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Thu 27 May 2010, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Where: Wholly Bagels, Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: huttcity

Cafe Scientifique occurs on the last Thursday of every month. It is a very casual gathering of people interested in hearing the latest in science. The speaker will only talk for 10-20 minutes and the floor is opened for questions. Very relaxed, always interesting!

New Zealanders love life at the coast and have done so for hundreds of years. Join Dr Bruce McFadgen to discuss the effects of tsunamis and other seismic events on coastal settlements, particularly Maori, before European contact.

Dr Bruce McFadgen is an archaeologist with more than 45 years' field experience and is currently researching Tsunami events in prehistoric New Zealand (with University of New South Wales, Sydney).

Bruce completed his PhD in Geology at Victoria University in 1979 after which he worked for the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Staff Archaeologist. From 1987 until 2003 he was employed as a scientist with the Department of Conservation. In 2003 he took early retirement to take up the JD Stout Fellowship for 2003 at the Stout Research Centre.

He has served on the Skinner Research Fund Committee, Royal Society of NZ, since 1987, and was on the Advisory Board for the National Isotope Centre, GNS Science, from 2001 to 2004.

He is a consulting archaeologist, and currently editor of the New Zealand Surveyor – Journal of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.

Thursday 27 May, 6.00pm – 7.30pm at Wholly Bagels, Myrtle Street in Lower Hutt.

Supported by: The Malaghan Institute, GNS Science, Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch, Wholly Bagels, Capital E and Hutt City Council.