University of Waikato Public Lectures

Lecture theatre

The role of a university within its community is to be a critic and conscience of society and to share knowledge. One of the ways we do that is through public lectures.

Throughout the year University of Waikato staff and guest lecturers from outside the university present their take on a wide variety of topics, to inform, entertain and encourage robust discussion.


Upcoming Public Lectures


Previous Public Lectures

Blue Spaces: Being in, on, with the sea

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The Ethics of Invention

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The Dawn's Early Light by Professor Richard Easther

Find out more here.

Lasers are part of your life by Professor Hans Bachor

Find out more and view the lecture recording here.

ISIS and us: NZ and the wars for the Middle East

Find out more and view the ISIS and us: NZ and the wars for the Middle East recording.

"Cooking" a Simulated Comet

Find out more and view the "Cooking" a Simulated Comet recording.

Found in Space - The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to Comet (Live Stream)

Find out more and view the Found in Space - The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to Comet recording.


What if I can't make it?

You can view the complete Public Lectures on our YouTube channel at the end of each event.

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