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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-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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Canterbury Workers Education Association-17-09-2018 Effective Altruism
Catherine from Effective Altruism NZ talks about using evidence and analysis to do good better
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-14-09-2018 PARS - Prisoner's Aid and Rehabilitation Society
Manager Helen Murphy talks about how PARS is supporting NZ deportees from Australia
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-10-09-2018 The Urban Monk
Matt Morris talks about fermented food
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-31-08-2018 Kea Conservation
Dr Laura Young from the Kea Conservation Trust discusses the behaviours, the importance and the threats to kea
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-24-08-2018 Junk Science
Dr Simon Pollard speaks on science, junk science and how to tell the difference
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-25-06-2018 Autonomous Vehicles
Dr Angela Curl presents a talk on autonomous vehicles and the economics of alternative transport
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-21-06-2018 Affordable Housing and Financing Models
Geoff Butcher and Garry Moore from Community Housing Trust present a talk on affordable housing and financing models
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-13-06-2018 Dr Simon Pollard
Dr Simon Pollard , spider biologist and Adjunct Professor from the University of Canterbury talks about his interest in spiders and some of his favourite natural history stories
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-29-05-2018 Oliver Hailes - Animal Rights and Politics
Wellington lawyer Oliver Hailes speaks about animal rights and politics at the Canterbury Workers Education Association
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-31-05-2018 Oliver Hailes - The Legal Effects of the TPPA
Wellington lawyer Oliver Hailes speaks about the legal effects of the TPPA and the future of such agreements at the Canterbury Workers Education Association.
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-22-05-2018 Margaret Lovell-Smith - After Winning the Vote in 1893
Historian Margaret Lovell-Smith looks at what happened to the women who campaigned to win the vote in 1893
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Canterbury Workers Education Association-23-05-2018 Dr Julia Rucklidge - Nutrition and Mental Health
Dr Julia Rucklidge from the University of Canterbury talks about the relationship between nutrition and mental health
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