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Watch the 2021 John Monash Oration
This week’s 2021 John Monash Oration was a great success with 134 guests tuning in to watch Jennifer Westacott AO and Andrew Hudson, 2005 John Monash Scholar, give an impressive Oration speech and response, discussing the topic ‘Leadership in crisis cannot be left to Government alone’. The event was graciously hosted by Andrew Hinchliff, Group Executive, Institutional Banking and Markets on behalf of the Commonwealth Bank. Board Chair Jillian Segal AO introduced our speakers and the event concluded with a robust Q&A session. If you missed the event, the Oration video is on our website to watch at your convenience. The General Sir John Monash Foundation warmly thanks The Commonwealth Bank, the Business Council of Australia and speakers Jennifer Westacott AO and Andrew Hudson for the effort that went into making this annual event such a success.
Congratulations Louis Klee
Louis Klee, 2018 Australian Cultural John Monash Scholar, has recently been inducted as a Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge University’s prestigious Clare College. Louis works across topics in literature, philosophy and poetry. He has a strong research interest in literature from Australia and New Zealand which includes postcolonial studies, provincialism, anti-colonial thought and solidarity. Louis is widely published, has won several international awards for his poetry and has had his plays performed across Australia.
Featured Podcast Alexander Makarowsky
Alex Makarowsky, 2019 Commonwealth Bank John Monash Scholar, is an analyst and software engineer who aims to solve some of the world's most pressing problems through mathematical modelling. With an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing at the University of Oxford Alex has worked for the AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator) where his equations have been crucial to finding sustainable power sources to combat climate change in Australia. In this episode, Justin speaks with Alex about his academic journey, life at Oxford during the pandemic and work in sustainable energy modelling.
The Pop Music of Shakespeare's Time
Kathryn Roberts Parker, 2014 Australian Cultural John Monash Scholar, has been interviewed on ABC’s The Music Show, hosted by Andrew Ford. In this episode Kathryn, a historical music investigator tells Andrew how wassailing, moveable feasts and bardic traditions found their way onto the stage at the Globe and beyond. Many tunes used in Shakespeare’s plays were already popular with audiences and were composed by well-known artists of the time. The ballads were engaged in a variety of festivals, dance performances and plays, such as Shakespeare’s.
The Daily Telegraph Bush Summit 2021
Jillian Kilby, 2013 BHP John Monash Scholar, is the Chair of the Daily Telegraph’s Rural Advisory Panel which places important rural issues in the spotlight. At the 3rd annual summit, Jillian asked whether anything has systemically changed for regional Australia in recent years. She discussed bouncing forward through devising local solutions, in which communities can play a lead role in determining their own future. You can watch Jillian speak at the Daily Telegraph Bush Summithere.
Geophysics Research Paper
Geophysical Journal International has recently published a co-authored research paper by Dr Jack Muir, 2015 Origin Foundation John Monash Scholar. The paper is entitled: Wavefield-based evaluation of DAS instrument response and array design. This research discusses strategies for empirical gain corrections and optimal placement of point sensor deployments to generate the best combined sensitivity. Read the full summary on the Oxford Academic website.
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