The UWA Historical Society

Annual lecture series

A five-year compilation from 2009-2013, in conjunction with the Convocation of UWA Graduates.

The UWA Historical Society was launched by then Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson in October 2008 to encourage appreciation of University history amongst staff, students, graduates and the community. The inaugural Annual Lecture of the society was held in 2009, in association with and sponsored by Convocation.

UWAHS annual lectures

Lecture Guests Event Information
1 Robert French
Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
Halcyon Days: The Sixties at UWA
Friday 24 July 2009
2 Dr Sue Boyd
Former diplomat and President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (WA Branch)
The Roots of Diplomacy
Tuesday 6 July 2010
3 Emeritus Professor Don Watts
Director or WAIT and Vice Chancellor of Curtin University of Technology and Bond University
The Excitement of a New Beginning: Western Australia’s University in the 1950s
Wednesday 29 June 2011
4 Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA
A distinguished mathematician and past president of the Australian Mathematical Society, fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and Australian Research Council Federation, and member of the Order of Australia.
Mathematics and Women: 36 years at The University of Western Australia
Wednesday 25 July 2012
5 Emeritus Professor Reg Appleyard
Presented by Associate Professor Paul McLeod and other professorial colleagues of Emeritus Professor Reg Appleyard the inaugural President of UWAHS, Professor of Economic History and past head of UWA’s Department of Economics.
The Fly-out, Fly-in Professor
Tuesday 26 November 2013