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Our Committees

The Royal Society Te Apārangi Council establishes Committees from time to time to enable Council and management to respond to rapidly changing concerns or emerging issues.

There are currently three special Committees:

Early Career Researcher Forum Committee (ECR Committee) 

This Committee is responsible for developing a programme of activities to benefit Professional Members holding Early Career Researcher status.

New Zealand Committee of ANZCCART

This Committee undertakes activities under the wider umbrella of ANZCCART (The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching).

National Committee on Antarctic Sciences

This Committee is responsible for coordinating activities for New Zealand’s involvement in SCAR (The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research).

Ernest Rutherford

Describing what it was like to split the atom

It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back to hit you.