Last night's Ignite Wellington talk seemed to go well. My picks of the evening: Rowan Simpson on lying and cheating, and Emma McCleary on wallpaper. The event was recorded, and the video should be up on YouTube shortly.
Last night I recommended Brain Cathcart's 'The Fly in the Cathedral' as a really enjoyable account of the race to split the atom. If you don't have time in your life for it though, you should squeeze in ten minutes for Freeman Dyson's beautiful review.