Become a Friend of Cawthron – show your support.

Join Friends of Cawthron and help give back to science by supporting our research, education and community activities.

Membership is free and benefits include:

  • Invitations to Friends-only events
  • Invitations to Thomas Cawthron Memorial lectures
  • Invitations to Cawthron Institute lectures and open days
  • Subscription to Cawthron Institute e-newsletter and Science Matters newsletter

To become a Friend of Cawthron, email

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Cawthron's Open Day attracts more than 400 visitors each year. It is just one of many community events we organise throughout the year to spread the word about science.