Free public lectures at Flinders

Exercise as the antidote to frail bones, teaching critical thinking, Vikings and vaccination history all feature in a host of free public lectures at Flinders this month.

Exercise- An essential medicine to prevent frail bones, falls and fractures

The MDRI is hosting Professor Robin Daly, who is Chair in Exercise and Ageing,  Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University, to present an overview of the latest research and mobile technology that supports exercise for improved musculoskeletal health and lowered risk of falls and fractures.

Professor Daly is an expert in clinical and translational research that integrates exercise and nutrition in preventing and managing chronic disease –  particularly musculoskeletal conditions, diabetes, cancer and cognitive related disorders.

Where:  Lecture Theatre 2, Flinders at Tonsley

When:   Tuesday 14 August 2018, 10:00am

Find out more or register by emailing Debbie Cocks.


Teaching critical thinking more effectively

While critical thinking is essential to a university education, it is often implied rather than directly taught. This lecture will address some of the issues academics face in grappling with this problem and explores ways to make the teaching of critical thinking more effective.

This meeting of the ‘Writing across the Curriculum & Inside the Disciplines Community of Practice’ will feature Dr Sandra Egege on effective teaching for the development of critical thinking capacity and skill. Dr Egege has worked as an academic advisor for over 15 years, running workshops on critical thinking across the disciplines for students up to PhD level and co-authoring publications on teaching critical thinking.

Where: Law & Commerce, tutorial room 2.45

When: Wednesday 15 August 2018, 12:30-2:00pm

This is a free event but RSVP is appreciated to Natalie Heighway.

(Guests are welcome to bring their lunch.)


Archaeology Seminar – A Viking Anchor in the Skye?

Daniel Clagget will present the first of the Archaeology Seminars for Semester two; ‘A Viking Anchor in Skye? Results from a multidisciplinary study of a unique iron object’.

Where: Room 102 Social Sciences South, Flinders University Bedford Park

When: Thursday 16 August 2018, 3:00 – 5:00pm

RSVP is not required; view the Flinders University Archaeology series webpage for more information.


History Seminar  – Cornwall and the Vaccination Act

Ella Stewart-Peters, a Flinders University PhD Candidate, will present the first of the Semester two History Seminars, on ‘From “Ignorant Mothers” to “Conscientious Fathers”: Cornwall and the Vaccination Act, 1840-1907’.

These seminars are open to the public and include a 45-minute talk, plus time for questions.

Where: Room 154 Social Sciences South, Flinders University Bedford Park campus

When: 10 August 2018, 11.15am; refreshments will be served

RSVP is not required, contact Associate Professor Andrekos Varnava (8201 2423), Sonja Yates (82015886) or view the series web page for more information.



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