Upcoming Events at Centre for the Book
- Talk by Richard Overell on Collecting Poetry, Tuesday, 25 February
- 2014 Annual World Book Day Lecture and Dinner, Thurs. 6 March
- Introduction to Descriptive Bibliography, Monday 7 April
- "Reaching Out: 100 Years of Physiotherapy Graduates," University of Otago Library Special Collections, 27 September–13 December
Come along for a lively and richly illustrated talk by the Head of Special Collections at Monash University Library. Richard will be discussing his personal passion of collecting poetry books. We'll start the event off with a relaxed afternoon tea in the Humanities Common Room (Arts first floor, west wing) from 2:30, followed by the talk from 3-4 next door in Arts 1.W.1. We do hope you can join us.
2014 Annual World Book Day Lecture and Dinner
Mr. Robbie Burton, co-owner, Executive Director and Publisher of Craig Potton Publishing will give a public lecture on the evening of Thursday 6 March, followed by the Centre's annual dinner. Craig Potton Publishing is NZ's largest independent publisher, noted particularly for Craig's amazing photographic collections depicting NZ's native beauty, but also publishing many other titles, often with a strong NZ focus. Mr. Burton's talk will address the significance of the publisher's role in creating a nation's self-image and the future role for such publishers in the changing landscape of the book world. Venue and dinner arrangements will be confirmed in January 2014, but mark your calendars now.
Shef Rogers will spend a morning providing an overview of the field of bibliography and introducing participants to key concepts, sources, and examples of good practice. Divided into four half-hour sessions with a break for morning tea, this class will cover terms of the profession, physical structures of books, imposition of printed sheets, how to interpret a collation formula, and how to recognise and place bindings. There is no fee for the class, though a donation for morning tea will be welcomed. Please indicate your wish to attend by completing this brief on-line registration form. The location for the class will be confirmed once we have a rough idea of numbers, but will be held somewhere on the central university campus, most likely in the main library.
The new exhibition at the de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, continues the 100th anniversary celebrations of the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago.
'Reaching Out: Celebrating 100 years of Otago Physiotherapy Graduates, 1913-2013' highlights contributions by some of the graduates from the School who have made significant national and international contributions to the development of physiotherapy and a diverse range of areas in health. Some who feature include Sara Drum, Hopin Lee, Helen Littleworth, and Bunny Thompson. Each in their own unique way have pushed physiotherapy to new heights and set new standards. They have been uncompromising in their mission, inspiring their colleagues and the wider health community. They have reached out to demonstrate how things could be done differently and above all, sought ways to enable their patients to lead better and more productive lives. Above all, their stories reflect passion for physiotherapy.
Works like Kurre W. Ostrom's Massage and the Original Swedish Movements: Their Application to Various Diseases of the Body (1902), John Harvey Kellogg's The Art of Massage: Its Physiological and Therapeutic Applications (1895), and William Cheselden's The Anatomy of the Human Body (1740) provide a historical context to the development of physiotherapy.
'Reaching Out: Celebrating 100 years of Otago Physiotherapy Graduates, 1913-2013' opens on Friday 27 September, and runs through to 13 December 2013. Please feel free to call up and view the items on display.
Like all our exhibitions, Reaching Out will eventually be on-line.
Venue: de Beer Galley, Special Collections, 1st floor, Central University Library
Hours: Monday to Friday - 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
For further enquiries please contact Dr Donald Kerr, Special Collections (Donald.firstname.lastname@example.org), or for specific physiotherapy queries, Dr Gill Johnson, School of Physiotherapy (email@example.com)