to explore the relationship between music, memory and...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:POLYAMORY VS MONOGAMY --metadata=description:THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS How do we talk about love and sex in a world where ‘boy meets girl’ just doesn’t cut it any more? As we sift through thousands of years of tradition, how do we know what to throw out – and what to keep? And will our kids all grow up to be bisexual nymphomaniac porn addicts? --metadata=date:2014-3-11--metadata=subject[0]:Anne Hunter (co-founder of...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Australia and the international drug business --metadata=description:Australians are world leaders in recreational drug use, but we seem chronically incapable of an honest appraisal of the issues this raises. The “war on drugs” paradigm dominates the mainstream while drug- taking subcultures flourish at the margins: something has to give. This course will explore the history, politics, law, science and culture of drugs and drug use in...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Alcohol: The most dangerous drug of all? --metadata=description:Australians are world leaders in recreational drug use, but we seem chronically incapable of an honest appraisal of the issues this raises. The “war on drugs” paradigm dominates the mainstream while drug- taking subcultures flourish at the margins: something has to give. This course will explore the history, politics, law, science and culture of drugs and drug use in...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:New and emerging drug trends --metadata=description:Australians are world leaders in recreational drug use, but we seem chronically incapable of an honest appraisal of the issues this raises. The “war on drugs” paradigm dominates the mainstream while drug- taking subcultures flourish at the margins: something has to give. This course will explore the history, politics, law, science and culture of drugs and drug use in...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:How drugs work --metadata=description:Australians are world leaders in recreational drug use, but we seem chronically incapable of an honest appraisal of the issues this raises. The “war on drugs” paradigm dominates the mainstream while drug- taking subcultures flourish at the margins: something has to give. This course will explore the history, politics, law, science and culture of drugs and drug use in...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Options for drug law reform --metadata=description:Australians are world leaders in recreational drug use, but we seem chronically incapable of an honest appraisal of the issues this raises. The “war on drugs” paradigm dominates the mainstream while drug- taking subcultures flourish at the margins: something has to give. This course will explore the history, politics, law, science and culture of drugs and drug use in...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Why do people take drugs? --metadata=description:Australians are world leaders in recreational drug use, but we seem chronically incapable of an honest appraisal of the issues this raises. The “war on drugs” paradigm dominates the mainstream while drug- taking subcultures flourish at the margins: something has to give. This course will explore the history, politics, law, science and culture of drugs and drug use in...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Poetry and the absent love object --metadata=description:This course takes the everyday reader into the long history of poetry as sexual medium: prophylactic, pick-up, confession, caress. Some of Melbourne’s best writers, readers and critics of poetry will explore this history through a focus on specific periods and writers, from the courtly love poem to feminist politics in language. --metadata=date:2013-11-5--metadata=subject[0]:Chris...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:What’s love got to do with it? --metadata=description:This course takes the everyday reader into the long history of poetry as sexual medium: prophylactic, pick-up, confession, caress. Some of Melbourne’s best writers, readers and critics of poetry will explore this history through a focus on specific periods and writers, from the courtly love poem to feminist politics in language. --metadata=date:2013-10-22--metadata=subject[0]:Ali Alizadeh -...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:The art of seeing - love poetry and visual art --metadata=description:This course takes the everyday reader into the long history of poetry as sexual medium: prophylactic, pick-up, confession, caress. Some of Melbourne’s best writers, readers and critics of poetry will explore this history through a focus on specific periods and writers, from the courtly love poem to feminist politics in...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Writing sex and gender --metadata=description:This course takes the everyday reader into the long history of poetry as sexual medium: prophylactic, pick-up, confession, caress. Some of Melbourne’s best writers, readers and critics of poetry will explore this history through a focus on specific periods and writers, from the courtly love poem to feminist politics in language. --metadata=date:2013-10-15--metadata=subject[0]:Claire Gaskin and Bonny...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Media Ethics in Practice Within The Industry also Week 7 - 3/10/2013 - Reporting the Election 2013 - Misha Ketchell (The Conversation) --metadata=description:The media: powerful but powerless, over-governed but ungovernable, the infinite flow of info so ubiquitous, yet so claustrophobic. Rapid digital advances have dramatically and irreparably transformed the media industry, blurring lines between producers and consumers. How should we navigate the...