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The Study

A website by Craig Robertson

Welcome to The Study, a podcast site dedicated to the life of the mind, featuring interviews exploring the creative intellect in the lives of men and women working in the arts, humanities and sciences, conducted in their studies and studios.

RSS feeds: Interviews In my study: notes
List of subjects

If you have trouble with the feeds, all podcasts are available from individual interviewee pages (links below). Strongly recommend using latest versions of browsers for feeds (except Safari); IE7, Netscape 7 and Firefox 3 or later should work.

Sturt's entrance to hell: What, where and why is it.
Reflections on Ice: Exploring old Gondwana in Antarctica & South America
Walter Baldwin Spencer's Grave in Patagonia
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In my study - the window

Projects
Museum Victoria blogs
The Study: why do it? an update
Gondwana - how it got its name
The Cradle of Humankind
The Cradle of Humankind - Part II
Museums and Evolution
Rock art of Southern Africa
In my study: the room, the garden
The Study on the move: bush shacks
The Study on the move: Mt Terrible
Sarasvati: goddess of learning

Podcast Nos. 16 & 17: Vic & Olga Gostin
Geologist & anthropologist (2 podcasts)
Podcast No. 18 Frank Leahy:
Surveyor: geodesy, its history & Burke & Wills
Podcast Nos. 14 & 15: Francis Thackeray
Archaeologist (2 podcasts)
Podcast No.13: Len Puglisi
Urban environmental planner
Podcast No.12: Bill Compston, FRS
Geochronologist
Podcast No.11: Don Mathewson
Astronomer, radiophysicist
Podcast No.10: Rosemary Balmford
Retired judge and ornithologist
Podcast No.9: Joy Bear, AM
Solid state/mineral chemist
Podcast No.8: Geoff Lacey
Civil and environmental engineer, naturalist
Podcast No.7: Nancy Millis, AC
Microbiologist
Podcast No.6: Stan Farley
Painter and sculptor
Podcast No.5: Frank Kellaway
Poet, writer, painter
Podcast No.4: Jack Douglas
Geologist, palaeobotanist, sportsman
Podcast No.3: Nicola Stern
Archaeologist, musician
Podcast No.2: Peter Mathers
Novelist, playwright, artist
Podcast No.1: Martin Friedel
Scientist and composer

Links on names are to individual pages for each program where there are notes about each interviewee and other information. The podcasts are all one hour or a bit less, and 12 - 14 Megabytes in size. See the Technical Page for more information on handling them.

Each interview is followed by a short section called "In my study: notes on etc." which concludes the podcast. I discuss various subjects and play the occasional mystery sound. See the List of subjects for more information and links to standalone podcasts of each IMS-Notes, or try In my study: notes for the RSS feed.

Put your mind into the right frame (and test your sound setup) by playing some of the many beautiful sounds of water (1' 39" mp3, 772Kb).

Bookshelf with Sarasvati
In my study - collections
In my study - collections: 1. Abalone shell; 2. Rocks from Gondwana; 3. Bones, stones and shells; 4. Rocks from Africa; 5. Rocks from Zhoukoudian, China

Works by Craig Robertson

Buckley's Hope: cover 2002

Buckley's Hope

For thirty-two years he survived in the wilderness, mainly because he was adopted by local Aboriginal tribes. Scribe Publications "An Australian classic." Barry Hill, The Age

Song of Gondwana: cover

Song of Gondwana

A science fantasy set in and dedicated to Victoria's wild southern coast and its bird life. Penguin Books "Intelligent and imaginative." Alan Wearne, The Age.

The Expedition: CD cover

The Expedition: a novel in multimedia

A scientific expedition searches for the origins of the first human occupation of Australia. Published on CD-ROM, with over 200 photos and around 30 sound and movie files.

New: Burke & Wills: The Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition Edited by: E.B. Joyce and D.A. McCann. Yours truly has co-authored the section on birds and ornithology in this handsome new volume; check out this link to The Royal Society of Victoria Burke & Wills sequicentenary website and the CSIRO Publishing page for more information and online orders.

For enquiries about these works, see Sales.

The Study banner graphic by Cheryl Grant.

Please refer to The Study Copyright Notice. All material on this website, unless otherwise stated, is © Copyright Craig Robertson, 2007-2013
Last updated: 20 October, 2014