November update


darwin-photohas two talks lined up so far for November and December – one on wine and weather, with renowned New Zealand weather expert Dr Jim Salinger (25 November), and the other an update on all that is happening in the Middle East with Otago University Professor Bill Harris in early December.

After that, CATALYST’s offerings are likely to thin as our volunteers, tertiary institutes and the government’s Centres of Research Excellence take some time off over summer. But this need not be the case….
CATALYST is all about bringing intellectual stimulation to the Wakatipu – providing locals and visitors with the opportunity for mental as well as adrenal challenge. We believe a lot of this could come from people who already live here and their visitors. Dr Salinger’s coming talk on climate change and vintage wine is a case in point.

SO – we would love to hear from you if you or your visitors would be happy to share expertise and knowledge about a topic that others might find fascinating, challenging, mind opening… all those good things. It will only take an hour or two …and provides the chance to meet and talk with other interesting and interested people! Any time you have an idea or opportunity, please go to our Get Involved page and get in touch with us.

And make sure you are on our ‘early warning system’ database so that you get alerted when such opportunities arise.

Here’s to thinking…


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