Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning at the University of Melbourne
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Founded in the UK as the only national festival of the humanities, Being Human is now a global celebration dedicated to demonstrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities.
The 2020 Faculty of Arts international hub invites you to discover the thrill of Being Human with a series of fun and interactive events.
Inspired by this year’s festival theme ‘New Worlds’, there are a range of online activities to explore: lose yourself in an immersive audio experience; contemplate the beauty of the natural world through guided meditations; discuss fascinating cultural artefacts at the Being Human Cafes; and bring your ancient-world wits to the Melbourne Classics Quiz.
The festival runs from 12 - 22 November 2020 and times vary. Please explore the full program for details.
Children who experience prolonged exposure to trauma and abuse early in life are set on a trajectory of diminished wellbeing. This colloquium will describe how an innovative Australian intervention targeted at vulnerable children, the Early Years Education Program (EYEP), has bought large improvements in their intellectual and social development. Ideas for how EYEP might be replicated in other settings, and how the research findings can be used to inform future policy-making, will be presented.