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Upcoming events

06 May May


Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 10:00am - Hocken Library
90 Anzac Avenue

Important works from Hocken's pictorial collections and gems from their archives, books, ephemera, maps and music along with works from Special Collections and Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

30 May May

PhD Seminar: Tahzeeb Fatima

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 12:00pm - Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
PhD Seminar: Gout and Metabolic Disease: Investigation of Potential Relationship in the New Zealand Population

31 May May

Seminar | Wages, wellbeing & location

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at 12:00pm - Adam Auditorium, ground floor, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington

A talk hosted by New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. Presented by Arthur Grimes and Philip S Morrison


Deep South Challenge Seminar Series - Prof Pat Langhorne

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at 12:00pm -

Virtual Location:

  • To Participate via ZOOM, ensure you have registered beforehand.

Physical locations:

  • NIWA Wellington: Conference Room (contact
  • University of Otago: Conference Room 312, Department of Physics, Science III (contact
  • University of Canterbury: Room 411, Law Building (contact

The importance of processes on the margins of the Antarctic sea ice cover


Luther, The Bible and science

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at 5:15pm - Archway 2 Lecture Theatre
Associate Professor John Stenhouse, Department of History and Art History, University of Otago


OERC Seminar: Tidal Energy - Present and Future

Thursday, 1 June 2017 at 4:00pm - Seminar Room, Centre for Sustainability, 563 Castle St, Dunedin.
OERC Seminar: Malcolm Smeaton, presents "Tidal Energy: Present and Future"Physics, Ocean Physics, University of Otago.

02 Jun June

SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn National Shakespeare Festival

Friday, 2 June 2017 at 10:00am - Secondary School Performances at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

SGCNZ YSC, Competition Prize-Giving & Award Ceremony at the Opera House, Wellington

46 scintillating Shakespeare scenes selected from SGCNZ's Regional UOSWF nationwide, plus Emerging & SGCNZ YSC Showcases featured in venues in Wellington.


Voyager XIX - Lunchtime Theatre

Friday, 2 June 2017 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre
Voyager XIX -= Presented by the THEA152 Theatre Technollgy class...


English & Linguistics Friday Seminar: Simone Drichel on Colonialism’s Relational Trauma

Friday, 2 June 2017 at 4:00pm - Burns 4
Dr Drichel will argue that the kind of trauma that marks the colonial encounter is better conceived of as relational trauma and that, as Fanon puts it in the context of his discussion of the “so-called dependency complex” of the Malagasy in Black Skin, White Masks, “the discoveries of Freud are of no use for us here.”


Homemade Jam

Friday, 2 June 2017 at 6:45pm - ReFuel
A night of original music from the MUSI346 Contemporary Performance Students

06 Jun June

Weekly Seminar: Geoff Jameson - Massey University

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 at 12:00pm - Biochemistry Seminar Room 231
Origin of Life Scenarios: chemical and physical properties of oligonucleotides and their constituents at extremes of pressure and temperature


Shakespeare on Toast

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 at 2:00pm - University of Otago College of Education Auditorium, Union Street East, Dunedin
A presentation by Ben Crystal (actor, author, producer and educator) aimed at secondary school students to provide “a taste of the Bard”, taking them back to Shakespeare’s time, his theatre and his accent.


Shakespeare - Original Pronunciation

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 at 5:30pm - University of Otago College of Education Auditorium, Union Street East, Dunedin
What did Shakespeare’s accent - and that of his actors and audience – sound like and what can we learn from hearing and speaking it? Ben Crystal (actor, author, producer and educator) will explore this fascinating topic.


The imaginative brain

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 at 5:30pm - Dunedin Public Art Gallery
A free public seminar by Professor Donna Rose Addis, University of Auckland.

14 Jun June

National Fieldays Exhibit

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 at 8:00am - Mystery Creek Events Centre
125 Mystery Creek Road

University of Otago exhibit at National Fieldays in Hamilton


Medical Forum

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 at 1:00pm
CANCELLED: Dunedin School of Medicine Postgraduate 3 Minute Thesis Competition

17 Jun June

Grasping the Ephemeral

Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 3:30pm - Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Extracting cultural data from Māori textiles

19 Jun June

The Performance and Performativity of Violence

Monday, 19 June 2017 at 10:00am - University of Otago, Dunedin
Keynotes: Prof. Bruce Johnson (University of Technology Sydney, University of Glasgow and University of Turku) and Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick (University of Ulster).

21 Jun June

College of Education Dunedin Information Evening

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 7:00pm - College of Education Auditorium, 145 Union Street East, Dunedin
Interested in studying at the College of Education in 2018? Come along to our information evening to find out more about our range of programmes.


"Projections on the Map," by Prof Stephen Prickett

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 at 5:30pm - Burns 2
Stephen Prickett, Regius Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow and honorary Professor of English at the University of Kent at Canterbury, presents on a topic of particular relevance to our position in the Pacific.

29 Jun June

Muslims 'belonging' to Muslims 'becoming'

Thursday, 29 June 2017 at 12:30pm - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Moray Place, Dunedin.
Join Dr Yassir Morsi of La Trobe University and Visiting Scholar of the Centre for Global Migrations as he discusses how Muslims re-build and 'become Western' in a free public lecture at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on 29 June 2017 at 12.30pm.

12 Jul July

Film in the Colony Symposium

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 at 9:00am - Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, 84 Taranaki Street, Wellington
The early decades of cinema (1890s to 1940s) coincide with the late colonial periods of three southern-hemisphere British colonies: New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. In each colony films were made about indigenous peoples, and their relationships with settlers. Some were historical films; others documented, or capitalised on, indigenous life by drawing on legends or scenes of traditional life; others developed fictional narratives. This symposium, co-sponsored by the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture and Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, investigates the uses of locally-made moving images, for colonies-becoming-nations, and for indigenous communities and their sense of cultural belonging.

02 Aug August

The global future of Religion and Non-religion

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 5:15pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre
This talk will discuss the latest data on the changing global religious landscape, how change is expected to vary by region, as well as the causes and consequences of these changes.

05 Aug August

Annual Research Seminar for Early Years practitioners

Saturday, 5 August 2017
The University of Otago College of Education (UOCE), in association with OMEP Otago, Annual Research Seminar for Early Years Practitioners

17 Aug August

Postgraduate Research Day

Thursday, 17 August 2017 at 10:00am
The Centre for Materials Science and Technology will hold our annual Postgraduate Research Day on the 17th August 2017: students, industrial partners/supporters, collaborating Departments.