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Displaying from Monday, October 15, 2012
 October 2012
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 (...)

 February 2013
Friday 08
9:30 - SEMINAR - Illuminating Thoughts - 1913, 2013, 2113 : Manning Clark House Day of Ideas Website | More Information
The celebration of The University of Western Australia’s centenary in 2013 gives pause to think about the luminous ideas that shaped the contemporary world and the possibilities for tomorrow. The focus of this symposium will be on moving from ideas of modernism to post-modernism to an increasingly (...)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Friendly for Whom? Rethinking Age-Friendly Communities Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Norah Keating, Director, The Global Social Initiative on Ageing.

In this presentation, Professor Keating speaks about her journey toward answering the question, ‘age-friendly for whom’? To illustrate the tremendous diversity in both people and place, she draws on (...)
Thursday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Welfare vs Private Charity: Some Lessons from Medieval and Early Modern Europe Website | More Information
In this talk, Sharon Farmer, Professor of History at University of California Santa Barbara will use examples from Medieval and Early Modern Europe to challenge the major tenet of twenty-first century conservatism that, when it comes to taking care of those who cannot take provide for themselves (...)
Friday 22
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Shakespearean Ontogeny : Public talk with Dr. Richard Paul Hamilton Website | More Information
There is a popular view of biological development which goes something like this. Biological form is the cumulative result of internal genetic forces and external environmental ones. Like all models in biology this rather neat view had the advantage of allowing researchers to navigate a path (...)
Tuesday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Reading and writing historical novels in the age of instant messaging Website | More Information
A trillion text messages are sent and received every hour. Every minute 48 hours of video is uploaded on YouTube alone. The “present” has never been as ever-present as it is now. Institute of Advanced Studies Writer-in-Residence Kunal Basu will discuss whether such a high premium on the (...)

 March 2013
Monday 04
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Historical Society March 4th Convocation Centenary: Photo Shoot at 10am : All welcome on the steps of the old St George's Hall 500 Hay St Perth to celebrate 100 years to the day of the first meeting of UWA's Convocation. Website | More Information
You are invited to join us mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the University of Western Australia’s Convocation.

The First meeting was held on March 4th 1913 in St George’s Hall, Hay St near the corner of Irwin Street. The historic façade including the portico, steps and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Cooling of Planets and Extra Terrestrial Life Website | More Information
As a planetary body ages, its internal heat gradually escapes to the surface. In Earth-like bodies, this slow cooling may lead to solidification of iron-rich cores and provide energy sources for magnetic dynamos. In giant planets’ icy moons, this slow cooling may result in freezing of their sub-surf (...)
Tuesday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Fire Website | More Information
A Lecture by Director and Playwright, David Milroy.

In being commissioned to contribute to this anthology I was intrigued by the theme that had been chosen. Given the recent traumatic events caused by bushfires in the South West and other parts of Australia, it is a topical theme. While (...)


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