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2013

Wednesday, 6 November, 8.00pm Rolleston Lecture Theatre, Chch Medical School
Shaky Times - The Canterbury earthquakes and all that has followed
Dr Caroline Bell
University of Otago in Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 October, 6.00pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
The Power of Nature
Dr Boris Baeumer
Senior Lecturer in Mathmatics, University of Otago

Friday, 6 September, 6.30pm C1 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury (overflow in C2 & C3)
Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lecture series:
Planet Without Apes
Craig Stanford
Co-Director of the Jane Goodall Research Centre

Wednesday, 4 September, 6.30pm E5 Lecture Theatre, Engineering School, University of Canterbury
Rutherford Lecture:
Mastering molecular chess to mine nature's medicine chest
Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble,
Chair of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Auckland

Wednesday, 7 August, 7.300pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Hochstetter Lecture:
Geologic and geomorphic impacts of the 2010-2012 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and local evidence for large prehistoric earthquakes
Dr Mark Quigley,
Senior Lecturer in Active Tectonics and Geomorphology at the University of Canterbury

Wednesday, 3 July, 6.00pm E9 Lecture Theatre, Engineering School, University of Canterbury
Towards the 75th anniversary of the Cockayne Memorial Garden
Dr John Clemens, Della Bennet and
Zoe Lennon

Wednesday, 12 June, 7.30pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Opportunities for Commercial Timber Buildings in the Christchurch Rebuild
Prof Andy Buchanan
University of Canterbury

Wednesday, 19 June, 6.00pm C1 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
A New Frontier: understanding epigenetics through mathematics
2013 Royal Society of New Zealand Distinguished Speaker: Professor Terry Speed

Wednesday, 1 May, 7.30pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Alcohol: From genes to policy to politics
Professor Doug Sellman
Professor of Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine
Director, National Addiction Centre, University of Otago, Christchurch
Consultant Psychiatrist, Youth Specialty Service, Canterbury District Health Board

Wednesday, 3 April, 7.30pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Can We Prevent Suicide?
Dr Annette Beautrais
University of Auckland

Wednesday, 6 March C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
7.30 pm: Annual General Meeting
The agenda for the AGM is in the 2012 Annual Report.

8.00 pm: Afromontane Diversity
Dr Hazel Chapman,
Associate Professor of Evolutionary Ecology, University of Canterbury

2012

Wednesday, 7 November, 6.00-8.00pm Engineering Common Room, Engineering School, University of Canterbury
Planning for the future of the Branch
This is an open Council meeting to which members are invited. The details are in the November newsletter. Please RSVP by Monday 5 November.

Wednesday, 14 November, 7.30pm E8 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Climate change and the future of New Zealand freshwater
Dr Daniel Collins
NIWA

Wednesday, 17 October, 7.30pm C2 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
What's in your mental dictionary?
Koenraad Kuiper
Professor Emeritus, University of Canterbury, Adjunct Professor in Linguistics; Honorary Professor, University of Sydney.

Wednesday, 26 September, 7.30pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Jack Copeland on Alan Turing
Professor B. Jack Copeland
Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing, University of Canterbury

9 August, 7.30 pm A1 Lecture theatre, School of Engineering, University of Canterbury
CERN, Particle Physics, and the Hunt for the Higgs Boson
Professor Emmanuel Tsesmelis
Senior Physicist, CERN (Geneva) and the Department of Physics, University of Oxford (UK)

8 August, 7.30 pm E9 Lecture theatre, School of Engineering, University of Canterbury
The energy resource, issues and technologies
Professor Arthur Williamson
Professor Emeritus, University of Canterbury

Wednesday, 11 July, 7.00pm C1 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
2012 Rutherford Lecture: Life with Oxygen - a Battle against Free Radicals
Professor Christine Winterbourn
Director of the Centre for Free Radical Research, University of Otago, Christchurch

Wednesday 20 June 7.30 pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Soil Science and the challenge of agricultural production and environmental protection
Professor Keith Cameron SONZM FNZIAS FNZSSS,
Professor of Soil Science and Head of the Centre for Soil & Environmental Research, Lincoln University

