Welcome to the Rotorua Branch of the
Royal Society Te Apārangi

The Rotorua Branch organises public lectures on science and technology topics of general interest. We cover everything from the Universe to Nanotechnology. Our lectures are held in the Rimu room on the Scion campus usually on the second Tuesday of the month. Branch membership is $20 per family but the general public are welcome for a small entrance fee of $5.

The Rotorua Branch is partly funded by a grant from the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust.

The Rotorua Branch is affiliated to the Royal Society Te Apārangi but is financially independent. Membership of the Branch does not confer membership of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and vice versa. Click here for more information on Branches of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Upcoming Events

• Tuesday 8th June – Neil Gemmell (Otago University) ‘Tuatara genome’

• Tuesday 13th July – Dr Cynric Temple-Camp (Medlab Central) ‘Reflections from a potpourri of death’

• Tuesday 10th August – Shirley Kerr (author of ‘Exploring the Kaimai bush’, Rotorua) ‘Exploring fungi from Rotorua/Kaimai bush’

• Tuesday 14th September – Anne Jaquiery (University of Auckland) 'Neonatal and paediatric nutrition'

• Tuesday 12th October - Paul Kilmartin (University of Auckland) 'Wine research into New Zealand Sauvignon blanc'

October/November - Marcus Vandergoes (GNS) ‘Lakes 380 project’ TBD

We are still in the process of booking speakers so watch out for new announcements from newsletters or on our website www.rotoruascience.org/news/

Become a Member

Everyone is welcome to become a member of the Rotorua Branch. For information on society rules and fees please click on the link below.

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