History of science in New Zealand, 2015 conference

Where: Victoria University of Wellington When: 23-24 November, 2015 2015 is a significant year for New Zealand science history: it is 150years since James Hector arrived in Wellington to set up many of our national science organisations; and 100 years since Ernest Marsden arrived in Wellington to join Victoria College. In 1865 Hector was appointed […]

“The secrets of life, the universe and everything”

Earlier this year (March 2014) Rebecca chaired An evening with Marcus Chown, one of the New Zealand Listener Late Sessions at the NZ Festival. The event promotion promised Marcus would reveal the “secrets of life, the universe and everything – in just one hour”. A tall order! Marcus was great – an astrophysicist, writer of […]