To the bat cave, researchers

Professor Noel Meyers adjusts his earmuffs, counts three, two, one, then bang; smoke puffs, projectiles launch. It’s like being in an episode of Mythbusters. This is bat cannon in action. “Calling it bat cannon is a bit of a misnomer,” laughs Dr Ruth Lawrence. “We’re actually seeking to […]

Ladies sing the blues

Writers in Action student  AMY-JANE WEWER catches up with some of the female artists playing in Bendigo this weekend. The streets of Bendigo are about to get a whole lot more musical, and a whole lot more international. With Americana roots and the spice of Mexico from just […]

Home stage bound

Our campus is counting sleeps until the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival this weekend. To celebrate, we bring you another festival story, written by Writers in Action student  LISA MARMUR.   When Steve Saxton performs at The Engine Room for the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival this week, the stage […]

Chat room – Simon O’Mallon

If an office reflects the person who works there, Simon O’Mallon’s hints at a beautiful mind. “Have a look around. That’ll help explain where I’m at,” he says. From retro sci fi film posters to Matisse art prints, postcards, photographs, artefacts and quotable quotes, there’s not a dull […]

Life lessons for all

If you’re looking for a sign from a higher power, The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Myers Flat is probably a good place to start. And so it was Dr Sue Gillett found herself there one recent weekend, in avoidance of the footy finals. Sue had dropped her son […]