Saturday 30 June, 6.30 pm Rochester-Rutherford Hall Ilam Road, Christchurch
150th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner

Saturday 9 June 7.30 pm C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Ancient astronomies - ancient worlds
Beatrice Tinsley Lecture: Professor Clive Ruggles, University of Leicester
Joint Astronomical-Royal Society event

Thursday 24 May, 7:30 pm Lecture Room C3, University of Canterbury
Oligocene drowning of Zealandia: how wet did it get?
Hochstetter Lecture 2012, Dr Mike Isaac In association with Geosciences Society of New Zealand

Thursday 24 May, 11.30-12.30pm Lecture Room E7, University of Canterbury
Mission control, we have a problem: New Zealand and fossil fuel use
Hochstetter Supplementary Lecture 2012 In association with Geosciences Society of New Zealand

Wednesday 18 April 7.00-9.00p.m. Mechanical Engineering Wing, School of Engineering, University of Canterbury
Tour of Mechanical Engineering Laboratories
The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Canterbury is opening its laboratory doors for you to see the
manifold research activities currently performed by staff, students and collaborators.

Wednesday, 28 March, 7.30 pm E8 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Leonard Cockayne Memorial Lecturer: Ever green but seeing red? Deciphering the palette of New Zealand's flora
Professor Kevin Gould,
Professor of Plant Biology, School of Biological Sciences,Victoria University of Wellington


2011

Tuesday 8 November 7.30 pm Room 108, Law Building, University of Canterbury
Marie Curie Lecture: The Light Fantastic
Dr Cather Simpson,
Senior Lecturer, Photon Factory Director, Associate Director, Dan Walls Centre for Pure and Applied Optics, University of Auckland

Wednesday 19 October, 7.30pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
“It’s All In Your Head”—: The vestibular system and the most common cause of vertigo
Professor Jeremy Hornibrook
Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon at St Georges and Southern Cross Hospitals in Christchurch;
Adjunct Professor (since 1998) in the Department of Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury

Wednesday 21 September, 7.30 p.m. C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
A model for the commercialisation of science in Canterbury?
Dr Neil Pattinson, BSc (Hons), PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Canterbury Scientific Limited, Christchurch

Thursday 15 September, 6.30 p.m C1 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
2011 Rutherford Lecture: How to make life from the Primordial Soup: Why RNA is a key ingredient to human life
Professor Warren Tate, CNZM, FRSNZ, Associate Dean of Research, Health Science Division, University of Otago

Thursday 8 September 7.30pm LAW108 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
2011 Hochstetter Lecture: It’s Our Fault - Better Defining Earthquake Risk in Wellington
Russ van Dissen, GNS, Lower Hutt

Wednesday 24 August, 6 p.m. St Matthew’s Church Hall, Jeffreys Road, Bryndwr
The Canterbury Earthquakes – A Structural Engineering Perspective
Dr Di McCarthy, Chief Executive, RSNZ

Thursday, 11 August, 7.30pm St Matthew’s Church Hall, Jeffreys Road, Bryndwr
Rutherford's Path to the Nuclear Atom
Dr. John Campbell

Wednesday, 27 July, 7.30pm St Matthew’s Church Hall, Jeffreys Road, Bryndwr
The Canterbury Earthquakes – A Structural Engineering Perspective
Gregory A. MacRae Ph.D., PE, Associate Professor, Director of Postgraduate Studies
Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury

May 5rd, 7.30pm St Patricks Hall, 108a Jeffreys Rd, east of Idris Rd just past St Matthews church
AGM and Lecture
7.30 - 7.50 AGM
8.00 pm: Beyond Darwin's imagination: fantastic tales of terror and beauty
Dr Simon Pollard


2010

November 3rd, 8.00pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Conservation of biodiversity in botanic gardens: worldwide and local experience.
Dr. John Clemens, Curator, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

