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Today's date is Saturday, August 15, 2020
External events held at UWA
 October 2019
Saturday 19
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Mindfulness made simple! : Back by popular demand Website | More Information
Mindfulness is both a Buddhist practice and a psychological therapy. It has gained great popularity in recent years, for good reason as it has many physical and psychological benefits. Mindfulness practices can help with many common maladies, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain management. Also, mindfulness activates the parasympathetic nervous system in the body, reducing tensions and promoting the body’s natural healing mechanisms. So it is good for your health! In this two week workshop Kate will introduce several mindfulness and meditation practices that you can explore and incorporate into your daily life. You will learn how to quickly relax your mind and body, pay attention to specific aspects of moment by moment awareness and easily shift focus from one activity to the next.

10:00 - WORKSHOP - Become a WA frog scientist : Join us for a free workshop to help conserve frogs in Australian cities. Website | More Information
Love frogs? Keen to observe WA’s very own motorbike frog and contribute to meaningful science?

We’re looking for citizen scientists to join us for a series of free workshops that will help conserve frogs in Australian cities.

During the workshops you’ll learn how to conduct field surveys using the CAUL Urban Wildlife app. We’ll then visit nearby sites where you will put your newfound skills to the test during a practice frog survey.

The CAUL Urban Wildlife app is available on Android and iPhone, so simply attend one of our three workshops, bring your device and jump to it! If possible, please download the app in advance of the workshop: https://nespurban.edu.au/platforms/caul-urban-wildlife-app/.

Workshop times and locations

Saturday, October 19: 10am–12pm at UWA Crawley campus, Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geology and Geography Building.

12pm–2pm at UWA Crawley campus, Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geology and Geography Building.

Sunday, October 20: 10am–12pm at ECU Joondalup Campus, Building 7, room 103.

10:00 - EVENT - Art Upmarket - Sat 19th Oct 2019 : Connecting art lovers with WA's best artists Website | More Information
Art Upmarket is all about connecting art lovers with Perth’s best artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day. Fill your home with local art. The market will showcase a curated selection of more than 55 of Perth’s most talented artists in Winthrop Hall.

Saturday 19th October 2019 – 10am-4pm

Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible.

Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall and Undercroft, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009

For more information please visit: www.perthupmarket.com.au www.instagram.com/artupmarket #artupmarket https://www.facebook.com/events/1814055352028211/

10:00 - CONFERENCE - TEDxUWA 2019: New Frontiers : TEDxUWA is back with an exciting event dedicated to ideas worth spreading! Website | More Information
Immerse yourself in the innovative ideas and one-of-a-kind stories that are important to the community at the University of Western Australia - and beyond!

At this year’s annual conference, TEDxUWA has brought together a line-up of brilliant speakers that will push the frontiers between what we know and understand.

TEDxUWA 2019: New Frontiers is a chance to take an active part in important discussions that matter to students, alumni, educators, and anyone with a curious mind. Whether you’re interested in finding your identity or minimising waste for the future of our environment, these talks showcase fascinating ideas that will challenge and inspire you.
Tuesday 22
10:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Eye Health and Research Lectures : Free community lectures at the Lions Eye Institute Website | More Information
The Lions Eye Institute will host 4 free public lectures about eye health and eye research: 10am Prof Bill Morgan: 'Adventures in the Pressure Space' - the optic nerve in Glaucoma and in outer space. 11.30am Dr Andrea Ang: 'Can I get rid of my glasses Doc?' - LASIK and refractive surgery 1pm Dr Hessom Razavi: 'Journey into the Eye' - looking at the eye and disease through virtual reality 2.30pm Dr Angus Turner: 'Country eyes' - how to give sight-saving treatment away from the city lights
Thursday 24
16:00 - FREE LECTURE - Shann Lecture: The End of Normal in Politics and Economics : Shann Memorial Lecture 2019 with Jennifer Hewett (AFR) Website | More Information
The UWA Business School Economics Department is pleased to invite you to attend the annual Shann Memorial Lecture, The End of Normal in Politics and Economics on Thursday 24 October.

