This global event has finally landed right here in Ōtautahi.
What is Nerd Nite you ask? Think TED talks, but with beer. Discovery Channel meets Drunk History.
Drink along to fun and informative presentations on a plethora of topics. Be there AND be square!
"When Spooning Led to Forking — the evolution of eating utensils"
by Nicole O'Hearne
Ever wondered why the fork looks like it does? Why Europeans always have a utensil in each hand while eating, but Americans like to just use a fork? Why a lot of Asian countries use chopsticks, but the Thai use a fork and spoon?
Nicole is here to explain all this and more! A structural engineer by day but a table setting aficionado by night, her upbringing with etiquette and table setting classes make her uniquely qualified to speak on this topic.
"Everyday Life Behind Bars — how to use a bike for (almost) everything"
by Emily Cambridge
This talk will highlight how life behind this set of bars can actually give you the greatest sense of freedom.
With a background in landscape architecture and urban design, Emily now calls herself a fraudster Landscape Architect, having worked on walking and cycling projects across NZ for over 5 years. Emily is passionate about the humble (and not so humble) bicycle and all that these machines can offer us in our everyday lives.
"Demons, Witches, Bedlam, and Schizophrenia"
by Hugh Benson
Schizophrenia - what it was, what it is, what it might not be and what comes next.
Hugh Benson, a Psychology student at the University of Canterbury, shares a seminar he gave on Schizophrenia. Join his perplexed classmates on a trip through the history of a damaged mind.
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