October 20th, 8.00pm A2 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Hochstetter Lecture: A geochemist’s window into Earth's origins, past and future
Professor Joel Baker, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

September 2nd, 8.00pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
The Mt Cass Saga
Dr Mary Glen Metcalf, MSc in Organic Chemistry (University of New Zealand, 1948); PhD  in Medicine (University of Otago, 1972)

August 4th, 8.00pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Treasures from the Cotter Medical Trust's collection.
Pat Cotter, Bramwell Cook, Max Abernethy

July 7th, 6.00pm University of Canterbury: Meet in the Engineering School Cafe/Concourse area by lecture theatre E7
A Tour of Civil and Natural Resources Laboratories and Current issues in Civil Engineering Research.

June 2nd, 8.00pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
How inhomogeneity affects cosmological observations.

May 5th, 8.00pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Why do engineers/scientists and economists/politicians always seem to be talking past each other?

April 14th, 8.00pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Science of High Fashion and Functionality--Innovating New Wool Apparel
Dr Surinder Tandon, MTech, PhD (Leeds), CText FTI; Manager, Apparel  and Functional Textiles, AgResearch Ltd, Lincoln.

March 10th, 7.40pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
7.40 pm: Branch Annual General Meeting
8.00 pm Lecture: Is it true what they say about Gödel?
Dr Peter Smith, Cambridge University, where he teaches philosophy and mathematics; Philosophy Erskine Fellow

February 18th, 8:00pm A2 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Jack Newton, a world-renowned author and astronomical imager.
In association with the Canterbury Astronomical Society.


2009

Thursday, 26 February, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
From biosensors and biofuel cells to corrosion. Why do we need microelectrochemistry?
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann, Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Wednesday, 11 March, 7.40pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 11 March, 8pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Deep Impact: Excavating Comet Tempel 1
Stef McLaughlin, Research Associate, Astronomy Department, University of Maryland

Tuesday, 24 March, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Hot Topics in Forensic Pathology
Professor Gregory J. Davis, MD, FCAP Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky USA: State Medical Examiner, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Wednesday, 8 April, 8pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
A two-part lecture:
Toxicology of 1080 and better ways to use it: a research update
Ms Penny Fisher, Research Leader, Pest Control Toxicology, Landcare Research
Reducing the cost and adverse consequences of aerial 1080 poisoning
Dr Graham Nugent, Programme Leader, Landcare Research

Thursday, 14 May, 6.00pm Refreshments served from 5.30pm, Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium (use the Gallery Gloucester St entrance)
Rutherford Medal lecture, hosted jointly by the Canterbury Branch of  RSNZ and RSNZ
Fibrous Proteins of the Human Body: Contributors to Shape, Motion and  Vision
Professor David Parry, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey  University

Wednesday, 3 June, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
The Cockayne Lecture: A DNA story of New Zealand plants
Professor Peter Lockhart, Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey  University

Wednesday, 22 July, 6.30 pm
Pathology Museum visit

Wednesday, 5 August, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Metamorphosis of Light into Being: a Story of Quantum Phases
Dr Dharamvir Ahluwalia, Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury

Wednesday, 19 August, 7.30pm, E1 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Comets and Asteroids: clues to our origin and threats to our survival
Professor Jack Baggaley FRAS FRSNZ, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury

Wednesday, 2 September, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Geothermal Energy Potential of the South Island
Dr Claudia Kaiser, Dr. rer. nat., Dipl Geol. MGtV, MNZGA, Geothermal Business Coordinator

Tuesday, 22 September, 5.30pm, C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Hochstetter Lecture: Extreme Life: Terrestrial hot-springs and the search for early life on Earth (and Mars?)
Associate Professor Kathy Campbell, School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, the University of Auckland


2008

Wednesday 5 March, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Annual General Meeting 7.40pm
Lecture 8.00pm
Neville Petrie, the CEO of Science Alive!, will provide a brief update of plans to relocate Science Alive!
Peter Meredith, Ilam Potato Sciences, Swift Potatoes

Thursday 13th March, 7.30pm, C2 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
What is Creativity
Professor Maggie Boden, Cognitive and Computing Sciences, University of Sussex; University of Canterbury distinguished Erskine Fellow.

