Increasing life expectancy has been one of the greatest successes of the modern era, but do the additional years of life mean extra years of morbidity and disability for older people? Is there evidence for interventions to prevent disability and maintain wellbeing to very high age?
UWA student athletes Holly Barratt (swimming) and Lilian Hedges (water polo) have swum away from the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, Korea, with gold medals and helped the Australian Uniroos to their most successful University Games with a record 19 medals.
The University of Western Australia’s premier choir will travel to Singapore this weekend to participate in a rare performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony as “a gift to the entire nation” in celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday.
Australian-born philosopher Peter Singer, once described by the New Yorker as”… the most controversial philosopher alive” will visit UWA on 14 July to give a public talk on what he calls ‘Effective Altruism’.