What Lies Beneath – by Matapuku Robati

The following assignment was written by Matapuku Robati, a student in our science communication undergraduate course. Weather, holiday packages, resorts, vacation, and accommodation: these are among the top five Google searches related to the Cook Islands. When I speak with family, friends and work colleagues with reference to my homeland, similar subjects emerge in the […]

What courses are we running at the moment?

It’s mid-trimester break, so it seems like a good time to reflect on what Science in Context courses are running at the moment … and what’s coming up. I still haven’t wrapped my head around the dates of term-times in New Zealand so for those other non-antipodeans out there, we’re currently in Trimester 2, which […]

“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 […]