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Displaying from Thursday, October 25, 2018
 October 2018
Thursday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Blue Energy: South West WA’s future as a marine renewables hub Website | More Information
An 'All at Sea' public lecture by Professor Christophe Gaudin, Head of Oceans Graduate School and Director Wave Energy Research Centre.

Energy security is a critical issue in the 21st century and marine renewable energy resources are an important component of the blue economy agenda in (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Creeping Concepts: our expanding ideas of harm and pathology Website | More Information
A public lecture by Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology, University of Melbourne and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Concept meanings refuse to stand still. They move around over time reflecting changes in culture and society. In this talk, Professor Haslam will (...)
Monday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Mobile Museum: botanical exchanges between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Mark Nesbitt, Curator and Senior Research Leader in economic botany at Kew Gardens.

The Museum of Economic Botany opened at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1847. As a display of useful plants and their products, it met two very Victorian aims: to be a bridge between (...)
Tuesday 30
18:00 - SCREENING - Gurrumul - film screening and panel Q&A Website | More Information
A film screening followed by a panel Q&A with Professor Carmen Lawrence (UWA School of Psychological Science), Professor Dawn Bessarab (UWA Medical School), Professor Patricia Dudgeon (UWA School of Indigenous Studies), and Dr Nicholas Bannan (UWA Conservatorium of Music)

Paul (...)

 November 2018
Thursday 08
18:15 - PUBLIC TALK - Kerry O'Brien on 'A Memoir' Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies, City of Perth Library and Boffins Books are delighted to present Kerry O'Brien on his recent book 'A Memoir'.

Join us for this talk with Walkley award winning ABC journalist, Kerry O'Brien, who will reflect on the social and political upheavals he has (...)
Monday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Loneliness: the silent global epidemic in an ageing world Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA).

In our rapidly ageing world, loneliness is quickly becoming a public health crisis with significant consequences that will impact every Australian in one way or another. Improved life (...)
Saturday 17
9:30 - EVENT - Renovation of a Nation : The Manning Clark House Day of Ideas presented by Holmes à Court [email protected] No.10 Website | More Information
Many Australians today know little about the history of their nation. This lack of knowledge contributes to discord and unsettled relationships within our country. It is time to address the past in order to create a better future, not only for our ourselves but for generations to come. The interest (...)
Wednesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Happily Single? It May Depend on Where You Live: how families shape single women’s well-being in three East Asian cities Website | More Information
This talk will examine why the experience of singlehood differs in the three cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Professor Nakano will argue that as the state has stepped back from control over the intimate spaces of family life, families have become the primary medium through which singlehood (...)
Monday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Mountain Belts: giants with hot-soft but vibrant hearts Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Olivier Vanderhaeghe, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3 and Adjunct Director of the Géosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET) laboratory and 2018 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

Mountain belts have always intrigued human beings and (...)
Wednesday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - CANCELLED - Structural and Functional Imaging of Tissues with Optical Coherence Tomography/Elastography Website | More Information
Unfortunately due circumstances beyond our control, this event has been CANCELLED.

 December 2018
Tuesday 04
18:15 - PUBLIC TALK - Bob Brown and Paul Thomas on 'Green Nomads, Wild Places' Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies, City of Perth Library and Boffins Books present Bob Brown and Paul Thomas on 'Green Nomads, Wild Places'.

Join us for this talk by Bob Brown and Paul Thomas as they discuss 'Green Nomads, Wild Places' - a companion to 'Green Nomads', the book of their (...)
Wednesday 05
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture : Global Suburbanisms and Governance Website | More Information
The majority of the world's population now live in urban areas. Prof. Brendan Gleeson, University of Melbourne, has suggested that we are living in an era of homo urbanis. However, it is arguably more accurate to describe the human species as homo suburbanis, since it is the suburbs where most city (...)
Tuesday 11
17:45 - PUBLIC TALK - Photons & Gravitational Waves : A public talk by Professor Markus Aspelmeyer, Professor of Physics and Professor Rainer Weiss, Nobel Laureate. Website | More Information
You are invited to join us at UWA’s Octagon Theatre for a free double bill event featuring two outstanding physics communicators addressing two of the deepest questions of physics.

Professor Markus Aspelmeyer, Professor of Physics at the University of Vienna will address the question, “Wh (...)
Friday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Promise of Quantum Computing (and how we’re going to get there!) Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jeremy O’Brien, Co-founder and CEO, PsiQuantum and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Quantum computing promises to transform almost every aspect of our lives, society and economy. However, despite more than quarter of a century of effort, useful (...)

 February 2019
Tuesday 19
18:00 - EVENT - How to achieve a sustainable blue economy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Rashid Sumaila, Director, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, University of British Columbia and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

A crucial question still facing humanity is how to successfully manage the ocean to ensure long term (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Overcoming the challenges of making high quality cross-national comparisons. The example of the European Social Survey Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Rory Fitzgerald, Director, European Social Survey, City, University of London and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

In this public lecture Professor Rory Fitzgerald will first outline the challenges of cross-national measurement using social (...)
Wednesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Mining Waste Environments: globally significant and growing biogeochemical hotspots Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Lesley A. Warren, Director, Lassonde Institute of Mining, University of Toronto and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Globally, extractive industries are estimated to produce 7.2 billion tons of waste and use 7-9 billion cubic metres of (...)
Monday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Joëlle Gergis, Lecturer, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, University of Melbourne.

What was Australia’s climate like before official weather records began? How do scientists use tree-rings, ice cores and tropical corals to retrace the past? What do (...)

 March 2019
Thursday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Law in the Shadow of Empire: Imperial Ideology and Indigenous Agency in the Roman World Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Kimberley Czajkowski, Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Edinburgh and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

The Roman Empire was “an empire of laws”. Or was it? If it was, whose laws and what would the functions of such laws be? The Roman (...)
Wednesday 20
17:30 - EVENT - Panel: Migrant and Refugee Health : Harmoney Week Event - Panel discussion of health issues for migrants and refugees in WA focussing on social aspects of health. Website | More Information
Migrants to Australia often experience diverse health and mental health needs which may not be met by mainstream services. Addressing such needs involves understanding complex social and cultural specifics. Instead of treating people as generic bodies, a social approach to health recognises that (...)


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