Polarization over Brexit, China’s military belligerence, political deterioration in Hong Kong and lack of US leadership are all contributing to increasing political dysfunction and unpredictability in the global economy. What does this mean for the Australian economy? Join Jennifer Hewett (The Australian Financial Review) for an up-to-date and insightful discussion of these major challenges facing us today.

The annual Shann Memorial Lecture was introduced to honour the memory of the Foundation Professor of Economics at UWA, Edward Owen Giblin Shann. Edward Shann has been regarded as the pioneer of the academic development of economics and traditional Australian economic history and he was a strong advocate of individual intellectual freedom and developing a sense of social responsibilities. He penned several books and essays on the economic history of Australia and was a major influence in formulating financial and fiscal policies in Australia.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - FREE PUBLIC SEMINAR: Geopolitics of Maritime Pasts: Connecting the Indian Ocean and South China Sea : Ideas about peaceful seas and civilisations in dialogue are 'strategic narratives' at a time when States seek power through structures of connectivity Website | More Information
In their recent show of friendship, why exactly did Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi exchange portraits of each other on silk and ceramic? While the Western media didn’t ponder such matters, the meaning of these gifts was debated intensely in both China and India. This presentation demonstrates why this moment forms part of a much larger, and fast changing, landscape of geocultural politics. China’s Belt and Road Initiative is driving this, transforming the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean and South China Sea through a narrative of a ‘revived’ Maritime Silk Road.

To date, analyses of maritime geopolitics in these regions have primarily gravitated around sea-lane ‘choke points’, or the construction of port infrastructure and artificial islands. What has been missed is the strategic importance countries across Asia now place on crafting and revising history for maritime diplomacy and economic development. As we will see, for Indonesia, it is the ‘spice routes’, elsewhere it might be Zheng He. The presentation demonstrates the Maritime Silk Road is not 2000 years old, but a history invented at the end of the Cold War. A series of short films will be shown to illustrate how think-tanks, academics, museums, BBC World, Russia Today, and Chinese state television uncritically repeat this ‘history’ of trade and exchange, and it will be argued that ideas about peaceful seas and civilisations in dialogue are ‘strategic narratives’ at a time when states seek power through structures of connectivity.

19:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Annual Ian Constable Lecture 2019 : Speaker: Professor Keith Martin will consider some of the likely developments in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment in the near future. Website | More Information
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of this annual lecture, which is presented by the Lions Eye Institute and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and honours the work of Professor Ian Constable.

Professor Constable is recognised as one of the world’s leading ophthalmic surgeons. He was appointed the Lions Foundation Chair of Ophthalmology in 1975. In 1983 Professor Constable established the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) dedicated to the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease. Today the LEI is a not-for-profit centre of excellence that combines world class scientific research into the prevention of blindness with the highest level of eye care delivery, combining the expertise of researchers and ophthalmologists.

19:00 - EVENT - Glaucoma: what’s on the horizon? Website | More Information
The Lions Eye Institute and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies present the 2019 Ian Constable Lecture - by Professor Keith Martin, Managing Director, Centre for Eye Research Australia.

Glaucoma remains the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The field of glaucoma is currently experiencing a renaissance, with multiple innovations in drug delivery and surgery expanding the range of options available to those who treat the disease. Personalised medicine is becoming more common in healthcare and it seems inevitable that this approach will be applied to glaucoma as we attempt to target treatments to those most likely to benefit in a world of constrained resources.

