23 December 2021

The effects of the Spanish Inquisition linger to this day

Two hundred years after its abolition, the Spanish Inquisition leaves a stain. The locations in which it was strong have markedly lower levels of economic activity, trust and educational attainment, write Dr Jordi Vidal-Robert and colleagues.
20 December 2021

Eight blockbuster films to see this summer

COVID-19-delayed blockbuster films are now being released over the holiday season. Associate Professor Bruce Isaacs, senior lecturer in Film Studies, gives us his personal recommendations and hot tips for 2022.
20 December 2021

26 books you should read this summer

What will you be reading this summer break? Our experts share their favourite reads from 2021. These are the books they couldn't put down, the unexpected comforts during the pandemic, the deep fascinating reads late at night and the much-loved books they reread.
20 December 2021

Hot housing market puts renters off having more kids

Based on data from a nearly 20-year period, University of Sydney research shows Australian renters are less likely to want and have more children when the property market booms. The opposite is true for home owners.
17 December 2021

New Death of a Salesman filled with dream-like visions

Dr Huw Griffiths, senior lecturer in English Literature, unpacks the ill-founded hopes of the Loman family in a new production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman at Sydney Theatre Company.
16 December 2021

New study on-the-job program for trainee teachers

Thanks to the New South Wales Department of Education, the University will trial a program that allows certain students to start teaching in a classroom within six months of starting their degree.
26 November 2021

New Julius Caesar looks at the consequences of failed politics

Dr Huw Griffiths, senior lecturer in English Literature, reflects on the retelling of history and political stories in a powerful new production of Julius Caesar.
24 November 2021

From an economics degree to successful start-up leader in Vietnam

Minh Bui is a leading entrepreneur, Harvard MBA graduate, singer, actor and filmmaker in Vietnam – and it all started with a Bachelor of Economics.
24 November 2021

Queen Elizabeth II: the twilight years of a record-breaking reign

At 95, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch. But in recent weeks, she has been absent for medical reasons, says Dr Cindy McCreery. Could she step down or will she go on to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee in 2022?
15 November 2021

Xi Jinping puts his stamp on Communist Party history

David Goodman, professor of Chinese politics and director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, reflects on the key aspects from the Chinese Communist Party's sixth plenary in Beijing.