On the 12 of March we held an afternoon tea for our PhD students. Lauren Samuelsson, Renzhe Zhang and Nicholas Dickie came along. It was fantastic to see them supporting each other and sharing their experiences of the PhD journey. Even more so because they are each at a different stages of the process. Lauren will be submitting her thesis on food history and The Australian Women’s Weekly this year. Renzhe is in his second year and has just starting writing his first chapter for a thesis on New Cultural Movement and the Chinese Diaspora in Australia. and Nick is in his first month of the PhD. Nick’s thesis is on the Australian military police and prisoners of war during the second World War.