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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.

IPL: To dream is to cure phantoms

Video 172.30MB
Audio 58.63MB

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Professor Dirk De Ridder's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 24 September 2013.

IPL: Anthony Robins - Teaching, learning and the music of memory

Video 136.94MB
Audio 60.38MB

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

IPL: Elaine Reese "Tell me a story"

Video 149.12MB
Audio 57.80MB

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.

IPL: Prognosis from Patterns

Video 128.29MB
Audio 63.02MB

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Professor Alison Rich's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 27 August 2013.

IPL: Jonathan Waters "Discovering prehistoric New Zealand"

Video 119.37MB
Audio 57.47MB

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.

IPL: David Wharton" A world of worms"

Video 109.80MB
Audio 49.25MB

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

Video 170.60MB
Audio 63.40MB

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.

IPL: Free radicals spark the fires of inflammation

Video 176.37MB
Audio 54.40MB

Thursday, 13 June 2013

"Free radicals spark the fires of inflammation", Professor Tony Kettle's IPL, Wednesday 13 March 2013

IPL: Cuckoo Explores the Nest

Video 159.11MB
Audio 68.40MB

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Professor Susan Dovey's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 11 June 2013.

IPL: Ian Jamieson : The art and science of managing threatened species

Video 232.59MB
Audio 74.69MB

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.

IPL: Tales of genes, gender and genealogy

Video 162.06MB
Audio 61.24MB

Thursday, 30 May 2013

"Tales of genes, gender and genealogy" Professor Vicky Cameron's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Department of Medicine University of Otago, Christchurch.

IPL: "At best a neutralitie" - how might we measure well-being?

Video 142.45MB
Audio 62.94MB

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Professor Rob McGee's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 21 May 2013.

IPL: Using science to save dolphins, and whaling without a harpoon

 
Audio 61.69MB

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.

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