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Members

Browse the list of upcoming and past Institute lectures, field trips and other events, to which Auckland Institute Members enjoy discounted entry.

  • The Lucy Cranwell Lecture 2018

    Past Event
    WED 5 SEPT, 7PM - 8.30PM
    FREE (BOOKINGS REQUIRED), AUDITORIUM

    Ecologist Dr Willie Shaw will present a lecture about one of our generation's big challenges - the indigenous revegetation of aotearoa.

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  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hunter

    Past Event
    THURS 31 MAY, 5PM
    Auditorium, FREE, Numbers Limited, Bookings required

    The Auckland Medical Museum Trust with the Auckland Museum Institute presents a lecture with Dr Simon Chaplin, Director of Culture & Society, Wellcome Trust, London.

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  • Integrating Oral Narrative and Archaeology in Polynesian History with Professor Patrick Kirch

    Past Event
    WED 23 MAY, 6PM
    Auditorium, FREE, Bookings required

    The Polynesian Society present the 2018 Nayacakalou Medal Lecture: Voices on the Wind, Traces in the Earth: Integrating Oral Narrative and Archaeology in Polynesian History with Professor Patrick Kirch.

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  • Digital Breaths: The Benefits of Bioengineering

    Past Event
    TUES 24 APR, 6PM
    Auditorium, $10, Members $5, Bookings required

    Recent advances in imaging, sensor, and communications technologies, combined with innovative bioengineering approaches, has the potential to revolutionise healthcare. However, does New Zealand have the capability to become a world leader in this industry?

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  • Out of the Ocean, Into the Fire – Auckland Museum Institute Lecture

    Past Event
    THU 12 APR, 6PM
    Auditorium, FREE, Bookings required

    Northland and Auckland have the most diverse and complex geology in New Zealand. This talk will summarise the story of their 300-million-year history recently presented in Bruce Hayward’s new book of the same title.

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  • Café Scientifique and Café Humanities

    Each month we organise a facilitated discussion in the downstairs lounge bar at the Horse and Trap. After a short presentation by an expert in their field, the floor is open for questions and debate over a meal or drink.

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  • Marine climate refugees: will NZ reefs be a refuge?

    Past Event
    Wed 27 Sep, 6pm
    Auditorium, Free

    Celebrate 150 years of the Royal Society of New Zealand and learn about the ever-increasing effects of climate change in this lecture from scientists Dr David Aguirre and Dr Libby Liggins.

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  • Original Thinkers - Celebrating 150 years of the Auckland Museum Institute

    Opens Wed 20 Sep
    FREE, GRAND FOYER MEZZANINE, LEVEL 1

    Join us in celebrating 150 years of the Auckland Museum Institute and discover the role their forward-thinking founders played in laying the foundations for this Museum and its world-class collections.

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  • 2016 Lucy Cranwell Lecture

    Past Event
    Wed 3 Aug, 7pm
    AUDITORIUM

    Heidi M Meudt’s research focuses on the evolution and classification of native New Zealand flowering plants. Heidi will present on 'Integrative systematic research of New Zealand’s native forget-me-nots' for the 2016 Lucy Cranwell Lecture.

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  • How to clone a mammoth

    Past Event
    Wed 12 Oct, 6.30pm
    AUDITORIUM, FREE, please register to ensure a seat

    Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? What are the chances that the science fiction of Jurassic Park will someday become science fact? In this lecture, Beth Shapiro, ancient DNA scientist and author of How to Clone a Mammoth, will discuss the real science behind the emerging idea known as 'de-extinction'.

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  • Global Britain: The UK after the EU Referendum

    Past Event
    Tue 20 Sep 2016, 5.30 - 7.30pm
    Auditorium, Level 2, $50 ($45 for RCS and Institute members)

    What are the prospects for Britain following the success of the Leave campaign in the recent EU Referendum? To find out, join this special discussion presented by the Auckland branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

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  • Royal Society of New Zealand: Panel discussion - Cities of Tomorrow

    Past Event
    Tues 23 Aug 2016, 6pm
    Events Centre, Charges apply

    Chaired by Kim Hill, this discussion will look at how three major New Zealand cities are moving towards sustainability and what can be learnt from international experience.

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  • Past events and lectures

    The past events and lectures organised by the Auckland Museum Institute Members.

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