Professor Paul Callaghan - Beyond the Farm and the Theme Park lecture

Professor Paul Callaghan outlines his vision for New Zealand's future prosperity in this lecture at Auckland War Memorial Museum as part of The Royal Society of New Zealand 2007 Distinguished Speaker series.
Our landscape is magnificent and helps define who we are. But Sir Paul argues we have the potential to be a great deal more besides, and that we must be if we are to build the society we want our children to thrive in. He puts forward the best way we can enhance our prosperity is through sensible investment in science and technology, coupled with culture change.
The first part is the easy bit. The second requires self-belief and a sense of purpose. David Lange once said New Zealand's destiny was to be a theme park (and Australias, a quarry). We can surely think and act beyond that. Indeed New Zealand is such an interesting place to live precisely because we are so capable of determining our future. Duration 01.28.00



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