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03 May May

Kaleidoscope World: 40 years of Flying Nun in Dunedin

Tuesday, 3 May 2022 at 10:00am - Hocken Library (Exhibition Gallery), 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
This exhibition explores the Flying Nun scene in Dunedin – from its late 1970s origins with The Enemy through the ’80s and into the contemporary local music scene. Includes posters, video, art works, photography and more.

11 Jul July

Playing Favourites – De Beer and Brasch

Monday, 11 July 2022 - De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, First Floor, Central Library, Information Services Building, 65 Albany Street, Ōtepoti | Dunedin campus
This display offers a small glimpse of the huge generosity of cousins Esmond De Beer and Charles Brasch who between them donated and bequeathed over 10,000 books and manuscripts to the University Library.

 

Ulysses at 100

Monday, 11 July 2022 - De Beer Gallery, Special Collections, First Floor, Central Library, Information Services Building, Ōtepoti | Dunedin campus
Special Collections is marking the centenary of James Joyce's mammoth, modernist masterpiece “Ulysses”, with a display of Joyce-related works in our De Beer Gallery for July and August.

01 Aug August

Humanities Careers Festival 1–31 August 2022

Monday, 1 August 2022 - Dunedin campus, with some events online via Zoom
Check out all the great careers events for Humanities students over the month of August, including the Public Sector and Not-for-profit Expo on 17 August in the Main Common Room, 11am–2pm.

 

Careers for Bachelor of Arts Students evening

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 at 5:15pm - Terrace Lounge, Union Building, Dunedin
Join us at an evening showcasing the diverse career pathways for Bachelor of Arts students. Hear from recent grads and local recruiters on their experiences. Registration is essential as this event is catered.

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Paola Voci

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 at 5:15pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin
Professor Paola Voci delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: “This is not an IPL: 'Lightness' and the survival of open societies”.

17 Aug August

Public Sector and Not-for-profit Careers Expo

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 at 11:00am - The Main Common Room, University Union Building, Dunedin campus
This is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers and recent graduates from successful organisations, find out about their current recruitment, what they look for when appointing graduates, summer interns.

 

Mini Business and Law Careers Expo

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 at 11:00am - The Main Common Room, University Union Building, Dunedin
A mini expo where you can meet employers who are actively recruiting now.

 

Employee Wellbeing and Organisational Performance

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 at 1:00pm - Centre for Sustainability, 563 Castle Street North, Dunedin
This symposium brings together an exciting line-up of speakers to explore government policy toward, research about and practice around organisations' wellbeing programmes, and the link to organisational performance.

 

How to read a play in Shakespeare's England: Tips from the archives

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 at 5:30pm - Archway 3 lecture theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus.
Not everyone saw renaissance English plays at the theatres. Printed texts were often available and frequently collected by keen readers. What did readers gain from print over performance?

 

Mental Health online information evening

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 at 7:00pm - Online via Zoom
Join our upcoming virtual information evening to learn more about postgraduate opportunities in Mental Health. Our Christchurch-based department has a strong history of leadership in clinically applied Mental Health teaching and research

 

Lunchtime Theatre – Awhi Tapu

Thursday, 18 August 2022 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus
Awhi Tapu” by Albert Belz, directed by Ray Spence.

 

Meet Ruth Shaw: The Bookseller at the End of the World

Thursday, 18 August 2022 at 5:30pm - Dunningham Suite, Fourth Floor, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin
 In conversation with Majella Cullinane, author Ruth Shaw discusses her recent memoir, The Bookseller at the End of the World.

 

Career Event - Food Science

Thursday, 18 August 2022 at 5:30pm - Te Wao Nui (ground floor of Otago Business School), University of Otago, Dunedin
Touch base with people in the local and international food industry and find out more about Food Science. Industry representatives, current students and recent graduates talk about their experiences and the wide world of work open for food scientists.

 

Faith Thinking – Theo Aotearoa

Thursday, 18 August 2022 at 7:00pm - Online
The Vice-Chancellor, David Murdoch has called for the University of Otago to become a Treaty-based, Treaty-driven University.

