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Upcoming events

24 Jun June

Winter Lecture Series 2015

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - Parliament Theatrette, Wellington and University of Otago House, 385 Queen Street, Auckland
Winter Lecture Series 2015


Bioethics Seminar: Sled Dogs: Work-leisure, life-death

Monday, 3 August 2015 at 1:00pm - Bioethics Seminar Room, Level one, 71 Frederick Street (entry on Frederick Street). Video linked: To secure the booking for this seminar video link in Christchurch and Wellington, please register your name for attendance: Wellington School of Medicine Room D31 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 for that campus venue will be cancelled. Dunedin attendees do not need to register.
Over the past 4,000 years sled dogs have been utilised for sport and to pull first goods and more recently tourists. Neil Carr provides a discussion of the contested and emotive issue of the ethics of sledding in the 21st Century.

04 Aug August

Mozart Fellow Concert

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 at 7:30pm - Marama Hall
Imagined Landscapes:  The Music of Jeremy Mayall

05 Aug August

Bones around my neck: Prince Prisday of Siam

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 at 12:00pm - Seminar Room 2N8, Department of History and Art History
A research seminar by Professor Tamara Loos (Cornell University), author of Subject Siam: Family, Law, and Colonial Modernity in Thailand 


Neurostimulation by mimicking the brain

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 at 1:00pm - Barnett Lecture Theatre
Otago Postgraduate Medical Society Medical Forum, presented by Professor Dirk de Ridder, Neurological Foundation Chair of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgical Sciences

06 Aug August

Hiroshima Day events

Thursday, 6 August 2015 at 11:00am - Musuem Reserve and Student Union Common Room
Hiroshima Day events


General practice clinical audits

Thursday, 6 August 2015 at 1:00pm - Jan Breward Room, 55 Hanover Street, Department of General Practice and Rural Health
Three General Practice Education Programme trainees will present their findings from clinical audits.


Bruce McMillan Memorial Lecture

Thursday, 6 August 2015 at 4:00pm - 3rd floor seminar room (outside Ward 3B), Dunedin Hospital
Controversies in adolescent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Injuries to the ischial hamstring origin. Presented by Mr Stewart Walsh, Orthopaedic Surgeon


Leadership, Lifestyle and the Book of Acts

Thursday, 6 August 2015 at 5:15pm - Archway 2 Lecture Theatre
An open lecture by Professor Steve Walton, Professor of New Testament and Professorial Research Fellow in Theology at St Mary’s University, London.

07 Aug August

W.H. Allen and the 'La Trobe' Effect

Friday, 7 August 2015 - Hocken Gallery, Hocken Library, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
This exhibition showcases works of W.H. Allen who was brought to Dunedin to teach at the School of Art. His modernism influenced a generation of artists including Colin McCahon and Toss Woollaston.


The evolution of cancer

Friday, 7 August 2015 at 3:00pm - D'Ath Lecture Theatre
Department of Pathology Colin Geary Visiting Professor presentation, Professor Peter Campbell, Head of Cancer Genetics and Genomics, Wellcome Trust, Sanger Institute


Exchange Fair

Monday, 10 August 2015 at 11:00am - The Link
Come to the Link to talk to an Exchange Adviser and students about the exchange possibilities Otago offers!


The Pseudo-Democrats Biggest Dilemma

Monday, 10 August 2015 at 5:15pm - Quad 1 Lecture Theatre
An open lecture by Professor Steven Livingston, Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs, The George Washington University.


Faith Thinking 2015 Short Course - A closer look at Christian leadership

Monday, 10 August 2015 at 7:00pm - Nations Christian Church, 334 King Edward Street, South Dunedin
Short Courses jointly offered by the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago and some Dunedin Churches in conjunction with Continuing Education at the University of Otago.


Marama Hall Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 at 1:00pm - All Saints Church, Cumberland Street
Recital by Organ Performance Students


Exchange Week Seminar: Funding your Exchange

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 at 3:00pm - International, Archway West building, room B07
Learn about scholarships and awards available to Otago exchange students, saving for exchange.

20 Aug August

Colonial Families: New Perspectives

Thursday, 20 August 2015 at 9:00am - Central Library Seminar 3
This research symposium will offer fresh perspectives on the intersections between colonialism and the family in New Zealand, Canada and the Pacific.


The Global Enterprise Experience

Thursday, 20 August 2015 at 1:00pm - Room 103, International Office, Archway West Building
International Initiatives:  A Seminar Series Showcasing "All Things International" at Otago.

21 Aug August

Wither the primate pedestal

Friday, 21 August 2015 at 12:00pm - Benham Seminar Room, Department of Zoology
Wither the primate pedestal


A tangled web: children, colonialism and archives

Monday, 24 August 2015 at 5:30pm - Burns 2, Arts Building, 95 Albany Street
An open lecture by Professor Kristine Alexander, Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Studies, University of Lethbridge


Information evenings for students and parents - Auckland

Monday, 24 August 2015 at 6:30pm - Ellerslie Event Centre, Greenlane, Auckland
Join the Vice-Chancellor, The Schools' Liaison team and Heads of the Residential Colleges as they provide all the essential information for students and parents.

25 Aug August

Benchmarking 101

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 at 3:30pm - Mark Parker Seminar Room, Unicol
Benchmarking for Quality Improvement with Dr Sara Booth, University of Tasmania

28 Aug August

Scientific Expedition Reports Exhibition

Friday, 28 August 2015 - de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, 1st Floor Central Library, University of Otago
An exhibition to showcase the Scientific Expedition Reports, housed in the Special Collections.


Edmonton Alumni Function

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 at 6:00pm
Mrs Alison Finigan from the University of Otago’s Development & Alumni Relations Office invites you to an informal gathering for alumni and partners.

09 Oct October

Otago School of Mines Reunion

Friday, 9 October 2015 - Dunedin and Arrowtown
The Great Otago Mining Reunion is confirmed and will be held in Dunedin and Arrowtown from Friday Oct 9 to Sunday Oct 11.

29 Oct October

MB ChB class of 1954 reunion

Thursday, 29 October 2015 - The reunion is being held on campus.  Most attendees are staying at the Executive Residence, the University's own hotel, which is located on campus


Teaching ‘Intuitive Eating’ online

Thursday, 29 October 2015 at 12:10pm - Room 033/036, Ground Floor, Adams Building, 18 Frederick Street
Sara Boucher, PhD candidate, Department of Human Nutrition & Department of Preventive and Social Medicine