RSNZ Manawatu Branch 2018 AGM and November 2018 meeting
7.30 pm Tuesday, 20 November, Palmerston North Public Library, George Street, Palmerston North
Following the AGM, we will have a presentations and discussions with a series of speakers from Plains’ Science 3, the latest volume in the Plains’ Science series.
Vince Neall: The geological origin of the Manawatu Gorge
Hugh Blair: The Perendale sheep story
Robert Norris: The invention of spreadable butter
Kathryn Stowell: Malignant Hyperthermia
Jill Rapson: Two endemic plants from the Manawatu
This event is part of the Innovations in Science series, hosted and organised by the Palmerston North City Library.
All warmly welcome!
The talk will be proceeded by the RSNZ Manawatu Branch 2018 AGM, starting at 6.30pm. The AGM will be followed by light finger food.
Introduction by John E. Martin
RSNZ Manawatu Branch 2017 AGM and November 2017 meeting
7.00 pm Tuesday, 21 November, Palmerston North Public Library, George Street, Palmerston North
We will be joined by John Martin, author of ‘Illuminating Our World’ a history of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, for a presentation of the past, and a discussion of the future, of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and the Branches, particularly the Manawatu Branch.
John writes, ‘in completing the history of the Royal Society for its 150th anniversary this year, I have had the opportunity to reflect upon the changes experienced through its 150 years. These changes have been very radical – they have changed the organisation ‘root and branch’. The Society’s branches have been an integral part of this process – from the reconstitution of the NZ Institute in 1903 into a more democratic structure; to the fundamental reorganisation in the 1960s to make it an Academy and extend its base beyond the branches; and to the reforms of the 1990s that introduced a greater extent of representation and began to broaden the remit of the organisation to the social sciences. This process continues, with the recent inclusion of the humanities into the Society in a world in which science is a part of a wider matrix of knowledge imbedded in societies. These changes present a challenge to the Society’s branches, as they do more generally to the traditional conception of the place of science within the corpus of knowledge and within our contemporary society.’
Come along for a discussion of the past, present and future of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and the Manawatu Branch.
All warmly welcome!
The talk will be proceeded by the RSNZ Manawatu Branch 2017 AGM, starting at 6.30pm. Light finger food will be available from 6.00pm.