In this lecture, Professor Martin will consider some of the likely developments in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment in the near future, from genomics to continuous IOP monitoring to gene and cell therapies. In particular, studies have found gene therapy approaches to be very promising and Professor Martin will discuss a project using AAV2 vectors to deliver BDNF and its receptor, TrkB, to retinal ganglion cells that is moving rapidly towards clinical translation. Finally, the talk will outline the prospects for optic nerve regeneration – a goal that once seemed impossible that is now becoming conceivable.
Saturday 26
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Better Brain Health : Create a fitter brain! Website | More Information
Just as physical health improves well-being, being brain fit helps you learn effectively, remember more and maintain clear thinking even when under pressure. The science has shown, while you can’t change your genes you can influence your environment which can have a significant impact on how well you age and retain your intellect. This workshop will enable you to develop your own brain fitness program based on those lifestyle choices shown to make a positive difference.

11:00 - EVENT - Sensory Science: an exhibition to stimulate the senses Website | More Information
Sensory Science is a unique exhibition that includes the science-based artwork of Dr Erica Tandori, a legally blind artist from Monash University, and the Lions Eye Institute research team. It is a tactile exhibition that enables people with all levels of vision to learn about science and research in a new and engaging way. it will be of interest to people of all ages.

 November 2019
Saturday 02
10:00 - WORKSHOP - How to keep a beehive : Did you ever want to keep a beehive? Website | More Information
Or perhaps you just want to take better care of your bees.This overview explains how to manage a healthy, productive honeybee colony. Learn how to work with these fascinating insects and produce your own local honey.The theory section (Friday, 1 November 2019; 6.30pm to 8.30pm) will take you through the logistics of starting in bees, how to use your equipment, how to register as a beekeeper, recognising disease, what a colony needs to stay healthy, how to re-queen and how and when to take off honey. The practical session will give you hands on experience of a bee colony, expand on and show what was learnt in the theory session. Also recognising and locating the queen, colony orientation, how to enjoy the beekeeping experience and keep it low stress for the bees and yourself. The practical session will be held in the CIBER bee yard at UWA Crawley on Saturday, 2 November 2019 from 10am to 4pm.
Monday 11
14:00 - EVENT - Remembrance Day Commemoration : Three consecutive events to remember all those from WA who served their Country at home and abroad Website | More Information
(1) 2:00-4:00pm RWAHS Photographic Exhibition 49 Broadway Nedlands

(2) 4:00-5:00pm UWAHS Campus Walk from 49 Broadway Nedlands to Whitfeld Court

(3) 5:00-6:00pm Commemoration Service Whitfeld Court, UWA

Please register for this free event
Sunday 17
10:00 - EVENT - Art Upmarket- Perth's best dedicated art fair : Perth's best dedicated art fair Website | More Information
Art Upmarket – Perth’s best art fair Sat 17th October 2020 Art Upmarket is all about connecting art lovers with Perth’s best artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day. Fill your home with local art. The market will showcase a curated selection of more than 60 of Perth’s most talented artists in Winthrop Hall.

Saturday 17th October 2020 – 10am-4pm

Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible.

Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall and Undercroft, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009

Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/artupmarket www.instagram.com/artupmarket #artupmarket
Friday 22
20:00 - PERFORMANCE - DESTINATIONS: Ives, Reich and Milligan : A rare performance of profound American masterworks and a new composition by UWA Graduate Kate Milligan Website | More Information
Join the Perth Orchestra Project and conductor Izaak Wesson for a programme of profound American music from the 20th century, as well a new composition by Perth-born composer Kate Milligan. POP is enormously proud to present this concert of masterworks by Charles Ives and Steve Reich, both of whom meditate on the fragility, duality, displacement and mysticism of the human condition in their respective works.

Ives’ brief but intensely introspective The Unanswered Question was a work decades ahead of its time, which provides a stunning opening to the concert. Reich’s Different Trains is a monolith of 20th century music and considered a seminal memorial piece to the Holocaust. The concert concludes with a new piece by UWA composition graduate Kate Milligan for flutes, strings and electronics. The world premiere of her work Migrations is sure to provide a poignant link to our contemporary time and place.

