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Displaying from Friday, August 29, 2014
 August 2014
Friday 29
8:00 - EVENT - Combined Biological Sciences Meeting : 24th Annual CBSM @ UWA University Club Website | More Information
CBSM aims to promote biological science in Western Australia by encouraging the interaction of scientists, students and industry representatives from all aspects of life science. The meeting is designed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and expertise to keep the life sciences in WA (...)

 September 2014
Saturday 06
15:30 - CONCERT - Beethoven: A Tale of Triumph : Selections from Beethoven's piano sonatas performed by Perth's mightiest pianists! Website | More Information
Beethoven: A Tale of Triumph Concert - to be held at St George's College as part of their Spring Concert Series. The concert will see a selection from Beethoven's piano sonatas including the famous Moonlight Sonata performed by Perth's mightiest pianists! Performing: Mark Coughlan, Caroline (...)
Tuesday 09
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Shopping in Perth: Memories of Bon Marché More Information
About the talk

For most women before 1960, ‘shopping in Perth’ meant donning hat and gloves and driving or catching the bus or tram ‘into town’ to visit their favourite department store. Bargains, advertised in a local paper or on the radio, checked out it was time for tea and cake in (...)

 November 2014
Tuesday 11
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : What history has taught me More Information
About the talk

In this presentation Professor Bunbury will illustrate early influences on his awareness of the importance of contemporary history, both as a child growing up after World War Two; later as a teacher and how later still his work at the ABC in the Radio National’s Social (...)

 February 2015
Thursday 12
9:00 - COURSE - GAMSAT Practice Test and Review : GAMSAT Revision Course Website | More Information
The Gold Standard GAMSAT will hold a 2-day GAMSAT Course (practice test and review) at the University Hall, UWA on February 12 - 13, 2015. The course will start at 9 am and ends at 6 pm.

The teacher of this GAMSAT course is Dr. Brett Ferdinand, author of the Gold Standard GAMSAT textbook (...)

 March 2015
Wednesday 04
10:00 - EXPO - Careers Fair : Great Court 10am-2.00 pm Website | More Information
The University of Western Australia's Careers Fair provides excellent opportunities for students to engage, network and meet prospective employers looking to recruit students for graduate programs, vacation work, internships and voluntary positions. From first year to final year, Undergraduate to (...)
Tuesday 10
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Shipwrecks and salvage More Information
About the talk

Listening to artefacts: decay on historic shipwrecks interprets the past and provides future hope.

About the Speaker

Dr Ian MacLeod works for the Western Australian Museum and is the Executive Director of the Fremantle Museums. He has over 36 years' (...)

 April 2015
Tuesday 14
19:00 - TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Dampier Archipelago More Information
About the talk

From a scientific perspective, Aboriginal people entered the landmass of Sahul (greater Australia) more than 50,000 years ago and were in the Pilbara region of Western Australia by 42,000 BP. These first settlers left their mark in these artefacts and in abundant rock art (...)

 May 2015
Tuesday 12
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Soul Friendship : From the ancient Celtic way of Soul Friendship, Ray Simpson will help us find the inner resources for sustainable leadership in work, pilgrimage, poetry, healing the land and relationship with Indigenous people. More Information
This is the first of this year's Chaplain's International Lectures, where religious perspectives attempt to advance contemporary issues and is sponsored by the chaplains of the University of Western Australia. Ray Simpson is the Guardian of the International Community of Aidan and Hilda based on (...)

19:00 - TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Hidden Treasures of Special Collections More Information
The UWA Special Collections is a treasure trove of wonderful rare books and manuscripts that are available to students, researchers and members of the community. Leather-bound antiquarian books, handwritten documents on vellum, rare facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts and early hand-painted maps (...)

 June 2015
Tuesday 09
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : WA Politics and Premiers More Information
About the talk

Peter Kennedy met and interviewed the past 11 WA premiers after starting in journalism at The West Australian in 1970. In his talk he will touch on the background of each of the premiers, including aspects of which even he was unaware, despite dealing with them in a (...)

