June and July 2022 saw the return to in-person alumni events in London and Dublin. After a break of nearly three years, it was fabulous to be able to introduce newly-appointed Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Murdoch to alumni and to once again provide an opportunity for the Otago spirit to flourish in the northern hemisphere.
London Alumni event: Thursday 30 June
We were privileged to be hosted by one of our UK Trust Board members at their office on the 24th floor of the iconic Walkie Talkie Building. The spectacular venue offered panoramic views across London and was the perfect setting for a return to London-alumni events. Alumna Kylie Price welcomed guests to the event with live music – a fantastic backdrop to Otago stories shared and relived.
Dublin Alumni event: Friday 1 July
This was the University of Otago's first alumni event in Dublin and was held at New Zealand's Official Residence where we were warmly welcomed by New Zealand's Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Brad Burgess himself and Otago alumnus. Professor Sonja Tiernan was the guest speaker and presented the Ambassador with a copy of her book “Irish Women's Speeches”.