This page contains recordings of pre-2017 Inaugural Professorial Lectures (IPLs).
The University of Otago YouTube channel has more recent IPLs available in full HD resolution.
266 audio and video podcasts found.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Professor Dirk De Ridder's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 24 September 2013.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Professor Anthony Robins' Inaugural Public Lecture covered his passions for memory, for teaching and for education in the wider context. He explains how memory works, and the way the brain retrieves information; he discusses his work with robotics clubs in intermediate schools, and his work in developing new programming courses for the secondary school curriculum. 17 September 2013
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Professor Elaine Reese delivered her Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the 3rd of September 2013. Elaine's research focuses on the importance of rich reminiscing between parent and their children - its importance for the development of language, vocabulary, memory, elf-concept and well-being in children, adolescents and young adults.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Professor Alison Rich's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 27 August 2013.
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Professor Jon Water's Inaugural Professorial Lecture on 6th of August 2013. Jon talks about genetics and how DNA can be used to map extinction and recolonization - for plants as well as animals. He talks about populations of freshwater galaxiids that have been separated by geological events, and about prehistoric sealions and penguins that became extinct with human colonisation, and how new populations have then taken the place of those prehistoric species.
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
ProfessorDavid Wharton's Inaugural Professorial Lecture on 23rd of July 2013. David talks about the importance of nematodes, and his particular research interests in how nematodes cope with the stress of extreme cold in Antarctica.
IPL: Russell Frew - Stable isotope deltas: using nature's tiny signatures to make connections in food and forensics
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Professor Russell Frew's Inaugural Professorial Lecture on 2nd of July 2013. Russell talks about using stable isotope ratios as "fingerprints" to trace points of origin. This research technique has practical applications in food traceability, biosecurity and forensics. Russell is currently based at the IAEA.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
"Free radicals spark the fires of inflammation", Professor Tony Kettle's IPL, Wednesday 13 March 2013
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Professor Susan Dovey's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 11 June 2013.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Professor Ian Jamieson presents his journey in the study of birds: conservation biology, the role and significance of genetic diversity, and his work in developing management tools for the recovery of threatened species such as the takahe, kokako, kakapo and others. Professor Jamieson's talk was presented on Tuesday the 4th of June 2013.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
"Tales of genes, gender and genealogy" Professor Vicky Cameron's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Department of Medicine University of Otago, Christchurch.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Professor Rob McGee's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 21 May 2013.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Professor Steve Dawson's inaugural professorial lecture was delivered on the 7th of May. He spoke about his work on Hector's dolphins, and how this research very quickly became conservation research and the small population numbers became apparent.