Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Sherington has been widely reported in the media this week, talking about the original tennis courts in the University Quadrangle. These, and other stories, are told in Sydney University Sport 1852-2007: more than a club.
Congratulations to Robert Dixon for becoming the joint winner of the 2015 Walter McRae Russell Award last night for his book Alex Miller: The Ruin of Time. According to the comments of the judging panel:
Robert Dixon’s Alex Miller: The Ruin of Time (SUP) is an erudite and accomplished work on one of Australia’s major contemporary writers, showcasing deep engagement with the texts and their genesis, and powered by a highly contextualised biographical approach that places these works within their cultural moments in richly revealing ways …
How can we tell if government decisions to sell public assets or change the way social services are delivered will benefit the public? This book explores these developments through rich case studies of a diverse set of social policy domains. The case studies demonstrate a range of effects of marketisation, including the impact on the experience of consumer engagement with social service systems, on the distribution of social advantage and disadvantage, and on the democratic steering of social policy.
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Robert Dixon’s book, Alex Miller: the ruin of time, was reviewed in The Australian recently. It’s the first book in our new series, Sydney Studies in Australian Literature.
Simon Chapman and Becky Freeman set out the evidence for the importance of plain packaging in striking at the heart of what remains of tobacco advertising. They examine the history of the idea, the tobacco industry’s frantic efforts to derail it, and the early evidence for its impact. Most importantly, they give tools to policy makers in other countries wanting to make the best case for plain packaging and to defend it from the inevitable attacks that will follow.