Ride with Harry

The Student Volunteer Army are auctioning the bike which was lovingly restored for His Royal Highness Prince Harry when he visited UC earlier this year.

All proceeds from the Trade Me auction will help towards the relief effort in Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam in March.

The ad reads:
A glorious bike made for a Prince, was done up by members of the student volunteer Army as a gift for prince Harry on his visit to the University of Canterbury. However due to shipping issues Harry was not able to take the bike back home with him. 

All money from the auction will go towards helping the relief effort after the Vanuatu cyclone. The bike has had a full service and so is beautiful to ride. 

The bike is a road bike, suitable for someone around the height of a Prince Harry (189 cm to be precise). 

*Disclaimer – bike may or may not be made of pure gold.  

Be sure to check out the auction and make a bid for this priceless piece of royalty gold – get your hands on a crown jewel!

Psychology research – participants needed

Are you aged 50-65 and have broken a bone? Masters student Katie Dainter is looking for participants for psychology research looking at quality of life and change in life roles after injury.

Participants should be ideally aged 50-65 and also have broken a bone within that age range. The study involves completing two questionnaires that will be posted to your home, as well as a short interview over the phone. Participants will receive a $10 fuel or New World voucher.

Please contact Katie Dainter for more information or call 022 632 5543.

Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Rutherford Lecture

Going super heavy: the end of the periodic table of elements Wednesday 26 August, 6pm, C1 lecture theatre, University of Canterbury

This year’s Rutherford Lecture will be delivered by Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger (Massey University), a leading chemist and physicist who was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand’s 2014 Rutherford Medal.

The first periodic table of elements, proposed in 1869, was compiled by arranging the elements in ascending order of atomic weight, grouped by chemical properties. At that time, it was not known how high in atomic weight the elements could go before becoming unstable and decaying. The last decade has seen the production of new elements up to nuclear charge 118 – just how heavy can elements go and what can chemists do with such exotic elements? Where does the periodic table end?

The lecture is free and open to the public but, to ensure a seat, you should register online. You can also find more information here.

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