Raising the Bar Event as iCalendar

29 August 2017


Venue: Various locations, Auckland

Raising the bar, Auckland. 20 talks. 10 bars. 1 night.

Brought to New Zealand for the first time by the University of Auckland, Raising the Bar is a worldwide initiative to bring knowledge to a city’s nightlife.

The event will feature 20 talks at 10 inner-city Auckland bars by top University of Auckland academics. Topics range from how to teach kids about terrorism to how to build pop songs.

Similar events have already been held in New York, Hong Kong, London and Melbourne.

The public are urged to get in to secure a bar stool at one or more of the venues.
12 of the 20 venues have sold out already.


You can still get tickets to see:

Godfrey de Grut - How to Build Pop Songs
6.30pm at The Golden Dawn, Ponsonby

John Montgomery - What can the brains of sharks tell us about ourselves?
8.00pm at The Golden Dawn, Ponsonby

Bryony James - A party in your mouth? It’s just mastication
8.00pm at the Vodka Room, Ponsonby

Davinia Caddy- A View to a Kill, or The Death of the Music Critic
8.00pm at the Mezze Bar, CBD

Carlene Newall de Jesus - Can’t Dance, Won’t Dance? Move Your Thinking!
8.00pm at Sweat Shop, Victoria Park

Siouxsie Wiles - From glowing grubs to superbugs: the quest for new medicines
6.30pm at the Oak room, Victoria Park

James Russell - Simply the Pests
8.00pm at the Oak room, Victoria Park


Visit the Raise the Bar website to sign up for news and updates including a link to registrations once they open.