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Upcoming events

18 Apr April

Picture/Poem: The imagery of Cilla McQueen & Joanna Paul

Saturday, 18 April 2015 - Hocken Gallery, 1st Floor, Hocken Library, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
This Hocken exhibition draws parallels between the creative approaches of prolific poet Cilla McQueen and respected painter Joanna Paul.

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

27 Jun June

Punk Rock

Saturday, 27 June 2015 at 7:30pm - Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin
University of Otago Theatre Studies students feature in the programme's first collaboration with the Fortune Theatre.


Bioethics Seminar: Pluralism, futility, and thresholds for treatment in intensive care

Monday, 6 July 2015 at 1:00pm - Bioethics Centre Seminar Room , Level one, 71 Frederick Street (entry on Frederick Street). Also 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.
Associate Professor Dominic Wilkinson, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, discusses where, as a society, we set the limits to pluralism and how a diversity of views can be incorporated into those limits. Is a democratic approach (in which the values of the majority are clearly going to predominate) the right way to define the limits to treatment?


Engineering proteins for love and money

Thursday, 9 July 2015 at 1:00pm - Room 308, 3rd Floor Adams Building, 18 Frederick Street
A seminar in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, presented by Dr Wayne Patrick


School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences - look inside!

Friday, 10 July 2015 at 6:00pm - The School of physical Education, sport and Exercise Sciences, 55 Union Street Dunedin
Friday evening: Come and find out more about the research done in the School. We’ll have short talks by research students and their supervisors followed by supper and conversations based around the talks. Saturday afternoon: Come and find out about the teaching done in the School with Dance and activity workshops, a guided tour of the research and teaching labs and Q & A about the programme, admission and enrolment.

12 Jul July

Meet the 2015 Otago Arts Fellows

Sunday, 12 July 2015 at 1:00pm - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 the Octagon
The Fellows will talk about their work and aspects of the creative process, and you can ask them questions.


How Can We Study Anzac? Civil Religion and the Death of Religious Studies

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 at 5:15pm - Archway 3 Lecture Theatre, Archway Lecture Theatre complex
The first of the 2015 Albert Moore Memorial Lectures, presented this year by Dr Christopher Hartney, on the theme 'Anzac as the State Cult: Materialism, Authenticity, and the Study of Religion - An Australian Perspective'


Brandzac Day: Consumerism, Materiality, the State Cult & the Hierophanic Shift

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 at 5:15pm - Archway 3 Lecture Theatre, Archway Lecture Theatre complex
The second of the 2015 Albert Moore Memorial Lectures, presented this year by Dr Christopher Hartney, on the theme 'Anzac as the State Cult: Materialism, Authenticity, and the Study of Religion - An Australian Perspective'.


Against Written Constitutionalism

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 at 5:30pm
Hear from visiting guest Professor Jim Allan on the topic: Against Written Constitutionalism

18 Jul July

Luminescence - the Spectrum of Science

Saturday, 18 July 2015 at 10:00am - St David complex, on the corner of Cumberland and St David Streets.
Postgraduate students from the Physics department at University of Otago have put together a light show with a difference! There are demonstrations, talks, fun things to try ( there's a laser maze ...)and it's all free. come along and find out just how vital light is to your life


Driver inattention: Understanding why drivers fail to notice the obvious

Monday, 20 July 2015 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus
Dr Vanessa Beanland is an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher in the Research School of Psychology at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Prior to joining ANU in January 2013, Vanessa worked as a Research Fellow at the Monash University Accident Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Her primary research interests are visual attention, inattention and distraction, particularly in relation to road user behaviour, rail level crossing safety, motorcycle safety and the design of in-vehicle technology.

06 Aug August

The Rapidly Changing World of Energy Efficiency

Thursday, 6 August 2015 at 4:00pm - Centre for Sustainability Seminar Room, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin
Independent consultant, Robert Tromop, presents a seminar on energy efficiency


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.


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.

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.