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Last Lectures

The notion of the Last Lecture bears special significance. It is where Universities of old, scholars – both staff and students – came together to learn about and debate the issues of the day. JCU's annual Last Lecture gives us an opportunity to do the same and to celebrate the end of the traditional teaching year.

It also provides an opportunity for a JCU academic to address the community on a topic of their choosing.

Previous years

Senior Lecturer Peter Jones
2016 Last Lecture
Self-awareness and critical reflection on the path to transformative learning: Some thoughts from social work. Presented by Senior Lecturer Peter Jones
Dr Mark David Chong
2015 Last Lecture
"A humanistic approach to educating our next generation of ‘crime fighters", presented by Dr Mark David Chong. Lecturer, Social Sciences - College of Arts, Society and Education.
Dr Yvette Everingham
2014 Last Lecture
"The Maths lesson you always wanted but never had", presented by Dr Yvette Everingham. Senior Lecturer in JCU’s College of Science, Technology and Engineering.
Richard Lansdown
2013 Last Lecture
"Escape Artists: Gauguin, Fairweather, and their islands", presented by Associate Professor Richard Lansdown. Associate Professor of English, School of Arts and Social Sciences.

2012 JCU Last Lecture
Natalie Stoeckl | Video recording