Science Café: Discussions from Plains’ Science 3

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.

What Women Want(ed). Why are we commemorating women’s suffrage in New Zealand?

Emeritus Professor Margaret Tennant

RSNZ Manawatu Branch October 2018 meeting

7.30 pm Tuesday, 16 October, Palmerston North Central Library, George Street, Palmerston North

In 1893 New Zealand became the first nation state to give women the vote. With this came a package of aspirations for the arrangement of women’s domestic lives and economic opportunities, as well as a further voice in the political life of the country. For many, the vote was the means to other ends, some of which seemed relatively conservative to a later generation of feminists.

This talk will reflect upon some of these goals and the degree to which they had been achieved 125 years later, as well as looking at women’s suffrage in a broader international context.

Emeritus Professor Margaret Tennant FRSNZ, FNZAH was formerly Professor of History at Massey University. She commenced her postgraduate career with a thesis on the organisations which came into existence after women gained the vote in 1893, and one of her areas of research since then has been the history of the non-profit sector.

 All warmly welcome!