UC Connect - free public lectures

The University of Canterbury hosts free public lectures, twice a month, during term time.

The UC Connect public lecture series (replacing What if Wednesdays) offers the community the opportunity to attend topical, interesting, educational lectures on a range of topics given by experts in their fields. To receive notifications on upcoming UC Connect speakers, join our mailing list.

Should you wish to revisit any of the previous UC public lectures from 2016, 2015, 2014 or 2013, you can view them via our YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events

UC Connect: Cataclysm and resilience in marine ecosystems

Wednesday 1 March, 7:00 - 8:00pm 

UC Connect: Animals and natural disasters: Learning from recent earthquakes

Thursday 16 March, 7:00 - 8:00pm 

UC Connect: Why matter still matters for managers in the digital age

Wednesday 5 April, 7:00 - 8:00pm 

UC Connect: To fall or not to fall - The Science of Rock-climbing

Wednesday 24 May, 7:00 - 8:00pm 

UC Connect: Marketing mental wellbeing in New Zealand 

Wednesday 26 July, 7:00 - 8:00pm 

UC Connect: Beyond Lie Detectors: 'The brain does not lie' 

Wednesday 2 August, 7:00 - 8:00pm