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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.

2022 Inaugural Professorial Lectures

Professor Lecture details
Alistair Knott
Department of Computer Science

Tuesday 26 April 2022, 5:30pm
Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Yolanda van Heezik
Department of Zoology

Tuesday 31 May 2022, 5:30pm
Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Rebecca Campbell
School of Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday 26 July 2022, 5:30pm
Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Alex Gunn
College of Education

Thursday 28 July 2022, 5:30pm
Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Christoph Matthaei
Department of Zoology

Tuesday 9 August 2022, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Paola Voci
Languages and Cultures Programme

Tuesday 16 August 2022, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Simone Marshall
English and Linguistics

Thursday, 18 August 2022, 5:30pm
Castle 2 Lecture Theatre
Sue Crengle

Tuesday 23 August 2022, 5:30pm

Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Mark Seymour
History Programme

Thursday 25 August 2022, 5:30pm
Castle 2 Lecture Theatre

Brent Lovelock
Centre for Recreation Research, Department of Tourism

Thursday 8 September 2022, 5:30pm
Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Peter Adams

Music Programme

Tuesday 13 September 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Merilyn Hibma
Department of Pathology (Dunedin)
Wednesday 14 September 2022, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre
Michael Black

School of Biomedical Sciences

Thursday, 15 September 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 2 Lecture Theatre

Chris Pemberton
Department of Medicine (Christchurch)
Friday 16 September 2022, 12:30pm
Rolleston Lecture Theatre, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
Chris Hepburn
Department of Marine Science

Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Simon Stebbings

Department of Medicine

Thursday, 22 September 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Zhiyi Huang

Department of Computer Science

Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Karen Nairn

College of Education

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Sian Halcrow

School of Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Anita Gibbs

Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Ben Schonthal

Religion Programme, School of Social Sciences

POSTPONED until 2023
Monday, 10 October 2022, 5:30pm

Moot Court

Jonathan Broadbent
Discipline of Dental Public
Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Roslyn Kemp

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Philippa Seaton
Centre for Postgraduate Nursing (Christchurch)
Tuesday 25 October 2022, 12:30pm - 2pm
Rolleston Lecture Theatre, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
Tim Eglinton
Department of Surgery (Christchurch)
Tuesday 25 October 2022, 5:30pm
Rolleston Lecture Theatre, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
Patricia Priest

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 5:30pm

Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

Tim Cooper
Theology Programme
Monday, 28 November 2022, 5:30pm

Archway 1 Lecture Theatre