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Media Ethics in the Digital Age--metadata=description:The media: powerful but powerless, over-governed but ungovernable, the infinite flow of info so ubiquitous, yet so claustrophobic. Rapid digital advances have dramatically and irreparably transformed the media industry, blurring lines between producers and consumers. How should we navigate the paradoxes and dilemmas that this information age...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:The Role of Information--metadata=description:The media: powerful but powerless, over-governed but ungovernable, the infinite flow of info so ubiquitous, yet so claustrophobic. Rapid digital advances have dramatically and irreparably transformed the media industry, blurring lines between producers and consumers. How should we navigate the paradoxes and dilemmas that this information age presents? --metadata=date:2013-9-12--metadata=subject[0]:Binoy...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:The Fourth Estate--metadata=description:The media: powerful but powerless, over-governed but ungovernable, the infinite flow of info so ubiquitous, yet so claustrophobic. Rapid digital advances have dramatically and irreparably transformed the media industry, blurring lines between producers and consumers. How should we navigate the paradoxes and dilemmas that this information age presents? --metadata=date:2013-8-29--metadata=subject[0]:Leslie Cannold...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Ethics - What is It?--metadata=description:The media: powerful but powerless, over-governed but ungovernable, the infinite flow of info so ubiquitous, yet so claustrophobic. Rapid digital advances have dramatically and irreparably transformed the media industry, blurring lines between producers and consumers. How should we navigate the paradoxes and dilemmas that this information age presents? --metadata=date:2013-8-22--metadata=subject[0]:Chris...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:THE ESSENTIAL VICTIM--metadata=description:This course will look at gender relations, guns, violence, war and peace. The links between these issues are as relevant as ever in the context of increasing militarization in the Asia Pacific, the persistence of the nuclear threat, the proliferations of guns, the prevalence of rape as a key aspect of warfare, and the Australian government’s Presidency of the United Nations Security...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED--metadata=description:This course will look at gender relations, guns, violence, war and peace. The links between these issues are as relevant as ever in the context of increasing militarization in the Asia Pacific, the persistence of the nuclear threat, the proliferations of guns, the prevalence of rape as a key aspect of warfare, and the Australian government’s Presidency of the United Nations Security...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL--metadata=description:This course will look at gender relations, guns, violence, war and peace. The links between these issues are as relevant as ever in the context of increasing militarization in the Asia Pacific, the persistence of the nuclear threat, the proliferations of guns, the prevalence of rape as a key aspect of warfare, and the Australian government’s Presidency of the United Nations Security...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:BOMBSHELLS--metadata=description:This course will look at gender relations, guns, violence, war and peace. The links between these issues are as relevant as ever in the context of increasing militarization in the Asia Pacific, the persistence of the nuclear threat, the proliferations of guns, the prevalence of rape as a key aspect of warfare, and the Australian government’s Presidency of the United Nations Security...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:UNDER THE GUN--metadata=description:This course will look at gender relations, guns, violence, war and peace. The links between these issues are as relevant as ever in the context of increasing militarization in the Asia Pacific, the persistence of the nuclear threat, the proliferations of guns, the prevalence of rape as a key aspect of warfare, and the Australian government’s Presidency of the United Nations Security...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:WOMEN AND WAR--metadata=description:This course will look at gender relations, guns, violence, war and peace. The links between these issues are as relevant as ever in the context of increasing militarization in the Asia Pacific, the persistence of the nuclear threat, the proliferations of guns, the prevalence of rape as a key aspect of warfare, and the Australian government’s Presidency of the United Nations Security...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:HOME: RETHINKING A PLACE TO CALL YOUR OWN --metadata=description:Design is often thought of as mere window dressing, used to sell lifestyles to an eager populace. By taking a broader view of the term, design can be seen as an active participant in cultural invention, shaping and altering the way in which we interact with the world. This course will look at some of the ways in which it affects our lives, and how we can use design to enrich...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:SMALL SCALE PUBLISHING AND COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST --metadata=description:Design is often thought of as mere window dressing, used to sell lifestyles to an eager populace. By taking a broader view of the term, design can be seen as an active participant in cultural invention, shaping and altering the way in which we interact with the world. This course will look at some of the ways in which it affects our lives, and how we can use design to enrich...