Who's Going to be Speaking

We are proud of the excellence of the diverse and interesting guest speakers who address our monthly meetings.   Not only do they provide opportunity for learning and discussion on a wide range of topics, but they keep us up to date with what is happening in our ever-changing city and world.

For the rest of 2019 we can expect:


Monday, 14 October

John Milligan
on " Putting Surplus Food to Good Use"  

John is co-founder of Foodbank Canterbury, an independent, secular, non-faith based, non-politically aligned organisation that puts surplus food to good use in a sustainable way. Working with food retailers, supermarkets, wholesalers, restaurants, caterers, universities and other food providers, un-sellable but perfectly good food is redistributed to those in need.


Monday, 11 November

Professor Islay Marsden
on " Marine Life and Environmental Issues"  

Professor Marsden is a retired Professor, University of Canterbury, Department of Biological Sciences.  A researcher on marine life, especially crustaceans, bivalve shellfish and other invertebrates in sand beaches and estuaries, she will discuss environmental issues affecting these environments.