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Lectures & Talks in Perth & WA

Perth is home to five universities, countless business, industry, political and community organisations providing access to talks and lectures from learned local and international renowned academics to outrageous hysterics. Until now, the content’s never been easy to find. We are working closely with the universities and other institutions to provide a one-stop shop. Don’t miss your chance to get your content first-hand!

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Dr Michael Mosley - Wonders Of The Human Body

Following his hugely successful 2017 tour, British physician and science journalist, DR MICHAEL MOSLEY, is returning to Australia for a brand-new national tour in September.

  • Dates:Sep 28
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$81
  • Ticket price TO:$97
  • Type:Health,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Mosley is the star of multiple BBC, ABC TV, and SBS TV shows including Trust Me I’m A Doctor, Dr Michael Mosley’s Reset, Inside the Human Body, and Food – Delicious Science. He is also a pioneer of the 5:2 Diet, and author of international best-selling books, The Clever Guts Diet, The Fast 800, The Fast Diet, Fast Exercise, and The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet.

Dr Michael Mosley loves nothing more than to bust myths, dig deeper and challenge conventional health and nutrition advice. Known for subjecting his own body to all things crazy in the name of science Wonders of the Human Body will be a trip through all facets of what makes us tick, how to keep yourself in good shape whatever your age and an eye-opening discovery as to how to live in the modern world. With lots of fabulous footage from Michael’s adventures, the live show also includes a Q&A where fans will be able to submit questions for Michael to answer on the night.

Said Dr Michael Mosley: “I love coming to Australia and I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new people as well as catching up with some familiar faces from my last tour.”

Friday Talk: Exploring the Night Sky with Dr Noel Nannup

Join respected Noongar Elder Dr Noel Nannup OAM as he shares some of the stories about the night sky from an Aboriginal perspective.

  • Dates:Sep 20
  • Time(s):1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Historical,Other Visual Arts

Description

Together with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Dr Nannup will illustrate the stories using a Stellarium app that features the night sky.


Dr Noel Nannup is a noted storyteller, cultural guide, instructor and mentor. His career has been dedicated to educating young Western Australians about the rich cultural heritage of Aboriginal people and their lands; and, throughout that process, he has played an active and leading role in reconciliation.


UWA Campus Partner: International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

 

Image: Installation view, Astrophotography: Revealing the Night Sky and Deep Space, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, March 2019. Photograph by Lyle Branson.

UWA Campus Art Trail

The Friends of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery invite you to join Carl Altmann MA on a tour across the UWA campus.

  • Dates:Oct 26
  • Time(s):2pm - 4pm
  • Venue:UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Talks & Lectures,University
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,UWA,UWA Cultural Precinct

Description

Begin your journey at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, stopping along the way across the campus to discover some of the unique artworks situated throughout the beautiful grounds of the University of Western Australia.

The tour will conclude back at LWAG with afternoon tea outside on the patio.

Out of the Boxes and into the Desert: In Dialogue with Conservation

Join conservator Michael Houston to learn some of the stories behind preparing the Out of the Boxes and into the Desert exhibition.

  • Dates:Nov 15
  • Time(s):1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions,Free,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Historical,Other Visual Arts,Painting

Description

Out of the Boxes and Into the Desert features extraordinary artworks that have been in storage at the Berndt Museum for many years. Bringing these artworks to exhibition standard has required close attention to their conservation and preparation.

Join conservator Michael Houston to learn some of the stories behind preparing this exhibition.

Painting conservator Michael Houston worked within the commercial Indigenous art industry for nearly a decade. He possesses extensive exposure to, and understanding of, Indigenous Australian painting practice both traditional and contemporary in nature. He completed a Masters of Cultural Material Conservation with Dean’s honours from the University of Melbourne in 2014. In 2018 he was tasked with completion of the final objective of the Berndt Museum Storage Improvement Project, entailing the stabilisation and preparation for storage/display of over 150 canvas paintings.

 

Image: Opening night, Out of the Boxes and into the Desert, Berndt Museum. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.

'2040' with Damon Gameau

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) will be speaking about the making of his documentary 2040 in the Judith Cottier Theatre at Perth College in Mt Lawley on Tuesday 22 October.

