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Inaugural Professorial Lectures

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The current series of Inaugural Professorial Lectures was established in 1996 with the broad aim of promoting and celebrating the academic reputation of professorial staff.

The series makes an important contribution to the University's role within the wider community by providing a public forum for leading research and enhancing Otago's statutory role as critic and conscience of society.

2017 Inaugural Professorial Lectures

Professor Lecture Details
Professor Tim Stokes
Elaine Gurr Chair of General Practice
Department of General Practice and Rural Health

The road less travelled

Tuesday 7 March 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Mark Stirling
Department of Geology

Earthquakes, Quaternary faults, and seismic hazard in New Zealand and beyond

Tuesday 14 March 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Tony Merriman
Department of Biochemistry

Inherited genes and environment: that which makes us unique

Tuesday 4 April 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Professor Nigel Perry
Department of Chemistry

New molecules from New Zealand: natural products chemistry of trees, sponges and bees

Tuesday 9 May 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Pat Langhorne
Department of Physics

Sea ice, ice shelves and the ocean

Monday 15 May 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 2 Lecture Theatre

Professor Hallie Buckley
Department of Anatomy

Evolutionary medicine: How bioarchaeology can address health and disease problems in the modern world

Tuesday 16 May 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Professor Nick Chandler
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
Faculty of Dentistry

Serendipity and the measurement of teeth

Thursday 13 July 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Professor Ross Notman
College of Education

The challenges of school leadership: Black holes and great joys!

Tuesday 25 July 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Anthony Butler
Department of Radiology
University of Otago, Christchurch

A casual physicist's journey to MARS

Friday 28 July 2017, 12.15pm
Rolleston Lecture Theatre
University of Otago, Christchurch

Professor Sue Pullon
Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice
University of Otago, Wellington

Competence, respect and trust: hallmarks of collaborative practice?

Tuesday 1 August 2017, 5pm
Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre
University of Otago, Wellington

Professor Greg Dawes
Department of Philosophy

Out of the Myths: The Birth of Philosophy

Monday 7 August 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Richard Blaikie
Department of Physics

There and back again: Adventures with atoms, electrons and light

Thursday 17 August 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Professor Jing-Bao Nie
Bioethics Centre

Reclaiming a sense of common humanity: A Chinese vision

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 5.30pm
Room G10, 71 Frederick St
(entrance off carpark on Malcom St)

Professor Shelley Griffiths
Faculty of Law

Tax as Law

Wednesday 30 August 2017, 5.30pm
Moot Court
Level 10, Richardson Building

Professor Margaret Briggs
Faculty of Law

Criminal Attempts: how close is too close?

Thursday 5 October 2017, 5.30pm
Moot Court
Level 10, Richardson Building

Professor Alison Cree
Department of Zoology

Primitive or just misunderstood? Evolution of function in New Zealand reptiles

Monday 9 October 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Professor Janine Hayward
Department of Politics

Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the Constitution, and our political imagination

Monday 6 November 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Carlo Marra
Dean, School of Pharmacy

The red pill or the blue? The power of decisions

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 5.30pm
Barnett Lecture Theatre
First Floor, Dunedin Hospital

Professor John Reynolds
Department of Anatomy
Director - Health Sciences First Year

Teaching an old brain new tricks

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Professor Gerry Closs
Department of Zoology

Why Fish?

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 5.30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Professor Neil Carr
Department of Tourism

A journey with Snuffie: from dogs as leisure to the leisure of dogs

Monday 11 December 2017, 5.30pm
Moot Court
Level 10, Richardson Building