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.
Online bookings for Sprigg lectures open one month before the event is held.
Our lecture series is over for the year, but please check back in 2018 for more exciting presentations from prominent researchers.
Previous Sprigg lectures
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
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