  • Time(s):345pm and 615pm
  • Dates:October 22
  • Venue:Judith Cottier Theatre at Perth College

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth College
  • Ticket Price FROM:$5.00
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Adults
  • Venue Address:31 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley, WA, 6050
  • Type:Film,Talks & Lectures

Description

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) will be speaking about the making of his documentary 2040 in the Judith Cottier Theatre at Perth College in Mt Lawley on Tuesday 22 October.

 

Structured as a visual letter to his young daughter, his latest film looks at what the future could be in 2040 if the best solutions already available to improve the planet were embraced today.  The documentary will be shown as part of the event.

 

Two sessions are available to book and the event is suitable for all ages:

  • 345pm - Afternoon session (Damon speaks after the screening of 2040)
  • 615pm - Evening session (Damon speaks prior to a screening of 2040)

Tickets from $5 to cover a light supper/afternoon tea. To book visit:  https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=529675 or https://www.perthcollege.wa.edu.au/whats-on/events/

 

 

Australian Reading Hour with Dervla McTiernan and David Whish-Wilson

Join Dervla McTiernan and David Whish-Wilson to learn about the return of the hugely popular Detective Cormac Reilly in 'The Scholar'.

  • Dates:Thursday 19 September 2019
  • Time(s):6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Venue:City of Perth Library

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Perth Library
  • Venue Address:573 Hay Street, Perth
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Author Talks,Free,Literature,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access

Description

City of Perth Library and Boffins Books are delighted to present Dervla McTiernan in conversation with David Whish-Wilson to celebrate Australian Reading Hour. They will discuss Dervla’s compelling new crime thriller, The Scholar.
 
About Dervla McTiernan
 
Born in County Cork, Ireland, Dervla worked as a lawyer for twelve years before moving to Western Australia. A lifelong fan of crime novels, Dervla now writes full time. Her debut novel, The Ruin, is a critically acclaimed, international bestseller.
 
About David Whish-Wilson
 
David is the author of The Summons, The Coves and three crime novels in the Frank Swann series: Line of Sight, Zero at the Bone and Old Scores. He lives in Fremantle and teaches creative writing at Curtin University.
 
Date: Thursday 19 September 2019
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth
Cost: Free, book now as places are limited.

Wildern | Tony Windberg, Luda Lorczynskyj, Clive Kendrick, Jenny Kendrick, Christine Gregory and Eli

A group exhibition from artists working with assorted media.

  • Dates:21st Sept - 20th Oct
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm
  • Venue:Petrichor Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:Petrichor Gallery
  • Venue Address:8 Nockolds St, Walpole, WA
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free,Talks & Lectures
  • Visual Arts:Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture

Description

Wildern | is a group exhibition by accomplished artists Tony Windberg, Luda Lorczynskyj, Clive Kendrick, Jenny Kendrick, Christine Gregory and Elizabeth Edmonds. Through ceramics, wood, paintings, textile and drawings, Wildern explores the wilderness and inspires conversations.

There is also the opportunity to meet the artists with a FREE Artists Floor talk on Sunday 29th September 11am

Ezra Jacobs - A Story Of Healing

From Rottnest Prison to Wadjemup, Noongar man Ezra Jacobs will discuss Wadjemup/Rottnest Islands' Aboriginal heritage

  • Dates:Sep 23
  • Time(s):5.00pm
  • Venue:State Library Theatre, State Library of Western Australia

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:State Library of WA

Description

This talk will cover traditional Whadjuk Noongar connections and the Islands colonial history of imprisonment for Aboriginal men and boys from 1838-1931. Ezra will share his experience as a young Whadjuk Noongar man to raise awareness of the deeper connection of Wadjemup’s Aboriginal culture and history with contemporary concepts of truth telling and healing

Electronic Music and Post-War German Youth Culture

This talk will reveal how in the title track of their 1974 album Autobahn the experimental electronic band Kraftwerk dared to look back to the past to find a way forward.

  • Dates:Sep 24
  • Time(s):5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Venue:City of Perth Library

Details

  • Venue Address:573 Hay Street
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access

Description

Presented by Dr Chris Tonkin and Dr Kati Tonkin
 
 
How could German musicians engage with their cultural heritage after the horrors inflicted on Europe by Hitler’s regime? This talk will reveal how in the title track of their 1974 album Autobahn the experimental electronic band Kraftwerk dared to look back to the past to find a way forward.
 
 
Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: City of Perth Library
Cost: Free | Bookings required

Gas Stations In Space

A public lecture by Dr William Notardonato discussing current thoughts and efforts towards developing a cryogenic refuelling capability for space missions.

  • Dates:Sept 25
  • Time(s):6.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Venue:Fox Lecture Theatre, UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Venue Address:Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building UWA, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Science,Talks & Lectures,Technology
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:UWA

Description

There is an increasing worldwide effort working towards the development and exploration of space from many world governments and commercial companies, and in order to do so, rockets and other mission architecture are required. Principal Investigator at the Kennedy Space Centre Exploration Research and Technology Programs at NASA, Dr William Notardonato, will present a concept of rocket refuelling operations along with issues of market demand and pricing in this thought provoking public lecture.

THE CREATIVITY RETREAT - Margaret River

Get your creative MOJO back! Explore your creativity, breakdown creative blocks and reignite your passion and motivation during this fun, focused and fearless 4-day Creativity & Walking Retreat.

  • Dates:26 - 29 September 2019

Details

  • Hosted By:Edgewalkers
  • Ticket Price:$1,380
  • Ticket Price FROM:1,380
  • Ticket price TO:1,880
  • Type:Health,Talks & Lectures,Travel,Well Being
  • Audience:Adults

Description

Our signature retreat is a fun, fearless & focused examination of your self-expression & creativity.  

Are you committed to establishing & sustaining a creative practice?

Do you want to explore what is getting in your way?

Are you ready to identify & rehearse ways to richer more self-expressive life?

This 4-day retreat in stunning Margaret River is a truly delightful & powerful opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, disrupt routine thinking and find out just how creative you really are.

  • You will identify obstacles & paralysing mindsets that are keeping you from being creative;

  • You will explore and rehearse ways to overcome these creative blocks;

  • You will establish a regular and sustainable creative 'habit';

  • You will reconnect & be inspired by nature in one of Australia's most beautiful coastal walks.

AND

  • You will spend joyful, quality time & create longterm friendships with like-minded individuals;

  • You will play, write, paint, sing, dance and ... walk;

  • You will stay in deluxe accommodation;

  • You will be nourished with healthy & nutritious meals and snacks

  • You will leave the retreat feeling  POWERFUL & PURPOSEFUL about the role of creativity in your life!

Inclusions:

  • 4 days of focused creative exploration through theatre, visualisations, writing, storytelling, movement & play with Dr. Erika Jacobson - you will take home a four-week plan of action so that you can sustain your motivation and direction after the retreat

  • 3 nights in truly deluxe accommodation no matter what room-type you are in. From the wall to wall windows that let you feel completely immersed in nature, to the modern bathrooms & furnishings, the spaciousness and the light, this home will support and nurture your process;

  • Exquisite & nutritious vegetarian meals and snacks for the duration of the retreat - catered locally, our food is abundant and life-affirming

  • 3 guided walks (5 - 12 km) on the stunning Cape to Cape coastal track and forest settings - feel truly immersed in nature during these spectacular walks

  • 3 hour painting workshop in the bush with local wildflower artist Megan Hodgson;

  • Morning yoga.

While there are many possible therapeutic outcomes to this embodied and aesthetic work, our main intention is to access learning that assists all participants in reconnecting & reigniting their creativity, whatever that may look like. Whether it be expanding your dessert making skills, creating an online business or finally putting some colour on those blank canvases or words on those blank pages. 

The workshop process is playful, fun and goes as deep as you want to take it - whether you share your heart out or listen with an open mind, you will take something home that you can put into action. 

 

TESTIMONIALS:

" You weekend was a real treat for heart and soul- I left feeling more determined to fulfill my dreams. I have weaved art into my everyday and have booked a sole trip to the Galapagos next month! This is living creatively!"

SUZANNE STRAPP - BUSSELTON
 

"... the perfect mix of the familiar and the new. Erika Jacobson, our guide and mentor, delivered on every promise in the brochure and some. The program was original, energising, fun, and restorative. Each participant was able to create and follow their own unique creative journey."

CLARE ALDERSON - PERTH
 

" Spending time with Erika exploring what is blocking us from exploring our creative passion and giving ourselves permission to do this was inspiring and motivating. Walking on the Cape to Cape each day allowed time for freeing the mind and being in the moment. I came home with an open heart, a plan going forward and a sense of believing that I deserve to give myself creative time each day. I am worthy of this for my own wellbeing. Thanks so much."

