July, 2015

    May, 2015

    • Invisibility: a Cultural History - CHRISTCHURCH

      6:00pm - 7:15pm, Friday, 22 May, 2015

      This talk with Dr Philip Ball explores the historical interest and current day science of making objects invisible.

    • Bright Earth: the Invention of Colour - WELLINGTON

      6:00pm - 7:15pm, Thursday, 21 May, 2015

      This talk with Dr Philip Ball traces the chemical history of the pigments on the artist’s palette.

    • Workshop on languages and super-diversity in Aotearoa/New Zealand

      2:45pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, 21 May, 2015

      This workshop builds on the 2013 Royal Society of New Zealand Languages in Aotearoa/New Zealand paper, and examines the trends two years on, as well as drawing on the latest National Ethnic Projections from Statistics New Zealand. The strategic implications of New Zealand’s linguistic and cultural diversity are discussed, as well as the connections between languages and policy.

    • Dinosaurs & Space-Shuttles - Napier

      7:00pm - 8:15pm, Wednesday, 13 May, 2015

      Hear palaeontologist and writer Dr Phil Manning on how space-shuttle technology was used to study a very special fossil dinosaur called Dakota, a 67-million-year-old hadrosaur that had soft tissue preserved.

    • Dinosaurs & Space-Shuttles - Wellington

      6:00pm - 7:15pm, Tuesday, 12 May, 2015

      Hear palaeontologist and writer Dr Phil Manning on how space-shuttle technology was used to study a very special fossil dinosaur called Dakota, a 67-million-year-old hadrosaur that had soft tissue preserved.

    • Dinosaurs & Space-Shuttles - Christchurch

      6:00pm - 7:15pm, Monday, 11 May, 2015

      Hear palaeontologist and writer Dr Phil Manning on how space-shuttle technology was used to study a very special fossil dinosaur called Dakota, a 67-million-year-old hadrosaur that had soft tissue preserved.

    • Dinosaurs & Space-Shuttles - Dunedin

      5:30pm - 6:45pm, Tuesday, 5 May, 2015

      Hear palaeontologist and writer Dr Phil Manning on how space-shuttle technology was used to study a very special fossil dinosaur called Dakota, a 67-million-year-old hadrosaur that had soft tissue preserved.

    • Public meeting: Asbestos Exposure in New Zealand

      6:00pm - 7:30pm, Friday, 1 May, 2015

      The public meeting will explain the evidence used in the review.

    April, 2015

    • Tangata Whenua book tour - Hamilton

      5:30pm - 7:00pm, Thursday, 30 April, 2015

      Two authors of Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, Atholl Anderson FRSNZ and Aroha Harris, will talk about new perspectives on Māori history, drawing on their work for the book, which has been shortlisted for Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize.

    • Tangata Whenua book tour - Rotorua

      5:30pm - 7:00pm, Wednesday, 29 April, 2015

      Two authors of Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, Atholl Anderson FRSNZ and Aroha Harris, will talk about new perspectives on Māori history, drawing on their work for the book, which has been shortlisted for Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize.

    • Tangata Whenua book tour - Gisborne

      5:30pm - 7:00pm, Tuesday, 28 April, 2015

      Two authors of Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, Atholl Anderson FRSNZ and Aroha Harris, will talk about new perspectives on Māori history, drawing on their work for the book, which has been shortlisted for Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize.

    • Tangata Whenua book tour - Napier

      5:30pm - 7:00pm, Monday, 27 April, 2015

      Two authors of Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, Atholl Anderson FRSNZ and Aroha Harris, will talk about new perspectives on Māori history, drawing on their work for the book, which has been shortlisted for Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize.

    March, 2015

    • The Spark of Life - Auckland

      6:00pm - 7:15pm, Tuesday, 24 March, 2015

      2015 Distinguished Speaker Professor Frances Ashcroft FRS explains why ion channels in our bodies are the 'spark of life'.

    • The Spark of Life - Wanaka

      6:00pm - 7:15pm, Friday, 20 March, 2015

      2015 Distinguished Speaker Professor Frances Ashcroft FRS explains why ion channels in our bodies are the 'spark of life'.