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Inaugural Professorial Lectures

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The current series of Inaugural Professorial Lectures was established in 1996 with the broad aim of promoting and celebrating the academic reputation of professorial staff.

The series makes an important contribution to the University's role within the wider community by providing a public forum for leading research and enhancing Otago's statutory role as critic and conscience of society.

 Visit the events page for detailed information about upcoming Inaugural Professorial Lectures, including livestream links.

2021 Inaugural Professorial Lectures

Professor Lecture details
Fiona McDonald
Department of Physiology

Tuesday 16 March 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Tim Woodfield
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Wednesday 7 April 2021, 5:50pm
Rolleston Lecture Theatre, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch

Jacob Edmond
English and Linguistics

Thursday 15 April 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

David Jardine
Department of Medicine (Christchurch)

Tuesday 11 May 2021, 12:30pm
Rolleston Lecture Theatre, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch

David Gwynne Jones
Department of Surgical Sciences

Thursday 13 May 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Dorothy Oorschot
Department of Anatomy

Tuesday 18 May 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Ping Liu
Department of Anatomy

Thursday 20 May 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Boris Baeumer
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Tuesday 25 May 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Robert Aitken
Department of Marketing

Tuesday 1 June 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Julia Horsfield
Department of Pathology

Thursday 3 June 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Barbara Galland
Department of Women's and Children's Health

Thursday 12 August 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Janet Stephenson
Centre for Sustainability

Tuesday 17 August 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Tim Cooper
Theology Programme

Tuesday 7 September 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Maree Thyne
Department of Marketing

Thursday 16 September 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Yolanda van Heezik
Department of Zoology

Tuesday 21 September 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Joanne Baxter
Health Sciences Divisional Office

Thursday 23 September 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Bruce Russell
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Tuesday 28 September 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Ben Schonthal
Religion Programme, School of Social Sciences

Thursday 30 September 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Roslyn Kemp
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Patricia Priest
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

Thursday 7 October 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Brent Lovelock
Centre for Recreation Research, Department of Tourism

Tuesday 12 October 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Christoph Matthaei
Department of Zoology

Thursday 14 October 2021, 5:30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre