Monthly Speakers

              

Programme of Speakers 2017:

February

                 10       John Hollows (Aquaculture Manager, Keewai)

                           Commercial Fishing of Freshwater Crayfish in Otago/Southland Forests

                 17      Ross Grimmett (Club Member)

                           A tale of two letters: the story of Captain George Bennett, Royal Engineers, in New Zealand in the

                           early 1830s

                 24     Annaloes de Groot (Carers' Society Otago)

                          "Who cares?"

March

                   3     Sue Maturin (Otago/Southland Central Regional Conservation and Volunteer Manager, Forest & Bird)

                          Nature in Crisis

                   10    Heleen Du Plessis (Senior Lecturer in Cello, Department of Music, University of Otago)

                          Travels with my Cello

                   17    Jonathan Cweorth (Trustee, Southern Heritage Trust; Founder Dunedin Medieval and Renaissance Society)

                          Pulling the Strings - Experiments in Puppetry

                  24    Christina Hulbe (Professor and Dean of the School of Surveying, University of Otago)

                          Antarctica West Ice Sheet, Sea Level Rise and You

                  31     Annual General Meeting and Dr Bryce Edwards (Department of Politics, University of Otago)

                           Trump This! a Political Commentary

April

                   7     Ian Griffin (Director, Otago Museum)

                          Chasing the Aurora Australis, above and beyond New Zealand

                 14     Good Friday - No meeting

                 21     Richard Roberts (Chief Executive, Dunedin Airport)

                          Shark Attacks off the Otago Coast

                28      Daniel Kossov (International Conductor) and

                          Robert Orr (Principal Oboe, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra)

                          Our lives in music                                  

May

                   5     Barbara Brookes (Professor, Department of History, University of Otago)

                          New Zealand Women: Generations of Change

                 12     Dave Warren (Professional Practice Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Otago)

                          Have Chemistry will Travel - students experience a new culture

                 19    Paul Naidu (Director, English Language Partners, Dunedin Branch)

                          Assisting Refugees and Immigrants to improve their English

                 26      Alexander Trapeznik (Associate Professor, Department of History and Art History,

                          University of Otago)

                          Dunedin adopts and adapts to the motor car, 1901-1930                             

June

                   2     Simon Cox (Structural Geologist, GNS Science)

                          Earthquakes in the South Island of New Zealand

                   9    Debra Waters (Associate Professor, Director of Gerontology Research, University of Otago)

                         Age-related body composition changes - impacts on physical function and frailty, and effective interventions

                 16     Louise Parr-Brownlie (Department of Anatomy, University of Otago)

                          Chronic Pain 

                 23    Sean Brosnahan (Curator, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum)

                          Journey to Lan Yuan - in search of Otago's Chinese connections

                 30    Sarah Hook (Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Otago)

                          Why vaccines are good and how we make them even better

July

                  7    Phil Seddon (Director Wildlife Management Programme, Department of Zoology, University of Otago)

                        Restoring species in a changing world

                14    Anna Petersen (Curator of Photographs,  Hocken Library, University of Otago)

                         Treasures from the Hocken Photographic Collection

                21     Paul Pope (Dunedin Amenities Society)

                         Craigieburn - a Scottish Subsistence and Conservation Legacy 

                28    Barry Stewart (Editor Otago Daily Times and Editor in Chief Allied Press)

                          Journalism - the future

August

                  4    Rosi Crane (Honorary Curator, Otago Museum)

                        Skeletons in the Attic

                11    Peter Stupples (Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, Otago Polytechnic

                        Visiting Vologda: a long short story

                18     Pieter du Plessis (Landscape and Events Photographer)

                         Diplomat to Photographer 

                25    No meeting (Cancelled)

                     

September

                   1     Harlene Hayne (Vice Chancellor, University of Otago)

                         Universty of Otago: Past, Present and Future

                   8    Barry Weston (Dunedin Artist, Model Maker and Book Illustrator)

                         Sculpting heads, dinosaurs, ships and space craft

                 15     Ali Clarke (Hocken Collections Assistant, Library, University of Otago)

                          A New History for the University 

                 22    Sue Bidrose (Chief Executive, Dunedin City Council)

                          Visiting the United Nations

                 29    Mark Henaghan (Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Otago)

                          An interesting point or two

October

                  6    Graham Batts (Retired Engineer, former Managing Director or Scott Technology)

                        Robots and the Future of Work

                13    Kate Morgan (Sales Advisor, Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village)

                        Is a retirement village right for me?

