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Upcoming Lecture events

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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

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?


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.

23 Aug August

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Sue Crengle

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin, Dunedin
Professor Sue Crengle delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Hauora Māori – an ongoing journey

24 Aug August

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

30 Aug August

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

31 Aug August

Spiritual care in 21st century Aotearoa New Zealand

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 at 6:00pm - Beehive Theatrette, Wellington
Dr Richard Egan and Dr Rongo Ngata present a framework for understanding spirituality in healthcare in Aotearoa New Zealand.


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.

08 Sep September

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.


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?”

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”.

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".