2020 Annual Report Available

In advance of the Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch AGM, to be held on Wednesday 21 October 2020, the Annual Report has been published. The annual report, as well as all other official documentation, can be viewed here: https://wellington.rsnzbranch.org.nz/about/official-documentation/… Read More

Hudson Lecture- Postponed until March 2021

The Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch was scheduled to host this year’s Hudson Lecture presented by Prof. Rewi Newnham on Wednesday 19 September. The council has decided that the Branch will not host in-person lectures while at COVID-19 Alert Level 2, and as this is likely to be… Read More

A Quick Look at the Jurassic World

David Lillis – 16 July 2020 e-mail: sigma@outlook.co.nz The Extent of the Jurassic The Jurassic Period spanned approximately 54.1 million years, beginning about 199.6 million years ago and ending about 145.5 million years ago. It followed straight after the Triassic Period, beginning with the… Read More

Upcoming Lecture: Human Microbiomes – Notes for Hosts- CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to Level 2 restrictions, this Lecture has been cancelled. Professor Julian Crane (University of Otago) Wednesday 19 August 2020, 6- 7pm Lecture Theatre LBLT118 (Laby Lecture Theatre 118), Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington. Professor Crane will give an overview of human microbiomes and present evidence of beneficial effects… Read More

A Quick Look at the Cenzoic World

The Cenozoic Era began at the end of the Cretaceous period. The well-known asteroid impact that marked the end of the Cretaceous is dated by the Berkeley Geochronology Center to about 66.043 ± 0.011 million years ago. Check out David Lillis’ new blog below: CENOZOIC_BLOG… Read More

Postgraduate scholarships- Applications open!

Do you need funds to support your research? The Wellington Branch of the Royal Society Te Apārangi is offering $500 scholarships to support postgraduate student research and researchers in Wellington. There is no restriction on how the funds may be spent, other than they support the student’s postgraduate work. Scholarships… 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