Public Lecture Series

You're invited to hear from Murdoch’s world-class researchers at our series of free public lectures that will explore the theme of ‘human contact’. 


What is the impact of human contact on the world around us? Experts in law, philosophy, ecology, political science and psychology will discuss the impact of our interaction with one another and the world around us.

The lectures are held at the Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre at Murdoch’s Perth campus. It’s free to attend, but please register to secure your place.


How can you encourage life-long reading in future generations?

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 6-7pm

It’s common practice for parents to read aloud to their children in the early years. But why does this often stop once children can read by themselves? Leading literacy expert Dr Margaret Merga will discuss the benefits of parents and teachers reading aloud to kids beyond early childhood.

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Refugees and asylum seekers: what are the barriers to higher education?

Monday 27 November 2017, 6-7pm

Refugees and asylum seekers face a number of social, legal and economic barriers when accessing higher education in Australia. Meet our panel of experts, Mary Anne Kenny and Caroline Fleay, and join in this discussion.

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