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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.

2014 Inaugural Professorial Lectures

Professor Lecture Details
Professor Craig Rodger
Department of Physics

Zombie Satellites, Killer Electrons and AARDDVARK-Radio - Space Physics research in Otago and Antarctica

Tuesday 18 March, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor John Knight
Department of Marketing

Homo heuristicus and the (mis) perception of risk

Tuesday 25 March, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor David Gerrard
Department of Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine

In the footsteps of Galen: bringing medicine to modern gladiators

Tuesday 1 April, 5:30pm
Colquhoun Lecture Theatre
First Floor, Dunedin Hospital

Professor Blair Blakie
Department of Physics

Ultra-Cool Quantum Physics

Tuesday 6 May, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Michael LeBuffe
Department of Philosophy
Chair in Early Modern Philosophy

Pocket Hobbes

Tuesday 13 May, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Alison Heather
Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences

Sex Matters to the Heart

Tuesday 20 May, 5.30pm 
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor John Crump
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine

Beyond malaria: fever in the tropics

Tuesday 27 May, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Steven Higgins
Department of Botony

Assembling a plant ecology

Tuesday 3 June, 5.30pm
Burns 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Michael Williams
Department of Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine

Prevention and cure: the fight against cardiovascular disease

Tuesday 24 June, 5.30pm
Burns 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Sean Fitzsimons
Department of Geography

Is the present the key to the past? Lessons from Antarctica and the Southern Alps

Tuesday 8 July, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Elizabeth L Rose
Department of Management

Doing Business across Borders: Context and Connection

Tuesday 22 July, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Steve Wing
Department of Marine Science

Southern Ocean Ecosystems

Tuesday 5 August, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Tony Harland
Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC)

Slow Scholarship and Deliberate Spaces for Thinking and Learning

Tuesday 2 September, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Michael Winikoff
Department of Information Science

Human-inspired metaphors for software

Tuesday 16 September, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Philip Seddon
Department of Zoology

Reintroduction Biology: restoring species in a changing world

Tuesday 23 September, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre