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Previous Lecture events

31 Jan January

The Dead Do Talk: Forensic Pathology in Thailand

Thursday, 31 January 2019 at 5:30pm - Burns 1 Lecture Theatre
Dr Porntip will give an overview of the challenges she has faced in her pioneering approach to forensic science in Thailand.

12 Feb February

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Ruth Empson

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre
Union Street East

Professor Ruth Empson delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Mind the Gap: Brain Connections and Behaviour 

14 Feb February

Rhythms in the stress axis

Thursday, 14 February 2019 at 2:00pm - Barnett Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Hospital
Professor Stafford Lightman will be giving the 2019 Sir John Eccles Distinguished Lecture.

15 Feb February

Designing Bioinks for 3D printing

Friday, 15 February 2019 at 1:00pm - Dental Blue Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Dental Building (entrance from Frederick Street)
A lecture by a visiting expert in Bioengineering, Professor Jason Burdick.


Disaster resilience in an ageing society

Friday, 15 February 2019 at 5:15pm - University of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown | Level D, Small Lecture Theatre
Join us for this open lecture by Professor Ichiro Kawachi, Harvard University, USA – held as part of the Public Health Summer School – ALL WELCOME

25 Feb February

Health, environment and climate change: A global health approach

Monday, 25 February 2019 at 5:15pm - University of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown | Level D, Nordmeyer Theatre
Join us for this open lecture by Dr Nathalie Röbbel, World Health Organisation, Switzerland – held as part of the Public Health Summer School – ALL WELCOME

03 Mar March

A Highlander abroad - DM Stuart and early Otago

Sunday, 3 March 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
As part of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies' 'Great Scots' lecture series, Professor Liam McIlvanney will explore the life and work of the Reverend DM Stuart.

11 Mar March

Brain Awareness Week 2019

Monday, 11 March 2019 - Otago Museum, 419 Great King St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016
International Brain Awareness Week seminars will cover topics such as brain development, healthy aging and the brain, and neuroplasticity, providing illuminating insight into current neurological research.


The Victory of Transcendence

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 5:30pm - Archway 1
Associate Professor Alan Strathern, University of Oxford, Albert Moore Memorial Lectures 2019

21 Mar March

2019 International Race Relations Day Lecture: The courage of our convictions

Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 11:00am - Union Hall, 640 Cumberland Street, University of Otago, and a live stream is also available in the Burns 1 lecture theatre, Albany Street.
How can we make a difference in a world where human rights are under pressure? Closer to home, how do we resist the complacency of living in a peaceful country where the very real human rights issues can be harder to see?


Improved behavioural flexibility in chick by thyroid hormone

Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room 103, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus
Professor Koichi J Homma is a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Teikyo University, in Tokyo, Japan. He specialises in neuroscience, behavioural biology and molecular biology, and holds degrees from the University of Tokyo. Prior to joining Teikyo University in 2004, he worked at University of Tokyo and held visiting appointments at the Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology and University of California Berkeley.