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE: MEANING, FUNCTIONS & SYMBOLS --metadata=description:Design is often thought of as mere window dressing, used to sell lifestyles to an eager populace. By taking a broader view of the term, design can be seen as an active participant in cultural invention, shaping and altering the way in which we interact with the world. This course will look at some of the ways in which it affects our lives, and how we can use design to enrich...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:DESIGN AS A TOOL FOR EXPLORING POSSIBLE FUTURES --metadata=description:Design is often thought of as mere window dressing, used to sell lifestyles to an eager populace. By taking a broader view of the term, design can be seen as an active participant in cultural invention, shaping and altering the way in which we interact with the world. This course will look at some of the ways in which it affects our lives, and how we can use design to enrich...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Accountable Killing--metadata=description:This series will explore animal-human relationships from a range of different philosophical, political and practical perspectives. it aims to look deeply at the social, ethical and individual implications of how we, as humans, understand and interact with non-human animals in today’s world. --metadata=date:2013-5-30--metadata=subject[0]:Patrick Jones (Daylesford Locavore / UWS )
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Animals And The Social Imaginary: Racing And Rescuing Greyhounds --metadata=description:This series will explore animal-human relationships from a range of different philosophical, political and practical perspectives. it aims to look deeply at the social, ethical and individual implications of how we, as humans, understand and interact with non-human animals in today’s world. --metadata=date:2013-5-23--metadata=subject[0]:Ray Madden (La Trobe)
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:The Happy Hen on your Supermarket Shelf--metadata=description:This series will explore animal-human relationships from a range of different philosophical, political and practical perspectives. it aims to look deeply at the social, ethical and individual implications of how we, as humans, understand and interact with non-human animals in today’s world. --metadata=date:2013-5-16--metadata=subject[0]:Christine Parker
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Choosing Compassion In A Ruthless World: Barriers To Ethical Decision Making --metadata=description:This series will explore animal-human relationships from a range of different philosophical, political and practical perspectives. it aims to look deeply at the social, ethical and individual implications of how we, as humans, understand and interact with non-human animals in today’s world. --metadata=date:2013-5-9--metadata=subject[0]:Naty...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Not A Dog: The History, Vili Cation And Politics Of Dingoes --metadata=description:This series will explore animal-human relationships from a range of different philosophical, political and practical perspectives. it aims to look deeply at the social, ethical and individual implications of how we, as humans, understand and interact with non-human animals in today’s world. --metadata=date:2013-4-25--metadata=subject[0]:Lyn Watson And A Live Dingo...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Sara Paretsky, Indemnity Only, 1982--metadata=description:This short course will look at some major successes of crime fiction, reaching over time and place. We’ll discuss how concepts of class, gender and personal values mutate across time to produce a widely-accepted and remarkably revealing set of ideas about the kinds of crimes that most threatened people, and how they could imagine measures to be taken, in fiction at least, against those...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Magnificent Matrimony: Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, 1891-2: A Case Of Identity*, The Speckled Band*, The Cardboard Box*--metadata=description:This short course will look at some major successes of crime fiction, reaching over time and place. We’ll discuss how concepts of class, gender and personal values mutate across time to produce a widely-accepted and remarkably revealing set of ideas about the kinds of crimes that most...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Agatha Christie, The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd, 1926--metadata=description:This short course will look at some major successes of crime fiction, reaching over time and place. We’ll discuss how concepts of class, gender and personal values mutate across time to produce a widely-accepted and remarkably revealing set of ideas about the kinds of crimes that most threatened people, and how they could imagine measures to be taken, in fiction at least, against...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Edgar Allan Poe, The Three Dupin’ Stories, In Tales Of Mystery And Imagination, 1841-5: The Murders In The Rue Morgue*, The Mystery Of Marie-Roget*, The Purloined Letter*--metadata=description:This short course will look at some major successes of crime fiction, reaching over time and place. We’ll discuss how concepts of class, gender and personal values mutate across time to produce a widely-accepted and remarkably revealing set of ideas about the...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Wither Capitalism?--metadata=description:Economic concepts and theories shape may aspects of our lives, yet most citizens have little knowledge of economics, which constrains their ability to fully understand and evaluate many of the big issues of our age. This six week course explains the big ideas in economics. 1) Economics is unique in the social sciences for being characterized by a dominant orthodoxy and the institutional marginalization of...