Pretoria Branch Talks

The Pretoria Branch of the S2A3 presents talks during the university semester. They are usually scheduled at 17:15 on the first Wednesday of the month and presented in the Sci-Enza, but there are exceptions. If you want to receive notices of forthcoming talks, please join our mailing list.

3 March 1997: Prof Elri Liebenberg: The Evolution of the World Map

12 May 1997: Professor Henk Huismans, Head, Dept of Genetics, UP: Of sheep and men: where is cloning going to lead us in the future?

2 June 1997: Dr Himla Soodyall Dept of Human genetics, SAIMR and Wits: Reconstructing Human History using Mitochondrial DNA

4 August 1997: Dr Jacques Kriel, Medunsa: And the Flesh Became Mind: Reflections on the Evolution of Consciousness [Part 1]

6 October 1997: Dr Jacques Kriel, Medunsa: And the Flesh Became Mind: Reflections on the Evolution of Consciousness [Part 2]

4 March 1996: Prof Rudi van Aarde, Dept Zoology & Entomology, Mammal Research Institute, UP Development of an alternative to control reproduction in the African elephant.

6 May 1996: Ms Jane Dugard: The Galapagos Archipelago, and Darwin’s paradigm shift.

3 June 1996: Prof CJH Schutte: Ancient Science as depicted in Egyptian Funerary Art

5 August 1996: Prof Dennis NW Chinnery, Physics Dept, Vista: Holography – what it is… and what it isn’t!

2 September 1996: Prof EH Hubbard, department of Linguistics, Unisa: Linguistic ‘Fingerprinting’ – fact or fiction?

7 October 1996: Prof Andre Fiedeldey, Dept of Psychology, UP: A Psychological Perspective on Human-Environmental Issues

7 August 1995: Transvaal Branch of the Royal Society of South Africa and S2A3: Chair: Prof John Skinner [MRI, UP], Prof FRN Nabarro, FRS, dept of Physics, Wits, Dr George de Muelenare, Formerly Professor of Radiotherapy, UP – now in private practice, Dr CI Hamilton, dept of History, Wits

REFLECTIONS ON THE BOMB: A panel discussion to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the deployment of nuclear weapons in warfare.

2 October 1995: Dr Lee R Berger: New Discoveries in the Search for Human origins in Africa

24 November 1995: Prof S Kalbitzer: Max-Planck-Institut furf Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany, and University of Pretoria, Physics Department:  New Tools for the Submicron World