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PROGRAMME

Lecture Programme 2024

[continually updated]

Lectures will usually beheld on the first 3 Mondays of each month March to November, with adjustments around Easter

See the NEWSLETTERS page for details of each lecture.

Series 1: ART & MUSIC

  4 March: Selected Artworks from the Aigantighe Collection - Petrena Fishburn

11 March: Mediating Technologies – A Brief History of Moving Image in Contemporary Art - Steve Carr

                    (followed by AGM)

18 March: I Don’t Want Your Golden Apple and other Fruitiness - Anita DeSoto

Series 2: INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

   8 April: Brexit, EU and New Zealand - Dr Serena Kelly

 15 April: International Matters - current - Nick Smith

 22 April: Retooling New Zealand’s Foreign Policy in the AUKUS Era Dr Nicholas Khoo

​Series 3: AGEING ISSUES

   6 May: Eating for Healthy Ageing - Dr Ali Hill
 13 May: The Importance of Sleep - Prof Richard Jones
 20 May: Ageing and Chronic Conditions .. the side effects of growing old Ulrich Bergler

​Series 4: THE NIGHT SKY

 10 June: Matariki and Maori Astronomy Victoria Campbell
 17 June: Observational Cosmology Yvette Perrott
 24 June: A Song of Ice and Solar Flares: returning astronauts to the Moon this decade Daniel Wrench

​Series 5: SPEAKERS' CORNER

   1 July:    Stress, Rhythms and the Brain Prof Richard Porter
   8 July:    Foulden Maar Prof Daphne Lee

 15 July:    Fascination Antarctica considering the landscape, science and its history Dr Ursula Rack

​Series 6: CHALLENGING IDEAS

   5 August: A Peace Perspective on the conflict in Palestine Prof Richard Jackson

 12 August: What does 'Social Security' mean in the 21st Century - Max Rashbrooke
 19 August: The Fight to Lower the Voting Age Thomas Pope-Kerr

​Series 7: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

 02 September: The Inimitable Dickens: The Early Career  - Dr Judith Coullie
 09 September: Lecturer from UC Linguistics Dept - TBC
 16 September: Middle East Issues - Leon Goldsmith

​Series 8: OUR PLANET/WATER

 07 October: TBC
 14 October: TBC
 21 October: TBC

​Series 9:  POTPOURRI

 11 November:  TBC
 18 November:  TBC
 25 November:  Responsible Tourism [subject to be refined] David Simmons Lincoln

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