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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 David Hutchinson "Curiosity doesn't kill the cat".

Video 229.94MB

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Professor David Hutchinson delivered his IPL on the 15th of December, exploring theories of light as wave and particle, explaining that the description of something is not necessarily its reality, and talking about how his theoretical work builds into the exciting research taking place the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonics and Quantum Technologies.

IPL: It's all about the Patients

Video 144.31MB
Audio 49.40MB

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Professor Paul Brunton's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 12 April 2016.

IPL: Murderous Politeness in Ancient Rome

Video 130.78MB
Audio 58.65MB

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Professor Jon Hall, Head of the Department of Classics, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Murderous Politeness in Ancient Rome”. Jon's research focuses on Cicero – in particular, Cicero's letters and speeches. Recently Jon completed a book on Cicero’s use of showmanship in the Roman law courts. 3 May 2016

IPL David Larsen: Therapeutic molecules from sweet sugars and toxic gases

Video 135.81MB
Audio 66.84MB

Monday, 18 April 2016

Professor David Larsen delivered his IPL on the 17th of November in 2015. He described his work in synthesising organic molecules . This work is in collaboration with biologists primarily, developing therapeutic molecules - PIMs - aimed at reducing asthma, and also looking at molecules designed to slowly release carbon monoxide to support organ transport. This very practical work has required entirely new methodologies and many years' dedication.

IPL: "We need new forms": Playful Adventures from Chekhov to Verbatim Theatre

Video 206.11MB
Audio 69.02MB

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Professor Stuart Young's Inaugural Professorial Lecture is entitled "We need new forms": Playful Adventures from Chekhov to Verbatim Theatre. Professor Stuart Young is currently Head of the Department of Music (which incorporates the Theatre Studies programme and the Bachelor of Peforming Arts programme). His research interests include Documentary/Verbatim Theatre; Russian drama, in particular Chekhov, and its reception abroad; Translation Studies and translation for the theatre; Modern British drama and theatre; New Zealand drama and theatre; Gay and queer drama. 8 March 2016

IPL: Taking a count of mental disorders: epidemiology and impact

Video 111.51MB
Audio 55.06MB

Monday, 23 November 2015

Professor Kate Scott's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 3 November 2015.

IPL: Physiotherapy: Enabling healthy and engaging lives through movement and support

Video 268.27MB
Audio 65.30MB

Monday, 23 November 2015

Professor Leigh Hale's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 19 May 2015.

IPL: Nancy Longnecker "Effective Science Communication - a scientific approach

Video 260.07MB
Audio 75.66MB

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Professor Nancy Longnecker delivered her Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the 15th of September 2015. Nancy's journey from Biologist to communicator to researcher in Sciecne communication has been a fascinating one, and her current work in evaluation of science communication experiences is vital in validating, fine-tuning and and sometimes revolutionising the field.

IPL: A career in toxicology: Environmental pollutants and drug metabolism and cancer drug development! Oh my!

Video 205.02MB
Audio 78.32MB

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Professor Rhonda Rosengren's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 6 October 2015.

IPL: Christina Hulbe "West Antarctic building blocks"

Video 162.63MB
Audio 60.45MB

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Professor Christina Hulbe gave her Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the 1st of September 2015. She talked about her work on mapping deformations in West Antarctica, and how GPS technology has changed her work. Satellite imagery of meltwater ponds has led to a clearer understanding of the creation of deep crevasses and shattering of icesheets.

IPL: David Bryant "Proofs and Evolution"

Video 222.61MB
Audio 66.38MB

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Professor David Bryant delivered his Inaugural Professorial lecture on July 21st 2015. He gave an overview of his work, modelling genetic information to assist with tracing points of origin for plants or animal species.

IPL: Latin American Liberation Theology and its Ongoing Legacy

Video 180.77MB
Audio 64.90MB

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Professor David Tombs holds the Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues and is Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at the University of Otago. His Inaugural Professorial Lecture discusses Latin American liberation theology and its ongoing legacy. 8 September 2015

IPL: Liz Slooten "Whales, dolphins, science and conservation"

Video 150.92MB
Audio 66.09MB

Monday, 31 August 2015

Professor Liz Slooten delivered her Inaugural Professorial Lecture to a packed theatre on Tuesday 24th of August. The lecture gave an overview of Professor Slooten's work documenting populations of Hector's and Maui dolphones aorund New Zealand's coast as well as tracking and documenting bahaviour of sperm whales and right whalee. Professor Slooten's work highlights the dangers of gill-net fishing and the impact it has on endangered species of marine mammals.

IPL: Phil Seddon "Re-introduction Biology: restoring species in a changing world"

Video 144.18MB

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Professor Phil Seddon discusses the pros and cons of re-introducing species that have become extinct; the possibilities of reviving populations by translocation; the need to re-aquaint ourselves with the wildlife on our doorstep, in an increasingly urbanised world.

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