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Displaying from Thursday, August 09, 2012
 August 2012
Thursday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - How Cultural Continuity Reduces Suicide Risk in Indigenous Communities Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Michael J. Chandler, Emeritus Professor, The University of British Columbia, Canada.

There is overwhelming evidence that Australian Indigenous peoples’ mental health and social and emotional wellbeing is well behind that of other Australians and is a key (...)
Tuesday 14
18:30 - EVENT - The Shakespeare Songbook Website | More Information
A public lecture and performance by Julianne Baird, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University and Internationally Acclaimed Early Music Scholar-Performer.

What can we learn from Shakespeare’s use of music and from musical references in his plays? In this lecture-performance, renowned (...)
Wednesday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Frontiers of Ethics Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dale Jamieson, Director of Environmental Studies, New York University.

Climate change presents us with problems of utmost complexity. In particular, climate change poses the largest-scale and most difficult collective action problem that humanity has ever faced (...)
Thursday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - More Powerful than Politicians? The Media in Australia Today Website | More Information
A public lecture by Sally Young, Associate Professor and Reader, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.

For those who work in the news media, power is usually viewed as something that happens outside of the walls of their media organisation. “We scrutinise (...)
Tuesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - **SOLD OUT ** Beauty, Love, and Art: The Legacy of Ancient Greece Website | More Information
A public lecture by David Konstan, Professor of Classics, New York University and visiting UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large.

There is a deep problem with beauty. Beauty is commonly equated with sexual attractiveness. Yet there is also the beauty of art, which arouses (...)
Thursday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The (mis)use of religion in justification of political violence: a comparative analysis Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Oliver P. Rafferty SJ Heythrop College, London University & 2012 St Thomas More College Chair in Jesuit Studies.

This lecture will look at religiously motivated violence in three historically conditioned phases and the attitude of religious authorities (...)
Monday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Star-Crossed Stone - The Archaeology, Mythology and Folklore of Fossil Sea Urchins Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Kenneth J. McNamara, Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.

On a March day in 1887 the skeletons of a young woman and a child were found on top of a windswept hill in southern England where they had lain in their shallow grave for about 4,000 years (...)
Wednesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - **SOLD OUT** WA on the threshold...SKA and the new view of the Universe Website | More Information
UWA’s Institute of Advanced Studies, Research Services and the Centre for Software Practice present the inaugural Inquiring Minds public lecture by Peter Quinn, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UWA and Director, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).

Professor (...)
Thursday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Climate Change: Will we cope? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Chris Rapley CBE, Professor of Climate Science, University College London.

In this public lecture Professor Chris Rapley CBE will present a brief overview of the Earth system, and the evidence that human activities, especially our use of fossil fuel energy (...)

 September 2012
Tuesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Free Speech, Public Discourse, and the Moral Blameworthiness of Suffering Fools Website | More Information
A public lecture by Lawrence Torcello, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.

“It is of course well known that careless talk costs lives, but the full scale of the problem is not always appreciated.” -Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the (...)
Tuesday 11
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Communicating With Sugars Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Anne Dell CBE FRS FMedSci, Division of Molecular Biosciences, Imperial College, London.

Cells from all domains of life are shrouded in a sugar-rich layer called the glycocalyx. Acting as “identity tags”, polymers of sugars (called glycans) within the (...)
Thursday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - FULL**Discovery of the Higgs boson**FULL Website | More Information
An 'Inquiring Minds' lecture by Ian McArthur, Winthrop Professor and Head, School of Physics, The University of Western Australia.

This lecture is now at capacity and no more reservations can be taken.
Tuesday 18
14:00 - SEMINAR - A Conversation with The Right Honourable Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC Website | More Information
Honours, Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers are invited to join Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC at this session for an informal conversation.

Sir Kenneth Keith has been a judge of the International Court of Justice since 2005. The Court is the principal legal organ of the (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Judging at home and abroad - some reflections Website | More Information
A public lecture by The Right Honourable Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC.

In 2006, Judge Kenneth Keith became one of fifteen judges of the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

He has been a judge for 30 years, starting part-time in (...)
Thursday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - 10 Things I Hate about America: Reflections of a Bi-Hemisexual Website | More Information
A public lecture by Susan Maushart, author and journalist.

In early 2011, inspired by Henry David Thoreau's exhortation to "live the life you have imagined" – and also the exchange rate - Weekend Australian Magazine columnist Susan Maushart moved back to the US after 25 years (...)

 October 2012
Tuesday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Neurodevelopmental disorders: Are our current diagnostic labels fit for purpose? Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Oxford.

Many children have specific developmental difficulties affecting specific areas such as reading, language, maths, motor co-ordination, attention or social skills. A range of diagnostic (...)
Wednesday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Growth headwinds in China and Japan: implications for the Australian economy Website | More Information
An ‘Inquiring Minds’ lecture by Rod Tyers, Winthrop Professor of Economics, UWA Business School.

This lecture will review recent economic development in China and Japan and will examine the likelihood that either country will overcome barriers to further economic growth. It will draw on (...)
Tuesday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Looking at Japan through Masculinity: From Salarymen to Herbivores Website | More Information
A lecture by Romit Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, UWA.

This public lecture looks at the tremendous social, cultural, and economic changes Japan has undergone over the six decades since the end of World War Two, not through conventional frameworks, but through a lens of (...)
Wednesday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Taking Responsibility for Climate Change Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robyn Eckersley, Professor of Political Science, University of Melbourne.

Who should take responsibility for climate change? ‘Weather of mass destruction’ is no less catastrophic a risk than ‘weapons of mass destruction’ or terrorism, but it has not produced the same (...)
Monday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The solution of the Poincare conjecture Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Professor J. Hyam Rubinstein, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Melbourne.

The Poincare conjecture was one of the most celebrated questions in mathematics. It was amongst the seven millennium problems of the Clay Institute, for which a prize of (...)


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