Kim Hill Interview

Kim Hill interviewed LSD on 25 October as part of her Saturday Morning radio show on National Radio. The interview was about LSD’s new book, Professor Penguin.

Listen here.

The Plight of the Penguin now on iPad

LSD’s award-winning book The Plight of the Penguin is now out on the Apple iBookstore. This is a new digitally-enriched and enhanced version of the book that won both the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year and the Children's Best Nonfiction Book of the Year.

This is now available in 51 countries throughout the world through Apple iBookstores and it is designed especially to take advantage of the rich interactive reading experience possible on the iPad.

As a special introductory offer it is available at a 70% discount for a limited time: only $2.99 (USD)

Radio NZ Interview 14 July 2010

LSD interviewed by Kathryn Ryan on the Nine to Noon show of Radio New Zealand.

Listen here.

Inaugural Professorial Lecture, 23 September 2009

LSD is to give his Inaugural Professorial Lecture at the University of Otago, Dunedin, on 23 September 2009. His lecture is going to cover his three decades of so of research on penguins and it is called, “Marching with Penguins.”

Darwin Symposium, 3 September, 2009

Sponsored by the RSNZ, a symposium on Charles Darwin is being held at Knox College, Dunedin, on 3 September 2009. LSD is one of the invited speakers and he will be speaking on “Darwin the Traveller.”

Darwin Panel, 12 August 2009

LSD is to be part of a panel discussion on the influence of Charles Darwin, held as part of the University of Otago library’s Darwin exhibition to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species.” LSD will be talking about Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle.

Penguins of New Zealand launch imminent

Penguins of NZ
Penguins of New Zealand, written by LSD with photographs by Rod Morris, is about to be launched by the publishers New Holland. Part guide book, part overview on penguins, it has been written with the wildlife enthusiast in mind.

Mid-Winter Dialogues, Christchurch

On 29 May 2008, LSD is giving the opening lecture in the Mid-Winter Dialogue lecture series organized by the Christchurch Medical School. His topic is “Looking for Darwin and the Evolution of a Great Idea.”

Christchurch Writers' Festival, 5-7 September

LSD is to appear with Joe Bennett and Ben Hills at the Christchurch Writers’ Festival as part of a session on travel writing called “Guilt-free Travel”. The session will be at 1.30pm on Saturday 6 September in the Limes Room of the Town Hall.

Darwin Lecture available on RNZ

LSD’s lecture on Darwin as part of the RSNZ’s Darwin Lecture Series, which is largely derived from the research and writing of his book Looking for Darwin, is available for download from the Radio New Zealand website.