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Displaying from Saturday, August 31, 2013
 August 2013
Saturday 31
18:30 - SCREENING - I Am Breathing - Motor Neurone Diease Documentary Screening Charity Event : I Am Breathing follows a MND sufferers last few months coming to terms with his terminal illness and gaining a new perspective on life. Website | More Information
I AM BREATHING reminds us what it is to be alive - a tale of fun and laughs with a smattering of upset and devastation.

Within a year, Neil Platt goes from being a healthy 30 something British bloke, with a great sense of humour, to becoming completely paralyzed from the neck down (...)

 September 2013
Tuesday 03
9:00 - SEMINAR - Soil: Natural Capital Delivering Valuable Ecosystem Services : Seminar and Masterclass Website | More Information
The natural-capital concept integrates economic thinking with ecological principles by considering nature’s stocks of materials and energy as capital. Nature comprises an assemblage of natural capital stocks, and they, in connected sum, form our ecological infrastructure. Soil is a key component (...)
Wednesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Is 'more efficient' food production in conflict with animal welfare? : 2050 Food - Lecture Series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Marion Stamp Dawkins, Professor of Animal Behaviour, University of Oxford.

Cost: Free, but RSVP required. Register online: https://2050food2-eorg.eventbrite.com.au/#

Greater efficiency may for some people be an obvious goal for providing food security for an (...)
Monday 16
13:00 - EVENT - Rose Lucas poetry reading : Rose Lucas will read from her new book, Even in the Dark Website | More Information
The Westerly Centre and UWA Publishing will host a poetry reading by visiting poet, Rose Lucas, from her latest book, Even in the Dark.

In this, her first book of poetry, Lucas distills years of writing into an impressive debut. Even in the Dark contains delicate poems of the lives of (...)
Wednesday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Two centuries of prime numbers Website | More Information
The 2013 Mahler Lecture by Akshay Venkatesh, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.

Surprisingly, there have been fundamental new discoveries about prime numbers in the last decade, most recently by Yitang Zhang a few months ago. In this lecture, Professor Venkatesh will survey (...)
Thursday 26
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Considering agency alongside structure in current considerations on child abuse in Catholic educational institutions: historical perspectives Website | More Information
In 2013 a six-member Royal Commission was established in Australia to investigate Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. This is the latest in a large number of such commissions that have been established around the world in recent years. It is clear that it will report many cases of abuse (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Changing Values: Tourism as a dynamic force in Chinese conservation Website | More Information
A public lecture Ed Jocelyn, Director of Red Rock Treks & Expeditions.

This public lecture draws on five years' personal experience in developing environmentally and culturally sensitive tourism programs in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Prefering to work with local communities (...)
Friday 27
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Augmented Australia 1914-2014 : Public Talk with Rene Van Meeuwen Website | More Information
A team led by Assistant Professor Rene Van Meeuwen from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at UWA has won the coveted position of creative director of the Australian exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, one of the discipline's most prestigious and important (...)

 October 2013
Thursday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Autoimmunity and Latent Infectious Disease : The 2013 Ian Constable Lecture Website | More Information
Professor John Forrester, Professor in Ocular Immunology at UWA, Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti and Dr Matthew Wikstrom are currently exploring the role of viral infection in the pathogenesis of autoimmunity using uveitis as a model system. Uveitis is a sight-threatening disease for which there (...)
Wednesday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Oceans Governance and Marine Species Protection Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds lecture by Erika Techera, Professor and Dean of Law at The University of Western Australia.

This presentation will trace the development of the Law of the Sea from ancient origins to modern challenges. No doubt significant advances have been made but recently it has (...)
Thursday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Do genetic effects threaten the sustainability of marine fisheries? : 2050 Food - Lecture Series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Fred Allendorf, Regents Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences, University of Montana and 2013 US Fulbright Senior Specialist UWA.

Cost: Free, but RSVP essential. Register: https://2050food3-eorg.eventbrite.com.au/#

Wild marine fisheries comprise (...)
Tuesday 15
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Plastic Pollution in the Global Ocean : Where has all the Plastic Gone? Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds public lecture by Professor Carlos M. Duarte, Director of The UWA Oceans Institute.

The ocean is the ultimate sink for plastic pollution, impacting marine life from tiny copepods to whales. The finding of an accumulation of plastic debris floating in the NW Pacific (...)
Thursday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Lascars' Lives in the Eighteenth Century Indian Ocean Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Jesse Ransley, Researcher in Archaeology at the University of Southampton and 2013 IAS Short Stay Visitor.

Register: https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/ransley

The labour of Indian Ocean sailors (known by Europeans as ‘lascars’) underpinned transoceanic (...)
Tuesday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Balancing the Role of Government and the Market - the Challenge of Formulating Public Policy 'In Public' : 2013 Reid Oration Website | More Information
The 2013 Reid Oration will be presented by Paul McLeod, Associate Professor of Economics, UWA and Adjunct Professor with the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.

This lecture will discuss how policy formulation is potentially fragmented and losing its ability to distinguish (...)
Wednesday 23
18:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Western Desert Art: Another Story Website | More Information
Join us for a special talk by visiting speaker Dr Diana Young on October 23, 6pm at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Ernabella Arts, situated on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the Western Desert, is the oldest continuously running Indigenous art centre in Australia (...)
Wednesday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Quest for Unification Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Stefan Theisen, Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics and 2013 IAS Short Stay Visitor.

Register: https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/theisen Experimental physics explores natural phenomena from the smallest to the largest length scales, covering (...)
Thursday 31
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Carbonate Deposits in Roman Aqueducts : a Data Source for Archaeology, Palaeoclimate and Archaeoseismology Website | More Information
A public lecture by Cees Passchier, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany.

Carbonate deposits in aqueducts are a new high-resolution data source for palaeoclimate, spring hydrology and earthquake occurrence.

Ancient aqueducts are also a promising archive for archaeoseismic (...)

 November 2013
Wednesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - **CANCELLED** Cultural Heritage Keepers: digital technology and musical instrument repatriation Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jennifer C. Post, ethnomusicologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, UWA

**Unfortunately this event has been cancelled**
Sunday 10
14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Driving Force: Food, Evolution and the Future Website | More Information
This lecture by Professor Michael Crawford, Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, is a part of the 2013 ‘Celebrating Oceans Initiatives’ co-sponsored by the UWA Oceans Institute and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, the WA Museum and the Maritime Museum.

T (...)
Thursday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Progressive Politics and the Environment in Australia: what now? Website | More Information
A public talk by David Ritter, Executive Officer, Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

In his public talk, David will consider some of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities facing the environmental and progressive movements in contemporary Australia. He will make a positive case for (...)


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