                20    Judith Cowley (Club Member)

                        Living in  Turkey 1962 

                27    Rachel Brazil (Employment Law Specialist, Rachel Brazil Law)

                        Employment law: what went wrong?

November

                  3    Barbara Bridger (Chief Executive, Otago Community Trust)

                        History of the Otago Community Trust

                10    David Hutchinson (Director of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic & Quantum Technologies)

                        An overview of the Dodd-Walls Centre

                17    Robert Morris (Director, Collections and Research, Otago Museum)

                        Copper production in Iron Age Cyprus: the excavations of Ayia Varvara-Almyras 

                24    Kyle Murdoch (CEO, Natural History New Zealand)

                        Forty years of Natural History film making in New Zealand

December

                  1    Jim Flynn (Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Otago)

                        No place to hide: Have we already lost control of climate change?

                  8    Lois Johnston (Classical Soprano Soloist and Vocal Teacher) and

                        Helen Webby (Principal Harp with the Christchurch Symphony and Harp Teacher)

                        A musical performance

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Programme of Speakers 2016:

February

12     David Murray with Maurice Hayward (Hocken Collections, University of Otago)

Digitised Film Treasures of the Hocken

19      Fatima McKague (PhD candidate, Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago)

Fuel Poverty in New Zealand

26      Doug MacKenzie (Department of Geology, University of Otago)

Folding, faulting and the Macraes Gold Mine, New Zealand

March

 4     Cathy Rufaut (Project Manager, Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group)

Practicalities of possum control on the Otago Peninsula

11      Alan Jackson (Secretary, Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust)

A memorial to a brave man

18      Annual General Meeting - Guest Speaker Club Member Richard Higham

It could have been a real disaster

25      Good Friday - no meeting

April

 1    Jeanette Trotman (Fabric Artist and Club Member)

The Tapestry Project, the story of New Zealand in Stitch

 8      Geoff Adams (Retired Journlist)

Frightened in Russia

15      Ron Palenski (Historian, Journalist and Writer)

The importance of Sport to New Zealand

22      David Bell (Associate Professor, Department of Education, University of Otago)

          Inside the Floating World (Japanese Prints)

29     Jocelyn Harris (Emerita Professor)

                           Jane Austen, the Burneys and the Death of Captain Cook

May

                  6       Brian Moloughney (Professor, Department of History, University of Otago)

                           The Tibetan Challenge

                 13      John Hale (Department of English, University of Otago, Columnist Otago Daily Times)

                           Writing WordWays

                 20      Gregor Macaulay (Admissions and Enrolment Administrator, University of Otago)

                           A Brief Introduction to Heraldry in New Zealand

                 27      Vincent O'Sullivan and Roger Collins (Writer and Poet and Friend)

                           Vincent O'Sullivan in Conversation

June

                  3       Tudor Caradoc-Davies (Beekeeper)

                           Bees and Honey on the Peninsula

                 10      Carol Grant (UN Convenor Presbyterian Women Aotearoa New Zealand)

                           From inside the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

                 17     Paul Le Comte (Dunedin Photographer)

                           Photographing the Otago night sky

                 24      Nicky Page (Director of City of Literature)

                           Sharing and Partnership - Dunedin and the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

July

 1      Danny Knudson (Historian and Writer)

Women of Skippers

 8      Chris Staynes (Deputy Mayor, Dunedin City Council)

Update on Council Planning

15      Irene Ceccato (PhD Student, University of Pavia, Italy)

Theory of Mind: what we think about others thoughts and feelings

22      Jonathon Hendry (Director, Fortune Theatre)

          Work to date and plans for the Fortune Theatre

29     Rua McCallum (Public Programmes Co-ordinator, Toitu Settlers Museum)

                           Creating Bi-Cultural Theatre using Southern Maori Creation Narratives

August

                  5       Austen Banks (Director, Engineering Consultants Ltd)

                           Industry Training - How does it assist society?

                 12      Nancy Longnecker (Professor, Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago)

                           Superfoods

                 19      Don Mackenzie (General Practitioner)

                           The future of General Practice

                 26      Joyce Whyman (Club Member)

                           St John Ambulance

September

                  2      Nicholas McBryde  (Director, Arts Festival Dunedin)

                           The 2016 Arts Festival Dunedin

                  9      Mary Ronnie (Retired Librarian and Club Member)

                           Books for the People

                 16      Anne Thomson (Associate Minister, First Church, Director of Urban Co-housing Otepoti Ltd)

                           Co-housing project on site of old High Street School

                 23      Max Lowrey (Club Member)

                           My life in Photography

                 30     Kate Kennedy (Research Fellow in Life Writing, Wolfson College, Oxford)

                          First World War Poet/Composer Ivor Gurney and the Sounds of Battle

October

                  7      Tony Moore  (Senior Lecturer, Geographical Information Science, University of Otago)

                           Sea Lion Habitat Modelling: Where could breeding colonies exist in Otago/Southland?

                 14      Judith Sligo (Researcher, Dunedin Multidisciplinary Healthe & Development Research Unit,

                           University of Otago)

                           The complexity, diversity and dynamic nature of New Zealand children's family lives

                 21      Marian Weaver (Resource Manager Procedures and Protocols, Otago Regional Council)

                           25 Years of the Resource Management Act

                 28      Lisa Matisoo-Smith (Professor of Biological Anthropology, Department of Anatomy, University of Otago)

                           Following the Phoenicians. An ancient DNA approach

November

                  4      Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere (Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Otago)

                           Animals, Ethics and the Law

                 11      Cecilia Mickelsen (Art Director, FE29: The Art lab)

                           The real value of Art

                 18      Jack Rutherford (Retired Primary School Principal, Member VICTA)

                          Living with Low Vision

                 25      Keith Scott (Director, Globe Theatre)

                           Making Mary Stuart, an old play for a new audience

December

                  2      Patricia Payne (Opera Singer)

                           Opera and Icons

                  9      Margaret Lindsay (Club Member)

                           How would you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?

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Programme of Speakers 2015:

February

          13     Warwick Jordan (Owner, Hard to Find Books But Worth the Effort)

                    Ramblings from the Book Trade

          20      Fred van Brandenburg (Founder, Architecture van Brandenburg)

                    Unfurling

          27      Angela Middleton (Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago)

                    Pewhairangi - Bay of Islands CMS Missions and Maori 1814-1845

March

           6     Philip Temple (Author)

                  "Will Dunedin be like this?"

          13      Neville Peat (Author and Photographer)

                   Ernest Shackleton, "The Boss" his whiskey and Dunedin

          20      Lynley Hood (Scientist, scholar and author)

                    Making peace with the past: another chapter in the story of Minnie Dean

          27     Annual General Meeting and guest speaker Brian Robinson

                    Tertiary Education in Saudi Arabia

April

            3      Good Friday - no meeting

          10      Antony Braithwaite (Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Otago)

                    Cancer - when surveillance and repair fail

          17     Khaled Greish (Department of Pharnacology and Toxicology, University of Otago)

                    Anticancer Nano-medicine:  a story of 30 years of research

          24     Sue Bidrose (CEO, Dunedin City Council)

                    Eighteen months at the DCC

May

           1        Mary Ronnie (Retired Librarian and Club Member)

                     A Parcel of Rogues in a Nation

           8       Cordelia Black (Writer, Poet, Scholar & Publisher)

                    How imagery and myth work across cultural boundaries and the language barrier

         15      Jason Cushen (Manager, Student International Services, University of Otago)

                   International Student Exchanges

         22      Nyssa Mildwaters (Conservation Manager, Otago Museum)

                   Damage, Displays and Disasters: Conserving Museum Collections

         29     Drs Anna and John Holmes (Retired doctors and Club Members)

                   An interesting journey

June

           5     Jenny Bryant-Tokalau (Associate Professor, Te Tumu, School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies,

                 University of Otago)

                 Unraveling the complexities of Fiji's urban land

          12      Marian Hobbs (Educationalist)

                    Why we should see the roads NOT to take in education - a comparison between English and NZ 'experiments'

          19      Robert Patman (Professor, HOD Politics, and Co-Director of University of Otago Foreign Policy School)

                    The role and impact of the University of Otago's Foreign Policy School 1966-1976

          26     Tanea Paterson (Researcher)

                    Ibogaine. Is it the answer to addiction and Parkinson's?

