IAS public lectures aim to attract and stimulate lively discussion.Lectures, often tied to a longer visit to UWA by a distinguished visitor, are part of the University?s long-standing goal to share the research activity at UWA with the community at large. The Institute also sponsors a number of named, endowed or memorial lectures each year with both internal and external partners. In 2015 we hosted a number of thought provoking talks on a variety of subject matters. Many of our talks were recorded and the audio file and slides can be viewed by selecting one of the links below.
Lectures held in 2015UWA 2015 Research Tasting Night – An Intellectual Tapas
Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices
The Institute of Advanced Studies and the Art Gallery of Western Australia were pleased to co-sponsor a special lecture series in conjunction with the Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices exhibition. There were three lectures in the series.
Speaker: James Bennett, Art Gallery of South Australia and co-curator of Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices.
Speaker: Corioli Souter, Curator, Department of Maritime Archaeology, Western Australian Museum and Adjunct Lecturer in Archaeology, The University of Western Australia.
Speaker: Yasmin Haskell, Cassamarca Foundation Chair of Latin Humanism, The University of Western Australia.
UWA Research Week Events
Speakers: Peter Eastwood, Centre for Sleep Science, and Ajmal Mian, Machine Intelligence Group, UWA
Speaker: Bruce Thom AM FTSE FIAG, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney.
This series was established in 2014 and is co-sponsored with the UWA Centre for the Study of Social Change. The series offered lectures, forums and debates on a variety of provocative topics, designed to encourage discussion and debate.
Speaker: Pat Dudgeon, School of Indigenous Studies, The University of Western Australia and Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project
Speaker: Richard Denniss, Chief Economist, The Australia Institute
The LightTALKS lecture series featured scientists and artists talking about optics. It was organised to celebrate the 2015 International Year of Light. The IYL2015 is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. The 2015 International Year of Light Series at UWA was co-sponsored by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, Lions Eye Institute, The Optical Society and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
Speaker: Benjamin J. Eggleton, Director, ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS).
Speaker: David Mackey, Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute and Director, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UWA.
Speaker: Rebecca Baumann, artist.