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PROGRAMME

Lecture Programme 2022

Generally lectures will be held on the first 3 Mondays each month March to November, with adjustments around Easter

See the NEWSLETTERS page for details of each lecture.

Series 1: NEW ZEALAND HISTORY

14 February: Turbulent Times: Ngai Tahu in the 19th Century: Dr Martin Fisher

21 February: Owning our History: The New Zealand Wars: Dr Vincent O'Malley

7 March: Journey to Lan Yuan: Chinese settlement in NZ.: Sean Brosnahan

Series 2: GEOLOGY

28 March: What can seafloor sediments tell us about past climate change?  Assoc. Prof. Andrew R. Gorman

4 April: Six Sons and a Seismograph: a brief History of SeismologyDr Glenn Vallender 
11 April: Reading the landscape: earthquakes and active faults in South Canterbury: Dr Tim Stahl

​Series 3: ART

2 May: The Art of Your Life: Megan Dunn
9 May: Tourism, Climate Change and Aviation: Professor James Higham
16 May: Old Hokonui - A Taste of Southland: Jim Geddes

​Series 4: PEACE AND CONFLICT

13 June: Conflict in Myanmar: Ross Wilson
20 June: 
The Challenges of Countering Violent Extremism in Aotearoa: Professor Richard Jackson
27 June: 
Refugees and Manus Island: Behrouz Boochani

​Series 5: FOOD PRODUCTION

4 July: The Hemp Industry in NZ: Brad Lake      
11 July: 
Regenerative agriculture – an agronomist’s view: Professor Derrick Moot 
18 July: 
Land use challenges: dairy, meat, forestry & climate change in a world that needs food:
              Keith Woodford  

​Series 6: MATURE MATTERS

1 August: Healthy Ageing: Professor Sainsbury

8 August: The MIND Diet: why all the hype? Sharon Sutton 
15 August: Retirement Villages: Moving In, Living In; Moving Out. Tristan Fleurty

​Series 7: INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

5 September: Putin’s Ukraine Gamble and its International Implications. Robert G Patman
12 September: Democracy and Autocracy: Who’s winning and who’s got the best system? Prof Philip Nel
19 September: Media and Conflict: The new media ecology and the war in Ukraine. Prof Natalia Chaban

​Series 8: POT POURRI

3 October: Six Sons and a Seismograph. Glenn Vallender
10 October: Navigating Fake News. Stephen Davis
17 October: The Ethics (or not) of Marketing to Children. Professor Robert Aitken

​Series 9:  ON A LIGHTER NOTE

  7 November:  True Crime, Bad Crime and Timaru Crime. Steve Braunias
14 November:  Discovering the amazing fungi of Aotearoa-New Zealand. David Orlovich
21 November:  Media Watch. Jim Hopkins

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