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


16 MayBite-Sized Austen: New interpretations in doctoral researchColin Yeo, Doctoral student, English and Cultural Studies, UWA and Peta Beasley, English and Cultural Studies, UWA
17 MayTime capsules from deep within the Himalayan Mountains: how tiny crystals record the evolution of Earth's largest mountain beltStacia Gordon, Associate Professor, University of Nevada-Reno.
25 MayFisheries and Global Warming: Impacts on marine ecosystemsProfessor Daniel Pauly, fisheries expert and marine conservationist


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.


18 JulyJane Austen and the Promotion of VirtueNed Curthoys, English and Cultural Studies, UWA