150 years anniversary

150 years anniversary

View our preview programme of events and activities and learn about our 'Ask me a question' initiative

2016 New Zealand Aronui Lecture

2016 New Zealand Aronui Lecture

Watch video of Professor Konai Helu Thaman's talk on why culture matters in education

2016 Research Honours Dinner

2016 Research Honours Dinner

The Society's annual awards dinner was held 23 November in Christchurch

2016 Rutherford Lecture

2016 Rutherford Lecture

Video now available for Big Steps Forward: Osteoporosis and bone disease

Ten by Ten: Climate Change

Ten by Ten: Climate Change

View video and presentation slides for talk: Ten things you didn't know about climate change...

Cities of Tomorrow

Cities of Tomorrow

Listen to panel discussions on the future of cities

Gene Genie

Gene Genie

Listen to panels with Adam Rutherford and panellists on the latest in genetics

The Sacred Disease

The Sacred Disease

Video now available: Ingrid Scheffer on the genetics of epilepsy, 2016 Distinguished Speaker

Talking Science

Talking Science

Watch videos of 3-part series on science communication


Kia ora! You are most welcome to attend all our public events, although we do offer preferential booking to our Friends and Members for high profile occasions.

  • Become a Friend or Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Don’t miss out! Book your tickets on Eventbrite early to ensure your seats.
  • Heard that something interesting is happening? See if it’s in our Upcoming Events
  • Missed an event? Check our list of Past Events to see if a recording is available. Or head to ‘The Viewing Room’.
  • Find out more about our Annual Programmes, this includes a record of events from previous years.
  • Te Whare Apārangi, Royal Society of New Zealand in Thorndon, Wellington, has great rooms available for a range of functions, see Rooms & Facilities for Hire.