Public Lecture Cancelled: Human Microbiomes – Notes for Hosts

This public lecture is cancelled. However, we plan to record the lecture and post it here on the website at a later date.  We are making arrangements with Professor Crane to record his lecture, and will hopefully have the recording posted here soon. Thank you all for your understanding.   Abstract… Read More

A Great History- A poem by David Lillis

Despite flame and thunder and despite the force of crashing storms, A lonely sphere; no sound of breathing yet. But there a tiny shape is stirring; Spawned in primal seas in times remote, At first minute, and barely life at all, but living. And then… Read More

Why was the HMS Endeavour ever here?

It’s rather sad that in all of the misinformation and fake news in New Zealand around the arrival of James Cook to “discover and colonise” New Zealand, there has been a rather stunning silence about the achievements of the expedition from the Scientific community.   Figure 1 Captain Cook,… Read More