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.”