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

19 September

The Explorer’s Self-discovery: Matthew Flinders’ Correspondence with Mauritian friends during, and after, his imprisonment on Isle de France (1803-1814)
An 'All at Sea' public lecture by Professor Serge Rivière, 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

27 September

Gillian Triggs on Speaking Up
This talk is presented by the City of Perth Library, Boffins Books and the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Cost: $15 (Bookings are made via the Boffins Books website)


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