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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.