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Lecturer goes behind the scenes at the museum

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Monday 20 June 2005

Lecturer goes behind the scenes at the museum

An insight into the contribution that Canterbury Museum makes to a wide variety of scientific fields will be given by one of its scientists at the next Science in the City lecture on Wednesday 29 June, 1.10pm-1.50pm at Our City O-Tautahi, cnr Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Tce.

Speaker Paul Schofield, the Museum's curator of vertebrate zoology, is one of three natural history curators and three full time scientists who work in the backrooms of the Museum. Each year, this small group produces on average 20 peer reviewed publications on various aspects of science and is visited by about 60 overseas and New Zealand researchers.

Dr Schofield will discuss the important role that Canterbury Museum plays in science in New Zealand and reveal some of the fascinating work being done.

Science in the City is a joint effort by the Canterbury Branch of the Royal Society and the Christchurch City Council to provide free lectures on topical scientific issues. "The lectures are ideal for people who work and live in the central city," Our City O-Tautahi business manager Sarah Kelly said.
Lectures are held on the last Wednesday of each month, starting at 1.10pm.

How do we know where the smoke comes from? will be the topic of July's Science in the City lecture, presented by Environment Canterbury ( ECan).

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