Wednesday, 2nd April, 8pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
The Hole Story: Exocytosis
John Evans, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Centre for Neuroendocrinology, University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Tuesday, 29th April, 7.30 pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Place in Museum Space: The Smithsonian Institution, National Identity, and the America West
Professor Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, University of Minnesota, Visiting Historian-of-Science, Fulbright Fellow

Wednesday, 7th May, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Why the Heck Should I Mow My Lawn? Thoughts, Issues, and Research on Developing Sustainable Communities.
Mark Hostetler, Visiting Scholar, Landcare Research

Wednesday, 4 June, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Canterbury Limestone Ecosystems
Nick Head, Canterbury Conservancy Botanist, Dept of Conservation

Wednesday, 2 July, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
New Zealand garden bird survey
Dr Eric Spurr, Landcare Research, Lincoln

Wednesday, 6 August, 8.00 pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Biodiversity, biofuels, sustainability and other small topics
Prof Steve Wratten, Lincoln University

Thursday, 21 August, 7:30 pm, E5 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Tilting the Planets
Professor Doug Hamilton, University of Maryland

Wednesday, 3rd September, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Charles Fleming Lecture, "Science for Conservation"
Mick Clout, University of Auckland

Wednesday, 24 September, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Hochstetter Lecture 2008: Learning from lahars: new insights from the March and September flows at Ruapehu
Dr Vern Manville, GNS Science (Wairakei Research Centre)

Wednesday, 1 October, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
The next generation of high-energy subatomic particle colliders
Professor Philip Burrows, Visiting Oxford Fellow, Professor of Accelerator Physics, John Adams Institute, Oxford University

Wednesday, 8 October, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Goings on re the National Science Panel
Dr Stephen Goldson, Chief Scientist, AgResearch
Professor Ian Shaw, Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Science, University of Canterbury.

Wednesday, 5 November, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of  Canterbury
New insights into glacier-climate links in New Zealand at the end of  the last ice age
Professor Jamie Shulmeister, Geological Sciences, University of  Canterbury

Monday, 10 November, 5.30pm, Great Hall, The Arts Centre, Rolleston  Avenue
Rutherford in the 21st Century
Professor C Mary Rutherford Fowler, Earth Sciences Department, Royal  Holloway, University of London


2007

Wednesday 7 March, C2 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Annual General Meeting 7.45pm, Monthly Meeting 8.00pm
Sowing the Seeds of Change: The insects of Ecuador under agricultural intensification
Dr Jason Tylianakis, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury

Wednesday 28 March, 1.10 – 1.50pm, at 'Our City O Tautahi'
Science in the City: Probability and consequences of the next Alpine Fault Earthquake
Dr Mark Yetton, Director of Geotech Consulting Ltd, a Christchurch- based geotechnical research and consultancy company

Wednesday 4 April, 8.00pm E8 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
PSA screening for prostate cancer – first do no harm
Ann Richardson, Professor of Public Health, Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch

Wednesday 2 May, 8.00 pm, C2 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
From Biopolymers to Biomaterials
Dr Nigel Larsen, Science Group Manager, Food & Biomaterials, Innovation, Crop & Food Research, Lincoln

Wednesday 6th June, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Birds in Paradise - the Role of Birds in Shaping New Zealand's Biodiversity
Dr William (Bill) Lee, Ecologist, Landcare Research, Dunedin.

