Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages

To mark the launch of this historic exhibition, in partnership with the British Museum, Virginia will host a panel discussion with curators Dr Belinda Crerar; Dr Lissant Bolton; Dr Cheryl Crilly; and guests Dame Quentin Bryce; Kassidy Waters and Rabia Siddique.

The discussion was recorded in front of a live audience at the NMA and broadcast on the ABC Radio National, ‘Big Ideas’ on 15 Feb 2023. You can listen to a podcast of the recording by clicking ‘Learn More’ in the link below.

In Conversation with Niki Savva

Virginia to give the vote of thanks at the conclusion of this ANU Meet the Author event in which Niki Savva is interviewed by colleague and fellow journalist, Kerry-Anne Walsh, on her latest book, ‘Bulldozed’.

Generation Women – Revolution!

Representing Team 50+ Virginia will join a team of 5 women spanning 6 generations in a rowdy and robust affair as they make the case for ‘Revolution’. Speakers include: Jun Kim, Michelle Chen, Clementine Ford, Tricia Malowney OAM and Moria Rayner.

Media Reporting of Violence Against Women in Australia

At the invitation of the Australian High Commission Islamabad, Virginia will deliver a live-online presentation for Pakistani journalists, on reporting violence against women in the Australian media context. This presentation is part of a series of workshops run by Pakistan’s CEJ, Centre for Excellence in Journalism, in partnership with the Australian High Commission in Pakistan.

Muse Writers Events: 2022 in Review

Virginia to join a panel of journalists and commentators to reflect on the year that has past; including ANU Prof Mark Kenny, ABC’s Bureau Chief, Michelle Ainsworth, and facilitated by the AFR’s Tom McIlroy.

Thrive 2022 – A Celebration of Hope

Virginia will host the annual UC Foundation fundraising lunch at the National Press Club, in support of the PACES Cancer Research Group and the University of Canberra’s Cancer Wellness Clinic. For more on the remarkable work of the UC Cancer Wellness Centre click ‘Learn More’.

In Conversation with Simon Holmes a Court author of ‘The Big Teal’

As part of the ANU ‘In Conversation with the Author’ series, Virginia interviews philanthropist Simon Holmes a Court to mark the launch of his book, The Big Teal – a detailed account of his own political awakening and the involvement of his organisation, Climate200, in financially supporting 23 independent candidates run for parliament in the May 2022 Federal Election.

Listen to the Conversation via the learn more link below, recorded in front of a live audience at the Australian National University

Dahlia Martin Memorial Lecture

In recognition and celebration of the life of Dahlia Martin, a young, dynamic and dearly loved member of the Department of Defence, Strategy, Policy & Industry Team, Virginia was invited to deliver the Dahlia Martin Memorial Lecture at the Ngunnawal Theatre, Russell.