In a free public talk at The University of Western Australia, Playwright David Milroy will explore some of the dimensions of fire as it has shaped his experience of the land, as a Palyku and a Western Australian.
Which ideas have shaped the past century and what are the new ideas that will influence the next hundred years? Leading researchers from the fields of architecture, technology and art, history, music and Australian literature will come together to discuss this question at the 2013 Manning Clark House Day of Ideas "Illuminating Thoughts – 1913, 2013, 2113" to be held at The University of Western Australia on 8 February.
Both Shark Bay, Western Australia and Florida Bay, Miami, are home to subtropical marine environments with similar geological chemical and biological characteristics but, according to The University of Western Australia's leading marine ecologist, we're not taking advantage of science that could lead to better sustainable management of these bays.
Egalitarianism, the idea that each person has equal worth;
that any limitations on achievement and ability to share in society's goods
should be systematically broken down, is a goal that UWA's Winthrop Professor Carmen
Lawrence has always been passionately committed to achieving.
In this year's Reid Oration, Dr Lawrence,
who served on the recent Commonwealth review of school funding in Australia,
will discuss the importance of equality in education.
The Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP, delivered a public joint lecture on ‘Understanding Climate Change and the Carbon Price' to 250 guests at The University of Western Australia last week.
The role and value of historical reference in the face of intensifying environmental and ecological change will be the subject of a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia this Wednesday night.
Australia is a maritime nation with more territory in the ocean than on land and an economy that relies heavily on its oceans through fisheries, oil and gas and tourism.
In a new lecture series ‘Ocean Solutions for Humanity's Grand Challenges‘, presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies and The UWA Oceans Institute, experts will explore ways in which safe and sustainable uses of our oceans can open a pathway of wealth and well-being through what is, in effect, our last frontier.
Rape and sexual torture of women in times of war and crisis is not a new phenomenon. However it was only recently, following reports of mass rapes perpetrated during the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda, that the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war has been widely discussed.
The controversial subject of shale gas and the use of "fracking" (hydraulic fracturing) will be the subject of a free public lecture at UWA this Monday 30 April by visiting UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large Derek Elsworth.