Public Lectures

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

What's on?


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

Find a masterclass

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.

Find out more

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.

16 October

History and Urban Agriculture: learning from our productive past
A public lecture by Andrea Gaynor, Associate Professor of History at The University of Western Australia.

18 October

2018 UWA Research Tasting Night - An Intellectual Tapas (FULLY BOOKED)

24 October

Dante, an iconoclast in his age, a model for our own
A public lecture by Rodney Lokaj, Chair of Italian Philology, University of Enna “Kore”, Sicily.


  • UWA awarded $490,000 to research muscular dystrophy drug
    Fri, 12 Oct 2018
  • People affected by mental health at higher risk of poor dental outcomes
    Thu, 11 Oct 2018
  • UWA research aims to improve immune therapy for cancer treatment
    Thu, 11 Oct 2018
  • More news