University of Melbourne Magazine

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.

Robyn Shackell reflects on her role as Warrnambool’s first and only female priest.

Illusionist Simon Coronel on the links between psychology, engineering and magic.

Chris Weaver meets the woman who helps charities stick to the rules.

We can now access huge amounts of knowledge from the human genome – but this knowledge doesn’t come for free. Christine Kenneally explores the implications of being able to unpick our most personal data.

From boat to schoolyard to Australian future, a new research project will examine the history of our child refugees.