July

           3        Cindy Diver (Director, Theatreworks and Interact)

                     The keys are in the margarine: an approach to social theatre using the University of Otago's

                     ground-breaking verbatim technique

          10      Jennifer Evans (Director, Toitu Otago Settler's Museum)

                    Dunedin Chinese Garden

          17      Sue Walthert (Ex-GP, Medical School Teacher)

                    Cancer Survivorship, the Bridge to Health Programme

          24      Ian Chapman (Senior Exutant Lecturer in Contemporary Music, University of Otago)

                    The importance of David Bowie

          31     Donald Kerr (Special Collections Librarian, University of Otago)

                   Hocken: Prince of Collectors

August

           7        Dan Reddiex (Rector, Kings High School)

                     Building Men

          14      Mark Ryan (Manager, Summerset)

                    Summerset at Bishopscourt

          21      Christine Jasoni (Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Brain Health Research Centre,

                    University of Otago)

                    Mum's the word. How a mother's body weight during pregnancy can elevate her baby's later life

                    risk of neurological disease

          28      Eva Gluyas (Manager, workSpace, Centre for Research Expertise CoRE Co-ordinator Innovation,

                    Otago Polytechnic)

                    Design Thinking: a tool to change the world or just another fad?

September

           4       Jennifer Evans (Director, Toitu Otago Settlers' Museum)

                    Digital Resources at Toitu Otago Settlers' Museum

          11      Paul Fawcett (Associate Professor (Hon.), School of Pharmacy, University of Otago)

                    Manchuria - the Crucible of Modern China

          18     David Sim (Lawyer, Downie Stewart, Dunedin)

                  The Magna Carta

         25      Helen Nicholson (Deputy Vice-Cancellor, External Engagement, University of Otago)

                  Journeys to (and from) the end of the world: from medicine to external engagement

October

          2        Rob W. Zaagman (Netherlands Ambassador to New Zealand)

                    New Zealand and the Netherlands - far apart and yet so close

          9       Neil Harraway (Owner, Monarch Wildlife Ltd)

                   Wild Stories - From global documentaries to Dunedin wildlife tourism

         16      Anna Campbell (Managing Director, Abacus Bio Ltd)

                   Bridging Science and Business

          23      Phillippa Duffy (General Manager, University Book Shop Otago)

                    Boiled sweets, Books, Rooms and Bookselling - a sweet little history of the University Bookshop

          30     Hon. Pete Hodgson (Chairman, Otago Innovation Ltd)

                  Commercialising the ideas of academics at the University of Otago - failure or success

November

           6       Peter Stupples (Art Historian)

                    Piotr Vaulin: Architectural Ceramics in St Petersburg

          13      Lyall Hanton (Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Otago)

                    Joseph Mellor: the Peter Pan of Ceramics

          20     John Broughton (Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Otago)

                   William Shakespeare and Dental Research

          27      Peter Bodkin (Club Member)

                   Guadalcanal - the Turning Point of the Pacific War

December

          4      Ross Grimmett (Club President)

                  The Art of Music: "If music be the food of art paint on"


Programme of Speakers 2014:

February

          14         Phillipa Duffy (Manager, University Book Shop)

                       The Book Window: inside and outside perspectives on the role and reality of contemporary bookselling

          21         Robyne Selbie (National Aspiring Principals Programme)

                       Primary School Leadership in the 21st Century

           28        Robin Gauld (Professor of Health Policy, University of Otago)

                       Reflections on New Zealand's Health Care System at its 75th Anniversary

March

             7          Ian Griffin (Director, Otago Museum)

                         Inspiring Curiosity; the past, present and future of the Otago Museum

          14          John Barsby (Retired Professor, Department of Classics, University of Otago)

                        George Samuel Sale: Otago's first Professor of Classics

           21         Gio Angelo (Film Maker)

                        Making Movies from Home

           28         AGM – Ross Grimmett (Club Member)

                        The Vulgar Errors of Sir Thomas Browne

                