 

Theatre at Allen Hall – Awhi Tapu

Thursday, 18 August 2022 at 7:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus
Awhi Tapu” by Albert Belz, directed by Ray Spence.

19 Aug August

Lunchtime Theatre – Awhi Tapu

Friday, 19 August 2022 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus
Awhi Tapu” by Albert Belz, directed by Ray Spence.

21 Aug August

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 10:30am - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello
Connect to your coast and meet local marine species to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

 

Social and Community Work information session

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 4:00pm - Seminar Room 1.19, First Floor, Otago Business School, cnr Clyde St and Union St East, Dunedin and online via Zoom
Social and Community Work information session for people interested in finding out about a career helping others, and making a difference in your community.

 

Hochstetter Lecture: The shear zones that hold back the ice sheets

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 at 5:00pm - QUAD 4, Geology building, University of Otago, Dunedin
2022 Hochstetter Lecturer Professor David Prior will showcase the lateral thinking of using geophysical and geological methods to study the physics of ice, which is relevant to our society as it informs ice sheet modelling and predictions for a warmer world

25 Aug August

Lunchtime Theatre – Straight White Men

Thursday, 25 August 2022 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus.
 “Straight White Men” by Young Jean Lee. Directed by Kaitlynn Ratcliff.

26 Aug August

Lunchtime Theatre – Straight White Men

Friday, 26 August 2022 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus.
“Straight White Men” by Young Jean Lee. Directed by Kaitlynn Ratcliff.

 

Thirst for Knowledge: Understanding Endometriosis

Tuesday, 30 August 2022 at 5:30pm - Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon Street, Dunedin Central and via Zoom
Associate Professor Jane Girling from the Department of Anatomy, University of Otago will discuss the work that is being done internationally to find better diagnostics and treatments for endometriosis

 

Winter Symposium Series event 4: Inequality in Aotearoa

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 at 7:00pm - Online - from anywhere
The University of Otago's Winter Symposium Series is back this year! The annual series is an opportunity for our leading academic thinkers to connect with the community and discuss some of the issues that matter to New Zealanders.

02 Sep September

Ara tiatia webinar series – Webinar 2: Skin Cancer Prevention

Friday, 2 September 2022 at 12:30pm - Online
Te Rōpū Rangahau ō Te Kāhui Matepukupuku (Cancer Society Research Collaboration) is a Cancer Society of New Zealand-funded collaboration which draws together leading cancer researchers in a comprehensive research programme on cancer prevention, care, and support

08 Sep September

Lunchtime Theatre – The Trial

Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus
“The Trial” by Franz Kafka, adapted by Dean Parker. Directed by Sam Pretious.

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Brent Lovelock

Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 5:30pm - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin
Professor Brent Lovelock delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: “Invasive Alien Species: Bad nature … or simply new nature in mid-Exocene Aotearoa?”

 

Celebrating 30 Years of Restoring Sight

Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 5:30pm - St David Lecture Theatre, St David Street, Dunedin
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ and the University of Otago are proud to present the inaugural Fred Hollows Public Lecture. Join us in celebrating 30 years of Fred Hollows capturing the hearts of people across the world with his vision of helping people see.

 

Theatre at Allen Hall – The Trial

Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 7:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus
“The Trial” by Franz Kafka, adapted by Dean Parker. Directed by Sam Pretious.

09 Sep September

Lunchtime Theatre – The Trial

Friday, 9 September 2022 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus
“The Trial” by Franz Kafka, adapted by Dean Parker. Directed by Sam Pretious.

14 Sep September

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Merilyn Hibma

Wednesday, 14 September 2022 at 5:15pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin.
Professor Merilyn Hibma delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled, “Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer: A translational research success story”.

18 Sep September

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 18 September 2022 at 10:30am - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello
Connect to your coast and meet local marine species to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

22 Sep September

Master of Nursing Science - On-campus Information Evening

Thursday, 22 September 2022 at 5:30pm - Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies, University of Otago, Christchurch, 72 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
 Come along to our information evening to hear about the Master of Nursing Science, offered from our Christchurch campus.

