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16 Aug August

Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment

Friday, 16 August 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Keri Opai about Te Reo Hāpai - The Language of Enrichment.

18 Aug August

Life and death on the Otago goldfields

Sunday, 18 August 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
Join us for the second talk in the 2019 Global Migrations Public Lecture Series as Professor Hallie Buckley, Dr Charlotte King and Dr Peter Petchey discuss life and death on the Otago goldfields.

21 Aug August

Rent and refuge: Scotland's street-wise history of sanctuary and solidarity

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 3:30pm - Burns 5, Arts/Burns Building, Albany Street, Dunedin
Join us for the fifth lecture in the De Carle Distinguished Lectureship Series given by Professor Alison Phipps (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, University of Glasgow) on the topic 'Rent and Refuge: Scotland's Street-wise History of Sanctuary and Solidarity'.

 

The Lost Books of Jane Austen

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, Richardson Building (10th floor)
The Centre for the Book welcomes Professor Janine Barchas (University of Texas) for an evening of Jane Austen and book history.

23 Aug August

Integrated Data for Public Health Research

Friday, 23 August 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington, 23A Mein Street
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Sheree Gibb, Andrea Teng, and Maddie White from the Department of Public Health.

01 Sep September

Great Scots: Agnes Blackie

Sunday, 1 September 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum 
Dr Ali Clarke on the life and career of Agnes Blackie. 

06 Sep September

Researching multilingually with displaced peoples

Friday, 6 September 2019 at 12:00pm - To be advised.
Join us for the sixth lecture in the De Carle Distinguished Lectureship Series given by Professor Alison Phipps (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, University of Glasgow) on the topic 'Researching Multilingually with Displaced Peoples'.

10 Sep September

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor George Dias

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin
Professor George Dias delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Anatomical adventures with making faces, bone building, woolly foods, and corroding plates.

15 Sep September

Chinese Music Performance in colonial New Zealand

Sunday, 15 September 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
Join us for the third talk in the 2019 Global Migrations Public Lecture Series as Professor Henry Johnson discusses Chinese musical performance in colonial New Zealand.

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Chris Brickell

Monday, 16 September 2019 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Campus (Union Street pedestrian area, opposite the original stone archway)
Professor Chris Brickell delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture titled ‘Sherlock Holmes and the History of Sexuality’.

17 Sep September

Unfinished business: The pursuit of rights and choices for all

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Dr Natalia Kanem, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

 

How do we articulate the value of the Humanities?

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 4:00pm -

Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Albany Street, Dunedin


How do we articulate the value of the Humanities? A presentation by Tim Cooper, Head of the School of Arts.

 

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

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.

25 Sep September

Making social housing healthy and sustainable

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 12:00pm - Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington
Much of NZ’s housing stock, particularly rental, is cold and in poor condition and this has impacts on health. Social housing is often home to the most vulnerable so can remediation of social housing make a difference?

26 Sep September

Teaching what you never learnt: Coding and Codable Toys

Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 12:00pm - ERG04 – Education Centre, Union Street East, University of Otago College of Education

Dr Steven S. Sexton's study seeks to address the research question, ‘How effective for teachers is a series of scaffolded professional development and classroom lessons (on coding with codable toys) in addressing the requirement to implement a new subject area that has not been a part of their teaching and learning programme?’

27 Sep September

The Construction of the 2018 Census File

Friday, 27 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Vince Galvin, Chief Methodologist, StatsNZ

30 Sep September

Diasporas, (trans)nationalism and identities

Monday, 30 September 2019 at 5:30pm - Burns 1 Lecture Theatre
Third panel in the Politics Spring Lecture Series, hosted by Associate Professor James Headley.

04 Oct October

Electricity Prices, Profits, and Productivity

Friday, 4 October 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Dr. Geoff Bertram, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.

10 Oct October

What is Celtic Noir?

Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 5:00pm - Burns 7 Lecture Theatre, Arts Building 
Professor Liam McIlvanney explores the long and intertwined history of crime writing in Scotland and Ireland. 

 

The post-Cold War international order

Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 5:30pm - Burns 1 Lecture Theatre
The Post-Cold War international order: Problems, challenges and solutions for a sustainable future

11 Oct October

Global Studies student projects fair

Friday, 11 October 2019 at 11:00am - Arts Building, 1W9: Humanities Common Room
Global Studies students present their projects, engaged in discussions about the term "environment".

17 Oct October

Earthquakes, geometry, the mantle wedge and tsunami – Bill Fry

Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, 10th floor Richardson Building 
Bill Fry is a research seismologist with GNS Science, a NZ Crown Research Institute tasked with public good Earth science, including monitoring and researching geohazards.

20 Oct October

A Fair Go? Educational outcomes of former refugees in New Zealand

Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
Join us for the fourth talk in the 2019 Global Migrations Public Lecture Series as Dr Rachel Rafferty discusses educational outcomes of former refugees in New Zealand.

29 Oct October

Thirst for Knowledge: Thinking like a lizard - in a world of change

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Ombrellos Kitchen & Bar, 10 Clarendon St
New Zealand has more than 100 species of lizards as well as their more famous relative, the tuatara. This month, hear from Professor Alison Cree about what biologists think might be some of the risks for reptiles from climate change.

 

To Not Die of History – A Lecture with Cherry Smyth

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 5:30pm - Moot Court Lecture Theatre (10th floor Richardson Building, Dunedin campus)
'To Not Die of History' will draw on "Famished" (Pindrop Press, 2019) Cherry Smyth’s book-length poem that explores the Irish Famine (1845-52) and how British imperialism helped cause mass starvation and the largest refugee crisis of the 19th century.

31 Oct October

Circulation: William Harvey’s Revolutionary Idea

Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 5:15pm - Blue Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Dentistry (Ground Floor side entrance on Frederick St)

2019 History of Medicine and Science Public Lecture Series presents speaker, Professor Terence Doyle from the Department of Medicine, University of Otago. Professor Doyle will lecture titled "Circulation: William Harvey’s Revolutionary Idea" looks at what William Harvey's to his ideas, and how they were received by the medical community.

 

Common Injuries in Young Female Athletes

Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 6:00pm - Conference Room 2, Dunedin Centre,1 Harrop Street, Dunedin
Keynote speaker, Dr Kathryn Ackerman presents this public lecture at the 2019 Sport Medicine New Zealand Conference. 

03 Nov November

Great Scots: Isabel Fraser – Lady Principal

Sunday, 3 November 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
Professor Barbara Brookes examines the life and legacy of Isabel Fraser (1863-1942). Like many early women graduates of the University of Otago, Isabel Fraser became a teacher, one of a cohort who helped raise the standard of girls' education in New Zealand. From 1894 she served as Principal of Wanganui Girls' College, the largest girls' boarding school in New Zealand, before becoming the founding Principal of the first Presbyterian boarding school for girls, Iona College. 

 

Responding to the dual crises threatening health in the Pacific Islands

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 5:30pm - University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington (next to Wellington hospital)
Join us in Wellington for this public talk by Dr Colin Tukuitonga as he outlines the two greatest threats to good health in the Pacific region – the huge burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and its risk factors, and the negative health impacts of the climate crisis.

08 Nov November

Cancer control in the small island states of the Pacific

Friday, 8 November 2019 at 12:30pm - Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Diana Sarfati and Alec Ekeroma.