Contains the Griffith Professorial Lecture Series for the period 1995 to 2005.

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  • What Affects Financial Market Prices: Rational Expectations or Noise Traders 

    Hodgson, Allan (2001)
    This paper provides an overview on whether capital market prices are determined by rational fundamentals or by noise traders. The paper serves as both a reinforcement and refutation of a recent review paper by Kothari ...
  • One step forward - Two steps back? Do governments spend our money better? 

    Wanna, John (2001)
    Citing extracts from nearly 350 years ago, Professor Wanna questions how much has really changed in accounting for public spending. The lecture concludes that the key issue is to bring forward the debate about strategic ...
  • Law, politics and religion: some early modern lessons for today's humanities 

    Saunders, David (1999)
    In his lecture, Professor Saunders outlines two future projects, one on the history of anti-juridism, the other a biography of people in the mid-1600s. Both projects mark a return for the humanities from great abstractions ...
  • Painting the Landscape 1985-1999 Catalogue 

    Bramley-Moore, Mostyn (2000)
    Mostyn Bramley-Moore's paintings have always challenged viewers in that they paradoxically appear, within single works, to address quite different kinds of concerns. They can present as both abstract and narrative in nature, ...
  • Mathematical modelling : an important instrument in the study of the effects of water and wind on soils 

    Hogarth, William (2000)
    In his lecture Professor Hogarth discusses mathematical modelling in the context of its usefulness in studying the impact of water and to a much lesser extent wind on soil. He keeps the number of equations to one and ...
  • Cultural policy: Rejuvenate or wither 

    O'Regan, Tom (2001)
    In this professorial lecture Professor O'Regan explores the dual movement of embracing and challenging cultural policy frameworks. Cultural policy development is moving in directions which require cultural policy studies ...
  • The Horizon of Postreligion 

    Hudson, Wayne (1999)
    The 'end of religion' is an old theme in the Humanities. It is a theme to which I return tonight from an unexpected direction as I apply constructive history to the horizon of postreligion. My lecture develops in stages. ...
  • Human reproduction 1960-2000: Ten developments that changed the future of mankind 

    Lincoln, Dennis (1997)
    Man differs in one major respect to all other species. Through evolution, man has gained the intellectual power to investigate the structure of DNA and the mechanisms whereby it regulates our very existence. Corporate DNA, ...
  • Ethnicity and Prejudice: Is there a way out of the Labyrinth? 

    Nesdale, Drew (1997)
    In this address, Professor Nesdale proposes to explore the nature of prejudice - particularly in relation to race or ethnicity. The issues that he will touch upon include the following: What is ethnic or racial prejudice? ...
  • The Professional Development of School Principals: A fine balance 

    Dempster, Neil (2001)
    This paper concentrates on the professional development of principals, the kind they get as well as the kind they deserve. It does so in five parts. First, Professor Dempster puts forward a theoretical framework describing ...
  • Fruit Flies: Lessons in Research and Politics 

    Drew, Dick (2001)
    In this lecture Professor Drew wants to illustrate that we can and should combine both, basic and applied research, to the benefit of all. Also, he will suggest that our research must have a strong element of creativity ...
  • The Great Concepts: a focus on Creation and Knowledge 

    Dimitrijev, Sima (2004)
    This lecture is about a search for fundamental ideas that form the basis of reasoning and action. In the existing scientific paradigm, the correct way of saying this would be that the lecture is about fundamental principles, ...
  • The opposite of History: valuing the arts 

    Ferres, Kay (2005)
    This lecture engages with some recent developments in the debates about value and the arts. Although there are particular anxieties about this in Australia, the definition and measurement of the impacts of the arts and ...
  • Molecules to Medicine, Mice to Man: A portion of the Story of Adenosine in the Heart 

    Headrick, John (2005)
    The cells of the cardiovascular system generate and release the compound adenosine in increasing quantities when they are “stressed” or subjected to injury/disease. This increased amount extra-cellular adenosine can then ...
  • Why Nations Can Afford Population Ageing 

    Guest, Ross (2005)
    This paper presents a range of evidence supporting a sanguine view of the impact of population ageing on a nation’s average living standards, with particular reference to Australia. The evidence points to a small decrease ...
  • Seeking Justice in the 21st Century: The Contested Politics of Race and Gender 

    Daly, Kathleen (2005)
    Applied to criminal justice, the contested politics of race and gender are about the relative importance we give to reducing the hard edge of criminal law and its effects on social exclusion and segregation, compared to ...
  • Sugars, Receptors and Drug Discovery 

    von Itzstein, Mark (2000)
    Traditionally, carbohydrates (sugars) have been recognised as having roles in the provision and storage of energy, as structural units, and as being backbone components of 'more important' biological units such as the ...
  • Compression of Speech and Image Signals 

    Paliwal, Kuldip (1998)
    Signal compression is the process of finding a compact digital representation of a signal. Its aim is to reduce the bit-rate of a digital signal with or without loss of information about the signal. When compression is ...
  • The whole is more than the sum of its parts - or is it? : surprises in many-particle theory and nanoscience 

    Dobson, John (2003)
    A recent Nobel Prize, awarded to John Pople and Walter Kohn in 1998, recognised the importance of our ability to predict chemical, physical and even some biological properties to a useful accuracy from first principles, ...
  • Making daisychains : playing to learn to research into playing to learn ... 

    O'Toole, John (2003)
    Classical science and drama share an important starting point - both create hypotheses to explain natural phenomena, and devise controlled fictional models to test out those hypotheses. Drama's territory is the world of ...

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