All 2007

Tuesday Lectures

March 13 & 20
Picasso – The Demoiselles at 100
Professor Tony Bellette.

March 27
James K. Baxter and Classical Myth
Professor John Davidson, School of Classics, VUW.

April 3
Early Music
Peter Walls, Chief Executive, NZ Symphony Orchestra.

May 1
Residency at the Bibliotheque nationale de France (BnF)
Ann Barrie and Tracy Powell

May 8, 15 & 22
The Canterbury Tales
Dr Ian Jamieson

May 29
The first Pilgrim’s Progress: Guillaume de Deguileville’s ‘Pilgrimage of Life’ (an illustrated account)
Associate Professor Kathryn Walls, VUW

June 5
Russia
Martin Boswell

June 19
Are New Zealanders Good Global Citizens?
Barry Coates, CEO, Oxfam New Zealand

June 26
Talking About Elections
Professor Margaret Clark and Dr Jon Johansson, Department of Political  Science, VUW.

July 24
The Language of Shakespeare
Professor Robert Easting, School of English, Film, Theatre & Media Studies, VUW

July 31
Gerald Manley Hopkins
Associate Professor Peter Whitford, School of English, Film, Theatre & Media Studies, VUW

August 7, 14, 21
Women in Ancient Greece
Dr Matthew Trundle, School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, VUW

August 29 – Wednesday
Early French Explorers, Missionaries and Settlers in NZ
Philip Knight, Emeritus Professor of French, VUW

September 4
Making Britons of them in British and Imperial Juvenile Literature 1905-1914.
Andrew Francis

September 11
The Writers of Maoriland: the Literature of Late Colonial New Zealand
Jane Stafford, Department of English, VUW

October 9
Cathy Downes, Director of Downstage will talk about the running of Downstage Theatre.

October 16
Rita According to Rita: the letters and self portraits of Rita Angus
Jill Trevelyan, Art Historian and curator

October 30
A Guru at my Table: Researching Cults in New Zealand
Dr Heather Kavan, Department of Communication and Journalism, Massey University.

November 6
The Cult of Rembrandt, Master Printmaker
David Maskill, School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, VUW.

November 13
New Zealand International Festival of the Arts 2008: The Festival Programme 2008
Lissa Twomey, Director

Friday Lectures

March 9
From Scrabble Champs to Antarctica Science: A Reporting Life

Kim Griggs

March 16
Iran

Professor Lloyd Geering

March 23
Earthquake Risk in Istanbul

Dr David Hopkins, Consulting Engineer

March 30
Critical Issues in International Women’s Health

Professor Anne Firth Murray

May 4
Legal issues for retirement age people

Wayne Chapman

May 11
The History of Private Hospitals in Wellington

Dr Ron Easthope, retired Cardiologist, Wellington Hospital

May 18
Prosperity through Productivity

Dr Andrew Cleland, CEO, Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, (IPENZ)

May 25
Work of the Families Commission

Paul Currie

June 1
Making the Wellington Region Strategic Plan Work

Murray McCaw, Independent Chair, Wellington Region Strategy Forum

June 8
Emerging Digital Scenarios and Enabling Technologies

Jonathan Usher, Director, Consumer Media Technology, Microsoft Corporation

June 15
A Snapshot of the Life of a Rural Veterinarian

Alan Royal

June 22
The Alternative Education Project

Mark Wallis, Wellington City Mission’s Youth Division

June 29
Antarctica – Past and Future

Professor Peter Barrett, Director, Antarctic Research Centre and Professor of Geology, VUW

July 27
Work Patterns and Sleepiness among Junior Doctors

Professor Phillipa Gander

August 3
The Psychology of Eyewitness Evidence

Matthew Gerrie, School of Psychology, VUW

August 10
Theatre Design

Dr Raymond Boyce, MBE

August 17
Child Abuse in New Zealand; is it really that bad?

Dr Dawn Elder, Senior Lecturer University of Otago, Wellington School of Medicine

August 24
The changes to the structure of N.Z. Education since ‘Tomorrow’s Schools

Dougal Scott, Dean, Faculty of Education, VUW

August 31
The Role of Local Government. What Purpose? What Value?

Ian McKinnon, Wellington City Councillor

September 7
Russian History

Martin Boswell, Accreditation Manager, Faculty of Commerce and Administration, VUW will continue the talk on Russian History that he gave in June.

October 12
Volcanism in New Zealand, Past & Present

Dr. Ian Graham, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences

October 26
Three Corporate Videos
Tom Williamson

November 9
Increasing Wealth via High Technology

Professor Paul Callaghan, Alan MacDiarmid Institute, VUW

November 22
Review of the Victoria University Centre for Bio-Diversity and Restoration Ecology
Associate Professor Ben Bell, VUW