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Seeking the Holy Grail of artificial intelligence 

Fuelled by curiosity, Hon Weng Chong is on a path to revolutionise digital intelligence, right here in Melbourne.

A change in Foundation leadership

Julian Smith (OM 1975) is the new President of the Melbourne Grammar School Foundation.

A career fueled by a desire to be challenged

This year’s Australia Day Honours list includes an Old Melburnian who has helped to transform eye disease treatment here and overseas.

From Wadhurst to world-changing medical research

Paul Schreier’s path from an entrance scholar to his role fighting COVID-19 has been defined by a willingness to “roll the dice”.

Pursuing new knowledge from Mongolia to Melbourne

Associate Professor Kirsten Perrett’s (OM 1993) extensive achievements are built on a lifelong enthusiasm for exploring ideas.

From Perry House to NASA launch

The surprising story of Australia’s first satellite shows what happens when we believe in ideas that seem impossible.

A potted history of a medical breakthrough

Our School Archives includes a small pot. Its history is more significant than you might think.

Leading a transformation in the diagnosis of glaucoma

In his role at Specsavers, Peter Larsen is working to save the sight of thousands of people each year through better glaucoma diagnosis.

Pursuing ideas outside the traditional model

The Andrew Prentice Seminar Series fosters deep thinking, creativity and collaboration. Read more.

A medical research career begins in the French classroom

Surprisingly, Professor Simon Foote's (OM 1976) illustrious medical research career began in the French classroom.