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Previous Lecture events

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28 Jan January

Straying from Myth

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 at 6:30pm - Hutton Theatre
The 22nd A D Trendall Lecture
Presented by acclaimed artist Marian Maguire

10 Feb February

Summer evening talks on Public Health

Monday, 10 February 2020 - Held at at University of Otago, Wellington, 23a Mein Street, Newtown
Join us at the Wellington campus of the University of Otago, to hear from international leaders on important public health issues, as we celebrate the 2020 Public Health Summer School.

18 Feb February

Open Talk | Reflections on public health in the Pacific region

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 at 5:15pm - 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington (next to Wellington Hospital)
Join us for this summer evening talk presented by Dr Colin Tukuitonga, in conjunction with the 2020 Public Health Summer School. All welcome. 

 

Thirst for Knowledge: What's Hot in Animal Law?

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 at 5:30pm - Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon Street, Dunedin
Come listen to Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere, Faculty of Law, explain how our animal welfare system works, how animals are represented within the law, and the successes and shortcomings of the system.

27 Feb February

Dr Ethan Russo presents: Medicinal cannabis, introduction for prescribers

Thursday, 27 February 2020 at 6:30pm - University of Otago, Wellington campus, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington
A global expert on the evidence for medicinal cannabis is visiting New Zealand for the first time in February to share the most recent evidence with health professionals across the country and progress work with a New Zealand medicinal cannabis company.

28 Feb February

Open Talk | Gun control: Protecting our future with lessons learnt

Friday, 28 February 2020 at 5:15pm - 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington (next to Wellington Hospital).
Join us for this summer evening talk presented by Associate Professor Philip Alpers, in conjunction with the 2020 Public Health Summer School. All welcome.

01 Mar March

The Luck of the Irish: Professor Barbara Brookes – an account of a family move from Ireland to New Zealand

Sunday, 1 March 2020 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Musuem, Dunedin
‘The Luck of the Irish: how the Irish helped shape New Zealand' series of public lectures marks the centenary of a momentous year in Irish history when the island was partitioned into two administration zones – Northern and Southern Ireland. In this session, Professor Barbara Brookes gives an account of a family move from Ireland to New Zealand.

05 Mar March

Jeffrey Wasserstrom: ‘Hong Kong on the Brink’

Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 5:00pm - Lecture Theatre Burns 2, Arts Building, 95 Albany Street, Dunedin
Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom presents an illustrated talk focussing on patterns of protest and the tightening of political controls in Hong Kong.

17 Mar March

William Evans Fellowship Lecture Series: Genealogy and the history of knowledge in pre-modern Europe

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 at 5:15pm - RGS2 (Te Tumu Te Riu) Lecture Theatre, 85 Albany Street, Richardson Building, South Tower, Dunedin
This lecture will explore the role and function of genealogy in pre-modern Europe (before roughly 1800). It will do so from the vantage point of a history of knowledge, thus asking what it meant to know your family lineage. Although there is no shortage of scholarly work on genealogy in the period, there is little consideration of how, and why, people actually learned about their family’s past. This is, however, a fascinating story, and this talk will explore the basic framework and some of the changing parameters of pre-modern investigations into family history.

 

AF8 Roadshow: The science beneath our feet

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 at 5:30pm - Hutton Theatre at the Otago Museum
Join us at the Hutton Theatre at the Otago Museum on Tuesday 17th March, 5.30pm for a public talk by leading Alpine Fault scientist Dr Caroline Orchiston (University of Otago / AF8 Science-lead) and hear about what the impact of an AF8 event might look like in your region.

19 Mar March

CANCELLED - Tourism Policy School public lecture and networking session

Thursday, 19 March 2020 at 4:00pm - Icon Conference Room, Heritage Queenstown, 91 Ferhnill Road, Queenstown
There is growing unease amongst some people regarding the carbon emissions they produce when flying. What does this mean for everyone involved in this globally significant industry?

 

Public Lecture: You call that steep? Toby Stoff takes on Guinness World Records

Thursday, 19 March 2020 at 5:00pm - Room Sv 2.05, School of Surveying, 310 Castle Street
Toby Stoff, School of Surveying Alumni, will be talking about the science of measurement and some of the funny adventures he has had while travelling to the other side of the globe in pursuit of the world's steepest street.

 

CANCELLED - Genealogy and the history of knowledge in pre-modern Europe: William Evans Fellowship Lecture Series, Lecture 2

Thursday, 19 March 2020 at 5:15pm - RGS2 (Te Tumu Te Riu) Lecture Theatre, 85 Albany Street, Richardson Building, South Tower, Dunedin
The series of lectures will explore the role and function of genealogy in pre-modern Europe (before roughly 1800). It will do so from the vantage point of a history of knowledge, thus asking what it meant to know your family lineage. Although there is no shortage of scholarly work on genealogy in the period, there is little consideration of how, and why, people actually learned about their family’s past. This is, however, a fascinating story, and the three talks are going to explore the basic framework and some of the changing parameters of pre-modern investigations into family history.

26 Mar March

CANCELLED - Genealogy and the history of knowledge in pre-modern Europe: William Evans Fellowship Lecture Series, Lecture 3

Thursday, 26 March 2020 at 5:15pm - RGS2 (Te Tumu Te Riu) Lecture Theatre, 85 Albany Street, Richardson Building, South Tower, Dunedin
The series of lectures will explore the role and function of genealogy in pre-modern Europe (before roughly 1800). It will do so from the vantage point of a history of knowledge, thus asking what it meant to know your family lineage. Although there is no shortage of scholarly work on genealogy in the period, there is little consideration of how, and why, people actually learned about their family’s past. This is, however, a fascinating story, and the three talks are going to explore the basic framework and some of the changing parameters of pre-modern investigations into family history.