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.

2017 Public Lectures


25 MayFisheries and Global Warming: Impacts on marine ecosystemsProfessor Daniel Pauly, fisheries expert and marine conservationist


1 JuneLegal responses to domestic and family violence: Gendered aspirations and racialised realitiesDr Heather Nancarrow CEO, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS)
6 JuneReturn to MoscowTony Kevin, former Australian career diplomat
12 June2017 UWA Research Tasting Night - An Intellectual TapasUWA Academics
20 JuneSense and Sensibility and Jane Austen's lexicon of emotionsRobert White, English and Cultural Studies, UWA
22 JuneMining-Induced Seismicity: the importance of tiny (and not so tiny) earthquakesMargaret Boettcher, Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of New Hampshire.


6 JulyNot just hot water: The science, stories and importance of Perth's ground water resources2017 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Dr Megan Clark AC
13 JulyVascularization dynamics in engineered tissuesProfessor Shulamit Levenberg, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel
18 JulyJane Austen and the Promotion of VirtueNed Curthoys, English and Cultural Studies, UWA
27 JulyChallenging Justice - Changing Lives2017 Limina Conference lecture by Estelle Blackburn OAM