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:The Many Schools of Modern Political Economy--metadata=description:Economic concepts and theories shape may aspects of our lives, yet most citizens have little knowledge of economics, which constrains their ability to fully understand and evaluate many of the big issues of our age. This six week course explains the big ideas in economics. 1) Economics is unique in the social sciences for being characterized by a dominant orthodoxy and the institutional...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Financial Instability: The GFC and Hyman Minsky--metadata=description:Economic concepts and theories shape may aspects of our lives, yet most citizens have little knowledge of economics, which constrains their ability to fully understand and evaluate many of the big issues of our age. This six week course explains the big ideas in economics. 1) Economics is unique in the social sciences for being characterized by a dominant orthodoxy and the...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Economic Growth and the Social Structures of Accumulation--metadata=description:Economic concepts and theories shape may aspects of our lives, yet most citizens have little knowledge of economics, which constrains their ability to fully understand and evaluate many of the big issues of our age. This six week course explains the big ideas in economics. 1) Economics is unique in the social sciences for being characterized by a dominant orthodoxy and the...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Boom, Bust and Unemployment: Macroeconomics and the ideas of JM Keynes--metadata=description:Economic concepts and theories shape may aspects of our lives, yet most citizens have little knowledge of economics, which constrains their ability to fully understand and evaluate many of the big issues of our age. This six week course explains the big ideas in economics. 1) Economics is unique in the social sciences for being characterized by a dominant...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Mainstream Economics: Strengths and limitations--metadata=description:Economic concepts and theories shape may aspects of our lives, yet most citizens have little knowledge of economics, which constrains their ability to fully understand and evaluate many of the big issues of our age. This six week course explains the big ideas in economics. 1) Economics is unique in the social sciences for being characterized by a dominant orthodoxy and the...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:MODELS, MANNEQUINS AND MUSES --metadata=description:The  course will explore an eclectic range of subjects in art history. Meandering from Renaissance art and its contemporary re-appropriation, to the history and social dynamics of life drawing, to photography, iconography and beyond, this series will question what art tells us about society, while revelling in a whole lot of sumptuous art. --metadata=date:2013-3-19--metadata=subject[0]:Margaret...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:ART AND TRAVEL--metadata=description:The  course will explore an eclectic range of subjects in art history. Meandering from Renaissance art and its contemporary re-appropriation, to the history and social dynamics of life drawing, to photography, iconography and beyond, this series will question what art tells us about society, while revelling in a whole lot of sumptuous art. --metadata=date:2013-3-12--metadata=subject[0]:Katrina Grant (Melbourne Art...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:MICHELANGELO’S FRESCO OF THE CREATION OF ADAM IN THE 21ST CENTURY --metadata=description:The  course will explore an eclectic range of subjects in art history. Meandering from Renaissance art and its contemporary re-appropriation, to the history and social dynamics of life drawing, to photography, iconography and beyond, this series will question what art tells us about society, while revelling in a whole lot of sumptuous...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:THE POLITICS OF GARDENING --metadata=description:The  course will explore an eclectic range of subjects in art history. Meandering from Renaissance art and its contemporary re-appropriation, to the history and social dynamics of life drawing, to photography, iconography and beyond, this series will question what art tells us about society, while revelling in a whole lot of sumptuous art. --metadata=date:2013-2-26--metadata=subject[0]:Katrina Grant...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:MAGNIFICENT MATRIMONY: Marriage in Renaissance Art --metadata=description:The  course will explore an eclectic range of subjects in art history. Meandering from Renaissance art and its contemporary re-appropriation, to the history and social dynamics of life drawing, to photography, iconography and beyond, this series will question what art tells us about society, while revelling in a whole lot of sumptuous...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION WITH THE DIRECTOR/PRODUCER BREAKING THE NEWS: THE HIGH COST OF BEING A TRUTH-SEEKING JOURNALIST IN THE EMERGING NATION OF EAST TIMOR --metadata=description:What does the changing media landscape mean for the way the media industry works, and how does it effect us, the audience? --metadata=date:2012-11-29--metadata=subject[0]:Nicholas Hansen (Mutiny Media) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:TELEVISION: HOW CAN IT STAY RELEVANT? --metadata=description:What does the changing media landscape mean for the way the media industry works, and how does it effect us, the audience? --metadata=date:2012-11-22--metadata=subject[0]:Lyndel McLennan
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:HARD COPY OR DIGITAL: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF THE PRINTED PRESS? --metadata=description:What does the changing media landscape mean for the way the media industry works, and how does it effect us, the audience? --metadata=date:2012-11-15--metadata=subject[0]:Misha Ketchel (The Conversation) and Garrie Hutchison
