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 August 2014
Sunday 24
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Live Like an Afghan Website | More Information
A performance and lecture by Fred Smith, singer/ songwriter/ diplomat.

In this special event, Fred Smith will share his reflections on Afghanistan from his experience of working closely with tribal leaders during the two years he spent as a diplomat and political advisor in Uruzgan (...)
Monday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What is X-ray Crystallography and How Did It Transform Our View of the World? Website | More Information
A public talk by Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology, Imperial College London.

Just over a hundred years ago a narrow beam of X-rays was fired at a crystal for the very first time. The experiment, an early attempt to investigate the nature of this recently-discovered radiation (...)
Wednesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Leadership and the six degrees of separation - researching inclusive leadership Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dawn Freshwater, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia.

Models and theories around change management, structures and formulas, and guidelines to successful change are available in industrial quantities in the literature. What seems to be (...)

 September 2014
Wednesday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Together/Apart: intimacy and autonomy in contemporary personal life Website | More Information
A public lecture by Sasha Roseneil, Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large.

We long to connect, to be close to another, yet we also want our own space, need to do our own thing. That a fundamental tension exists (...)
Tuesday 09
18:00 - EVENT - Exploring the Epigenome: from stem cells to your brain, and in between : 2014 Ian Constable Lecture Website | More Information
The 2014 Ian Constable Lecture by Professor Ryan Lister, Future Fellow Plant Energy Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence.

In this lecture Professor Lister will discuss the cutting edge DNA sequencing techniques that have led to the production of the first comprehensive maps of the human (...)
Wednesday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The looting and trafficking of cultural property in Africa; why we should care and what we can do about it Website | More Information
An 'On the Edge' Lecture by Benjamin W. Smith, Winthrop Professor of World Rock Art at UWA

In this lecture Professor Smith will draw upon experiences from his past four years as President of the PanAfrican Archaeological Association to consider the illicit practices, the scale and the (...)
Tuesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Molecules in Crystals Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds Lecture by Mark Spackman, Winthrop Professor and Head, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia.

We all know what crystals are, but how much do we know about what lies within? And how do we know it? This year celebrates the centenary of (...)
Thursday 18
18:00 - EVENT - Shark Science Forum: exploring the neurobiological basis of behaviour Website | More Information
In this special 'On the Edge' forum, three marine experts from the UWA Oceans Institute will discuss the ‘science of sharks’.


Winthrop Professor Shaun P. Collin, UWA Oceans Institute, the School of Animal Biology and IAS Distinguished Fellow;

Research (...)
Tuesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Over diagnosis and over treatment of mental illnesses Website | More Information
An On the Edge Lecture by Jon Jureidini, child psychiatrist, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Over diagnosis and overtreatment are dangerous, not just because of the possible adverse effects of unnecessary interventions, but because they detract from autonomous citizenship.

 October 2014
Wednesday 01
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Disaster preparedness and response in remote, disaster-prone, ethnic minority-based communities in China Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Emily Chan, Director, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response.

China is a natural disaster-prone country and its rural population faces the highest natural disaster risk. Like Australia, China faces (...)
Tuesday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Conservation and Restoration in the Anthropocene Website | More Information
A public lecture by Tim Seastedt, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Fellow, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado.

Conservationists are faced with managing for environmental changes they cannot control. Ecosystems now experience longer growing (...)
Thursday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A New Frontier: understanding epigenetics through mathematics Website | More Information
A public lecture by Terry Speed, Professor of Bioinformatics, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

Scientists have now mapped the human genome - the next frontier is understanding human epigenomes; the ‘instructions’ which tell the DNA whether to make skin cells or (...)
Monday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Impact of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in the Ocean Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Pere Masqué, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and 2014 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.

The accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 caused the largest accidental release of (...)
Wednesday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Crystallography in Biology Website | More Information
A public talk by Alice Vrielink, Professor of Structural Biology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia.

The science of crystallography has had an enormous impact on our understanding of molecules, their structures, chemical and physical properties (...)
Friday 17
9:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Memento Mori: 2014 Manning Clark House Day of Ideas Website | More Information
Often translated from the Latin as ‘remember you must die’ or ‘remember your mortality’, memento mori serves as a symbolic representation of the inevitability of death. The term ‘memento mori’ first entered English in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 (1598) and was immediately accepted into common (...)
Tuesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Impacts of enhanced UV-B radiation on the ocean ecosystems Website | More Information
A public lecture by Susana Agusti, Professorial Fellow at the UWA Oceans Institute, and Research Professor, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA).

In this lecture Professor Agusti will describe the current state of the (...)
Monday 27
18:30 - PUBLIC TALK - A Future Made Together: New directions in the ethics of autism research Website | More Information
A public lecture by Liz Pellicano, Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), Institute of Education, University of London.

In this talk, Dr Pellicano will suggest that we not only need greater investment in currently under-researched areas in autism and under-ser (...)
Thursday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Defining Humanity: Photography, humanitarianism and empire Website | More Information
Wesfarmers and The University of Western Australia proudly present the inaugural Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History Oration by Winthrop Professor Jane Lydon.

In 1905 HG Wells wrote that photographs ‘send out a ray of special resemblance and remind one more strongly of this friend or (...)

 November 2014
Tuesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - WA on the threshold - new understanding, new discoveries and new opportunities with the SKA Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds lecture by Professor Peter Quinn, Director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).

Mankind’s understanding of Nature is now at a point of crisis. More than 95% of the Universe we live in is composed of mysterious stuff - matter that is hidden (...)

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