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Upcoming events

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07 Aug August

Irish Film Night

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 at 5:30pm - Burns 7, Arts Building at 5:30pm.

12 Sep September

The 2019 UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival

Thursday, 12 September 2019 - Please see programme
The festival will be hosted by the University of Otago in Dunedin between September 12 and 20, 2019 and is part of the University’s 150th anniversary celebrations. It will showcase Dunedin plays as well as work from UNESCO Cities of Literature around the world, including Melbourne, Baghdad, Iowa City, Heidelberg and Nottingham. Around 30 20-minute plays – from New Zealand and overseas – will be featured.


Café Babel: September

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 4:00pm - Humanities Common Room
It's the penultimate Café Babel!  Do come along for an informal chat.


Irish Film Night (4) – Breakfast on Pluto

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 5:30pm - Burns 7
As a baby, Patrick (Cillian Murphy) is left by his mother on the steps of the rectory in their small Irish town. He's discovered by Father Liam (Liam Neeson), coincidentally his real father, and placed in an abusive foster home. By the time he's a teen, Patrick identifies himself as transgendered, renames himself Kitten and sets out for London with a rock group in hopes of finding his mother. Along the way he works variously as a magician's assistant, a prostitute and a dancer.


The Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust Annual Peace Lecture 2019

Thursday, 19 September 2019 at 5:30pm - Dunedin
Mark Briggs: Absolutism and the Price of Dissent
David Grant
Thursday 19th September at 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

On the morning of 14 July 1917, guards ordered conscientious objector Mark Briggs out of his bed in Wellington’s Mt Cook Jail, from where he was frogmarched to the wharf to be sent on board the troopship Waitemata, bound for England the following day. Despite repeated calls for him to fight for the Crown, Briggs refused. This lecture covers Mark Briggs’ experiences of resistance, as he held true to his beliefs. It will also discuss Briggs’ post-war work and politics, and attempts to assess his life in the wider cause of conscientious objection in New Zealand in both world wars.

20 Sep September

Shaping our culture together, He waka kotuia

Friday, 20 September 2019 at 9:00am - Rolleston Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Christchurch
Shaping Our Culture, Together – He Waka Kotuia – a project to review our organisational culture and design ways to ensure that the University of Otago is a welcoming and supportive place for all members of our community.


From Evidence to Everyday: Translating nutrition research for a healthy Aotearoa

Friday, 20 September 2019 at 9:00am - Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, 23A Mein Street, University of Otago, Wellington
Join us for a fascinating lineup of topics exploring how nutrition research is interpreted by health professionals, the media, policymakers, the community, and ultimately makes its way into our everyday food choices.


The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

Friday, 20 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown.
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Donna Caddie, Principal Analyst, Child Wellbeing Unit, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.


Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse

Friday, 20 September 2019 at 3:00pm - RMOOT - Moot Court, 10th floor, Richardson Building.
This two-hour continuing professional development seminar will explore the impacts on family members and the strategies that might be effective in managing distress.