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Canterbury Workers Education Association

The Canterbury Workers Education Association is a non-profit, voluntary adult education association which aims to provide educational opportunities through lectures, courses and workshops for personal growth and towards the establishment of a just and equitable society.

These series of lectures are broadcast in collaboration with PlainsFM to encourage discussion and community debate of a wide range of ideas and issues

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Canterbury Workers Education Association-01-03-2019 Microbes and Climate Change Part 2
Paul Broady discusses the roles of microbes in the production and absorption of nitrous oxide and carbon
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-27-02-2019 Max Rashbrooke
Author and journalist Max Rashbrooke talks about his new book 'Government for the Public Good: The surprising Science of Large Scale Collective Action'
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-28-02-2019 Microbes and Climate Change Part 1
Paul Broady explores the role of microbes in the production and absorption of methane
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-26-02-2019 A Prisoner of War Story
Simon Pollard talks about his Uncle's diary from world War 2
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-26-02-2019 Disability Representation in Government
Mojo Mathers talks about her personal journey and why repreesntation matters to us all
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-25-02-2019 Groundwater Management
Professor Bob Bower explores examples of proactive groundwater management
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-24-02-2019 Antarctica Part 2
Paul Broady explores the ecology of Antarctica and impacts of climate change and the human impacts
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-24-02-2019 Asian Philosophy - Part 2
Michael Couch talks about Confucius
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-22-02-2019 Antarctica Part 1
Professor Paul Broady explores the ecology of Antarctica and the impacts of climate change and the human impact
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-21-02-2019 Asian Philosophy - Part 1
Michael Couch presents an introduction to Asian Philosophy
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-19-02-2019 Did Jesus Exist?
Rodney Routledge introduces the debate between those who believe Jesus existed as an historical person and the mythicists who assert that Christianity is the literalisation of Greek and Egyptian myths
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-30-11-2018 Pandemic of 1918
Historian Geoffery Rice discusses the most modern research on the causes and effects of the Pandemic of 1918 and offer tips for the future
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-29-11-2018 Poets and Artists of WW1
Art historian Linda Hart presents the experience of WW1 soldiers through art and poetry
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-15-11-2018 Stories of Social Change with Catherine Delahunty
Catherine Delahunty, activist and former MP for the Green Party, shares some personal stories of activism and social change
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-09-11-2018 We Were Called Angels
Anna Rogers presents the compelling story of the New Zealand nurses of the 1st World War
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-31-10-2018 Tiny Houses
The Chair of the Canterbury Tiny House Society speaks about the benefits and challenges of living tiny and the opportunities tiny houses hold for the future.
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-30-10-2018 Kate Dewes
Peace campaigner Dr Kate Dewes highlights successful campaigns where ordinary citizens do extraordinary things to bring about change
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-26-10-2018 West Papua
Wensi , a prominent activist from West Papua speaks about the struggles in West Papua
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-25-10-2018 The Digital Commons
Dave Lane , Open Source Technologist for the Open Education Resource Foundation speaks about protecting and enhancing the digital commons
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-12-10-2018 Biketober
Anne Heins shares her passion for cycling and tells us what's happening around Christchurch in the cycling world
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-01-10-2018 Menzsheds
Trevor Scott , Canterbury regional representative from Menzsheds talks about the value of the organisation to the community
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-24-09-2018 Dr Ian Lambie
Chief Science Advisor to the justice sector, Dr Ian Lambie speaks on the moral and fiscal failure of prisons. The Lincoln Efford Memorial Lecture for 2018
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