CHRISTINE SKEGGS - BUNBURY
 

Erika created a wonderful space for learning and exploring new endeavours.  Her experience in working with groups and teaching were evident and her warmth, compassion, and vitality made for a welcoming and relaxed environment....It was worth every cent of my investment and I’d do it again.  I loved it!

SUE LOUWMAN - MELBOURNE

John Toohey Oration

What is the relationship between history, facts and law in native title?

  • Dates:Oct 2
  • Time(s):6pm to 7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Town Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:University of Western Australia and John Toohey Chambers
  • Venue Address:Perth Town Hall
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Talks & Lectures,University
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia

Description

UWA Law School and John Toohey Chambers invite you to the 2019 John Toohey Oration, where Justice Michelle Gordon AC addresses this question, talking on ‘The Development of Native Title: Opening Our Eyes to Shared History’.

The John Toohey Oration honours the career and contribution to public life of a distinguished graduate of The University of Western Australia, Justice John Leslie Toohey.

After graduating in Arts and Law, the Honourable John Leslie Toohey AC QC  went on to become an outstanding legal practitioner and one of the country's most eminent jurists.

 

 

Pandemics And Their Control In The Modern World

A public Lecture by Sir Roy Anderson, addressing the potential for a future iInfluenza A pandemic and issues related to the control of the recent Ebola and SARS epidemics.

  • Dates:Ot 3
  • Time(s):6.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Venue:Fox Lecture Theatre, UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Venue Address:Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building UWA, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Science,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:UWA

Description

This interesting and stimulating public talk given by Sir Roy Anderson, will explore pandemics and their control in the modern world. Additionally, Sir Anderson will address the question of how we develop control strategies and mitigation policy in advance of new infectious disease outbreaks. This talk will be presented in a non-technical format.

Community Forum and Q&A

This is your chance to hear from a number of specialists who will present an overview of the advances being made in COPD, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and pneumonia.

  • Time(s):4.45pm to 7.00pm

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Health,Science,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For seniors

Description

The Institute for Respiratory Health and The National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases will host a series of short talks from both our internationally renowned and emerging researchers on the latest discoveries and future directions in respiratory related diseases.

Join this free event on:

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 2019
4.45PM – 7.00PM
PERKINS INSTITUTE, QEII MEDICAL CENTRE, 6 VERDUN ST, NEDLANDS

Refreshments in the Perkins foyer from 4.45pm, followed by the talks and Q&A session from 5.30pm. There will be laboratory tours from 6.30pm – numbers for the tours are strictly limited.

SESSION A – INSTITUTE FOR RESPIRATORY HEALTH (MCCUSKER AUDITORIUM)

This is your chance to hear from a number of specialists who will present an overview of the advances being made in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and pneumonia.

Q & A hosted by Johnson Kitto, Lawyer and co-host of “The Morning Programme – Law Talk” on statewide ABC Radio.

SESSION B – NATIONAL CENTRE FOR ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASES (SEMINAR ROOM)

This is your chance to hear from both established experts and emerging researchers from the world’s largest centre dedicated to mesothelioma research.

Q & A hosted by Prof Anna Nowak, Director of NCARD and leading cancer researcher.

Post Traumatic Shark Syndrome! - Guest Speaker

Hear firsthand of encounters with great whites, discover insights into shark behaviour learned from years of diving and gain invaluable survival advice from the enigmatic Gyula

  • Dates:Oct 4
  • Time(s):Opens 5.30pm; Starts 6.30pm
  • Venue:AQWA

Details

  • Venue Address:91 Southside Dr, Hillarys WA 6025
  • Ticket Price:$20
  • Type:Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17

Description

Guest Speaker Gyula is one of WA's last cage free abalone divers & Post Grad student in Psychotherapy. Plus just by joining us on the night, you'll go in the running to win a Dive or Snorkel with Sharks at AQWA!

As spoken by Gyula Plaganyi:

“’I’d rather swim with a shark than try and catch a big spider, it’s what you are familiar with,”

“Eye contact is important… If you see a shark, try and face it and show as much of your body as you can. Make a bigger presence,”

“Generally sharks need to build up their courage, they’re swimming around for a while underneath you,”

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