April

              4        Carla Meledandri (Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Otago)

                        Silver Nanoparticles for treating Tooth Decay

            11         Rex Ahdar (Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Otago)

                        Religious Liberty in the West

            18         Good Friday - No Meeting

            25        Anzac Day - No Meeting

May

               2         Maureen Howard (Sustainable Living Facilitator, Dunedin City Council)

                          Shopping with Sustainability in Mind: Making your own cleaners for house and car                          

               9         Cally McWha (Owner-Operator, Hilltop on High Street Bed and Breakfast)

                          From Lawyer to B&B Host...From Auckland to Dunedin

             23         Trevor Bolt (Dunedin North Franchise Owner)

                          Driving Miss Daisy

             30         Anthony Ritchie (Associate Professor, Department of Music, Universityof Otago

                          along with Bella Hristova (guest violinist for the Southern Sinfonia)

                         Creating a Violin Concerto - composer and performer speak

June

               6           Craig Rodger (Professor, Department of Physics, University of Otago)

                            Global Lightning Observations from Dunedin

              13          Nigel Bamford (CEO Escea Gas Fires Limited)

                            Manufacturing is still a very important part of the Dunedin economy

              20         Keith Jeffery (Club Member)

                           Pioneering Surgeons in Victorian Dunedin - Trials and Tribulations

              27         Chris Green (Director, International Science Festival)

                            Leaving Boring Behind

July

                4           Deborah Manning (CEO, Foodshare)

                            Rescuing Food - Nourishing Communities

               11          Dave Hanan (Environmental Engineer, Delta)

                            What happens to your waste

               18         Ashley Day (Warden, Te Rangi Hiroa College)

                            Changes in University Residential Accommodation

               25         Amanda Brosnan (Lt-Col, Comanding Officer, 2/4 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment)

                            Army Reserve Service in New Zealand and Afghanistan

           

August

                 1        Peter Bodeker (CEO, Otago Regional Council)

                           Balancing Economics and Environmental Considerations

                 8       Geoff Noller and Tanea Paterson (Research Consultant and Treatment Provider)

                          Developing a new treatment for opiate modality dependence in New Zealand

                15     Tony Merriman (Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Otago) 

                         Gout Related Issues

                22      Gil Barbezat (Club Past President)

                          Greenland in the Melting Pot

                29      Michael Macknight (CEO, ADInstruments)

                         ADInstruments: who are they?

September

                 5        Elaine Webster (Director, Summer School and Coninuing Education, University of Otago)

                          Lifelong learning at Otago: reinvention

                12      Nicholas McBryde (Director, Arts Festival, Dunedin

                          The 2014 Arts Festival, Dunedin

                19     Hamish McKeich (Musician and Orchestral Conductor)  

                         So what does a conductor do?

                26     Karyn Paringatai (Te Tumu - School of Maori Pacific and Indigenous Studies)

                        What we can learn in the dark

October

                3        Florence Stone

                          Life aboard a nautical youth hostel: what it is really like on a container ship

              10       Tom Brooking (Professor, History and Art History, University of Otago))

                         Impact of World War 1 on Dunedin

               17     Robbie Ellis (Mozart Fellow 2012, University of Otago) 

                         Emigrating to Chicago: the smartest or stupidest decision of my life?

               24      John Drummond (Emeritus Professor of Music)

                        Music of the Goldfields

               31     David Wall (Professional Photographer)

                       African Safari

November

               7        Janice Lord (Department of Botany, University of Otago)

                        Graham Strong (Otago Innovation Ltd

                        Phone App for Native Plants

             14       Robert Fields

                        Henry VIII's Warship: the Mary Rose

             21       Kimberley Hageman (Department of Chemistry, University of Otago) 

                        Predicting pesticide volatilization from soils

             28      Dr Elizabeth Whitcombe (Club Member)

                       Piltdown Man

   

December

    

               5      Ross Grimmett (Club Vice President)

                      "The Fourth Wise Man was late"

       

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