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:MEDIA, PUBLIC AND POLITICS: WHO IS IN CHARGE AND WHERE IS THE POWER? --metadata=description:What does the changing media landscape mean for the way the media industry works, and how does it effect us, the audience? --metadata=date:2012-11-1--metadata=subject[0]:Jeff Lewis (RMIT) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:WHAT IF AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WERE FUNDED ACCORDING TO THEIR NEEDS AND TEACHERS WERE MORE HIGHLY ESTEEMED BY POLITICIANS? --metadata=description:Speakers explore radical ideas about how our world might be, and how we might understand it differently. --metadata=date:2012-11-27--metadata=subject[0]:David Zyngier (Monash Uni) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:WHAT IF BEAN COUNTERS REALLY COUNTED BEANS? --metadata=description:Speakers explore radical ideas about how our world might be, and how we might understand it differently. --metadata=date:2012-11-20--metadata=subject[0]:Alison Parkes (Melbourne Uni/The Greens) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:WHAT IF WOMEN HAD FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT? --metadata=description:Speakers explore radical ideas about how our world might be, and how we might understand it differently. --metadata=date:2012-10-30--metadata=subject[0]:Alanna Inserra (Hollaback), Ellena Savage (writer), Emily K. Maguire (gender equity specialist)
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:THE VEGAN AND THE LOCAVORE --metadata=description:Eating is a mundane activity that is most often thought of as an expression of personal taste. But this course will look at eating as a culturally produced phenomenon and will attempt to see how and why ‘what’s on the end of our forks’ got to be there. --metadata=date:2012-10-4--metadata=subject[0]:Anikee Mallis (Radical Grocery Store) and Patrick Jones (poet, Daylesford autonomous branch, UWS) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:FAT BODIES POLITIC --metadata=description:Eating is a mundane activity that is most often thought of as an expression of personal taste. But this course will look at eating as a culturally produced phenomenon and will attempt to see how and why ‘what’s on the end of our forks’ got to be there. --metadata=date:2012-9-27--metadata=subject[0]:Jackie Wykes (Melbourne Uni) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:MAKING MASTERCHEF POLITICAL --metadata=description:Eating is a mundane activity that is most often thought of as an expression of personal taste. But this course will look at eating as a culturally produced phenomenon and will attempt to see how and why ‘what’s on the end of our forks’ got to be there. --metadata=date:2012-9-13--metadata=subject[0]:Luke Van Ryn (Melbourne Uni) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:BREASTMILK: A meal, a medicine and much more --metadata=description:Eating is a mundane activity that is most often thought of as an expression of personal taste. But this course will look at eating as a culturally produced phenomenon and will attempt to see how and why ‘what’s on the end of our forks’ got to be there. --metadata=date:2012-9-6--metadata=subject[0]:Jane Kemelfield (Australian Breastfeeding Association) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:PLEASED TO MEAT YOU: On being and eating meat --metadata=description:Eating is a mundane activity that is most often thought of as an expression of personal taste. But this course will look at eating as a culturally produced phenomenon and will attempt to see how and why ‘what’s on the end of our forks’ got to be there. --metadata=date:2012-8-30--metadata=subject[0]:Helen Addison-Smith (Melbourne Uni) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:‘THE AUSTRALIAN UNION MOVEMENT: The spaces between a better world and a bigger share of this one’ ?  also Week 7 - 09.10.12 ARE REPORTS OF LABOR’S DEATH SOMEWHAT EXAGGERATED? Dennis Altman (La Trobe Uni) in conversation with a special guest --metadata=description:What is progressivism and how does it map onto the issues and ideas that drive Australian politics? Join our speakers as they grapple with the competing priorities of people who call...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:THE CONTENDERS:  Cath Bowtell (ALP) and Alison Parkes (The Greens )--metadata=description:What is progressivism and how does it map onto the issues and ideas that drive Australian politics? Join our speakers as they grapple with the competing priorities of people who call themselves progressive and the hard decisions they have to make at election time. --metadata=date:2012-9-25--metadata=subject[0]:Russell Marks (La Trobe Uni), Cath Bowtell (ALP),...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:CAN ONE BE BOTH PROGRESSIVE AND A LIBERAL? --metadata=description:What is progressivism and how does it map onto the issues and ideas that drive Australian politics? Join our speakers as they grapple with the competing priorities of people who call themselves progressive and the hard decisions they have to make at election time. --metadata=date:2012-9-18--metadata=subject[0]:Judith Brett (La Trobe Uni) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:PROGRESSIVES AND RADICALS --metadata=description:What is progressivism and how does it map onto the issues and ideas that drive Australian politics? Join our speakers as they grapple with the competing priorities of people who call themselves progressive and the hard decisions they have to make at election time. --metadata=date:2012-9-11--metadata=subject[0]:Rjurik Davidson (Overland) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:NATURALLY SOCIALIST / MATERIALLY ACQUISITIVE: An introduction to progressive Australia --metadata=description:What is progressivism and how does it map onto the issues and ideas that drive Australian politics? Join our speakers as they grapple with the competing priorities of people who call themselves progressive and the hard decisions they have to make at election time. --metadata=date:2012-8-28--metadata=subject[0]:Russell Marks (La Trobe Uni) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Sherlock Holmes (and Watson and Irene Adler and the countless imitations) The rather complex myth of Sherlock Holmes is, what with drugs, urban angst and gender tensions, vigorously alive today. --metadata=description:In stories, images and casual references, around the names of mythic figures (whether they really existed or not) there cluster through time a remarkably changing series of ideas, concepts, obsessions, all with some social and so...