14 June 2017: The Ladies from the Shirley’s Ladies Friendship Club (305 New Brighton Road) invited me for a talk on the Antarctic. Their final comment was: “we like your passion and enthusiasm, could you deliver another talk to us next year?”
The group will call me soon to make new arrangements for another presentation. I suggested a history talk on the Antarctic and they seemed delighted about it.
My next talk is at the Rotary Club (Cashmere) – on working in the Antarctic as lecturer – 12 July 2017.
Digging out the weather station from PCAS course 2015 – and still happy
Friday, 28th April 2017 at 2pm, I had a presentation at the St. Andrew’s College in Christchurch about living and working in the Antarctic today and the PCAS program. Over 60 people were in the audience. The college has a wonderful heritage facility – the right ambience for a historian. Interesting questions were discussed at the end of the talk.
After the presentation we had afternoon tea. Some people told me about family members involved in former Antarctic events back in the 1950s to 80s. There were some amazing stories about the clothing at this time and how different it was back in these times.
It was another successful public engagement.
Scholarship and degree wall at the St. Andrew’s College
I gave a public talk on “How to live in the cold” at 13 March at the Merrin Ladies Club, Avonhead.
The presentation was a success, with many questions asked over a cup of tea afterwards.
At 14 March I was invited to the Riccarton Men’s Probus Club to give a similar presentation. Two of the gentlemen had been to the Antarctic and remarked how different it is today compared to how it was decades ago.
One man said: “I learned in one hour more about the Antarctic than I learned in the last decades ….” it seems I have done a good job.
It is a bit dark, but it is the presentation what counts…. 🙂