2022 Guest Speakers

Patricia Smith

February 2022    Guest Speaker: Patricia Smith 

"Dale Chihuly  - Glass Artist"
Patricia Smith, one of our Browns Bay U3A members will talk about Dale Chihuly above and his large glass sculptures. Over the course of five decades, Chihuly has explored new and old techniques, pushing the boundaries of contemporary art. He draws inspiration from the world around him, creating statements using color and form to capture the imagination, and catapult beyond conventional ideas of function and beauty. His inspiration has led to creations on Baskets, Cylinders, Glass on Glass, Ikebana,
Installations, Jerusalem Cylinders, Light Drawings, Macchia, Persians, Putti, Rotolo, Seaforms, Soft Cylinders, Venetians, Works on Paper.  Dale Chihuly Website >

Shaun Lee

March 2022  Guest Speaker Shaun Lee

Support marine reserve proposal for Waiheke https://www.doc.govt.nz/waihekeproposal/

Shaun's submission on the application if you want to borrow anything.
https://blog.shaunlee.co.nz/why-im-supporting-the-waiheke-marine-reserve-proposal

Above is where you can have your say on management of our Regional Parks. If you do ask for set net bans please mention that it would be better to ban the practice in Auckland rather than displace the impacts.
https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/regional-parks-management-plan

About Shaun
As a volunteer he helped build New Zealand’s only large scale, active marine restoration initiative (Revive Our Gulf). he has been responsible for the brand, fund raising and lobbying. His photography work has been instrumental in building the movement. Just the fact that people are spending money to fix damage caused by bottom impact fishing seems to have an impact with decision makers.
More Info >

Frances Walsh - Author - Endless Sea

April 2022  Guest Speaker Frances Walsh  "Hidden in the NZ Marine Museum Auckland"

Frances Walsh is an award-winning journalist and writer, who has had a long career in journalism, including writing for a number of New Zealand’s leading magazines. While on staff at Metro magazine she was also Books & Art Editor. Her social history Inside Stories: A History of the New Zealand Housewife 1890-1975 was published in 2011. She has also worked as a teacher and trade unionist. She currently works for the New Zealand Maritime Museum, writing the recently published Endless Sea: Stories told through the taonga of the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa.
In this talk she discusses some of the surprising objects hidden away from the public view in the museum’s collection, which feature in Endless Sea. 

Professor Julian Paton

May 2022  Guest Speaker: Professor Julian Paton
" Relationship of Brain Pressure to cardiovascular diseases" 

Julian Paton studied at the University of Birmingham, UK (BSc, 1984} and University of London (PhD, 1987). Post-doctoral training was at the Royal Free Hospital (London), El Dupont de Nemours (USA), University of Washington, Seattle (USA}, and as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of G(Germany). In 1994, he was awarded a British Heart Foundation Fellowship, which he took up at the University of Bristol, UK, and awarded his Chair in Cardiovascular Physiology in 2001.

In 2017, he transferred to the University of Auckland where he directs a multidisciplinary research programme involving basic and clinical scientists with the aim of finding novel clinical therapeutic approaches for cardiovascular diseases. He is Director of a new heart centre {Manaaki Mãnawa) combining experts in the University of Auckland and district health boards. He is Co-Director of the recently awarded national Centre of Research Excellence in Heart Health across New Zealand.


Julian has trained 25 PhD students, published 400 scientific papers and given plenary lectures around the world on how the nervous system regulates the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in health and disease. His work has generated numerous patents and led to clinical trials in patients with heart disease. He has been a recipient of numerous national and international prizes and, most recently, was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apãraogi. He holds honorary
professorial positions at The William Harvey Institute, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, the Department of Physics, University of Bath and the Department of Physiology, University of Belgrade, Serbia.  more>  

Dr Stephen Hoadley

June 2022


Will talk about Ukraine and World Politcs

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