Called ‘Great Kiwi Research, Sharing Women’s Discoveries’, these eight talks will feature two to four women researchers, who will share the discoveries they are making in areas as diverse as conservation, demographics, mathematics, language learning and classics. The talks will bring different disciplines together to demonstrate the value of thinking in different ways about similar issues.

Royal Society Te Apārangi President Professor Richard Bedford said New Zealand women researchers have made, and continue to make, outstanding contributions to knowledge in New Zealand. 

Details on the series

Protecting taonga: snapshots from a conservation biologist and an environmental chemist
Associate Professor Sally Gaw, Dr Tammy Steeves
Christchurch 7 pm Wednesday 18 October
Lecture Theatre C1, Central Lecture Block, University of Canterbury
For further information: www.canterbury.ac.nz/events/active/uc-events/uc-connect-protecting-taonga.html 

#CommunicateNow: New tools for language learners and sport
Dr Ashleigh-Jane Thompson, Professor Cynthia White
Manawatu 6 pm Wednesday 25 October
Sir Geoffrey Peren Auditorium, University of Waikato
For further information: https://royalsociety.org.nz/events/communicatenow-new-tools-for-language-learners-and-sport-palmerston-north
 
Water women: Protecting our lakes, rivers and oceans
Dr Joanne Clapcott, Dr Kirsty Smith, Dr Susie Wood
Nelson 6.30 pm Monday 30 October
Suter Theatre, Nelson
For further information: https://royalsociety.org.nz/events/water-women-protecting-our-lakes-rivers-and-oceans-nelson/ 
 
Science and the Arts: Creating futures
Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley, Dr Jacqui Horswell
Wellington 6 pm Thursday 2 November
Theatrette 10A02 200, Massey University, Wellington
For further information: https://royalsociety.org.nz/events/science-and-the-arts-creating-futures-wellington/ 
 
From populations to peoples: Re-imagining futures
Professor Tahu Kukutai, Dr Jaimie Veale
Hamilton 6pm Wednesday 8 November
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato Hamilton
For further information: https://royalsociety.org.nz/events/from-populations-to-peoples-re-imagining-futures-hamilton/ 
 
Nourishing knowledge: supporting our youth, athletes and coastlines
Associate Professor Mere Berryman, Associate Professor Karin Bryan, Dr Stacy Sims
Tauranga 6 pm Thursday 9 November
Trinity Wharf, Waikato University Tauranga
For further information: https://royalsociety.org.nz/events/nourishing-knowledge-supporting-our-youth-athletes-and-coastlines-tauranga/ 
 
Period pain to pregnancy weight gain: What's going on in the female body?
Dr Anna Ponnampalam, Jasmine Plows, Dr Shikha Pundir, Dr Clare Reynolds
Auckland 6 pm Tuesday 21 November
Lecture Theatre 007, Building 505, Grafton campus, The University of Auckland
For further information: https://royalsociety.org.nz/events/period-pain-to-pregnancy-weight-gain-whats-going-on-in-the-female-body-auckland/ 
 
Culturally informed research: Mathematics and the Classics in New Zealand
Associate Professor Roberta Hunter, Dr Anastasia Bakogianni
Auckland 6.30 pm Wednesday 22 November
AT2 Auditorium at Albany, Massey University Auckland
For further information: https://royalsociety.org.nz/events/culturally-informed-research-mathematics-and-the-classics-in-new-zealand-auckland/ 
 

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