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Bennelong (and Boney and Jandawarra) One way of looking at relations with Australia’s indigenous people is to compare mythically different figures, the `first contact’ figure Bennelong, the imaginary `Boney’ and the actual criminal -- or tragic -- figure of Jandawarra. --metadata=description:In stories, images and casual references, around the names of mythic figures (whether they really existed or not) there cluster through time a remarkably...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Ned Kelly (and the family and the police and the continuing debate) The great Australian criminal myth is based on Ned Kelly versus the police and the state: he still causes deep-seated differences of opinion, or feeling. --metadata=description:In stories, images and casual references, around the names of mythic figures (whether they really existed or not) there cluster through time a remarkably changing series of ideas, concepts, obsessions, all with...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Shakespeare (and the Earl of X and Jonson and Garrick and cultural capital) The plays and poems would be enough for a wise author myth, but on top of that comes the insistence from many apparently sane people that he didn’t write them anyway. --metadata=description:In stories, images and casual references, around the names of mythic figures (whether they really existed or not) there cluster through time a remarkably changing series of ideas,...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Joan of Arc (and the English, and the French, the Inquisition and the many later versions) Religious, pure-hearted, a successful war-leader, the saviour of enfeebled France, and burnt to death before she was twenty: a startling story, with varied meanings for people, not only in France. --metadata=description:In stories, images and casual references, around the names of mythic figures (whether they really existed or not) there cluster through time a...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:King Arthur (and Guinevere and Lancelot and Galahad and Morgan) Starting over a millenium ago and flowing thorough the languages and cultures of Europe, Arthur is the king who stood for various forms of nobility but was finally let down by dissent among his own people. --metadata=description:In stories, images and casual references, around the names of mythic figures (whether they really existed or not) there cluster through time a remarkably changing...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:‘Beware the Long Hairs” Anti- Racist Movements of the Early 1960s --metadata=description:How does what activists do matter? How does activism bring about social and political change? In this series a number of scholars bring their various perspectives to this very pressing issue. --metadata=date:2012-5-15--metadata=subject[0]:Gwenda Tavan (La Trobe Uni) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Gandhi and Western Non-Violence --metadata=description:How does what activists do matter? How does activism bring about social and political change? In this series a number of scholars bring their various perspectives to this very pressing issue. --metadata=date:2012-5-24--metadata=subject[0]:Sean Scalmer (Melbourne Uni) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Social Movements and Social Change --metadata=description:How does what activists do matter? How does activism bring about social and political change? In this series a number of scholars bring their various perspectives to this very pressing issue. --metadata=date:2012-4-19--metadata=subject[0]:Graham Willett (Melbourne Uni) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:The life of signs in society --metadata=description:Speakers explore the study of language from different perspectives, to highlight the centrality of language in the wide arrays of human endeavour. Sessions explore different languages and their structures, how they vary and change, how they are learnt and used in different societies and cultures, and the links between language and literature, rhetoric, and...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Ancient rhetoric: An overview --metadata=description:Speakers explore the study of language from different perspectives, to highlight the centrality of language in the wide arrays of human endeavour. Sessions explore different languages and their structures, how they vary and change, how they are learnt and used in different societies and cultures, and the links between language and literature, rhetoric, and...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:An iPad, a zoom recorder, a pair of ears and a conversation: measuring language variation and change in Victoria --metadata=description:Speakers explore the study of language from different perspectives, to highlight the centrality of language in the wide arrays of human endeavour. Sessions explore different languages and their structures, how they vary and change, how they are learnt and used in different societies and cultures, and the links between...