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NZ International Science Festival

When:

Tue 6 Jul 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed 7 Jul 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Thu 8 Jul 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri 9 Jul 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 10 Jul 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 11 Jul 2010, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: New Zealand International Science Festival , Level 1, 138 Lower Stuart Street , Dunedin

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: director1

The 2010 New Zealand International Science Festival will be held in Dunedin from 6-11 July.

The 2010 festival, themed "Food for Thought" will stimulate your senses, inspiring discussion on the intersection between food and science. From farm to fork, topics such as food production, nutrition and consumption will be on the menu. Be prepared to be challenged.

Two world renowned experts have been confirmed for the festival: Tim Jarvis, AM, a British environmental scientist, adventurer and author with Masters degrees in environmental science and environmental law; and Mr Andrew Greensmith, a University of Otago graduate with a degree in medicine and qualified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, FRACS in 2001.

Tim Jarvis was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to environment, community and exploration in the 2010 Australian honours list. He is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues including climate change mitigation and adaptation, and unsustainable land use. Tim uses his public speaking engagements, films and books about his expeditions/work to promote progress/thinking in these areas in addition to working as a sustainability adviser on multilateral aid projects for organisations including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank & AusAID.

Tim’s most recent expedition was a retracing of polar explorer Sir Douglas Mawson’s polar journey of 1912/13. The modern expedition used the same clothing, equipment and starvation rations as Mawson on a journey where both of his colleagues died.

Mr Andrew Greensmith is a plastic surgeon that has published on a broad range of topics covering aesthetic facial surgery and paediatric plastic surgery in peer reviewed journals/books. He has special interests in facial aesthetic surgery, including rhinoplasty, reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, ear deformities, skin cancer and general hand surgery.

Andrew is better known for his recent work at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne in the successful separation of conjoined twins Krishna and Trishna, from Bangladesh. Andrew is based in Melbourne, as a consultant at the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne.

An exciting programme of events, ticket sales, VIPs, and additional speakers are yet to be announced.

Visit www.scifest.org.nz for more information.