Expert Breakfast Report for 22 May 2019: Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church
A most interesting and different story, given by an intelligent, very well-informed speaker trained in theology.
In a lively and interesting session, Prof Colombo compared university education here and in the USA, the advisability of gaining as wide an education as possible, developing generic skills and his teams research on how memory is coded in the brain.
"The Fellows Dinner last night was wonderful - thank you. The calibre of members was impressive, as was their palpable positivity. The College is clearly in good heart. I always enjoy catching up with other Fellows and appreciate the opportunity to get to know more members over a delicious dinner."
Associate Professor Christine Jasoni is an accomplished researcher, teacher and enthusiastic science communicator, and we were treated to an excellent demonstration of those qualities, along with her engaging sense of humour.
Prof. Patmans expertise in International Politics, among other things, is well known - and this talk was remarkable in that he gave an interview (recorded) on National Radio at the same time as talking to members of the College.
Dr Simon Cox, one of the Principal Scientists at GNS (https://www.gns.cri.nz/) made several points of significant importance for students - and his acceptance of the invitation was influenced in part by the reports of SMC members cleaning out the Leith.