PROGRAMME

Lecture Programme 2021

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: DEMOCRACY

22 February: Brexit and the Misreading of History: Prof Robert Patman

1 March: Cancelled due to Covid restrictions on meeting sizes

15 March: How Healthy is Democracy in New Zealand: Dr Chris Rudd

Series 2: HEALTH MATTERS

29 March: The Maths of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Prof Shaun Hendy 

12 April: Rapid Response to an Emergent Virus: Prof Miquel Quinones-Mateu 
19 April: Heart disease 2021– an update: Dr Anna Pillbrow 

​Series 3: THE FUTURE OF WORK

3 May: Work and Wellbeing: Paul Dalziel
10 May: How will Artificial Intelligence impact on jobs and work in NZ?: Prof Alistair Knott
17 May: Work Futures: Trends, Projections and Disruptions: Dr Paula O'Kane & Dr Sara Walton

​Series 4: ART & CULTURE

31 May: The Beatles: A Short History in Four Parts: Assoc Prof Robert Burns PhD
14 June: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū: An Inside View: Blair Jackson BFA
21 June: Lost Christchurch: We can’t blame it all on the earthquakes: Dr John Wilson

​Series 5: VIEWPOINT

5 July:     30 Years in Journalism: Martin van Beynen LLB
12 July:   Social and Ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence for Jobs and Work:
                                                                                                                                          
  Prof James McLaurin
19 July:   Cannot keep it simple: Creativity in the 21st Century    Dr Mark Menzies

​Series 6: MAINLY MONEY

2 August: The Taxation of Charities and Hospitals: Michael Gousmett PhD
9 August:  Rapid Response to an Emergent Virus: Prof Miguel Quinones
16 August: Behavioural Finance and Investment Performance: Prof Jedrzej Bialkowski

​Series 7: HISTORY

6 September: Owning our History - The New Zealand Wars: Dr Vincent O’Malley
13 September: Journey to Lan Yuan:  Chinese Settlement in New Zealand: Sean Brosnahan (MA, Hons)
20 September: Turbulent Times: Ngai Tahu in the Nineteenth Century: Dr Martin Fisher

​Series 8: NEW ZEALAND ENERGY FUTURES

4 October: Cannot keep it simple: creativity in the 21st century: Dr Mark Menzies
11 October: Green hydrogen: commodity chemical and future fuel: Professor Sally Brooker
18 October: Why we need to Flip the Fleet: electric vehicles for a net carbon zero future:
                                                                                                                                                     Dr Henrik Moller

​Series 9:  SPEAKERS' CORNER

1 November: From Where I Sat: From Where I Sat: Judge Rosemary Riddell LLB, LTCL
8 November: The History of Frontal Lobotomy. Professor Michael Colombo PhD
15 November: The Beatles: A Short History in Four Parts. Assoc Prof Robert Burns PhD