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OUR MUSICAL MINDS

Presbyterian Community Centre 94 Tenby Street, Wanaka

Dr Samuel Mehr (University of Auckland) Music - what is it, how does it work, and why does it exist? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow famously described music as "the universal language of mankind". Recent insights from cognitive and developmental psychology, cross-cultural data science, and evolutionary anthropology show that he had the right idea. Sam will present […]

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THE INCREDIBLE IMPORTANCE OF PLANTED FORESTS

Presbyterian Community Centre 94 Tenby Street, Wanaka

Dr Tim Payn, SCION Everything that can be made with fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Forests are wonderful things, providing a huge range of products and services and a home for biodiversity. But the outlook for natural forests is grim. This is why planted forests are critically important. In his […]

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FROM BLOOD GROUPS TO BIOACTIVE PAINT: A LIFELONG JOURNEY

Presbyterian Community Centre 94 Tenby Street, Wanaka

Professor Stephen Henry, Kode Biotech Ltd Steve’s early studies were of glycolipids (which can hop into cells and label them) before he switched to creating synthetic analogues. The work evolved into Kode technology - 3D bioactive paint that allows the rapid modification of virtually any biological or non-biological surface and can be used to create […]