University of Melbourne Magazine

A new era for the Faculty of Arts began with the start of Semester Two and the opening of the Arts West building.

Even the French are awed by Ted Gott’s deep knowledge of their art and culture.

Alumna Anya Adair has always loved languages.

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.

A Melbourne education involves more than lectures and libraries. For arts student Maheshi Kapilaratna, one of the highlights of her degree is having a mentor.

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

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.

Australia’s Rio Olympics team is eyeing a top-five finish in the 2016 medal rankings, and chef de mission Kitty Chiller is pulling out all stops to achieve it.

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