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History worth repeating in new radio show

Saturday, 22 February 2020

In their new OAR 105.4FM series History and Art History Programme Professor Barbara Brookes joins Sonja Tiernan, Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Otago, to canvass wide aspects of the past – from individual stories to national histories.

The Luck of the Irish - Public Lecture Series

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Professor Sonja Tiernan interviewed on 30 January 2020 on the OARsome Morning Show 105.4fm Dunedin about this year’s public lecture series, The Luck of the Irish.

Professor Sonja Tiernan interviewed on radio

Monday, 18 November 2019

Professor Tiernan speaks with RNZ National Radio about the border in Ireland, and also with OAR 105.4FM Dunedin about the visit of award winning Irish writer Sinéad Gleeson.

Court of Benefactors celebrates 150th anniversary

Monday, 14 October 2019

A function to recognise the contribution of significant donors to the University was held at the staff club earlier this month. Known as the Court of Benefactors, members of the group came from around New Zealand.