Follow our cutting edge research and discuss the topical issues with staff and students through Victoria's public lecture series.
Associate Professor John Townend explains the science behind the quake, the aftershock pattern, and ongoing geological phenomena such as the “slowslip”.
Professor Smith explores why people volunteer, and how organisations can enhance the volunteer experience and the impact of volunteering.
Michael Daubs and Val Hooper discuss fake news— a term that has dominated the media since the 2016 United States presidential
The 2017 Saad Lecture was given by the Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports, the Honourable Khairy Jamaluddin.
Professor Greenberg gives a gentle overview of the field of computability theory and its development.
Michael Macaulay and Simon
MacKenzie discuss the history of post-truth politics and what post-truth politics mean for civil liberties in the future.
Professor Crampton explores a story of evolution, extinction, competition, catastrophes and a planetary pulse.
Professor Ilan Noy and Dr Judy Lawrence discuss the economic impact of climate change for New Zealand homeowners.
Professor Townend explains how recent observations of earthquakes hugely expanded geoscientific knowledge and improved society’s resilience to future perils.
Professor Warren will explain some of the complexities of studying language—New Zealand English, in particular.
Professor Potangaroa describes the complex role played by technology in post-disaster recovery and how his insights have shaped other areas of his research
Professor Wilson discusses his latest research on adolescent wellbeing
While no-one can accurately predict the impact of the current digital revolution on our jobs, perhaps we should be pessimists about the future of work.
Victoria University academics Max Rashbrooke and Lisa Marriott explore what a capital gains tax might look like in New Zealand.
Professor Jose will reflect on the assumption that all people know what will make them happy, and will discuss the reasons why we should reject this assumption.
What impact does one’s physical place have in creating and diminishing effective leadership?
What issues do intelligent machines raise about our control over our personal information, our capacity for decision-making and our ideas about companionships
Wellington is New Zealand’s leading smart city— technologies are already here and are helping Wellingtonians every day.
Drawing on her recent research on legal and theoretical conceptions of privacy, Dr Moreham will answer questions in a conversation with Provost Wendy Larner
The changing climate is reshaping our way of life: how and where we live, how we feed ourselves and what holds our societies together.
Dr Priestley talks about blending a professional career in science communication with her academic career at Victoria.
Dr Markus Luczak-Roesch and Dr Kathleen Kuehn consider what we can do in the future to navigate
a brave new media world.
Dr Robert Kirkby discusses Blockchain technology, in particular cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.