This Friday 30 August at the Rutherford’s Den Lecture Theatre (7.30pm to 9pm,) WORD Christchurch is proudly presenting: 'A Cabinet of Curiosities: Tiny Lectures of the Weird and Wonderful.' This delectable set of short, intimate and certainly unusual talks suitable for all ages, is being hosted in one of Lord Rutherford's former lecture theatres. Hosted by experts and amateur enthusiasts alike, such as Simon Winchester - British adventurer and author, Rachael King - WORD programme director and writer, Lana Coles - History and art enthusiast, Simon Pollard - science writer, and Tracy Farr, recovering scientist and novelist, this is a show I personally don't want to miss!
Pru recommends resources about one of the world's most famous volcanic eruptions - that of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii during the days of the Roman Empire.
Cool stuff from the selectors: time to appreciate the outdoors, music and revisit your mindset.
Experts in climate change activism and politics discuss New Zealand's Zero Carbon bill. With suggested library resources and reading on climate change.
The Allusionist is doing two shows as part of the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season. 'The Allusionist' is a podcast about language by award winning Brit, Helen Zaltzman.
Moata reviews Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific, a highly readable history of Pacific exploration.
Let's show off the unique and plentiful biodiversity of Christchurch by taking part in the global City Nature Challenge - it is on from Friday 26 April to Monday 29 April. The goal is to record every species living in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. From birds and insects, to plants and fungi, the aim is to record all the nature you can find.