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Playing the Inheritance Game: My Genes and Neurological Conditions

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 - Hunter Centre G30 A and B, 279 Great King Street, University of Otago, Dunedin.
Our genes do not determine who we become, so what does the genetic variation we inherit from our parents determine?

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ScienceTeller 2021 – Imagine a sustainable society

Thursday, 8 July 2021 - Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin.
What would a sustainable society look like, and what would it take to get us there?

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat – Science

Friday, 9 July 2021 - Mellor Lab Seminar Room 2.02, University of Otago, Dunedin.
Master’s and Doctoral students communicate their research in no more than three minutes, aimed at a non-specialist audience.

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University of Otago Science Expo – Reconnecting

Saturday, 10 July 2021 - Business School - University of Otago, Corner of Union and Clyde Street, Dunedin
Join us for the University of Otago’s Science Expo, where 20 of our Science and Health Sciences departments and research groups will come together under the theme “reconnecting”. The expo is open to everyone and showcases the amazing research and discoveries being made at the University of Otago. Featuring interactive and hands-on experiences, the expo is especially suitable for families with primary- and intermediate-aged children. This engaging and interactive event is one of the not-to-be-missed highlights of this year’s Science Festival.

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2021 Student Film Premiere

Saturday, 10 July 2021 - Regent Theatre, The Octagon
Join us for six sensational films produced by current and former master’s students of the University of Otago’s Centre for Science Communication, home of the world’s leading postgraduate programme for Science and Natural History Filmmaking. 

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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Janice Murray

Tuesday, 20 July 2021 - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin.
Professor Janice Murray delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: "From go to whoa: Perceiving the world".

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The Zealandia Switch: Ice age climate shifts viewed from Southern Hemisphere moraines

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - Benson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building, University of Otago, Dunedin.
David Barrell, GNS Science, will discuss glacial-interglacial climate shifts.

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Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 19 September 2021 - Z Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Rd, Dunedin
During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

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Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 19 September 2021 - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Rd, Dunedin
During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Yolanda van Heezik

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 - Venue: Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin 9016, Dunedin
Professor Heezik delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: Nature connections and biodiversity in our urban green spaces

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Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 21 November 2021 - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Rd, Dunedin
During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

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Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 21 November 2021 - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Rd, Dunedin
During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

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Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 19 December 2021 - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Rd, Dunedin
During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.

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Marine Encounters at the NZ Marine Studies Centre

Sunday, 19 December 2021 - NZ Marine Studies Centre, 185 Hatchery Rd, Dunedin
During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.