Wednesday 20th June, 8.00pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Blood, Guts, Meat and Genetic Markers. Applying gene technology in the health and food industries
Dr Barry Palmer, Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Wednesday, 4th July, 8pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
‘Hobbit’ fossil of Flores, Indonesia
Dr Chris Turney, University of Wollongong. Department/Division, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Wednesday 18th July, 8pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Environmental Change: A View From Downunder - Hochstetter Lecture (with GSNZ)
Prof. Paul Williams, School of Geography, University of Auckland

Thursday 2nd August, 8pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Yellow Eyed Pengins
Sandy King, DoC, Stewart Island

Tuesday 14th August, 6:10pm
'Evolutionary Thought'
Pietro Corsi, Professor of the History of Science at Oxford

Wednesday 15th August, 8pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Fractals
Prof. Richard Taylor, Physics, University of Canterbury

Wednesday 5th September, 8.00pm, E8 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Kaki and poaka hybridisation: a conservation conundrum?
Dr Tammy Steeves, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury

Wednesday 19th September, 8.00pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Fractal Patterns in Art and Nature: Are they good for Us?
Professor Richard Taylor, University of Canterbury

Wednesday 3rd October, 8pm, C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
The Christchurch Health and Development Study: Highlights of 25 Years of Research
Professor David Fergusson, Director of the Christchurch Health and Development Study

Wednesday 7th November, 8pm, E8 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Trees to Cool the Greenhouse
Piers McLaren, Forestry Consultant

Tuesday 13th November, 5.30pm, the Great Hall, Arts Centre, cnr Worcester Boulevard and Rolleston Ave.
RSNZ presents Paul Callaghan's Vision For New Zealand
Professor Paul Callaghan FRS FRSNZ is the 2007 Royal Society of New Zealand Distinguished Speaker.


2006

Wednesday 8 March, C3 Lecture Theatre
AGM (7:30pm) and Speaker (8:00pm): Changing Faces
Mr Leslie Snape, Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch School of Medicine

Thursday 16 March, 7 pm, C1 Lecture Theatre
Small Brains, Smart Minds: Honeybee Vision, Navigation and “Cognition”
Professor Mandyam Srinivasan, ARC Centre for Excellence in Vision Science, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University

Wednesday 5 April 2006 7:00 pm, E1 Lecture Theatre
Surprising Connections? The Diverse World of Magnetic Resonance
Prof. Paul Callaghan, PCNZM Victoria University of Wellington and the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Wednesday, 10 May, 1.10 pm at "Our City"
Science in the City lecture
The National Picture: how will it affect New Zealand as a whole?
Murray Ward

Wednesday, 17 May, 1.10 pm at "Our City"
Science in the City lecture
Global Warming - The Regional Picture: Local Impacts of Floods, Drought, Coastal Erosion: Will Westport really be "79% under water" by the end of the century?!
Dr Brett Mullan

Wednesday, 24 May, 1.10 pm at "Our City"Science in the City lecture
Making a difference
Professor Ann Smith

Wednesday 7 June, 7:00 to 7:45 pm, Canterbury Museum
(note different time and venue)

Emerging Scientists Poster Competition Finalists and Cape Hallett Station Antarctic Exhibit Special Viewing
Sponsored by the Royal Society of New Zealand Hosted by the Royal Society of New Zealand, Canterbury Branch

Friday June 16, 5pm, Lecture Theatre C3, University of Canterbury
Living inside the Cosmic Egg

Wednesday 28 June, 1.10 - 1.50pm, at 'Our City O-Tautahi'
Science in the City lecture:Bird Flu - one year on

Tuesday 4 July, 5.30pm, C-Block lecture theatres, University of Canterbury.
SETI: Looking for Little Green Men

Sunday 9 July, 11.30am, C-Block lecture theatres, University of Canterbury
The psychology of lying and deception

Wednesday 12 July, 8.00 pm C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Hochstetter Lecture 2006, co-hosted with the Geological Society.

Wednesday, 26 July, 1.20 - 1.50 pm at 'Our City', corner Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Tce.
'Science in the City' lecture: Energy efficient and sustainable housing: What is this? Will regulation achieve it?
Roger Buck, architect in private practice

Wednesday, 2 August, 8.00 pm C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Genes hold hope for Heart Disease
Dr Anna Pilbrow, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Thursday 10 August, evening - public lecture at the Art Gallery
"Great Ideas of Biology" - Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel Laureate and Rutherford Memorial Lecturer.

