Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016

ThoughtLAB-14: My Veggie Garden Rules

Competition will be fierce in this series of My Veggie Garden Rules (MVGR). Four new contestants don their gumboots and raise their gardening tools to battle for the title of MasterGrower 2050. From its humble beginnings in 2016, MVGR is now in i...

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Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016

Secrecy for Sale: Unravelling the Panama Papers

Imagine you have has just been handed an immense amount of leaked information that could change the world. How do you navigate the data, how do you locate the important details and form them into a story for the general public? The Panama Papers ...

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016

The Death of Penalties in Two Legal Cultures? (Sydney presentation)

The James Merralls Visiting Fellowship in Law public lecture will be presented by Professor Sarah Worthington, Downing Professor of Laws of England. This lecture will be held in Sydney, Professor Sarah Worthington will be presenting this lecture...

Monday, 3 Oct 2016

Eat to Cheat Dementia: What you eat helps you avoid it or live well with it!

Ngaire Hobbins is a dietitian driven by a passion to promote independence and health in older people by averting physical and mental decline that is all too common because of inappropriate food choices. She is an advocate for promoting the joy of ...

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Keynote Event: Contemporary Architects and the Pavilion

On the eve of the launch of MPavilion 2016, come and hear what three distinguished architects have to say on the contemporary pavilion and its significance for audiences today. The speakers at this public forum have all experimented with the idea...

Tuesday, 4 Oct 2016

The Inaugural Derek Denton Lecture in the Arts - The Neurobiology of Art

Derek Denton Lectures in Science and the Arts “...the artist is in a sense, a neuroscientist, exploring the potentials and capacities of the brain, though with different tools. How such creations can arouse aesthetic experiences can only be fully...

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016

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Recovery After Stroke: latest research from the Florey

A stroke is a common and devastating event but Florey research is changing the way rehabilitation is practiced across the world. In this presentation, Professor Julie Bernhardt, discusses the effect of strokes and how life skills can be regained....

Thursday, 6 Oct 2016

The Three Worst Things about Criminal Law in our Systems: a US-Australia Comparison

For the fourth event in the 2016 'Judges in Conversation' series, the Hon Mark Weinberg (Supreme Court of Victoria) will be in conversation with Professor Paul Marcus (Haynes Professor of Law, The College William and Mary School) to discuss The th...

Food Security in a World Full of Infections (Dookie Campus)

In his inaugural lecture Professor John Fazakerley, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, will address the threat posed to our global food supplies by a wide range of infectious diseases from African swine fever, influenza a...

Keeping Honey Bees in Victoria

Keeping bees has become very popular and the number of beekeepers in Australia has doubled in the last seven years. This talk will explain what is involved in keeping bees both in urban areas as well as in country Victoria as well as the time comm...

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Friday, 7 Oct 2016

Chai and Conversation: India Skills - Connecting Demography to Development

By 2025, almost 1 in 5 of the world’s working age population will be Indian. 12 million young, aspiring Indians enter the Indian workforce every year. Skill development has therefore emerged as a key policy priority to leverage India’s demographic...

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Saturday, 8 Oct 2016

From the History of Refugees to Refugee History

The plight of refugees has again become a dominant focus of public debate as it was in the aftermath of the two world wars. It seems to speak to the desperation of displaced people and the intransigent stance adopted by many governments. In reflec...

Sunday, 9 Oct 2016

Crafting Experiments in Freedom

Rosalind Hall is the researcher behind the exhibition Experiments in Freedom and the coproducer of a forthcoming LP of Grainger’s Free Music experiments. Rosalind will describe the process she and engineer/designer Michael Candy undertook to real...

Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016

Planning in Complexity: Applying Collaborative Rationality to Wicked Problems

These days planners are faced with great uncertainty as the demands of players and interests proliferate and as traditional government institutions are becoming less effective in addressing public problems. Trust in government is at a low, as is t...

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016

Minds on the Markets

Neuroscience methodologies are progressing to a point where detailed measures of brain function are being connected to crucial aspects of cognitive function. These methods now reach into domains not even imaginable a short 30 years ago: neurolaw,...

Thursday, 13 Oct 2016

On the Edge of Madness: Shakespeare and Cervantes

The University of Melbourne and the Instituto Cervantes, in commemoration of the 400 year anniversary of the deaths of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, present the Seminar: On the Edge of Madness: Shakespeare and Cervantes What does ...

Friday, 14 Oct 2016

South Asia Research Seminar: Hegemony and Sustainable Agriculture in India

According to its advocates, lowexternal input sustainable agriculture has the potential to not only reduce the ecological burden of industrial farming, but also to challenge entrenched power relations. This is said to be particularly true in devel...

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Saturday, 15 Oct 2016

Crafting Experiments in Freedom

Rosalind Hall is the researcher behind the exhibition Experiments in Freedom and the coproducer of a forthcoming LP of Grainger’s Free Music experiments. Rosalind will describe the process she and engineer/designer Michael Candy undertook to real...

Sunday, 16 Oct 2016

Curators Floor Talk, Percy Grainger: The Accidental Futurist

Composer, designer and social commentator, Percy Grainger was a cultural maverick, ahead of his time in both his approach to music and to his interactions with society. Curators Clare Williamson and Brian Allison will take you on a colourful journ...

Monday, 17 Oct 2016

George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein: Why the United States Went to War in Iraq in March 2003

Presented by Professor Melvyn P. Leffler The war in Iraq launched in 2003 was a decisive moment in postCold War international history. This lecture will challenge and interrogate prevailing interpretations of why the United States went to war in ...

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016

Leading Indicators of Organizational Outcomes

Professor Shane Dikolli will deliver the 77th CPA Australia University of Melbourne Annual Research Lecture. Shane will explore how recent innovations in accounting research such as executive compensation, audit fees, and corporate culture, hav...

Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016

TV's 'Annoying' Commercials, Jingles and Themes

Dr Derham Groves will introduce a curated collection of “classic”—but some might argue “annoying”—TV commercials, as well as the opening themes to some bygone TV shows. While "Dr. McKenzie’s Menthoids" have long disappeared from our supermarket sh...

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Curators Floor Talk, Percy Grainger: The Accidental Futurist

Composer, designer and social commentator, Percy Grainger was a cultural maverick, ahead of his time in both his approach to music and to his interactions with society. Curators Clare Williamson and Brian Allison will take you on a colourful journ...

Thursday, 20 Oct 2016

Scrapbook Shakespeare: James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps and the preparation of a nineteenth-century Shakespeare edition

James Orchard HalliwellPhillipps was responsible for one of the most beautiful and most expensive complete editions of Shakespeare in the nineteenth century. In this talk Professor Paul Salzman will explain how the edition was put together, and ho...

Trading Tales: E-commerce platforms for Indian craft

Ecommerce is particularly innovative in India. Many new online trading fields have emerged for Indian crafts that provide much richer engagement than the standard retail environment. In some ways, they may seem to be reviving traditional elements ...

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The Great Leaders Masterclass

Great leaders inspire us. They impact culture, business, government and importantly, individuals. Great leaders give us models to look up to and knowing how to apply the lessons they teach can support us to become great leaders ourselves. Who inf...

Friday, 21 Oct 2016

Salomania in Nineteenth-Century Western Visual Culture

Dance and music, as two of the most expressive signifiers of femininity in the European history of ideas, are crucial to understanding the narrative structure of the story of the beheading of John the Baptist as told in the Gospel of Mark (Mark 6:...

Monday, 24 Oct 2016

Equality: Keywords for India

Indian citizens have a fundamental right to equality, recognized in the 1950 Constitution. But caste, religious, gender and sexual equality remain elusive for many Indians. Indians also debate whether recent market liberalization is making things ...

Just Words. And Then the Tower Crumbled

2016 Walter Mangold Lecture To learn another language is to create the possibility of a dialogue, though not (necessarily) of understanding ‘the other.’ Other than in mathematics –the only language that does not require mediation or explanatio...

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016

Jadoo: Street Magic from India - Performance and Public Lecture

Join the Australia India Institute and the Festival of India in welcoming three of India’s renowned street magicians in a one of a kind performance. This hybrid public lecture and performance event will give you insight into the background and his...

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016

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Parkinson’s Disease in the Future: Through the Researcher’s Lens

A huge international effort is driving medical research into Parkinson’s disease. From stem cell therapies to gene therapy and deep brain stimulation – we explore the future. Professor Malcolm Horne is a senior member of the Neurodegeneration lab...

Thursday, 27 Oct 2016

Live and Dangerous: Journalism and the Real-Time Social Web

The 2016 A. N. Smith Lecture in Journalism Modern journalism is enabled by the reach and power of technology platforms and social networks to broadcast anything from anywhere in the world. Terrorist attacks become horrifying theatre, our attentio...

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Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016

Persons with Disabilities: Cure or Accommodate?

From a medical perspective, disability may be viewed as the result of a physical condition intrinsic to the individual which may reduce that person's quality of life and cause disadvantages. A major purpose of medical research can thus be viewed a...

Australia in the World

India is one of the world’s oldest and most diverse civilisations and the largest democracy in the world. However, freedom of expression for many Indians is increasingly at risk. As the country approaches its 70th year of independence, concerns ab...

Wednesday, 9 Nov 2016

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Improve Your Brain Health

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is ending the year on a high. While we are all born with a certain set of genes, every one of us can make the most of environmental factors to stay well for longer. In this presentation, Profe...

Thursday, 10 Nov 2016

Hidden Hazards: Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments

Contrary to popular belief, most of our exposure to hazardous pollutants occurs in places we consider safe—indoor environments, such as homes, schools, and workplaces. Primary sources of these pollutants are also considered safe—everyday consumer...

Monday, 14 Nov 2016

A Conversation with the Hon. Chief Justice French AC

Reflections on a Career in the High Court. A Conversation with the Hon. Chief Justice French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, moderated by Professor Carolyn Evans, Dean and Harrison Moore Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School. ...

Wednesday, 16 Nov 2016

Workers’ Capital - The Industrial Relations Foundations of Australia’s Superannuation System

The lecture focuses on the unique development of the ACTUled industrial campaign of the 1980’s and its role in laying the foundations for our world leading universal system of retirement income. It also deals with the development of the represent...

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Thursday, 17 Nov 2016

Torn clothes, blood stained, half-undressed: The place of costume in Australian Shakespeare productions

In her book The Actor in Costume, Aoife McGrath argues that costumes provoke a range of questions; not least of how the costume relates to the body of specific authors, and how the thenembodied costume evokes responses from an audience. This lec...

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016

"Hello Girls and Boys": Early Melbourne TV ventriloquists

Clowns, magicians and ventriloquists were staples of livetoair children’s television during the 1950s and 60s. Derham Groves will briefly introduce some some early, live, children’s TV shows in Melbourne, including The Tarax Show on GTV9, The Happ...

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Thursday, 1 Dec 2016

The Australian Accent: Origins and Evolution

Australian English differs from other Englishes of the world in its syntax, lexicon and idiom, but it is the phonology that immediately signals ‘Australian’ to a listener. The phonology determines the unique characteristics of the Australian accen...

Thursday, 16 Mar 2017

The Sustainability of Chinese Investment in Australia

Please Note: this event has been postponed to March 2017 Bookings will open in January 2017 The sustainability of Chinese outbound direct investment in Australia has become a political and geostrategic issue as national interest and national secu...