Professor Konai Helu Thaman says that using culture as a foundation for education is an opportunity often missed by traditional teaching practices in the 2016 New Zealand Aronui Lecture for the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Keeping bones strong over a lifetime is a longstanding challenge for medical health research and treatment. Distinguished Professor Ian Reid’s 30 year research career has led to discoveries and new treatments that can improve bone health. In this lecture, he discusses the impact and treatment of bone diseases, especially osteoporosis.
Royal Society of New Zealand Ten by Ten talk by Professors Tim Naish and James Renwick (Victoria University of Wellington) on climate change and New Zealand: Climate change is already redefining coastlines and the weather, both here in New Zealand and around the world. But will it affect me and what can I do about it? Tim Naish and James Renwick will give their take on this biggest of issues – from the very local to the global.
Professor Ingrid Scheffer, 2016 Royal Society of New Zealand Distinguished Speaker, talks about her research into epilepsy genetics. Professor Scheffer is based at the University of Melbourne, Australia.