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Lord Robert Winston Visiting New Zealand in March

Lord Robert Winston Visiting New Zealand in March

Gravida: National Centre for Growth and Development is pleased to announce that Lord Robert Winston will be visiting New Zealand from March 9 to 13 for a series of events.

Lord Winston is patron of Gravida and a Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, London. Lord Winston is a noted science commentator and advocate, presenting shows such as ‘Child of our Time’ and ‘The Human Body'

A highlight of the visit will be two interactive broadcasts Lord Winston will hold for Year 7-10 and Year 12-13 students throughout New Zealand and the Pacific on the 13th 2014. The focus of the Year 7-10 broadcast is “Puberty: Let’s Talk About it with the Experts”, and the Year 12-13 broadcast: “Reproductive Technologies: An Issue for our time”.

The Lord Winston TALKFEST 2014 will take place on Thursday March 13th Zealand and Wednesday March 12th a selected student panel and student audience from the Fale Pasifika, the University of Auckland. Students throughout New Zealand and the Pacific will be able to participate in the broadcast through LiveChat and an on-line discussion forum.

The Best Student Bloggers from the Pacific will make up the selected panel, and have been decided from the winning Blog BLAST entries for each category.

New Zealand times for the two broadcasts on March 13th

About it with the Experts” will take place from 10.30-11.30am and the “Reproductive Technologies: An Issue for our time” occurs from 1.30-2.30pm.

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