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08 Sep September

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.

 

Public lecture: Professor Leo Sanchez

Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 7:30pm - Archway 2 lecture theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus.
On the topic, “Martin Luther on Refugees: Lessons for Today from a Sixteenth-Century Reformer”.

13 Sep September

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Peter Adams

Tuesday, 13 September 2022 at 5:30pm - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
Professor Peter Adams delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Why music matters to me, and why it should matter to you.

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”.

 

Islamic Roots of Medicine and Science

Wednesday, 14 September 2022 at 6:00pm - Burns 2 Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Arts Building, Albany St, Dunedin
The lecture describes the contribution made to Medicine and Science by the Islamic Golden Age from 760–1200 in Baghdad, which became an unrivalled intellectual centre between the fall of the Roman Empire and the early Renaissance.

15 Sep September

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Mik Black

Thursday, 15 September 2022 at 5:30pm - Castle 2 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
Professor Mik Black delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Genomics by the numbers: adventures in the data-verse.

 

How much pressure can the neck take?

Thursday, 15 September 2022 at 6:45pm - Ground Floor Seminar Room, Kōwhai G.01, 310 Great King Street, Faculty of Denistry, University of Otago, Dunedin
Dr Jill McIlraith will be sharing her experiences within her role as a MEDSAC doctor; discussing her work undertaking forensic sexual assault examinations and reviewing current trends of non-fatal strangulation and sexual assaults in Dunedin.

16 Sep September

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Chris Pemberton

Friday, 16 September 2022 at 12:30pm - Rolleston Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Christchurch, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch.
Chris Pemberton’s talk will cover a wide range of study areas (including his Masters) and will include caterpillars, an attempt to rewrite a small part of the textbooks, how to tell if someone has dodgy coronary arteries and a side hustle involving COVID.

19 Sep September

Spirituality: A Conversation with celebrated New Zealand author Joy Cowley

Monday, 19 September 2022 at 5:15pm - Archway 3 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
English poet John Keats once referred to the earth as "the vale of soul-making". For Joy, soul-making is a way of talking about spirituality and describing life's journey. Soul-making is not about becoming more spiritual; it is about becoming more human.

20 Sep September

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Chris Hepburn

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 5:30pm - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
Professor Chris Hepburn delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Restoring marine ecosystems for what will be.

 

Dunedin Foreign Policy Series: China and the Asia Pacific Region

Thursday, 29 September 2022 at 6:00pm - Burns Lecture Theatre 2, University of Otago, 95 Albany Street, Dunedin North
Mr Wang Genhua, Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China will speak on China's policy towards the Asia Pacific region.

30 Sep September

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

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Jonathan Broadbent

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 at 5:30pm - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus
Professor Jonathan Broadbent delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled, “Getting long-itudinal in the tooth: caries, trajectories, and disparities”.

12 Oct October

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Anita Gibbs

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 at 5:30pm - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
Professor Anita Gibbs delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: “The criminalisation of children and youth with neurodisabilities in Aotearoa New Zealand”.

14 Oct October

Nudged into lockdown: Behavioral economics, uncertainty and COVID-19

Friday, 14 October 2022 at 12:00pm - Room 1.19, Level 1, Otago Business School, corner Clyde Street and Union Street East, Dunedin.
Professor Ananish Chaudhuri provides a critical perspective on the role of cognitive biases in decision-making during the COVID‑19 pandemic.

 

2022 Margaret Dalziel Lecture

Friday, 14 October 2022 at 4:00pm - RMOOT (Moot Court, 10th Floor Richardson Building), and via Zoom, 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.

25 Oct October

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Philippa Seaton

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 at 12:30pm - Rolleston Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Christchurch, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
Professor Philippa Seaton delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture titled: “Nursing an ambition? Innovation and research in Nursing at Otago”.

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Tim Eglinton

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 at 5:30pm - Rolleston Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Christchurch, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
Professor Tim Eglinton delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: “Surgery in Evolution: Technology, Trials and Training”

 

Thirst for Knowledge: The birds and the bees and fishing in the seas

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 at 5:30pm - Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar, 10 Clarendon Street, Dunedin Central, and online via Zoom
Save the date for October's Thirst for Knowledge event, with Dr Gaya Gnanalingam from the Department of Marine Science at the University of Otago.

15 Nov November

McAuley Oration 2022

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 at 5:30pm - Te Wao Nui, Otago Business School, 60 Clyde Street, Dunedin
Professor Chris Bullen will present ideas for how, through multidisciplinary, international partnerships and drawing on lessons learned from global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, we might turn the tide on the pandemic of tobacco-related impacts.

17 Nov November

The Annual Ron Lister Public Lecture

Thursday, 17 November 2022 at 5:30pm -  Moot Court, 10th Floor, Richardson Building, Corner Union and Castle St, Dunedin
Julian Agyeman (Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, Boston) will deliver a public lecture entitled “Just Sustainabilites in Policy, Planning and Practice”

21 Nov November

Carl Smith Medal Lecture 2022

Monday, 21 November 2022 at 5:30pm - Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Dunedin
‘Structure and switches — Cancer signalling at the molecular level’, presented by Associate Professor Peter Mace.

24 Nov November

The Liver in History and Art, from Prometheus to transplant

Thursday, 24 November 2022 at 5:15pm - Barnett Lecture Theatre, First Floor, Dunedin Hospital and online via Zoom
In mythology the liver was the seat of life, with religious and mystical properties including regeneration. This talk looks at how knowledge of the structure and function of the liver has progressed through history.

28 Nov November

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Tim Cooper

Monday, 28 November 2022 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin 9016
Professor Tim Cooper delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: “Why Richard Baxter matters (to me)”.

06 Dec December

Strategies for promoting cardiovascular health throughout the lifespan

Tuesday, 6 December 2022 at 5:30pm - Hunter Centre, Room G30a/b, Cnr Great King Street and Frederick, Dunedin
The Department of Surgical Sciences invites you to a public lecture presented by Professor Doug Seals, a Distinguished Professor of Integrative Physiology and Medicine at the University of Colorado