Further Information

The Institute of Advanced Studies hosts a selection of public lectures by prominent local, national and international speakers.

Many of our lectures are recorded, visit our Past Lectures page to listen to our stellar line up of local and visiting scholars discussing their research.

2016 Public Lectures


19 Oct Dante at Auschwitz: the role of poetry in our worldLino Pertile, the Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University
26 OctThe How and the Why of Live Cells Imaging in the Retina: current trends in the clinical and basic researchRobert J. Zawadzki, Assistant Research Professor, Ophthalmology, University of California, Davis


9 NovTheories of Art/Theories of Terror. Avant-garde, Totalitarianism, and Post-Structuralist EpilogueAnatoly Rykov, St Petersburg State University
23 NovAustralian Cities in the World City Network, 2000-2016Ben Derudder, Professor of Human Geography, Ghent University
24 NovA More Liveable Perth: how do we create more pedestrian-friendly, less car dependent and more socially inclusive cities?Jasper Schipperijn, Research Unit for Active Living, University of Southern Denmark 
30 NovThe central role of RNA in human evolution and development - 2016 Ian Constable LectureProfessor John Mattick, Executive Director, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney