Tag: past event

  • History on the Hoof

    History on the Hoof

    Friday, 29 April 2022 via Zoom Speaker: Claudia Smith Lecture Summary: In this lecture farm life with horse power will come alive as I talk about my latest book — Horses of the Country  An Homage. The book is a comprehensive account  of our rural history with horses, much of which I gathered from around…

  • Why the Best Person Rarely Wins

    Why the Best Person Rarely Wins

    Friday, 25 March 2022 via Zoom Speaker: Warren Thorngate Lecture Summary: Contests are popular means of deciding who will receive medals, cash prizes, jobs, scholarships, attention, emergency care, and other limited resources. Most of us assume that fair contests assure “the best person wins.” I will demonstrate why this assumption is frequently false – more…

  • Too Many Children and Families Left Behind

    Too Many Children and Families Left Behind

    Friday, 25 February 2022 via Zoom Speaker: Johanna Filp-Hanke Lecture Summary: Improving the lives of children and families who live in poverty has been my life-long aspiration. Brain research tells us that early childhood experiences and poverty affect lifelong health and learning. According to UNICEF, in almost half of all rich countries, more than one…