The Sprigg lecture series provides visitors with access to the latest research and thinking around scientific and cultural discoveries at a local and global level and to engage with scientific ideas that affect them and their world, now and in the future.
These free lectures commemorate the life of Dr Reg Sprigg AO, a remarkable South Australian geologist who discovered the world’s oldest fossilised animals in the Flinders Ranges in 1946, now internationally recognised as the Ediacara fossils.
The Sprigg lecture series will return in 2019. In the meantime, please enjoy these recordings of previous lectures.
Previous Sprigg lectures
Dr. Emma Sherratt, The shape of life and the museum of possible forms, October 2018
Professor Bronwyn Gillanders, Giant Australian cuttlefish in South Australian waters, August 2018
Professor John Tibby, Mega-droughts and flooding rains: the natural climate history of eastern Australia, June 2018
Dr. Mike Lee, Snakes with legs and dinosaurs with wings, April 2018
Dr. Phil Weinstein, Biodiversity and human health, November 2017.
Dr. Liz Reed, Naracoorte’s fossil caves: extraordinary windows into Australia’s recent past, August 2017
Dr. Peter Veth, Kimberley Visions: rock art dynamics of northern Australia, May 2017
Professor Aaron Corn, The Didjeridu: an Australian icon, March 2017
Professor Rachael Popelka-Filcoff, Spectroscopic Views into the Past,: Characterisation of Aboriginal Australian Pigments at the South Australian Museum, April 2016