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2020 New Fellows' Seminars

Royal Society Te Apārangi's latest cohort of Fellows present short seminars on their area of expertise.

Eighteen new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows and one Ngā Ahurei Honore a Te Apārangi Honorary Fellows were elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi last November, recognising their distinction in research and advancement of humanities, science or technology.

These New Zealanders are world leaders in the following topics: improving human–machine interactions, moral philosophy, autobiographical memory, Pasifika poetry, cross-cultural psychology, Indigenous studies and the politics of polar regions. Also, paleobiology, seabed geology, tectonic and seismic hazards, pollen records, reintroduction biology, mathematical functional analysis, optical physics, stroke, maternal health, bone biology, end of life care and gout.

Following Academy tradition, our new Fellows present a short seminar on their work as a means of introducing themselves.

Join us for these presentations and discover more about the achievements of these remarkable and curious Kiwis.

Free admission.

You are welcome to turn up on the day; however, to guarantee your seat(s) please register by following the booking links.

Views that are expressed at this event may not reflect those of Royal Society Te Apārangi.


Royal Society Te Apārangi


Aronui Lecture Theatre 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington, Wellington 6011

1:30pm Thu 13 February, 2020 - 4:00pm Thu 13 February, 2020

Professor Richard Blaikie

Experience and evidence shows me that we are much better working together in research and its application than being fragmented and hierarchical.