Wednesday, 30 August, 1.10 - 1.50pm, Our City O Tautahi
Science in the City Lecture: Clover Root Weevil at the door: the Implications and a Remedy
Dr Mark McNeill, Research entomologist, AgResearch, Lincoln

Wednesday, 13 September, 8.00 pm C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Fishing Spiders in the Hanging Stomachs of Borneo
Dr Simon Pollard, Canterbury Museum

Wednesday, 27 September, 1.10 - 1.50pm, Our City O Tautahi
Science in the City Lecture: The role of Botanic Gardens in Science and Education
Brian Butterfield, Professor of Botany, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury

Wednesday, 4 October, 8.00 pm C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Thin-film Solar cells: Successes and Challenges
Dr Timothy J Coutts, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado

Wednesday 25 October, 1.10 – 1.50pm, at 'Our City O Tautahi'
Science in the City: Kiwi conservation in town and country
Julie Wolbers, 2006 RSNZ Science, Mathematics, and Technology Teacher Fellow, Franz Josef Glacier School, and Ami Brown, Head of the Native Section, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Wednesday 25 October, 8.00pm C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Nitrate contamination: Sources, factors and mitigation
Professor Hong J Di, Soil and Environmental Science, Lincoln University

Wednesday 8 November 8.00pm C2 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Branch lecture: IceCube – Neutrino Window on the Universe
Dr Jenni Adams, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury

Wednesday 29 November, 1.10 – 1.50pm, at 'Our City O Tautahi'
Science in the City: Teeth need fluoride - the science of community water fluoridation
Speakers: Dr Daniel Williams, Medical Officer of Health, Community and Public Health, Canterbury District Health Board, and Dr Martin Lee, Director, School and Community Dental Service, Canterbury District Health Board.


2005

Wednesday 9 March, 7.40 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, U of C
Branch AGM followed by Titan: Two hours later
Dr Mark English, Business Development Manager, Hindin Communications Ltd

Wednesday 23 March, 8 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, U of C
The Particle Odyssey
Prof. Frank Close, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Oxford University

Wednesday 30 March, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Our City
Science in the City: Finding nature in the City
Professor Steve Wratten, Lincoln University

Wednesday 6 April, 8 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, U of C
Tissue engineering
Dr Tim Woodfield Centre for Bioengineering, University of Canterbury, Canterbury Orthopaedic Services Trust, Burwood Hospital

Saturday 16 April
Autumn Field Trip, Hanmer and the Hope fault

Wednesday 27 April, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Our City
Science in the City Lecture

Wednesday April 27, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Our City: "Urban Growth Management"
Professor Ali Memon, Environment, Society and Design Division, Lincoln University.

Wednesday 4 May, 8.00 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Fleming lecture Science and conservation management of New Zealand's endangered dolphin
Dr Steve Dawson and Dr Liz Slooten, University of Otago

Wednesday 18 May, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Our City

Wednesday May 25, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Our City O-Tautahi
Science in the City: "Avian Influenza: should we be concerned?"
by Dr Lance Jennings, Clinical Virologist, Canterbury District Health Board.

Wednesday 8 June, 8.00 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Young Scientist Seminar Evening
Three young Canterbury scientists present their work

Wednesday 22 June, 8.00 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
The scientific role of the modern botanic garden
David Given, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Wednesday 29 June, 1.10 pm, Our City
Science in the City:
Haast's Legacy: Science at Canterbury Museum
Dr Paul Scofield, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Canterbury Museum
Our City is on the corner of Worchester Blvd and and Oxford Tce (opposite Rydges Hotel )

Wednesday 6 July, 8.00 pm, A1 Lecture Theatre
Warming up the last glaciation
Dr Jamie Shulmeister, University of Canterbury

Tuesday 12 July, 9.30 am
Christchurch Engine Centre: Behind the scenes visit

Wednesday 20 July, 8.00 pm, C3 Lecture Theatre
Perspectives from IBM Research
Dr Sharee McNab, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury

Monday 25 July, C3 Lecture Theatre
Astronomer Gerry Gilmore

Wedneday 27 July, 1.10 pm, “Our City”
Science in the City lecture: The garden city’s murky air problems
Teresa Aberkane, Environment Canterbury
Our City is on the corner of Worchester Blvd and Oxford Tce (opposite Rydges Hotel )

Wednesday 3 August, 8 pm C3 Lecture Theatre
Achieving sustainability: the hidden enemy
Roger Buck, Architect Roger Buck and Associates

Monday 8 August, 7 pm Christchurch Town Hall
Jack Bacon, NASA, free lecture under the auspices of IPENZ.

