Each year, we focus some of our events around an annual theme. In 2010, the Royal Society of New Zealand extended its Academy to include researchers from the Humanities.
There are differences in the ways in which the arts and the sciences produce knowledge and in the bodies of knowledge on which they draw. But these differences point to interdependence rather than exclusivity, to connectedness rather than separation. The New Zealand Aronui Lecture Series will be considering this connectivity in the lecture Two Cultures 50 Years On by Baroness Onora O’Neill from UK.
In our Radio New Zealand lecture series Talking Heads, to be broadcast later this year, we will be looking at the approaches to research into our minds. The Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing asks short story writers to consider why each of us interpret in our minds a different experience of the same world. The New Zealand Aronui Lecture Series considers the At the 2010 New Zealand Research Honours, we will be celebrating the best minds in New Zealand and awarding medals for excellence in research.