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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The Institute of Advanced Studies brings researchers from all over the world to The University of Western Australia, with the aim of further enhancing UWA’s global research profile.

29 April
The Colonial Fantasy. Why white Australia can’t solve black problems.
A conversation between author Sarah Maddison and Colleen Hayward, senior Noongar scholar.
30 April
UniverCities: Investigating the influence of student accommodation on global cities.
A public lecture by Dr Mark Holton, Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


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