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Julia Horne

Julia Horne

Julia Horne is professor of History at the University of Sydney. Her latest book is Australian Universities: A conversation about public good, co-edited with Matthew Thomas, to be published in late 2022.

Julia Horne reviews 'Wizards of Oz: How Oliphant and Florey helped win the war and shape the modern world' by Brett Mason

January-February 2023, no. 450 28 December 2022
What happens when you mix some of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century with the urgency of war? Wizards of Oz, a new book by lawyer and former politician Brett Mason, seeks to provide the answer. It is an account of a friendship between two Adelaide men and their extraordinary scientific achievements during World War II. The older of the friends was Howard Florey, a pre-e ... (read more)

'A new accord: Restoring good relations between government and universities' by Julia Horne

July 2022, no. 444 25 June 2022
Australia’s new Commonwealth government has pledged to initiate a ‘universities accord’ and build consensus on higher education policy questions. This follows a period of torrid relations between universities and the government where constructive dialogue was patchy at best. We may have heard little from Labor about universities over the course of the past nine years, but its ‘universities ... (read more)