All 2015

Tuesday 3 March
New Zealand Art on the World Stage

Dr Rebecca Rice

Friday 6 March
Rainwater Collection
Stan Abbott

Friday 13 March
Managing and Minimising Your Power Bill
Bruce Medcalf

Friday 20 March
The Science of Geodesy: Measuring a Dynamic World
Dr Graeme Blick

Tuesday 24 March
New Zealand Schools: A Changing Landscape?
Dr Cathy Wylie

Friday 27 March
Radiation Technologies. Science, the Public and Controversy
Dr Peter Roberts

Tuesday 31 March
New Zealand Trade Policy: CER Today
Charles Finny

Tuesday 21 April
Stealing Beauty – The Fate of Great Art in Wartime
Judge Arthur Tompkins

Friday 24 April
Crohn’s & Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD): a New Zealand Story
Brian Poole

Tuesday 28 April
Organised Crime: It’s What We Do
John Goddard

Friday 1 May
Accelerating Today for a Better Tomorrow
Dr William Rolleston

Tuesday 5 May
The NZ Legal System Today – Changes, Themes and the Future
Christine Grice

Friday 8 May
The NZ – Germany Bilateral Relationship: A Proven Recipe for Success in a Changing World
Dr David Lowe

Tuesday 12 May
Patients’ Rights and Citizens’ Rights: Reflections from a Former Health and Disability Commissioner and Current Parliamentary Ombudsman
Professor Ron Paterson

Friday 15 May
Place Names in New Zealand
Wendy Shaw

Tuesday 19 May
Transparency International & the Broader Implications of its Work for NZ
Suzanne Snively

Friday 22 May
The Surveying of New Zealand
Tony Bevin

Tuesday 26 May
The Independent Bookseller’s Response to the Electronic Age
Lincoln Gould

Tuesday 2 June
A 12th-century manuscript in the Alexander Turnbull Library
Ruth Lightbourne

Friday 5 June – Note: Change of topic & speaker
What Lies Beneath? – Wellington’s Archaeology
Mary O’Keeffe

Tuesday 9 June
Investigative Journalism: “How it is Done and Why it is Needed”?
Nicky Hagar

Friday 12 June
The Corporation Yard: A Forgotten Microcosm of Wellington’s Urban Working-Class
Gábor Tóth

Tuesday 16 June
A
3D Printed World
Ross Stevens

Friday 19 June
Surviving Pol Pot
Dr Max Stevenson

Friday 26 June
Fruit and Vegetables for Human Health
Professor Julian Heyes

Tuesday 30 June
Niue Island Involvement in World War I
Margaret Pointer

Friday 3 July
Food and Food Manufacture in the Future
Professor Richard Archer

Tuesday July 21
“I’ve just got no idea what you’re talking about – just absolutely no idea:” music students talk about transition to tertiary study
Lynne Wenden

Friday July 24
Modern Wooden Building
Alistair Cattenach

Tuesday July 28
Outlook for NZ Growth Amidst High Uncertainty

Tony Alexander, Chief Economist, Bank of NZ

Friday July 31
Euthanasia, a Debate – or a discussion on how to live with people we disagree with
Dr Ben Gray

Tuesday 4 August
Trade Aid: improving the life of the world’s most disadvantaged
Ken Nelson

Friday 7 August
Tsunamis in New Zealand – their past impact and implications for the future.
Dr Bruce McFadgen

Tuesday 11 August
The Opportunities and Challenges of Asia – three views based on the personal experiences of three New Zealand Ambassadors.

Friday 14 August
India – A Superpower-in-waiting?
Srikanta Chatterjee, Emeritus Professor, School of Economics and Finance, Massey University

Tuesday 18 August
Sobieniowski, Wyspians
ki and Kraków: Katherine Mansfield and Poland
Dr Gerri Kimber

Friday 21 August.
Landcorp Farming Limited, the Growth Years

Christopher Kelly

Tuesday 25 August
Thornbirds to Luminaries:  historical fiction and why it’s hot
Dr Lydia Wevers

Friday 28 August
The Role of the Hikurangi Plateau in the Canterbury and Cook Strait Earthquakes
Dr Martin Reyners, Principal Scientist at GNS Science, Lower Hutt

Tuesday 1 September
Capturing Courtesans, Cardinals and Caliphs: the Renaissance portrait reconsidered
Phyllis Mossman

Friday 4 September
Natural Disasters: a function of global environmental change
Dr Michael Crozier

Tuesday 8 September
Gold Card Years: delights, challenges, and opportunities.
Anne Horrill

Friday 11 September
Glaciers and Ice Sheets in a Warming World.
Assoc. Prof. Andrew Mackintosh, Deputy Director, Antarctic Research Centre

Tuesday 15 September
Matiu Somes – the Jewel in our Harbour
Gerald Rawson

Friday 18 September AGM
The Sistine Chapel
Dr Christopher Longhurst

Tuesday 22 September
The Young Eye
Kate De Goldi

Friday 25 September
Recent Advances in Medical Imaging in New Zealand with Nuclear Medicine Techniques

Dr Trevor Fitzjohn

Tuesday 13 October
PHARMAC’s Value to Health in New Zealand
Dr John Wyeth, Medical Director, PHARMAC

Friday 16 October
Te Araroa – NZ’s Long Pathway From Cape Reinga to Bluff

Bill Wakelin

Tuesday 20 October
Jane Austen: Body and Mind
Heidi Thomson

Friday 23 October
The Real Oil: exploring for New Zealand’s elusive (or illusory?) petroleum resources

Dr Peter King

Tuesday 27 October
Cartoon number 2000
Dr Bob Brockie

Friday 30 October
Modern Harbour Management
Mike Pryce