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Be entertained and feed your mind with our Hot Picks. You can relax in the comfort of your own home, while listening to a selection of podcasts, interviews, and lectures from Otago academics, visiting lecturers, and alumni.

Dame Carolyn Burns documentary: In Conversation

In Conversation spans the early influences in Carolyn's upbringing that led to her career choice in freshwater research through to her recent discovery and naming of a new species of Daphnia (water flea). This reflective piece looks at her 1971 commissioned work on Lake Hayes, subsequent research reports, and cycles of bureaucratic inaction in preventing the lake's degradation. Dame Carolyn Burns shares candid views on an “anti-science faction” worldwide, her thoughts on what defines us as New Zealanders — “our lakes and mountains” — and her overriding concern that we do not value our lakes enough

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The Nature of the Beast

3 minute Thesis winner, Jasmin Nouri's presentation about beating cancer with more targeted and less harsh therapies.

Anne-Marie Speed, voice coach to the stars

RNZ interviews voice coach to the stars, Anne-Marie Speed.  Anne-Marie's the director London company The Voice Explained.  For 30 years she's worked as a singing teacher, and vocal, acting and accent coach within film, TV, theatre and music theatre. She recently returned from London to give a voice training workshop at the University of Otago.

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Surgery in Evolution: Technology, Trials and Training

Professor Tim Eglinton discusses surgery –  challenges and internationally recognised research advances he has been involved with  at Otago in his Inaugural Professorial Lecture.
Tim is Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Otago Christchurch campus.

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