IAS public 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.
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 2017
Jane Austen Series
Martin Luther Series 2017 UWA Research Tasting Night - an Intellectual TapasSpeakers: Various
- Fifty Years of Writing Australian History from the Periphery
- Speaker: Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania
- An Evening of Death
- Speakers: Dr Brooke Davis, Dr Fiona Jenkins and Dr Jennifer Rodger
Engineering and Mathematics
- One Hundred Prisoners and a Lightbulb
- Speaker: Hans van Ditmarsch, Senior Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France and IAS Visiting Fellow
- How to Age well: creating age-friendly environments to support healthy ageing
- Speaker: Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing
- Aspirin: how long can this old dog surprise us with new tricks?
- Speaker: John Eikelboom, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Ontario
- Offshore Safety in the Wake of the Macondo Disaster: business as usual or sea change?
- Speaker: Jacqueline L. Weaver, the A.A. White Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center and Terence Daintith, Professorial Fellow, University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
- Fisheries and Global Warming: impacts on marine ecosystems
- Speaker: Professor Daniel Pauly, fisheries expert and marine conservationist.
- Mining-Induced Seismicity: the importance of tiny (and not so tiny) earthquakes
- Speaker: Margaret Boettcher, Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of New Hampshire.
- Not Just Hot Water: the science, stories and importance of Perth’s ground water resources - 2017 George Seddon Memorial Lecture
- Speaker: Dr Megan Clark AC.
- Numerical Modelling and Imaging in Geophysics at Different Scales: applications to the Pyrenees chain and the subsurface/laboratory scale
- Speaker: Roland Martin, National Centre for Scientific Research, Université Paul Sabatier
- A Cosmic Shooting Gallery - 2017 ATSE Lecture
- Speaker: Phil Bland, Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University.
- The Use of Charismatic Carnivores to Promote Aquatic Conservation: river and spotted-necked otters as case studies
- Speaker: Thomas Serfass, Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Frostburg State University.
- Genome Research Produces New Anti-Malarial Drug Targets: The 2017 Ian Constable Lecture
- Speaker: Simon Foote, Director of The John Curtin School of Medical Research at The Australian National University.
- The Price We Pay for Straight Line Thinking and the Battle for Beeliar
- Speaker: Carmen Lawrence, Director, Centre for the Study of Social Change, The University of Western Australia
- Families Still Seeking Asylum: Political Impacts and Community Responses in Australia - The 2017 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture
- Speaker: Caroline Fleay, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University
- Challenges in Training and Educating 21st-Century Interpreters
- Speaker: Marc Orlando, Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies program, Monash University
- The Immediate Dangers of Nuclear War: consequences for, and responsibilities of the health professions
- Speaker: Sue Wareham, Medical Association for Prevention of War
- Italy’s Fragile Unity. The North & the South: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
- Speaker: John Davis, the Emiliana Pasca Noether Professor of Modern Italian History, University of Connecticut and 2017 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow
- The Global Rise of Populism
- Speaker: A public forum and Q&A with academics from the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences at The University of Western Australia.
- So Far, So Good? Social Farming and Wellbeing: insights from Ireland
- Speaker: Deirdre O’Connor, School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin and IAS Visiting Fellow.