February 2022 Guest Speaker: Patricia Smith
March 2022 Guest Speaker Shaun Lee
April 2022 Guest Speaker Frances Walsh "Hidden in the NZ Marine Museum Auckland"
May 2022 Guest Speaker: Professor Julian Paton
" Relationship of Brain Pressure to cardiovascular diseases"
June 2022 GUEST SPEAKER: Professor Stephen Hoadley
Title: Putin's War in Ukraine
This talk asks Why? How? and to What End?
It attempts to understand Russia and Ukraine better. Then it
suggests Western responses to Putin's aggression, including war
crimes tribunals. Questions will be welcomed.
Stephen Hoadley is Associate Professor, Politics and
International Relations, at the University of Auckland.
He earned his doctorate at the University of California, and has
taught at universities in Santa Barbara, St. Louis, Hong Kong, and
Kobe. He has practiced journalism in Asia and currently
contributes commentaries to NZ and overseas media and public
talks to U3A and other groups.
July 2022 Guest Speakers: Alexis Poppelbaum & Julia Parfitt
Subject: Possible future of local government on the North Shore
August 2022 Guest Speaker: Chris Brandolino
NIWA is the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, is a Crown Research Institute established in 1992. It operates as a stand-alone company with its own Board of Directors and Executive.
Chris is the Principal Scientist leading the Forecasting Services team. Chris's talk gave us a real wakeup on climate change and how it will look like in 2120. Yes we can work hard to fix it but will the rest of the world as well but reminded us that climate is what is predicted but weather is what you get!
September 2022 - Professor Ralph Cooney - Climate Solutions!
October 2022 Trevor Stafford
November 2022 - Paul Hickford
How I discovered my half brother through DNA
"Mum’s cryptic clue that we missed".
Genealogist Paul Hickford's presentation on highlights and processes undertaken in identifying relatives through DNA matches."
Paul belongs to the NZ Society of Genealogists, and has had thirty years of genealogical experience and been awarded several awards for his research into family histories, as well as having had numerous articles published in genealogical magazines in New Zealand, Australia and England. He is also a member of Hobsonville U3A.