Lectures cover myriad of topics
For the past 20 years, the Matamata Continuing Education Group has been providing a monthly lecture, open to anyone, on a topic of interest.
Originally, the group was sponsored by the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Waikato, but reorganisation at the university late in 2012 resulted in this sponsorship being withdrawn, and the group decided to carry on unaided.
The group’s aim is to provide a monthly lecture of substance by a speaker who is an expert in his or her field.
This year’s programme, which begins shortly with a lecture by Professor Natalie Jackson, of the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis at the Uni- versity of Waikato, has an impressive range of speakers including Peter Otway (Antarctic map- maker), Judge Rosemary Riddell ( District Court Judge), Dr Malcolm McLeod (soil scientist), Dr Liz Carpenter ( geneticist), and Malcolm Taylor ( Contact Energy).
The group is fairly informal. There is no annual subscrip- tion, just a $2 contribution for each lecture attended. This includes morning tea. The group is not associated with any other organisation, there are no obligations or pressure to join a committee, and anyone is welcome to attend.
For details of this month’s meeting see the advertisement in this week’s public notices column.
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