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Save the date: ‘What young people say about the quality of sexuality education’ – Feb 2015

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), together with the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH), warmly invite you to:

‘Scare tactics’ or ‘super helpful’: what young people say about the quality of sexuality education: The 2013 secondary school sexual health survey: report back and implications for practice

Following a brief presentation on major findings from the survey and responses by education specialists, there will be ample opportunity for discussion and debate.

Speakers: Overview of survey findings: Dr Kent Patrick and Ms Wendy Heywood (ARCSHS)

Chair: Dr Daniel Marshall (Deakin University)

Commentary and response: Implications for practice

  • Ms Nerida Matthews (Manager, Health & Physical Education, Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority)
  • Dr Debbie Ollis (Senior lecturer, Health & Physical Education, School of Education, Deakin University
  • Associate Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, Faculty of Education, Monash University


Date: Wednesday February 18th, 2015. Start 4.30 PM, Finish 6.30 PM.

Venue: La Trobe City Campus, 360 Collins St in Melbourne (parking and public transport details available).

Copies of the 2013 Secondary School Survey are available for download: follow this link

For further information, contact Sue Dyson (s.dyson@latrobe.edu.au) at ARCSHS.

Places are limited, registration is essential. Email to confirm mailto:admin@latrobe.edu.au


AFSEH aims to provide opportunities for academics and practitioners to discuss and debate issues and implications for practice arising from the findings of the survey, make suggestions for future research and build and consolidate networks of people interested in high quality sexuality education.

Follow us at the AFSEH Blog https://afseh.wordpress.com/

Professor Tim Deans Public Lecture, Sydney, 9 October

UTS Transforming Cultures is thrilled to invite you to the 2014 Annual Lecture:
Who Wants to Live Forever?
Professor Tim Dean, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
WHEN: Thursday 9 October 2014
TIME: Drinks from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
WHEREUniversity of Technology, Sydney. Lecture Theatre CB02.04.10 – UTS Building 2, Level 4 – access is via the UTS Tower, with Level 4 of both buildings accessed via the Broadway entrance level MAP
RSVP: Essential, please RSVP HERE
This lecture examines an infamous case of failure to obtain medical consent—that of Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cervical tumor cells were taken without permission by Johns Hopkins Hospital, in 1951, and subsequently cultured as the first “immortal” human cell line. Henrietta Lacks’ husband later described the non-consensual harvesting of his wife’s cells as “rape.”
In an analysis of the biopolitics of immortality (as well as the biopolitics of race, gender, and sexuality that the case raises) Tim Dean shows how immortalization in the symbolic realm of culture both resembles and differs from immortalization in tissue culture. Further, he looks at where the Henrietta Lacks story has been told and retold, and disentangles the different forms of immortality—biological, religious, and literary—at work in it. 
Dean asks: ‘What are we to make of this non-consensual bodily act that founds the most important human cell line in modern scientific history?’ and ‘How might a humanities perspective illuminate this quandry of medical ethics by way of a history of immortality?’
Tim Dean is Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis & Culture at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.  He is the author or editor of 6 books, most recently Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (University of Chicago Press, 2009) and Porn Archives (Duke University Press, 2014).
Please feel free to pass this onto anyone who might be interested in coming along to Who Wants to Live Forever