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.

Professors Warren and Marshall

UWA hosts three Nobel Laureates in three weeks

Monday, 16 November 2009

Three of the world's leading physicists, including the inaugural speaker for the Marshall-Warren Lecture Series, will be visiting The University of Western Australia over the next three weeks to deliver academic and public lectures on science.

Dr Carmen Lawrence

Bravely crunching the twin crises

Thursday, 5 November 2009

The public is hungry for knowledge of the true dimensions of Australia's climate crisis and what can be done about it without wrecking our economy - a subject to be examined at The University of Western Australia next week.

Picture of Islamic art

Exploring Islamic treasures

Friday, 16 October 2009

The ‘liquid frontiers' of Islamic Art:   Interaction and exchange in the medieval period is the title of a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on Tuesday, 20 October.

Professors Marshall and Warren

Nobel Laureate series named in honour of Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

A public lecture series to allow the community to engage with Nobel Laureates from around the world has been named in honour of Professors Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, joint winners of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2005.

Scottish Parliament

The Scots are coming - to UWA

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Former journalist and television executive turned Conservative politician Ted Brocklebank will lead a delegation of Scottish MPs delivering a public lecture at The University of Western Australia on Monday October 12, 2009 to mark the first 10 years since devolution.

Richard Hobbs

Defying Hanrahan - Yes we can!

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Runaway climate change, species loss, ecosystem collapse - these predictions for the future are so dire that many people believe nothing can be done to prevent ruination.  But Australian Laureate Professor Richard Hobbs from The University of Western Australia argues that we are not doomed, that there is room for optimism.

Dr Anne Kelso

World Health Organisation expert to talk about flu

Monday, 28 September 2009

A World Health Organisation influenza expert, Professor Anne Kelso, will present this year's Ian Constable Lecture, The 21st Century Pandemic, at The University of Western Australia.

Green new deal called for

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Top State experts in economics and the environment will convene at The University of Western Australia on Friday for the symposium A Green ‘New Deal'?  Confronting Climate Change and the Financial Crisis.

Tom Griffiths

Historian with a passion for ice and fire

Monday, 14 September 2009

A sensitive barometer and an inspiring political model of international cooperation, Antarctica is the subject of a free public lecture to be delivered by Antarctic traveler Professor Tom Griffiths at The University of Western Australia.

Terence Tao

Top mathematician to talk about cosmic distances

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

One of the world's leading young mathematicians, Professor Terence Tao, will deliver the Clay-Mahler Lecture "Cosmic Distance Ladder" at UWA this Thursday.


Epigenetics' role in common health problems discussed

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Although epigenetic disturbances involving single genes are now thought to cause many health problems including cancer, asthma and autism, the general public understands little of this field of medicine.  A free public lecture at The University of Western Australia will help redress the balance.

Professor Stephen Hopper

Kew Director comes home to talk about place

Friday, 7 August 2009

Stephen Hopper, director of the world heritage-listed Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK, will return to his alma mater to deliver the annual George Seddon lecture.

The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Human rights and social justice for the disabled to be discussed

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The Federal secretary responsible for helping rebuild the Victorian communities devastated by last summer's bushfires, Bill Shorten, will present the 2009 Western Australia Disability Collective (WADC) Lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.


UWA celebrates International Year of Astronomy

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

A stellar field of Australian and international astronomers will deliver a series of free public lectures at The University of Western Australia to celebrate the UN International Year of Astronomy.

Professor Michael Huston

Biodiversity expert urges rethink on conservation

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Biodiversity expert Michael Huston will discuss the need for major re-evaluation of international development and conservation strategies at a free public lecture to be held at The University of Western Australia tomorrow night. 

Dr Robin Batterham

Rio Tinto scientist discusses energy, minerals and climate change

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Professor Robin Batterham, Group Chief Scientist at Rio Tinto Limited, will next week examine some of the options for the minerals and energy industries in light of the extraordinary demands being called for by scientists preparing for the forthcoming climate change meeting in Copenhagen in December.

Dr Kristen Nowak

Can we make weak babies strong? 2009 Karrakatta Club lecture

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

An award-winning scientist who found a way to reverse one of the causes of floppy baby syndrome, a paralysing disorder that affects thousands of infants worldwide, will deliver this year's Karrakatta Club Lecture.

Safina Uberoi

Film-maker's insight into art of biography

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Award winning Australian-Indian filmmaker Safina Uberoi will visit The University of Western Australia on Tuesday 28 April to give a free public lecture on aspects of integrating biography into filmmaking.

Justice Goldstone

International criminal justice examined

Monday, 9 March 2009

Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Richard Goldstone, will deliver this year's Toohey Oration, "The Prospects for International Criminal Justice".