Dr Rod Carr presents the 2021 Hopkins Lecture titled Will science and engineering save civilisation? (Facebook live link)
The Hopkins Lecture encourages discussion of engineering within the profession and public understanding of engineering issues. The inaugural lecture was held in 1978 with Professor HJ Hopkins himself as speaker. It covers broad and social engineering issues rather than being purely technical.
The Hopkins Lecture is hosted by the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering and supported by the Canterbury Branch of Engineering New Zealand.
Past Hopkins Lectures
Dr Rod Carr
'Will science and engineering save civilisation?' (Facebook)
Sir Ian Taylor
'Covid-19 - Risk or Reward?' (Facebook)
Dr Raymond Wilson
'Infrastructure - where would we be without it?' (youtube)
Professor Mark Burry
Gaudi - Structural Artist
Dr Kevin Thompson
'Accountability of Professional Engineers to Communities they Serve'
The Right Honourable Helen Clark
'Getting the Power Back on to Canterbury'
'Now is the Time'
'Using Technology to Unlock Oil and Gas Resources'
'Wind Power - One of many ways to a carbon-neutral economy'
Professor Henry Petrovski
'Success and Failure in Design'
'The economy and energy: are both sustainable?'
'Engineering Innovation and the Creation of Lasting Value'
The Honourable Pete Hodgson
'Energy Planning in New Zealand'
Professor Tom O'Rourke
'Lessons Learned from the World Trade Centre Disaster: Critical Engineering Systems'
Dr David Hopkins
Hopkins Lecture 2012 (8.9 MB)
Sir Gil Simpson
Professor Bob Park
'Engineering Improvement in Fire Risk Management'
The Honourable Dr Nick Smith
'The Greening of the Engineering Profession'
Team Work and Technology in the America's Cup (PDF, 2.62 KB)
Her Excellency the Governor-General Dame Catherine Tizard
The Right Honourable Professor Sir Geoffrey Palmer
'International Law and the Global Environmental Challenge'
Sir Miles Warren
'Engineers and Architects - Love Hate Relationship'
Sir Edmund Hillary
'Building Primitive but Effective Structures in Remote Areas'
Dr Roger Blakeley
'Environmental Challenges in the 1990's'
Dr Peter Troughton
'The Future of Telecom in New Zealand'
Sir Robert Jones
'The Case for Nuclear Power'
R P Carter
'Consulting Engineering Here and Abroad'
Dr A R Flint
'Structural Reliability and the Engineer'
R G Norman
'Politics and Passions : Adventures in Engineering'
Sir Michael Fowler
'Cities at Risk'
'The Ethic of Environmental Engineering'
'New Zealand Steel Ltd - Opportunities and Obstacles'
I B Reynolds
'Cast in Concrete - The Substance of New Zealand Buildings'
S M J Smith
'Big Can Be Beautiful: Hydro Electric Construction in the Waitaki'
Professor P W Taylor
'Engineers - Leaders or Followers?'
W M Duncan
'Energy and Engineering'
Professor H J Hopkins
'A Land of Bridges - A Story of New Zealand (PDF, 8.2 MB)