Cawthron Memorial Lecture 2019

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Annesbrook Church

40

Saxton Road West

Nelson, Nelson 7011

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We are excited to invite you to the 76th Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture! Come and be inspired by world class science.

About this Event

The Lecture is a free annual event, held by Cawthron for the Nelson community, to commemorate the legacy of Thomas Cawthron and to share science with the public. We hope you will be interested and inspired by the world class scientists who will be speaking.

Over the years many distinguished scientists and scholars have shared their knowledge on a wide range of subjects since the event began, back in 1917. Past speakers include Sir Edmund Hilary, Sir Ernest Rutherford, Professor Lord Robert Winston and Rt. Hon. Helen Clark. Click here for information on past lectures.

This Year’s Speakers

This year the Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Gideon Henderson, from the Earth Sciences Department of Oxford University and Fellow of the Royal Society. His work centres around climate studies and the carbon cycle. Professor Henderson has recently been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government’s Department of the Environment, so we are very lucky to have him.

The introduction presentation will be given by Dr Susie Wood. She is a senior Cawthron Scientist studying algal blooms and cyanobacteria and is considered one of the world experts in her field.

This Year’s Memorial Lecture

Professor Henderson will talk about research into the mitigation of climate change by removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. To view the full abstract of his lecture; “Taking it back : Removing CO2 from the Atmosphere to limit climate change” click here.

Tickets

Tickets are free, you will need to reserve your ticket on Eventbrite and present it at the door. Reservations are limited to 2 per account. Seating is unallocated.

Donations

The Cawthron Annual Lecture is a free community event. However if you would like to donate towards the cost of providing such events in the future, your contribution would be very gratefully received.

Programme

7.15pm – Event Begins

7.30pm – Introduction Presentation – Dr Susie Wood

8.00pm – Taking it Back: Removing CO2 from the Atmosphere to limit climate change - Professor Gideon Henderson

9.15pm – Refreshments provided

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Annesbrook Church

40

Saxton Road West

Nelson, Nelson 7011

New Zealand

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