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Women Behind The Law – Seminar

Law academics (including Natalie Baird, Henry Holderness, Rhonda Powell and Debbie Wilson) present the stories of women behind significant cases that have changed or developed the law.

It remains the case that even though women now equal men in terms of the number of lawyers in the New Zealand legal profession, the practice of law is still dominated by men – most judges are men, and the majority of MPs are men.  Hence, our laws appear to emerge from a male dominated Parliament and court system.

This presentation shines a light on a number of hitherto largely invisible women who have influenced the development of the law in New Zealand. This is a celebration of women’s stories in the law.

No RSVP required.

Please feel free to bring along your own lunch.

Tea and coffee will be available.

When: Wednesday 15 March 12 noon-1.30pm

Where: College Lounge

Event Contact: natalie.baird@canterbury.ac.nz

‘Rushing For Gold’ published by UC staff member and alumnus

Rushing for Gold edited by Dr Lloyd Carpenter (UC alumnus) and Dr Lyndon Fraser (from the College of Arts) examines the nature of trans-Tasman ties formed on the back of 19th century gold rushes.

This multi-perspective volume, with contributions from both academics and local historians and genealogists, tells the story of the people from all over the world who sought their fortune on the gold fields.

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The book will be launched at the University Book Shop on campus at 5:30pm Thursday 10 March 2016.

You can buy it online here >>>

Tower Race Registrations Now Open

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Register now for the 2016 Tower Race.

Thursday 3rd March, 12pm Race Start on S-Block Lawn

There’s No Elevator to Success, You Have to Take the Stairs!

The Challenge has been set. 11 Levels, 264 Stairs, 53m Vertical Climb. Have you got what it takes?

Lots of prizes to be won. It’s not JUST about being the fastest! Spaces are limited! Register NOW to avoid disappointment.

Find the all details you need here.


Learn about the Uni-Cycle Cycleway via a Lazy Sunday Cycle Ride

You may have heard that the Uni-Cycle cycleway from town out to campus is currently being developed; some parts have been constructed and some parts are currently in planning. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about cycling more regularly to university, but are unsure of where to go?

The next Lazy Sunday Cycle Chch Ride aims to help answer these questions! Lazy Sunday aims to create an opportunity for normal people in normal clothes on normal bicycles to be able to ride for fun and convenience. This is done with regular casual summer rides along cycle-friendly routes (either off-road facilities or quiet streets). Here’s an example of a previous ride in Christchurch.

This month’s Lazy Sunday Ride is on Sunday 28th February, starting at 1pm from the UCSA carpark on Ilam Rd. The ride will follow the proposed Uni-Cycle route to Hagley Park and take in a few cunning alternatives on the way back.

Along the way, there will be plenty of stops to catch your breath, to hear about what is being planned, and to learn how you can connect easily to other nearby suburbs and destinations. Following our return to campus, all are invited to stay on for some refreshments at a nearby cafe.

Don’t have a bike? No worries! We provide a small number of bikes for those who have indicated they need one. Not too confident riding in traffic? The route has been carefully picked to avoid using busy routes, and plenty of helpers can keep an eye on everyone during the ride.

Concerned that it might be too far for you? We design rides that are easy for almost anyone to do, travelling at a very leisurely pace with lots of stops.

While Lazy Sunday Cycle Rides are free, registration is required to coordinate logistics and extra bikes. Keep an eye out on the Lazy Sunday Cycle Chch Facebook page for registration details that will be up very soon. See you there!

New Zealand’s oldest copy of the Magna Carta on display at UC

New Zealand’s oldest copy of the Magna Carta is publicly going on display for the first time, just as a new connection it has with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn has been discovered.

Read all about the discovery here >>>

The Mana of the Magna Carta: The New Zealand Experience of a Medieval Legacy exhibition will be on display at the Matariki building gallery from 1 – 6 December 2015.