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Learning how to talk the talk: Second language acquisition and bilingualism --metadata=description:Speakers explore the study of language from different perspectives, to highlight the centrality of language in the wide arrays of human endeavour. Sessions explore different languages and their structures, how they vary and change, how they are learnt and used in different societies and cultures, and the links between language and literature, rhetoric,...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:The Moving Image and the Murmur of Existence: Cinema’s ‘Physical Reality’ Screening: Werner Herzog’s The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) 80 mins --metadata=description:This course will address a range of issues to do with the theme of controversy in cinema: controversial films, filmmakers and film topics; controversial film theories; and controversies regarding film financing and production. --metadata=date:2012-2-16--metadata=subject[0]:Tyson Namow,...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:WHY AUSTRALIAN BANKS ARE SO PROFITABLE, AND THE AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT IS SO DETERMINED TO DO NOTHING ABOUT IT --metadata=description:In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality,...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:UTOPIA, FANTASY AND REALITY IN RADICAL POLITICS. --metadata=description:In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change,...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:ASYLUM SEEKER POLICY: SOLUTIONS INSTEAD OF PROBLEMS --metadata=description:In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change,...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:IT’S NOT CRICKET: GOVERNING IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN 21ST CENTURY AUSTRALIA --metadata=description:In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law,...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:MONEY IN POLITICS: THE CHALLENGE FOR DEMOCRACY --metadata=description:In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change,...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:GAY, LESBIAN, QUEER: THE MOVEMENT THAT WON --metadata=description:In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change, economics...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:PEAK OIL, ENERGY DESCENT, AND THE FATE OF CONSUMERISM --metadata=description:In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change,...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:On Climate Change and Environmental Politics--metadata=description:In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change, economics...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:On Democracy and Human Rights--metadata=description:In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change, economics and more. This...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Madness in the Academy DATE AND TIME: Wednesday 16 November, 6.30-8pm VENUE: Red Wheelbarrow Bookshop, 105 Lygon St Brunswick East --metadata=description:This series will discuss mental distress/madness from the perspective of people with lived experience. The voices of other experts have been dominating community understanding of “mental health”– this is a chance to engage differently.  1 - How do you support someone going through intense...
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:What if our identity papers are already corrupt? --metadata=description:Speakers explore radical ideas about how our world might be --metadata=date:2011-11-17--metadata=subject[0]:Carolyn D’Cruz (La Trobe Uni)
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:What if we did aid differently? --metadata=description:Speakers explore radical ideas about how our world might be --metadata=date:2011-10-20--metadata=subject[0]:Deb Chapman (Victoria Uni) 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:What if democracy was really democracy? --metadata=description:Speakers explore radical ideas about how our world might be --metadata=date:2011-11-10--metadata=subject[0]:Justin Clemens (Melbourne Uni)
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Access denied: What happens to refugees denied protection following an adverse ASIO security assessment? --metadata=description:Speakers provide unique takes on issues facing refugees and the countries that host them, as well as posing important questions about current policy directions and frameworks. --metadata=date:2011-11-1--metadata=subject[0]:Josef Szwarc (Foundation House)
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:What if education was free? --metadata=description:Speakers explore radical ideas about how our world might be --metadata=date:2011-10-13--metadata=subject[0]:Panel debate
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:On supplanting societies and the genocidal imperative --metadata=description:Speakers from various backgrounds will discuss the many forms of Australian Indigeneity, and their relevance to our society. --metadata=date:2011-9-1--metadata=subject[0]:David Day 
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:Workshop: Refugee communities: from within, not without. Methods for participatory consultation with displaced people --metadata=description:Speakers provide unique takes on issues facing refugees and the countries that host them, as well as posing important questions about current policy directions and frameworks. --metadata=date:2011-10-11--metadata=subject[0]:May Maloney & Lucy Hall (UNSW & UNHCR)
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Dec 9, 2020 Melbourne Free University--metadata=title:The interconnectedness of things: Models of Aboriginal health and health promotion drawn from community-led research --metadata=description:Speakers from various backgrounds will discuss the many forms of Australian Indigeneity, and their relevance to our society. --metadata=date:2011-9-22--metadata=subject[0]:Rachel Reilly and Onemda speakers 
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