Free monthly public talk series, where visiting and local scientists give presentations on Antarctic issues/topics. These talks are sponsored by several organisations including Gateway Antarctica, and organised by The Antarctic Office.
Talks are scheduled for the last Wednesday of each month (this date may change occasionally)
6.00 pm (doors open 5.30 - refreshments can be purchased), at Bentleys (UCSA Event Centre, 90 Ilam Rd) or other venues as notified.
The first talk in 2017 is anticipated to be on 22 Feb.
29 Sep: Punta Arenas and Ushuaia - South America's gateway cities to Antarctica - Fausto Lopez Crozet, Ambassador of Argentina and Isauro Torres, Ambassador of Chile
Aug: no talk was held.
27 Jul: The world's most extreme conservation project: saving Scott's and Shackleton's legacy - Nigel Watson, Antarctic Heritage Trust
22 Jun: Taylor Valley: Integrating History and Ecology in the McMurdo Dry Valleys - Adrian Howkins, Colorado State University : Video link
25 May: Christchurch’s opportunity to be a world leader on Antarctica - Eric Assendelft, Antarctic Office : Video link
28 Apr: How Canterbury and NZ benefit from Antarctic activities - Prof Caroline Saunders, Lincoln University : Video Link
30 Mar: Revelations from the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 : Part II - Stephen Hicks : Video Link
24 Feb: Origin of the Vinson Massif - scaling Antarctica's highest mountain for science, Prof Paul Fitzgerald, Syracuse University, New York
27 Jan - A Colony on Ice: the third German Antarctic expedition 1939, Prof Colin Summerhayes
2 Dec - Are Carbon Emissions Changing the Climate? A Geologist's view of the Paris climate talks", Prof Colin Summerhayes
28 Oct - Subantarctic Islands: wildlife hotspots in the Southern Ocean, Dr Peter Carey
30 Sep - The Battle for the Last Ocean: Protecting the Ross Sea (but what and from whom?), Dr Regina Eisert
26 Aug - Governing Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: the good, the bad and the ugly, Dr Neil Gilbert
No talks held Jun and Jul.
27 May - The Trans-Antarctic Expedition - Behind the Scenes, Stephen Hicks
22 April - Slug Gods and Sea Sickness: Seven Days in New Zealand's Sub Antarctic Islands, Louise Hutt
25 Mar - Sea level rise and how much we know about it - an Antarctic Perspecitve, Dr Wolfgang Rack
11 Feb - First Glimpses of an Alien World - initial explorations of Antarctic subglacial lakes - Professor Chuck Kennicutt
Tue 13 May - The Crossing of the Antarctic: Original photographs from the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958, Dr Huw Lewis-Jones
Wed 12 Feb - The future of Arctic and Antarctic sea Ice, Professor Cecilia Blizt, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Thu 16 Jan - Invasions in the Antarctic. Professor Pete Convey, British Antarctic Survey
Tues 17 December 2013 - Flying for Ed Hillary. Bill Cranfield, Retired, Royal New Zealand Air Force
Thu 10 Jan 2013 - Why Europeans do not know why polar bears do not eat penguins - Dr Jose Xavier
Wed 12 Dec 2012 - Professor David Walton, British Antarctic Survey
Wed 5 Dec 2012 - Associate Professor John Cassano, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Wed 7 Dec 2011 - Dr Julia Jabour, Senior Lecturer & Program Leader - Ocean & Antarctic Policy, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Wed 30 Nov 2011 -Professor Jullian Dowdeswell, Director, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, UK
Mon 20 Feb 2012 -Susanna Ferrar will play a tribute to ther Grandfather, Hartley Travers Ferrar - Geologist on 'Discovery' Scott's 1901-04 National Antarctic Expedition at the Canterbury Museum.