Emerita Professor Anne Worrall

From Symbolic Mother to Public Protector: women working in corrective services

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The role of women working in corrective services will be the subject of the 2011 Grace Vaughan Memorial lecture held at The University of Western Australia on Monday 14 March 2011.

To mark the centenary year of International Women's Day, Emerita Professor Anne Worrall, former Director of the Centre for Criminological Research at Keele University in the UK, will explore the history and present day place of women who work in statutory and voluntary corrective services.

Professor Naomi Oreskes

UWA climate science group takes on doubters

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The climate change debate has been orchestrated to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge, according to a US researcher visiting The University of Western Australia.

'Refuge' the Focus of 2010 Day of Ideas

Friday, 8 October 2010

The challenges for Australia in discharging its responsibilities towards refugees will be the subject of the 2010 Manning Clark Day of Ideas, presented by UWA's Institute of Advanced Studies, on Saturday, October 16, 2010.

'Hobbit' ancestors and art evolution under spotlight

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A member of the Australian-Indonesian research team who announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis - known as the ‘hobbit' - will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia about the current research on their remarkable find.


Subsurface Geo-Engineering - Band-aid or Enduring Solutions

Monday, 4 October 2010

A major global challenge is to satisfy the growing energy demand – in the face of peak oil - while simultaneously balancing the needs of environment and economy.


In a public lecture at UWA this week, Derek Elsworth, Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering at Penn State University, will explore the significant role subsurface science may play in brokering such a technological and societal transition.

Anna Haebich

Murdering Stepmothers. The Execution of Martha Rendell

Friday, 17 September 2010

Multi-award winning author Anna Haebich will visit UWA next week to deliver the Institute of Advanced Studies' annual New Critic Lecture. Her lecture will explore the controversial case of Perth stepmother Martha Rendell, 100 years after her execution for the murder of her three small step children.

Director Safina Uberoi

An audience with Australian director Safina Uberoi

Monday, 13 September 2010

Award-winning Australian film maker Safina Uberoi will visit UWA later this month for a fundraiser screening of her documentary, A Good Man.

Professor Joel Bernstein

Chemistry in the Courtroom

Monday, 26 July 2010

At the conclusion of a report on a patent litigation involving the drug Viagra, The Economist quoted one of the attorneys involved as saying, “Forget horse racing, patent litigation is the true sport of kings.”

The controversial issues surrounding patent litigation will be the subject of a free public lecture at UWA next week, to be given by Professor Joel Bernstein of Ben-Gurion University.

Fr. Borys Gudziak

Christian Spirituality in a Post-Modern World

Friday, 23 July 2010

Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Fr. Borys Gudziak, will visit UWA next week to speak about the work of the Ukrainian Catholic University in post-Soviet Ukraine and on the broader theme of the place of Christian Spirituality in a post-Modern world.

Sue Boyd

The Roots of Diplomacy

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Career diplomat and University of Western Australia alumni Sue Boyd will return to UWA next week to deliver the second annual UWA Historical Society lecture.

Her lecture will give an insight into her early years on campus and her subsequent experiences and achievements.

Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence

The human side of carbon reduction

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence will explore what we know - and need to know - about the human psyche to make any progress in crafting workable solutions to the problem of climate change when she presents The University of Western Australia's 2010 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture.

Chitra Palekar

Beyond Bollywood - Indian Film maker visits UWA

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Renowned Indian producer, writer and director, Chitra Palekar will visit UWA next week for a special free screening of her award winning film Maati Maay (A Grave-keeper's Tale).

Following the screening the audience will have a unique opportunity to discuss the film with the director.

Dr Philippa Williams

The problem with modern day lives

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The challenges faced by individuals and families around Australia who are struggling to integrate the demands of work with the needs of home and community life will be explored at the annual Grace Vaughan Memorial lecture held at The University of Western Australia.

Cheryl Praeger: pic from Dept of Commerce WA

Top mathematician warns of trouble ahead

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

One of the world's most highly cited mathematicians, Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA, will confront the crisis that faces us as the supply of maths graduates and teachers fails to meet the demand in a public lecture where she will address the question - What must Australia do to properly equip itself for the future?

Book Cover - The Female Eunuch

Eunuchs Still? Commemorating Forty Years of 'The Female Eunuch'.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Germaine Greer seems to have been a trigger for outbursts of acrimony ever since the publication of The Female Eunuch forty years ago, but what was the book actually about, and why has it entrenched such violent reactions in Australia since 1970?

Book cover - Females on the Fatal Shore

Visiting author to discuss the lives of Females on the Fatal Shore

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The lives of some of Australia’s brave women pioneers will be under the spotlight at UWA next week when visiting author Susanna de Vries presents a free public lecture based on her recent book Females on the Fatal Shore.

Dr Sylvester James Gates

Obama science adviser awarded honorary degree

Thursday, 18 March 2010

An adviser to the US administration, and world expert on supergravity, Professor Sylvester (Jim) Gates has had the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science conferred on him by UWA Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney at the University's Autumn Graduations.

Shaping the future of climate change: Dogma or consensus - scepticism or denial?

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Are you concerned about climate change, but not totally sure what to conclude?  Worried about attacks on scientists?  What is a valid scientific idea and how is a scientific consensus formed?

Nobel Laureate reveals new methods to teach science

Friday, 27 November 2009

Visiting Nobel Laureate Professor Carl Wieman will next month give a free public lecture on "Teaching Science in the 21st Century".

The Director of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (www.cwsei.ubc.ca) claims even good teachers are ‘getting it wrong'.

Links between terrorism and torture examined

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

The risk of terrorism and the use of state-sponsored torture are inextricably linked behaviours, according to a new book by academics from The University of Western Australia.