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Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Agriculture, Science and the Arts

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Published on Sep 9, 2012

Food is a basic human need. Once food is secure, in the short or longer term, there is time for other things - investigation into how things work (the sciences) and the recording of events (the arts). The sciences and arts are the foundation of civilisation - as long as there is food.

Scientific developments during past century allowed unprecedented gains in food production, and society grew used to ever-cheaper, high-quality food. This century, population and poor harvests have put huge pressure on resources and we are now reaping the effects of 30 years of complacency.

What is New Zealand's role in food production in the future? In her Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Professor of Agribusiness Jacqueline Rowarth will discuss how we can encourage science - without neglecting the arts - for the benefit of our graduates, economy and future generations.

Professor Rowarth's Inaugural Professorial Lecture takes place at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, from 6-7pm on September 18, 2012. This lecture is FREE and open to the public.

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