Lord Ron Oxburgh

How to meet world's need for more energy and water

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Eminent geologist and geophysicist Lord Ron Oxburgh will give a free public lecture, Energy and Water for a Warm Crowded World, at The University of Western Australia next Monday.

Dr Karl-Heinz Wyrwoll

Kimberley climate and people - The Last 100,000 Years

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

A leading climate scientist at The University of Western Australia will give a free public lecture tomorrow, Kimberley Climate and People - The Last 100,000 Years.

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood

Fiona Wood to talk on future burn care

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Burns expert Fiona Wood will give a free public lecture - Burn Care of the Future.  Can We Think Ourselves Whole? - next Monday, at The University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Denise Doiron

Fay Gale lecture to focus on income inequality

Monday, 24 October 2011

Australia has suffered a sharp widening of income distribution in recent years and a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia this week will examine the reasons behind it.

Professor Ian Frazer

How to live a long and healthy life

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Australians born in 2011 can expect to live to see the 22nd century, but how can we ensure that they will enjoy their 90+ years of life?

Caravan

Where have all the Baby Boomers Gone?

Monday, 3 October 2011

Baby Boomers and population trends will be the subject of this year's Manning Clark House Day of Ideas, hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia this Friday 7 October.

Felicity Baker

Leading Music Therapist to discuss therapeutic songwriting

Monday, 3 October 2011

How can songwriting contribute to a person's well-being during times of adversity? In this third lecture in the 2011 series, the Power of Music, Dr Felicity Baker, Associate Professor at the School of Music, University of Queensland, will explore how the creation of songs in a therapeutic relationship can begin to address the psychosocial, emotional, cognitive, and communication needs of people with a range of clinical conditions.

Thinking through film book cover

Looking for Meaning in All the Wrong Places

Monday, 3 October 2011

The human condition and the search for meaning will be the subject of a public talk by UWA Winthrop Professor of Philosophy Michael Levine this Tuesday 4 October. Professor Levine's talk will precede a screening of Akira Kurosawa's 1952 film Ikiru.

Professor Bill Thompson

Guest Speaker to Discuss Emotional Communication in Song and Speech

Monday, 19 September 2011

Just how do humans express emotion using vocal communication? In this second public lecture in the 2011 series, the Power of Music, Professor Bill Thompson, one of the world's foremost scholars in the area of music psychology, will present his recent research on the processes involved in vocal emotional communication.

Senator Jan McLucas

Improving the lives of people with disabilities

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Senator Jan McLucas, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, will on September 1 deliver the Disability Collective Lecture 2011 at The University of Western Australia.

Hazardous weather expert at UWA

Monday, 22 August 2011

A world expert on high-impact weather, John McBride, will deliver the 2011 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia outlining the ways in which the frequency of events such as the Queensland floods relate to the changing climate.

Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Spence

Nobel laureate to discuss world's multi-speed economy

Monday, 15 August 2011

As the current debt crisis continues to deepen in the United States and Europe, Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Spence will this week provide a timely analysis of the current economic climate and future growth in a multi-speed world.

Michael Spence to deliver 2011 Marshall Warren Lecture

Friday, 15 July 2011

The future of economic growth in a multi-speed world will be the focus of Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Spence's 2011 Marshall-Warren Lecture next month.

Professor Akshay Venkatesh

Maths boy wonder shows how to stack oranges

Friday, 15 July 2011

One of the world's most gifted mathematicians and a graduate of The University of Western Australia will return to UWA to give a free public lecture and a masterclass.

Emeritus Professor Van Coufoudakis

Public lecture to look at Cyprus - a Fifty Year Old Republic at Risk?

Friday, 17 June 2011

The achievements and challenges facing the Republic of Cyprus after fifty years of independence will be the focus of a public lecture by Dr Van Coufoudakis at The University of Western Australia next week.

UWA Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney

Michael Chaney to deliver Vincent Fairfax Oration on corporate ethics

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The University of Western Australia's Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney will deliver the Vincent Fairfax Oration on "Corporate Ethics:  Are They Just in the Eye of the Beholder?"

Western Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley

Chief scientist to deliver 2011 George Seddon Lecture

Friday, 10 June 2011

Western Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, will deliver the annual George Seddon lecture.

Margaret Henderson

Australian Feminism goes to the Museum

Monday, 6 June 2011

How to best construct an authentic and comprehensive representation of the history of second wave feminism will be the subject of a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on Tuesday 7 June.

Dr Margaret Henderson, senior lecturer at the University of Queensland will discuss her experiences as a consultant to the National Museum of Australia, which involved proposing a collection of ‘feminist objects' to be part of the nation's history in this premier institution.

Julianne Baird

Renowned soprano to perform “The Jane Austen Songbook” at UWA

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The musical tastes of Jane Austen will be the subject of a lecture and performance by internationally renowned soprano Julianne Baird at The University of Western Australia's Callaway Auditorium on Tuesday 24 May 2011.

Richard Mills AM

Artistic Director of WA Opera to Speak at UWA

Friday, 25 March 2011

Dr Richard Mills, Artistic Director of West Australian Opera, will give an insight into the realities of life as a working composer in Australia when he presents the first public lecture in the 2011 series, the Power of Music.