Expand your mind with the Institute of Advanced Studies.

Each year the Institute hosts or co-hosts public talks and other events by distinguished visiting and local scholars, artists, writers and public intellectuals. These events contribute to our goal of sharing current research, new ideas and encouraging discussion and debate within the broader community.

Public Talks in 2022

10 August 2022 | 6pm

Dirt-poor soils, pesky parasites and friendly fungi shape plant diversity in south-western Australia
The 2022 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Professor Hans Lambers FAA FRNAS, UWA School of Biological Sciences


Public Talks in 2021

13 October

Plague, Pestilence and Art
A public lecture by Dr Clarissa Ball, Head, the History of Art, UWA School of Design, and Director, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.

20 October

Dante's Divine Comedy: the journey of a lifetime

3 November

Shooting Dada: The Afterlife of Official Photography from Idi Amin’s Uganda
A public lecture by Richard Vokes, Associate Professor in Anthropology at The University of Western Australia.

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