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Events feature big discussion on small nations

Thursday 10 June 2021

The University of Otago provided a focal point for discussion on the close bonds between Aotearoa New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland last week during a visit by Faran Foley, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Ireland to New Zealand and Samoa.    

Dame Fiona Kidman receives inaugural Irish Writing Fellowship

Thursday 18 February 2021

One of New Zealand’s most accomplished authors and supporters of literature, Dame Fiona Kidman DNZM OBE, is the inaugural recipient University of Otago Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies (CISS) Irish Writers Fellowship.

Alumni event with Irish Ambassador

Tuesday 26 January 2021

The Ambassador for Ireland to New Zealand and Samoa, His Excellency Peter Ryan, visited the University of Otago on 26 January 2021 to speak with alumni and staff on the work of the Irish Embassy in Aotearoa.

In praise of crime fiction

Thursday 30 July 2020

An opinion article by former English student Jean Balchin celebrates ENGL243 Tartan Noir: Scottish Crime Fiction.