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The Nature of Things - sharing experience, building curiosity

A new initiative in semester 2 2016. Small discussion groups for ANU students, staff and alumni with academics and experts in their field.

The Nature of Things is proudly supported by some great ANU Academics and professional staff including:


 Dr Jill Sheppard

Dr Jill Sheppard Lecturer ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods & School of Political and International Relations


Dr Rod Lambert

Dr Rod Lambert

Dr Rod Lamberts is Deputy Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS)


Associate Professor Susan West

Associate Professor Susan West, Convenor, Music Engagement Program, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences


Associate Professor Peter Gill

Professor Peter Gill, Professor of Theoretical Quantum Chemistry, ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences


Associate Professor Denise Ferris

Associate Professor Denise Ferris, Head of School, School of Art, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences


 Prof Evan Kidd

Associate Professor Evan KiddANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment


Dr Julia Ellyard

Dr Julia Ellyard, Judith Whitworth Fellow, RESEARCHER - The Vinuesa Group - Humoral Immunity & Autoimmunity, ANU College of Medicine Biology and Environment.


Professor Simon Foote  

Professor Simon Foote, Director, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment


Ms Georgia Pike

  Ms Georgia Pike, Lecturer / Convenor, Music Education Program, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences


Dr Seamus Donnelly

 Dr Seamus Donnelly, Post Doctoral Fellow, Research school of Psychology


Dr Merryn McKinnon

 Dr Merryn McKinnon, lecturer and honours convenor at the Australian National centre for Public Awareness of Science


Professor Nicholas Brown

Professor Nicholas Brown, Head of School, History Program, Research School of Social Sciences


Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno

Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno, School of History, ANU college of Arts & Social Sciences