Category Archives: Lectures

Meeting Wednesday 7 September: Hochstetter Lecture 2022

The Shear Zones that hold back the ice sheets.
David Prior, University of Otago

September Meeting (in combination with Manawatū Branch, Geoscience Society of NZ)

Dave will deliver a talk that will showcase the lateral thinking of using geophysical and geological methods to study the physics of ice, which is also highly relevant to our society as it informs ice sheet modelling and predictions for a warmer world.

This work will appeal to both professional scientists and the general public, and will include some entertaining examples of field work in Antarctica, the vital participation of students, and the need for scientific teamwork.

7.30 pm Wednesday 7 September (Note change from usual date) Palmerston North Central Library, George Street,

Meeting 16th August: Dr Kate White What forensic pathology has taught me

7.30 pm Tuesday, 16 August, Palmerston North Central Library
Palmerston North

This month, Dr Kate White will speak about her work as a forensic pathologist. Kate went to medical school in Dunedin and spent some of her years as a junior doctor in Palmerston North. She trained as a pathologist here and in Melbourne. Kate works for Northern Forensic Pathology Service and has been based in the Manawatu as a forensic pathologist since 2008.

Come and learn about the secrets that can be uncovered by a forensic pathologist and what this fascinating area of medicine can teach us.