Public Lectures

The Institute of Advanced Studies hosts free public lectures by prominent local, national and international speakers throughout the year.

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Throughout the year we host regular masterclasses by leading Australian and visiting scholars who discuss their own research and broader topics of interest.

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Talking Allowed

On the second Tuesday of every month, the IAS and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery present a thought provoking topic from the world of arts and culture to be discussed by an expert UWA researcher, which is then opened to the audience for discussion.

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The Institute of Advanced Studies enhances the research profile of the University through raising awareness of and encouraging debate on contemporary issues.


22 August

Shock Room: We do as we’re told. Or do we? A film screening followed by Q+A panel session. *SOLD OUT*

29 August

In Absentia: the politics of cameraless photography. A public lecture by Professor Geoffrey Batchen, School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow. 6pm | Fox Lecture Theatre, UWA

30 AugustMigrating ‘ndrangheta: cultural bias and cultural differences in the policing of the Calabrian mafia between Italy and AustraliaA public Lecture by Dr Anna Sergi, Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Sociology, University of Essex. 6pm | Austin Lecture Theatre, UWA
31 August All at Sea: Restoration and Recovery Series - Rigs, Reefs and Re-cycling: how offshore infrastructure can be re-used to benefit our oceans. A public lecture by Erika Techera, Director, UWA Oceans Institute. 6pm | Oceans Institute Auditorium, UWA *SOLD OUT*


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