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Displaying from Thursday, September 13, 2012
 September 2012
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 (...)
Tuesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - **SOLD OUT ** Energy from the Ocean in Western Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Scott Draper, Centre of Offshore Foundation Systems and UWA Oceans Institute.

Western Australia is bordered by substantial resources of marine energy - waves generated from storms in the Southern and Indian Oceans provide significant energy flux to the South of the (...)
Wednesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Maintaining a civil society: The importance of equality and education Website | More Information
The 2012 Reid Oration will be presented by Carmen Lawrence, Winthrop Professor, School of Psychology, UWA.

Carmen Lawrence has always been passionately committed to egalitarianism – the idea that each person has equal worth; that any limitations on achievement and ability to share in (...)
Monday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Genetics and the Future of Medicine Website | More Information
This 2012 Ian Constable Lecture will be given by Matt Brown, Professor of Immunogenetics & Director, Diamantina Institute University of Queensland.

Genetics is a relatively recent discipline of medical practice and research. The field has always promised much in terms of the (...)
Tuesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - **SOLD OUT** Universities in 2020 – will we need them? Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and their impact Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds Lecture by Associate Professor David Glance Director, UWA Centre for Software Practice.

The availability of free online university courses from the world’s most prestigious institutions threatens to bring about radical change in the way the world accesses education (...)
Thursday 25
18:00 - EVENT - SOLD OUT *** Is Australia going west? Will Perth be the capital of Australia by 2050? Website | More Information
A public forum with Professors Geoffrey Blainey AC and Geoffrey Bolton AO, presented by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and Faculty of Arts.

The discussion will be chaired by renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster, Geraldine Doogue.

Two of Australia’s most (...)

 November 2012
Tuesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Social responsibility in/of technology transfer Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ashley Stevens, President, Focus IP Group, LLC Lecturer, School of Management, Boston University.

Over a decade ago, the President and Trustees of Yale University woke up one Monday morning to find themselves portrayed in a very unfavorable light in the lead story of (...)
Thursday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - *SOLD OUT* Night of 100 Objects Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Jeremy Hill, Head of Research, The British Museum.

Following the internationally successful British Museum & BBC Radio 4’s History of the World in 100 Objects, JD Hill offers a rare behind the scenes look at the making of this series. JD led the team who helped (...)
Friday 09
9:00 - SEMINAR - *SOLD OUT* Day of Ideas 2012 Website | More Information
'It is one of the singular weaknesses of our mind that we can’t judge objects and see them in the clear light of day unless we place other objects next to them.' - Alexis de Tocqueville

Cultural institutions such as galleries, archives and museums can have long or short histories, but (...)
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Re-Reading Christina Stead Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Louise Adler, CEO and Publisher-in-Chief, Melbourne University Publishing.

In 2010, Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) acquired the rights to a collection of titles by one of Australia’s most outstanding novelists, Christina Stead, including her masterpiece, 'The (...)
Friday 23
9:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Christina Stead and literary ownership - a research symposium Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA and the Chair of Australian Literature are pleased to present this research symposium.

Starting out from Sydney, Christina Stead lived and worked across Europe, England and the United States, only returning to Australia at the end of her long life (...)

 December 2012
Tuesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Wade Davis public lecture Website | More Information
Presented by: The State Library of WA

Dr Wade Davis (Canada) is a best-selling author, intellectual, photographer, Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic as well as a noted two-time TED Talk speaker.

Described as “A rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and (...)


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