Cassandra Wilkinson worked for a decade as a senior political adviser culminating in a stint as chief of staff to the Treasurer of NSW. She is the founder of Australia’s only Australian music radio station which now attracts more than 400,000 listeners in Sydney. In 2007 she published Don’t Panic – Nearly Everything is Better Than You Think. The book celebrated the victories of modernity and laughed in the face of pessimists and killjoys everywhere.
Saturday 1 November 2008, 10.30am Student Union
Caught in the Web
"I was astonished by the interest and by the fact that so many thoughtful and intelligent people were willing to give up a huge part of their weekends to listen to and discuss ideas."
Ruth Gledhill, religion correspondent, The Times