 July 2015
Tuesday 14
19:00 - EVENT - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Return to tradition - the Dobag Project and the future of village carpet weaving in Turkey More Information
Presentation synopsis

In Turkey, works of art cover the floors. The region has long been known for its carpet-weaving traditions. From nomadic tribal flatweaves and knotted pile carpets to the luxurious silk textiles of the Ottoman court, rich colours and bold geometric designs have (...)

 August 2015
Tuesday 11
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : What have the Romans done for us? More Information
In a famous scene in Monty Python's Life of Brian, the rhetorical question is asked "What have the Romans ever done for us?" and the answer turns out to be quite a lot.

This talk asks the same question in contemporary Australia and, unsurprisingly, will suggest a similar answer (...)

 September 2015
Tuesday 08
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Supply water forever whatever the weather More Information
Achieving security in a new era of water supply. In response to the dramatically drying climate in South West Western Australia, the Water Corporation has embarked on a process of reform to drought proof Perth by 2022 so that sufficient water supplies are maintained, whatever the weather.

Thursday 10
9:00 - EVENT - 3MT competition : Competitors are challenged to explain their research in an engaging way in 3 minutes. Website | More Information
Semi-finals from 9.15 - 12.00. Finals from 3-5pm.

 October 2015
Tuesday 13
19:00 - EVENT - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Look up Perth More Information
In his talk, 'Look Up Perth', Richard Offen will touch on the history of some of Perth's superb wealth of heritage buildings, telling the story of their birth and people behind their creation. From the city's oldest standing building, the Old Court House to treasures such as His Majesty's Theatre (...)

 November 2015
Tuesday 10
19:00 - TALK - Talk : The Celluloid Piano: at the movies with Eileen Joyce More Information
The final 2015 meeting of the Friends of the UWA Library will be held on Tuesday 10 November at 7.30pm in the Tunley Lecture Theatre in the School of Music. Dr Victoria Rogers will present a talk entitled The Celluloid Piano: at the movies with Eileen Joyce. Born in Zeehan, Tasmania and raised in (...)

 February 2016
Tuesday 02
9:00 - LECTURE - Live GAMSAT Science Review Course : This Section 3 (science) GAMSAT course is taught by Dr. Ferdinand who is the author of the Gold Standard GAMSAT textbook; has five years of experience teaching GAMSAT courses; and he produced more than 100 GAMSAT YouTube videos with step-by-step worked solutions for the official GAMSAT practice materials (published by ACER). Join us for problem-based learning with an experienced GAMSAT expert. Website | More Information
The Gold Standard GAMSAT will host a GAMSAT Science Review (Section 3) seminar on Feb 2 - 3, 2016 at University Hall, University of Western Australia. The course will start at 9 am and ends at 6 pm daily.

The tutor of this course is Dr. Brett Ferdinand, author of the Gold Standard (...)
Thursday 04
9:00 - SEMINAR - Live GAMSAT Practice Test & Review Course : This GAMSAT Practice Test & Review Course is taught by Dr. Ferdinand who is the author of the Gold Standard GAMSAT textbook; has five years of experience teaching GAMSAT courses; and he produced more than 100 GAMSAT YouTube videos with step-by-step worked solutions for the official GAMSAT practice materials (published by ACER). Join us for problem-based learning with an experienced GAMSAT expert. Website | More Information
The Gold Standard GAMSAT will host a GAMSAT Practice Test & Review seminar on Feb 4 - 5, 2016 at University Hall, University of Western Australia. The course will start at 9 am and ends at 6 pm daily.

The tutor of this course is Dr. Brett Ferdinand, author of the Gold Standard (...)

 March 2016
Tuesday 08
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Perth Theatres & Cinemas - discover the fascinating history of performance spaces in Perth More Information
In the early days of the Swan River colony most theatrical and musical entertainment took place either in private residences or in the Court House (now the Old Courthouse Law Museum in Stirling Gardens). Gradually as the population increased and more public buildings were constructed, further (...)


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