University of Otago Otago Medical School Alumni Association

Class reunions

Upcoming Class Reunions

If you are considering organising a class reunion, please download The Class Reunion Kit (PDF 112 KB). For further information please visit the reunions page on the University of Otago's Alumni & Friends website.


MB ChB Class of 1957 Reunion
25–27 February 2014


MB ChB Class of 1959 reunion
Waitangi, March 2014


Medical Class of 1964, to be held in Dunedin, 8–11 April 2015. Plus an additional two day tour of Central Otago on the 12–13 April 2015.
Contact: Colin Fitzpatrick, or Alex Dempster,


The next reunion is planned to be in Canterbury, possibly Hanmer Springs, and likely March 2015, but the Cantabrians will decide in due course. Contact: Dr Bob Aitken,


MB ChB Class of 1974 Reunion
Queenstown, 17 – 19 October 2014
Contact: Judy Bent,


MB ChB Class of 1979 Reunion
11th and 12th October 2014
Contact: Sally Urry,

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Held Class Reunions

(If yours unmentioned hereunder, please contact Mac Gardner with a mention for inclusion herewith,


The Class Reunion of the Otago Medical graduates of 1947, was held in Wellington on 14–16 February 2003 at the Brentwood Hotel in Kilbirnie, Wellington


The Medical School graduates of December 1951 can claim at least two distinctions.  We were the first to be capped forthwith in Dunedin following the final exam, and we were the first class where no one failed the finals. Sir Charles Hercus, the Dean, dubbed us "The Vintage Year", and we have proudly stuck to that title. The Class of 1951 celebrated their most recent reunion 23 February 2007 in Auckland.


By general assent this reunion was held in Dunedin and early in the year, 19–22 February 2004. Perhaps because it was the 50th year since graduation and because it was in Dunedin, the alma mater, this was a well-attended occasion.


Over the weekend of 27–29 of October 2006 fifty four classmates (including three widows of our colleagues) gathered in The Garden City, Christchurch, to celebrate the graduating class of 1956 Fifty Years On.

1959 & 1960

Over the weekend of 11–13 of February 2005 one hundred and eighteen classmates gathered in Dunedin.


36 graduates plus their spouses/partners from all parts of the globe including the USA, UK, and Australia attended a reunion which was held in Dunedin on the 9–11 March 2007, in typical warm and sunny Dunedin weather.


Over Labour Weekend 2003, the medical class of 1963 gathered in Dunedin to celebrate 40 years after graduation from the Otago Medical School.


The most recent reunion was held in Napier, April 5–7 2013, hosted by classmates Stuart Foote and Mike Hewitt, and a marvellous time was had by all. This followed several previous occasions: Waitangi, Dunedin, Wellington, Nelson, Wanaka


During Labour Weekend 2008, the medical class of 1973, gathered at Millbrook, in Queenstown and held their 35th Anniversary Reunion.


The graduating class of 1982 at the University of Otago Medical School had their 25 year reunion here in Dunedin on the weekend of the 10th to 12th of August 2007.


The graduating class of 1984 held their 25 year reunion in Dunedin: 23–25 October 2009.


Class of 1992 Reunion in Dunedin, November 2012. Cocktails Nov 2, Med school tour morning of Nov 3, and dinner Sat night at Larnach Castle.



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