What if Wednesdays - Free public lectures, twice monthly
The University of Canterbury holds free public lectures on campus, twice a month on Wednesdays from 7.00pm.
The What if Wednesdays (WIW) public lecture series will run from March to October in 2014. This year the series will be held twice a month with interesting topics and speakers from the University of Canterbury.
Should you wish to revisit any of the WIW lectures from earlier this year or 2013, you can view them via our YouTube channel.
What if... a New Zealand writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature?
Professor Paul Millar, Head of School of Humanities and Creative Arts
It seems the key criteria for winning the Nobel Prize for Literature is staying alive long enough to collect it; no writer younger than 42 has ever won the award. It also helps if the wielder of the pen is male; of the 110 Nobel laureates only 13 have been women. For both of these reasons the odds of winning a Nobel Prize for Literature were always strongly against New Zealand’s greatest writer, Katherine Mansfield.
This is the last What if Wednesdays lecture for 2014.