28 Sep September

2022 Blues and Golds Awards

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 at 5:30pm - Te Wao Nui, Otago Business School Atrium, University of Otago, Dunedin
The Blues and Golds Awards recognise and celebrate the highest degree of sporting, cultural, community and arts achievements among University of Otago students.

 

Pluralising Legalities: Religious Freedom in Secular States

Friday, 30 September 2022 at 12:00pm - Online
What constitutes the core values, tenets, cultural, historic, and ideological parameters of secularism in international contexts? Join us to hear Associate Professor Ann Black speak to her new co-edited volume, "Religious Freedom in Secular States".

11 Oct October

Class of 1971 medical reunion

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 - Bay of Islands
Join us in the gorgeous Bay of Islands for our 50+ anniversary reunion!

 

2022 Margaret Dalziel Lecture

Friday, 14 October 2022 at 4:00pm - RMOOT (Moot Court, 10th Floor Richardson Building), Dunedin
Professor Rita Raley of the University of California at Santa Barbara will present the 2022 Margaret Dalziel Lecture, which is titled: In the wake of Ovid's unicorn: Critical and Artistic Engagements with Machine Learning/AI.

16 Oct October

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 16 October 2022 at 10:30am - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello
Connect to your coast and meet local marine species to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

20 Oct October

Phys Ed class of 1972–1974

Thursday, 20 October 2022 - University campus and surrounds, Dunedin
Join us for three days of reminiscing and celebrating the achievements of the class of 1972–74.

24 Oct October

Labour Day

Monday, 24 October 2022

03 Nov November

Marsden Fast-Start Seminar

Thursday, 3 November 2022 at 11:00am - Online, via Zoom
The Health Sciences Divisional Research Committee is holding a presentation where we will discuss proposal formal (EoI and full), application faults and what the panel is looking for

10 Nov November

TRN Symposium 2022

Thursday, 10 November 2022 at 10:00am - William James Building, Seminar Room 2.03, 275 Leith Walk, Dunedin
The theme for this year's TRN Symposium will be: A just transition to a new transport system. We welcome presenters in all areas of transport sustainability, equity and/or safety research. The symposium will be an in-person and online event, lunch provided.

17 Nov November

Medical class of 1972 reunion

Thursday, 17 November 2022 - University of Otago Dunedin campus
Our reunion is still on in Dunedin this year! We are looking forward to seeing you in November.

20 Nov November

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 20 November 2022 at 10:30am - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello
Connect to your coast and meet local marine species to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

25 Nov November

Salmond College 50th Anniversary reunion

Friday, 25 November 2022 at 5:00pm - Salmond Cellege, Dunedin
Salmond College is celebrating 50 years. Join us for a weekend packed full of events.

 

Medical Class of 2002 Reunion

Friday, 25 November 2022 at 6:00pm - University of Otago – Dunedin Campus
Join us for a weekend of walking down memory lane and celebrating the achievements of the Medical Class of 2002.

28 Nov November

TELT Masterclass: Pocket Filmmaking and Video Production

Monday, 28 November 2022 at 9:00am - AL-TG05 (AL-Teaching Wing Computer Laboratory G.05), Dunedin
Join Dr Wiebke Finkler’s workshop on Pocket Filmmaking and Video Production to enhance the use of mobile media for teaching and research.

11 Dec December

Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 11 December 2022 at 10:30am - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Road, Portobello
Connect to your coast and meet local marine species to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

09 Mar March

Medical Class of 1964 Reunion

Thursday, 9 March 2023 at 4:00pm - Picton Yacht Club Hotel, Picton
Join us in beautiful Picton for our Class of '64 reunion!

13 Apr April

Law 150th Celebrations and Reunion, 2023

Thursday, 13 April 2023 - University of Otago, Dunedin
A major conference, reunion and gala dinner will be held in 2023 to celebrate 150 years of Law teaching at the University of Otago.

21 Apr April

Arana Hall Class of 1993 Reunion

Friday, 21 April 2023 - Arana College and Otago Museum, Dunedin
Join us for the 30th reunion for Arana Hall Class of 1993!

27 Apr April

Dental class of 1983 reunion

Thursday, 27 April 2023 - University of Otago, Dunedin campus
We're having a reunion to mark 40 years since we graduated together!