2021 Nuffield Biennial Conference
For All Nuffield Alumni and their Partners
Sir Peter Gluckman
Sir Peter Gluckman ONZ KNZ FRS heads Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures (www.informedfutured.org) in the University of Auckland.
He is also chair of the International Network of Government Science Advice (INGSA) and President-elect of the International Science Council (ISC). From 2009-2018 he was first Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Ministers of New Zealand.
He trained as a pediatrician and biomedical scientist, publishing over 700 papers and several academic and popular books in animal science, developmental physiology, growth and development and evolutionary biology and evolutionary medicine. He co-chaired the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.
Sir Peter has written and spoken extensively on science-policy, science-diplomacy and science-society interactions. He co-authored the Environment is Now and The Future of Food and the Primary Sector reports released by Koi Tū in 2020. He co-leads the International Covid -scenarios project if the ISC.
In 2016 he received the AAAS award in Science Diplomacy. He holds a Distinguished University Professorship in the University of Auckland, New Zealand and honorary chairs at the University College London, University of Southampton and National University of Singapore.
Thursday 27 May 2021
Friday 28 May 2021
Trip to the Pukaha National Wildlife Centre
Emily Court (GM) to speak on “How does an organisation like Pukaha Mt Bruce help other sectors with biodiversity, environmental management, climate change and food security.”
Wairere Station visit. (Derek Daniell – Farm owner)
Topic: Internationalisation of a Wairarapa hill country farm.
Discussion on hill country farming, genetics, wind farms and alternative land use opportunities.
Cocktail function at Copthorne Solway Park
Panel forum with:
Kiri Hannifin, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Health and Safety, Food Safety, Quality & Sustainability, Countdown
Prof. Dorian Garrick, School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University
Dr Keith Woodford, Honorary Professor of Agri-Food Systems at Lincoln University
Topic: In 30 years, what does the future of the agri-food sector look like and how can we be change agents to achieve this vision?”,
Buffet dinner – Copthorne Solway Park
Saturday 29 May 2021
NZ Rural Leaders Strategy Presentation – Chris Parsons, CEO, NZ Rural Leaders
Visit to Guscotts, Glen Eden Farms Ltd
“Another Wairarapa property with an international brand”
Drive by Martinborough vineyards, ending at Martinborough Town Hall.
Clive and Ali Paton will give a talk about the history of the Ata Rangi Vineyard
Showcase of Martinborough wines and Wairarapa sourced canapes
Keynote speaker: Sir Peter Gluckman
Dancing and live music featuring The Noodles
Sunday 30 May 2021
Rural Leadership forum hosted by Chris Parsons, CEO NZ Rural Leadership Trust
For those who wish to take part, there is also an optional Sunday afternoon walk to the Rocky Point Lookout, en route to Mt Holdsworth (2 hour return trip).
Registration & accommodation
Conference registration is $390.00 (GST inclusive) per person. Partners are welcome.
Thursday 27 May - Sunday 30 May
Nuffield accommodation rates:
Book your stay by phoning (06) 370 0500 using group reference number #71062.
Room rate $155.00/night.