10 February 2006
30pm - Welcome and buffet dinner
8. 30pm - Edmund Bohan: Knowing our Past; Understanding
Is history too important to be left to the academics?
Chaired by Hon. Dr Nick Smith, MP
11 February 2006
- A Free Press - or a Press Running Rampant?
Professor David Flint: Malice in Medialand
Karl du Fresne: Glorious Imperfections - a Camusian view
of the media.
Chaired by Nevil Gibson
- Morning Tea
- The March of Folly: Government Incompetence,
or Government Fraud?
Gerrit van der Lingen: Telling Lies to Save the Planet:
the cult of anthropogenic global warming.
Owen McShane: Junk Science in Support of Junk Policy.
The sad story of environmental science in NZ
Chaired by Marc Alexander
- Lunch. Time out follows.
- Afternoon Tea
- Keith Windschuttle: The Adversary Culture: the perverse
anti-Westernism of the culturally elite.
Chaired by Matthew Hooton
Symposium Bar Open
- The Being Upstanding Award
Dinner and after-dinner forum.
The new format - the great debate - That
This Country is Going to the Dogs -
Affirmative: Amy Brooke, Martha Gray, Kerre Woodham
Negative: Greig Fleming, David Greagg, Alastair Macdonald
Chaired by Mike King
12 February 2006
- Other Possibilities - Other Worlds?
David Wiltshire: Playing with the universe.
Chaired by Mike Nathan
- Morning Tea
- Book Time
Quentin Wilson, publisher, Hazard Press
- 12.45pm - Lunch