Blog on Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying in New Zealand   Dr. Geoff Plimmer’s Lecture and my own Observations Recently (21 April, 2021), the Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch hosted a public lecture and discussion of current research on workplace bullying by Dr. Geoff Plimmer, senior lecturer at the School of Management, Victoria… Read More

Lecture on Workplace Bullying by Dr Geoff Plimmer

Workplace bullying in New Zealand: What are all these scandals telling us and what should be done? On Wednesday 21 April at 6.00 pm the Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch hosted a public lecture and discussion of current research on workplace bullying. The lecture was given by Dr. Read More

Recent Lecture on Embryology by Associate Professor Peter Pfeffer

Building an Embryo   On Wednesday 21 July 2021 Associate-Professor Peter Pfeffer (Victoria University of Wellington) gave a Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch public lecture at Victoria University, entitled Building an Embryo.   An early-stage human embryo Peter’s present research in developmental biology at Victoria University involves study… Read More

Blog on Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying in New Zealand Dr. Geoff Plimmer’s Lecture and my own Observations Recently (21 April, 2021), the Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch hosted a public lecture and discussion of current research on workplace bullying by Dr. Geoff Plimmer, senior lecturer at the School of Management, Victoria University… Read More

A Quick Look at the Cretaceous World

The Extent of the Cretaceous The Cretaceous Period began about 144 million years ago and terminated with the well-known asteroid impact some 66 million years ago. Geologists subdivide it into 12 stages, each defined by particular rock formations, fossils and sediments at a specific locality called the type area. Several of… Read More

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

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