All 2008

Friday March 28
High Country Muster’ – a video set in the Canterbury high country.
Tom Williamson

Tuesday April 1 & Tuesday April 8
“For I will give you the morning star”
: Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s, A Scots Quair, published under this collective title in 1946 but individually as Sunset Song(1932), Cloud Howe, (1933) and Grey Granite, (1934).
Dr Ian Jamieson, Department of English Literature, VUW (retired).

Friday April 4
Lessons of History: Dying for a Smoke
Dr Peter Martin, Medical Director of the QUIT programme.

Friday April 11
Churchill at Sea
Dr Wyn Beasley, a retired orthopaedic surgeon and now writer.

Tuesday April 15
The Heather and Fern Entwined: Scots in New Zealand
Dr Brad Patterson, Stout Institute, VUW

Tuesday May 6
The Rt. Hon Walter Nash, CH, MP (1882- 1968)
Bruce Brown, QSO, Senior Fellow Centre for Strategic Studies .

Friday May 9
The Economics of Diabetes – of doing nothing
Suzanne Sniveley

Tuesdays May 13, 20, 27
The History and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
Matthew Trundle, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington. ‘

Friday May 16
The History of Tuberculosis from the Past to the Present Day
Dr Peter Martin, physician in respiratory medicine from 1973-2004 at Wellington Hospital

Friday May 23
Climate Change and Conservation in New Zealand
Kevin Hackwell, Advocacy Manager, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Friday May 30
Nuclear Future
Dr Rodger Sparks, GNS Science

Tuesday June 3
Who is the Family Court for – Men, Women or Children?
Anne Wilson, Barrister & Mediator

Friday June 6
The Great White Sharks at the Chathams
Dr Malcolm Francis, Principal Scientist Inshore and Pelagic Fisheries, NIWA

Tuesday June 10
How fast is (or was) a galliard?
Jennifer Shennan, Dance teacher and reviewer

Friday June 13
Buried Alive at Kicking Horse Pass: the Remarkable James Hector
Hamish Campbell, GNS Palaeontologist and Geological Adviser to Te Papa

Tuesday June 17
Ceramics on the tranny? Dance over the airwaves: The challenges of covering the arts on radio (without pictures)
Lyn Freeman, Radio NZ Presenter

Friday June 20
Aging – Tips, Tricks and Traps
Sally Keeling, Director of the Institute for Research into Ageing at Victoria University of Wellington

Friday 27 June
DNA Revolution in forensic science
Peter Wilson – Forensic scientist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR) and National Client Manager of the Forensic Business Group.

Tuesday July 22
Early Wellington through the eyes of John Plimmer
Malcolm McGregorPresident of the Maritime Archaeological Association of NZ.

Friday July 25
The World Bank
Douglas Webbformer senior official of the World Bank working in Washington

Tuesday July 29
The Complete Conservationist: Pérrine Moncrieff of Nelson (1893-1979)
Dr Robin Hodge

Friday August 1
Wellington’s Public Transport
Wayne Hastie – Divisional Manager, Public Transport

Tuesday August 5
Colin McCahon, prophet in the Wilderness
Lloyd Geering

Friday August 8
Wellington Water Supply
Murray Kennedy – Divisional Manager, Water Supply, Parks and Forests

Tuesday August 12
Selling the Empire – Commercial advertising in New Zealand during the Great War
Andrew Francis – lecturer in Social and Cultural History, VUW

Friday August 15
NZ Archaeology in the Maori Period
Bruce McFadgen – archaeologist

Tuesday August 19
Writing a biography of a Holocaust survivor: Clare Galambos Winter
Sarah Gaitanos

Friday August 22
Nature, culture and citizenship in NZ between 1900 and 1960
Kirstie Ross – Curator of History at Te Papa

Tuesday August 26
Georges Braque, a painterly meditation at work
Christiane Mortelier

Friday August 29
Consulting Engineering- Serious Fun
David Hopkins

Tuesday September 2
Drama in Music
Michael Fulcher Musical Director of the Wellington Orpheus Choir and Director of Music at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

Friday September 5
Facing the Music – Charles Baeyertz and The Triad
Joanna Woods

Tuesday September 9
Playing for Time – Philip Noel-Baker and the fate of sporting pacifism in the Twentieth Century
Charlotte McDonaldAssociate Professor of History at VUW

Friday September 12
Elephant Satellite Programme
John HollandHead of Postgraduate Studies in Natural Resource Management, Massey University

Tuesday September 16
Change and Fashion in Urban Design and Architecture
Gerald BluntChief Urban Designer, Wellington City Council

Friday September 19 – AGM
Deepwater discoveries in the Antarctic: the Tangaroa voyage to the Ross Sea in 2008
Malcolm Clark Principal Scientist, Deepwater Fisheries, NIWA

Tuesday October 14
Fashion and History in Modern Europe

Alexander MaxwellSchool of History, Political Sciences and International Relations at VUW

Friday October 17
Marijuana and the lung
Richard Beasley – Director of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand

Tuesday October 21
Medieval Literature: Books of Hours
Peter Whiteford – Head of the School of English, Film and Media Studies, VUW

Friday October 24
New Zealand Tides
Mike Foster

Friday October 31
On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers – the extraordinary life of a Victorian nurse – with a Wellington connection
Ron Easthope- retired Wellington Hospital cardiologist

Tuesday November 4
Changes in New Zealand English
Paul Warren – Head of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, VUW

Friday November 7
What is the role of Science today?
Jeffrey TallonProfessor of Physics at VUW and Distinguished Scientist at Industrial Research Ltd

Tuesday November 11
Parole in New Zealand today – the Value and the Problems
David Carruthers – Chairman of the New Zealand Parole Board

Friday November 14
Beaches and coastal plains on the Kapiti Coast and Oriental Bay
David Kennedy – Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, VUW