Wednesday 24 August, 12.45 pm
Behind the scenes visit Medical Museum Rooms Hillmorton Hospital

Wednesday 31 August, 1.10 pm “Our City”
Science in the City lecture: Vaccination
Mel Brieseman, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health
Our City is on the corner of Worchester Blvd and Oxford Tce (opposite Rydges Hotel.

Wednesday 7 September, 8 pm, C3 Lecture Theatre
Ageing and the liver sieve
Emeritus Professor Robin Fraser, Department of Pathology Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Wednesday 28 September, 1.10 pm, “Our City”
Science in the City lecture: Gardening and the green, six legged tsunami

Dr Jon Sullivan
Lincoln University
Our City is on the corner of Worcester Blvd and and Oxford Tce (opposite Rydges Hotel)

Wednesday 5 October, 8 pm, C2 Lecture Theatre
Hot news from the big bang

Professor Malcolm Longair
Head of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Wednesday 12 October, 8 pm, C3 Lecture Theatre
Physics topic

Professor Malcolm Longair
Head of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Wednesday 26 October, 1.10 pm, “Our City”
Science in the City lecture: Is it safe to eat?

Professor Ian Shaw, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Science, University of Canterbury
Our City is on the corner of Worcester Blvd and and Oxford Tce (opposite Rydges Hotel)

Wednesday 2 November, 8 pm, C3 Lecture Theatre
President’s address

Science to the public
Tony Mander

11–13 November
Eric Mangin Show Weekend Field Trip

Lake Coleridge, Stavely and Mount Somers

Thursday 17 November, 7.00 pm
Meet at Riccarton House
Riccarton Bush Evening Field Trip
$7.50 per person Booking essential

Wednesday 30 November, 1.10 pm, “Our City”
Science in the City lecture: Our water supply

David Scott, Ecan
Our City is on the corner of Worcester Blvd and and Oxford Tce (opposite Rydges Hotel)

Wednesday 7 December, 8 pm, C3 Lecture Theatre
Does the evolution of protein structures offer clues into new ways to design antibiotics?

Dr Juliet Gerard, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury


2004

Wednesday 3 March 8pm,
C3 lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Is there an allometric theory for plant biology?
Dr Karl Niklas, Professor of Plant Biology, Cornell University, New York
Preceeded by the AGM

Wednesday 31 March 8:00 pm,
Lecture Theatre E1, University of Canterbury
Léon Foucault and the Speed of Light
Dr William Tobin, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Canterbury

Wednesday 21 April 8pm,
C3 lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
SURFING THE NANO-WAVES or SMALL SCALE DYNAMICS OF THE GAS - LIQUID INTERFACE
Professor Leon Phillips
President, Canterbury Branch of the Royal Society of NZ, Chemistry Department, University of Canterbury

Wednesday 5 May, 8.00 p.m,
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
New Zealand quaternary palaeobiology: New perspectives, vanishing heritage
Dr Richard Holdaway, Palaeobiology researcher and Senior Fellow at the University of Canterbury

Wednesday 1 June, 7.00 p.m,
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
TRANSIT OF VENUS LECTURE: Cook's first voyage to record the Tranist of Venus: first encounters between Maori and Europeans
Dame Anne Salmond, University of Auckland

Thursday 10 June, 8.00 p.m,
Christchurch Girls High School Auditorium
CARTER LECTURE: THE SCIENCE OF OPPORTUNITY ON BOARD THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
Dr Donald Pettit, NASA Astronaut

Wednesday 23 June, 7.30 p.m,
Science Alive, Moorhouse Avenue
BEHIND THE SCENES AT SCIENCE ALIVE

Wednesday 4 August, 8pm
C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
(Nuclear) Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Basic Physics, Advanced Applications
Richard Watts, Physics Department, University of Canterbury.

