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.
• TBD - Marc Gaugler (Scion) ‘New Zealand New Plastics Economy Roadmap’
• TBD - Allan Blackman (AUT) ‘Elemental’
• TBD - Manu Caddie (RuaBioscience) ‘Hemp industry in New Zealand’
• Tuesday 12th May -Troy Baiden (University of Waikato) lead investigator of Te Pūnaha Matatini
• Tuesday 9th June - Micah Scholer on ‘Tropical birds’
• Tuesday 14th July - Brian Patrick (Wildlands) ‘New Zealand butterflies and moths’
• Tuesday 8th September - Sian Halcrow (University of Otago) ‘Bioarchaeology’
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.