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.


16 OctoberBeing Human in the Second Machine Age - The 2017 Manning Clark House Day of Ideas
18 October

Dating Homo naledi: the story of the surprisingly young age for a new species of hominin that lived in Africa alongside early Homo sapiens. A public lecture by Dr Hannah Hilbert-Wolf, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, James Cook University.
6pm | Woolnough Lecture Theatre, UWA

19 OctoberAcoustic Reflections: advanced medical ultrasound imaging and parallels in the mining and construction industries. A public lecture by Professor Jeffrey Bamber, Head, Ultrasound and Optical Imaging Physics, The Institute of Cancer Research London and Institute of Advanced Studies Gledden Short Stay Visiting Fellow.
6pm | Fox Lecture Theatre, UWA

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