Thursday 26th August, 8pm
C1 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
The supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy
Prof Fulvio Melia, University of Arizona, USA.

Wednesday 1 September, 8pm
C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Future options for meeting New Zealand's thermal fuels market
George Hooper, Executive Director, Centre for Advanced Engineering, University of Canterbury campus.

Thursday 23 September, 8pm
A1 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
The Geology of Stewart Island
Andy Tulloch, GNS, Dunedin.

Wednesday 6 October,
C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Natural born weedkillers
Hugh Gourlay, Landcare Research, Lincoln.

Wednesday 20 October, 8pm
C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
Catching Stardust with Interplanetary Spacecraft
Professor Dr. Eberhard Gruen, Max Planck Institut fur Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany.

Wednesday 3 November, 8pm
C3 Lecture theatre, University of Canterbury
The New Zealand model of forestry: Abandoning our native forests
Euan Mason, School of Forestry, University of Canterbury.

Wednesday 1 December, 8pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Exploring alien worlds: the Cassini/Huygens Mission
Dr Mark English Business Development Manager Hindin Communications Ltd.


2003

Wednesday, March 5
C1 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Leonardo's Laptop: Human needs and the new computing technologies
Professor Ben Shneiderman

Tuesday, March 18
James Hay Theatre, Christchurch Town Hall
Exploration of the Solar System
Professor William Pickering

Wednesday, April 2
E1 Lecture Theatre (Engineering School), University of Canterbury
Traffic and Transportation Management: A glimpse at daily flow patterns
Professor Phillipe Toint, Belgium

Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 pm
Carter Memorial Lecture

Auditorium, Christchurch Girls High School
Joint Meeting with Science Alive, Canterbury Astronomical Society, & Carter Observatory (Gold Coin Donation)
Aliens: The scientific search for life on other planets
Dr Ben Oppenheimer

Wednesday May 21, 8 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Neurotechnology Research and Development in Christchurch
Professor Richard Jones, Christchurch Hospital

Wednesday, June 4, 8 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
The Human Genome Project: Its Impact on Clinical Medicine and Local Research
Dr Michael Sullivan, Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Wednesday, July 2, 8pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Genes, Depression and Personality
Professor Peter Joyce, Department of Psychological Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Friday, August 1, 8pm
Rutherford Lecture

C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Blood Flow in Giraffes and People
Professor Tim Pedley

August 6, 8 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Arrow of Time
Professor Jayant Narlikar, Director, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, India

Wednesday, September 3, 8 pm
Presidential Address

C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Ageing, Senescence and Death
Kelly Duncan

Friday September 5, 8 pm
Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch Art Gallery
Sex, Genes and Chromosomes
Jenny Graves

Friday September 17, 8pm
Hochstetter Lecture 2003

Lecture Theatre C3, University of Canterbury
Discovering and understanding submarine volcanoes
The Kermadec Arc sector of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Dr Ian Wright

Wednesday, October 8, 8 pm -- note new date
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
Clinical Applications of Molecular Genetics for Mutation Detection
Peter George

Wednesday, October 15, 8 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
The Universe that we live in
Alan Martin

Wednesday, November 5, 8 pm
C3 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
The Richard Pearse Controversy
Gordon Ogilvie

Thursday, November 6, 8pm
C1 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury
"I met a traveller from an antique land: DNA as history"
Professor Bryan Sykes, author of the best-selling book "The Seven Daughters of Eve"

Monday, December 1, 8:00 pm
E1 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury (Engineering School, Entry off Creyke Road)
DNA in Forensics
Dr Robin Cotton, Cellmark Laboratories, USA and Dr Andy Hopwood, Forensic Science Service, UK


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