University of Melbourne Magazine

Grant Anderson had worked for decades as a corporate lawyer when he left his high-paying career for a decidedly less lucrative one – teaching.

As a senior diplomat, Margaret Twomey has learnt to expect the unexpected.

Her Instagram profile describes her as a “raging Aussie”, yet she’s also one of Bollywood’s leading ladies.

At 87, Nigel Dick isn’t ready for retirement. He’s poured his experience at the top of the Australian television industry into his latest project – a PhD.

Lynette Phuong has travelled to Mongolia to advocate for better public health.

He’s become one of Australia’s most celebrated landscape gardeners, and one of Burnley’s most famous graduates. So what drives Paul Bangay?

Dissatisfied with campus fare, Salvatore Malatesta did something about it. Now he is exporting Melbourne’s cafe culture to the world.

Why should young alumni engage with the University? Two Alumni Council members explain.

Anna Funder’s award-winning books are vividly grounded in time, place and historical fact, which makes her return to Australia to write a new novel a fascinating prospect.

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