PRE-CONCERT TALK AT 7.30PM ON FRIDAY 22nd of NOVEMBER IN THE EILEEN JOYCE STUDIO, UWA CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC
Saturday 23
9:30 - EVENT - Creative Travel Photography : Learn from Master Photographer and National Geographic finalist Website | More Information
Everybody who travels wants to return with stunning memories of the people and places they have experienced. Learn how to capture great travel images with one of Australia’s top travel and photo tours photographers, Nick Melidonis and ensure the time you spend on travel is reflected in high impact photography. This inspiring and fun course is for those wanting to record their personal journeys and capturing powerful images of people and landscapes to share with friends and family or for books, prints and exhibitions. Nick Melidonis is one of Australia’s foremost photographers and photo educators for over two decades. A Master Photographer with five gold bars; he was named number two in the world in 2016 in ‘Nature’ (landscape and wildlife) in the prestigious World Photographic Cup winning a silver medal. He was also a finalist in the National Geographic 2016 'Travel Photographer of the Year'. Nick is one of only three photographers to have won the 8’AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year' three times.
Sunday 24
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Discover Perth's best design market at UWA Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s original and best design market, featuring more than 180 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and foodies all at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall.

There is something for everyone, including a Junior Upmarket section in Hackett Hall which showcases all the best local designers for kids' clothing, toys, games and decor. Have a browse through the gourmet section to inspire your inner Masterchef, shop original locally designed homewares or find the perfect gift for someone special. Then enjoy a coffee or lunch relaxing on the beautiful lawns around Winthrop Hall.

DETAILS:

Sunday 24th November 2019

Time: 10am-4pm Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Parking and entry free, venue is easily accessible, 3 ATMs on site 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/perthupmarket

 January 2020
Wednesday 29
18:00 - SEMINAR - Grammar Therapy : Grammar has made a comeback! Website | More Information
Being able to deconstruct a sentence and knowing the fundamental principles of English aren't just helpful tools for learning a second language. They're skills essential to our ability to communicate effectively in almost every field. Grammar Therapy is a simple and effective introduction to English grammar for those who never learned grammar properly in school or need a refresher. This course runs over three weeks (total of 7.5 hrs).

18:30 - TALK - Climate Change: the facts : A free public talk hosted by Extinction Rebellion on the climate crisis. Come and explore the latest climate science and learn what action you can take to make a difference. More Information
Join us at our free introductory talk to learn more about the climate & biodiversity emergency, Extinction Rebellion's history and principles, and how Extinction Rebellion is taking non-violent direct action to tackle the crisis head-on.
Friday 31
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Heroes : Perth Orchestra Project and Izaak Wesson perform works by Beethoven, Glass and Barblett Website | More Information
Join the Perth Orchestra Project and conductor Izaak Wesson for a concert of tragedy, triumph, and raw emotion as we explore the concept of ‘heroes’ through music. This concert meditates on the question of ‘what is a hero, and how do they shape our lives?’, examining the ways in which three different composers over the last two centuries have been inspired to create art in response to ‘heroes’.

The programme begins with an extract from Glass’s Symphony No.4, which is heavily influenced by the music of David Bowie. In his iconic track 'Heroes' Bowie was inspired by two lovers who were separated by the Berlin Wall, which Glass draws on in this movement. Perth-born composer Charles Barblett then offers a contemporary take on the idea of heroes and villains in our world today, in what will be a world premiere performance that focusses particularly on the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

2020 is the 250th year since Beethoven's birth in 1770, so in celebration the concert concludes with Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No.3, the ‘Eroica’. POP will explore this work which was written at one of the most tumultuous times in European history, a time profoundly shaped by individuals who sought to dramatically change the world in which they lived.

Philip Glass - Symphony No. 4 'Heroes', 1st Movement Charles Barblett - Distorted Perceptions (PREMIERE) Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 Eroica

Friday 31 January 2020 7:30 PM Sunday 2 February 2020 2:00 PM

Callaway Music Auditorium UWA Conservatorium of Music, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009

Tickets available online via TryBooking (https://www.trybooking.com/BHOIS) and at the door. Standard $20 Concession $15 Student $5

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