Lectures given by Dr Peter Molan to groups in the community

Dr Peter Molan has for decades been committed to making science accessible to the general public by giving lectures to groups in the community. In these lectures the science is explained in terms which are easily understood by people with no background in science. The majority of the lectures have been on topics related to the therapeutic properties of honey, but many have been on other topics in the area of health and nutrition. Some examples of lectures given are:
  • Presented lectures at the Equidays field-days on the subject of honey as an antiseptic, and on the subject of healing wounds with honey
  • Presented a lecture on the science and future potential of manuka honey at the Manuka / marginal farm land use seminar in Masterton, and again in Dannevirke
  • Presented a lecture on establishing honey as a pharmaceutical product, to a group of agriculture officials from the Mexican government
  • Presented a half-day seminar for members of the health food trade, in Tokyo, Japan, on the subject of honey for health care
  • Presented a lecture on the research leading to the development of honey wound dressings at a press conference organised for the launch of Apinate honey wound dressings in Australia
  • Presented seminars at the NZ Agricultural Fieldays, 2000 on the subject of establishing honey as a functional food and a medicine
  • Presented a lecture at New Zealand House, London, to approximately 30 reporters from the British news media, on the medical usage of honey

Dr Molan has also given many lectures on honey to groups of primary and secondary school pupils.

Lectures have also been given to professional groups such as pharmacists, nurses, medical practitioners and veterinarians.

A complete list of the large number of lectures given to the general public and to groups of professionals can be downloaded as a pdf.

Dr Molan has also prepared displays to educate the public about the therapeutic properties of honey. These have been at open days at the University of Waikato, at the NZ Agricultural Fieldays, at at some tourist visitor centres.