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Upcoming Events

04 Jun June

Winter Lecture Series 2014

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 at 6:00pm - Royal Society of NZ, Thorndon, Wellington and University of Otago House, Auckland
Winter Lecture Series 2014 - Wellington and Auckland Lectures


Teaching Information Evening, Dunedin

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 at 7:00pm - Room TG07, College of Education Tower Block, 155 Union Street East
Applications are open to study teaching at Otago. Come along to our information evening and find our more about our programmes.


Whither agricultural stewardship?

Thursday, 31 July 2014 at 4:00pm - Centre for Innovation Semianr room
Dr Chris Jacobson presents "Whither agricultural stewardship?"

01 Aug August

Department of Public Health Friday Seminar

Friday, 1 August 2014 at 12:30pm - Nordmeyer Theatre, University of Otago, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington
Children and Smokefree 2025: A joint seminar of the Departments of Paediatrics and Public Health


Perceiving and interacting with social agents: Insights from human neuroimaging

Monday, 4 August 2014 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room, Room 103, Dept of Psychology, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus
A dominant view maintains that we understand other people’s actions through directly matching observed actions onto one’s own motor system. Dr Richard Ramsey and Dr Emily Cross will argue that the functionality of the mirror system extends well beyond direct matching, and then show that brain regions beyond the traditional mirror system are engaged during action understanding in social contexts.


Bioethics Seminar: Rods and Resemblances: Wittgensteinian Reflections on Conceptualising Disease

Monday, 4 August 2014 at 1:00pm - Dunedin: Audio Visual Suite, Room 1 in the ISB (corner of Albany and Cumberland Streets, behind Disabilities)

Video linked:
To secure the booking for this seminar video link, please register your name for attendance:

Wellington School of Medicine Room D27 Contact: Videoconferencing University of Otago Wellington
University of Otago Christchurch Room 7.11 Contact: Dean Pester:

Please note: if there is no registration (for northern campuses) by the Thursday prior to the advertised seminar, the booking will be terminated.

Neil Pickering discusses the concept of disease in relation to mental health, exploring whether Wittgenstein's philosophy of language can offer us any guidance.


2014 Faith Thinking - The Theology of Church's Mission

Monday, 4 August 2014 at 7:00pm - The Hub, 67 Harrow Street (next to Elim Church)
Continuing Education Short Course jointly offered by the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago and some Dunedin Churches.

05 Aug August

Postgraduate Open Day

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 at 10:00am - The LINK, ISB Building
Thinking of your future? Find all you need to know about postgraduate study at Otago at our one-day exhibition!


Pacific Expo - Christchurch

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 at 4:00pm - The Chateau on the Park Hotel, Cnr Deans Avenue & Kilmarnock Street, Riccarton, Christchurch
University of Otago Pacific Expo - The University Dream - Pacific Students Succeeding at University all prospective students, teachers, parents and community leaders welcome.