Crossing Points: UK-Australia-New Zealand-Pacific

The new British Council collection of essays, Crossing Points, is providing new perspectives on the connections between the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Connections and history that weave us together in multiple ways through politics, science, language, art, architecture, comedy and simple, old-fashioned friendships.

The British Council’s Crossing Points series looks at bilateral issues between the UK and partner nations, with previous editions looking at the relationship with Poland and Germany. 

Our new edition will feature essays from:

  • ABC's Indigenous and international affairs analyst Stan Grant;
  • Director-General Economic and Global Issues, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Menna Rawlings CGM;
  • Executive Producer of Drum Production Stan Wolfgramm NZMG;
  • Chair of Te Maru O Hinemihi Anthony Hoete; 
  • New Zealand Member of Parliament for Manurewa Louisa Wall;
  • Comedian, writer, podcaster and actress Alice Fraser; 
  • Executive Director of Melbourne International Arts Festival Kath Mainland CBE; 
  • Professor of Laws, University of Northumbria Sue Farran; 
  • Balladong Noongar woman, singer, songwriter and storyteller Gina Williams; and
  • 2018 Australian of the Year and Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons AO.

Crossing Points was released on Wednesday 14 November 2019.