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'Great Scots' series of lectures

Monday 4 March 2019 11:52am

To mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the University of Otago, the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies is sponsoring a series of public lectures on ‘Great Scots: Otago Men and Women Who Shaped New Zealand.’

In each lecture, a current University of Otago academic will assess the legacy of an eminent Scottish figure from the University’s past whose life and work had an impact on society.

Lectures will take place on the first Sunday of each month from February through November at 2pm in the Auditorium of Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin.

Entry is free. All are welcome.

The Great Scots lectures

  • 3 February – Professor Murray Rae on Thomas Burns
  • 3 March – Professor Liam McIlvanney on D. M. Stuart
  • 7 April – Professor Alex Miller on Duncan MacGregor
  • 5 May – Professor Lyall Hanton on James Gow Black
  • 2 June – Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan on John William Salmond
  • 7 July – Professor Tom Brooking on Robert Stout
  • 4 August – Professor Janine Hayward on Leah Dalrymple
  • 1 September – Dr Ali Clarke on Agnes Blackie
  • 6 October – Dr Sharon Leitch on Margaret Cruickshank
  • 3 November – Professor Barbara Brookes on Isabel Fraser

Download a pdf of the 'Great Scots lecture series' poster (PDF, 250KB)