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We hold events for our alumni, friends, and the general public for people to connect with the important conversations in leadership.

Subject matter experts and prominent New Zealand leaders share their knowledge and engage with the audience, sparking new ideas and innovation as minds from different backgrounds converge and focus their energy on a salient issue or theme.

Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture 2013

Imagine Tomorrow’s World

At this year’s annual Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture, Professor Richard Faull asked everyone to

“Imagine tomorrow’s world if scientists in the University worked collaboratively with doctors in the hospitals and people affected by brain disease in the community. We could move mountains!! “ 

Around 400 people gathered at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell and were captivated by Professor Faull as he took the audience on a voyage of discovery as he told a story of the excitement of science in the human brain, the excitement of discovery in science, how finding things out in an unexpected, serendipitous way is at the very core of science discovery; how discovery in science involves collaboration – people working together; how discovery is the ultimate excitement, and about the challenges of the human brain.

Under the guidance of MC Jim Mora the audience engaged in a lively Q&A session with Professor Faull. They also treated to an inspiring performance by the Centre for Brain Research CeleBRation Choir.

You can view the video of the Lecture, listen to the broadcast on Radio New Zealand, or download the full transcript here. 

The Reeves Lectures, which began in 2012, commemorate Sir Paul Reeves, an outstanding leader and visionary, and are designed to provide commentary on New Zealand’s progress as a nation. They are a draw card for thinking New Zealanders wanting to engage in shaping a positive future. Leadership New Zealand organized the Lecture in partnership with the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Radio New Zealand and Auckland University of Technology where Sir Paul Reeves was Chancellor from 2005 until his death in 2011.

The Sir Paul and Lady Reeves Scholarship Fund was also launched in 2012 in loving memory of Sir Paul. This fund enables those who may otherwise be unable to, to take part in Leadership New Zealand’s Leadership Programme. We believe there should be no unreasonable economic barrier for an individual to participate and so scholarships are an essential part of ensuring the diversity of participants in our programmes. Leadership New Zealand and our scholarship recipients would greatly appreciate your support. You can make an on-line donation here or contact us on 09 309 3749.