Video recordings of public lectures on topical issues from 2018.
Professor Heidi Thomson dares you to read Romantic poetry for its pure power.
Dr Fiona Hutton and Dr Denise Taylor ask why legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes is so controversial in New Zealand?
Professor Mackintosh explains how recent breakthroughs help answer questions about past, present and future glacier and ice-sheet response to climate change.
Professor Lisa Marriott questions whether those who are least advantaged fare worse than those who are in relatively privileged positions.
Professor Fischer discusses the reasons why our cultures value different things, work together in different ways and have different ideas about happiness.
Professor Macalister discusses Language and Culture in Edwardian Wellington
Professor Sutherland explains how scientific drilling and exploration in this area has provided new insight into how plate tectonics work.
Professor Brown reflects upon how the humanities and social sciences provide a voice to all New Zealand industries and professions, particularly architecture.
Professor Joanna Merwood-Salisbury will discuss the complicated history of the early skyscraper.
Dr Stanley asks how acknowledgement of state abuse can be undertaken in a way that goes beyond lip service.
Professor Lasthuizen shares research into the opportunities and challenges for ethical leadership to make a difference in our society.
The Institute’s Chief Executive, Professor Sir Alan Wilson, describes the Institute’s work, the challenges it seeks to address, and the future of data science.
Dr Markus Luczak-Roesch and Dr Kathleen Kuehn consider what we can do in the future to navigate
a brave new media world.
Dr Robert Kirkby discusses Blockchain technology, in particular cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
Dr Priestley talks about blending a professional career in science communication with her academic career at Victoria University of Wellington.
The changing climate is reshaping our way of life: how and where we live, how we feed ourselves and what holds our societies together.
Professor David Ackerley describes engineering enzymes using “directed evolution” – a Darwinian approach of randomly mutating a single target gene.
Rob Rabel and Malcolm McKinnon review American foreign policy over the past seven decades and its struggles with isolationism.