EIT Lecture Theatre 1, EIT at 6pm
Ian St George MD FLS
preceded by a short presentation of the microscope itself by former President of the Branch, Dr Elizabeth Pishief
Admission by gold coin donation
In 1890, Rev. William Colenso FRS FLS was Secretary and Dr William Isaac Spencer FLS MRCS President of the Hawke’s Bay Philosophical Institute, the forerunner to our branch of the Royal Society. The two collaborated in several of their scientific studies and both used Spencer’s microscope. This talk presents details of the lives of both men, with some emphasis on their scientific achievements.
Ian St George is a general medical practitioner, amateur orchidologist and writer of several biographies of New Zealanders, including both William Colenso and William Spencer.