Otago Institute presents the 2016 special lecture
Inside the Nobel:
Otago academics explain this year's Nobel Prizes
8 December 2016 • 4:30PM • Hutton Theatre • Otago Museum
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting after the special lecture starting at 6pm in the Hutton Theatre.
2016 New Zealand Aronui Lecture
Aronui-the knowledge of being human
Prof. Konai Helu Thaman, Professor of Pacific Education and Culture and the UNESCO Chair in Teacher Education and Culture at the University of South Pacific
01 December 2016 • 5:30PM • Hutton Theatre • Otago Museum
2016 New Zealand Rutherford Lecture
Big Steps Forward
Osteoporosis and bone disease
Prof. Ian Reid MD FRSNZ, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
29 September 2016 • 5:30PM • Hutton Theatre • Otago Museum
2016 Hochstetter Lecture
The forensics of volcanic catastrophe - how to study large explosive eruptions
Prof. Colin Wilson, Victoria University of Wellington
22 September 2016 • 5:15PM • Barclay Theatre • University of Otago
2016 Otago Institute for Arts and Sciences Award for General Excellence Premiere Award Winner!
Congratulations to Aidan Hung for his project "Ban the Beads"
Aidan Hung (L) & Kim Hageman, President of OI (R)
The Royal Society Of New Zealand
Ten by Ten Lecture Series
Prof. Tim Naish, Director of the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington
Prof. James Renwick,Professor of Physical Geography at Victoria University of Wellington
04 August 2016 • 5:30PM • Hutton Theatre • Otago Museum
Otago Institute Postgraduate Travel Award Finalist Presentations
Free • 20 May 2016 • 12 noon • Barclay Theatre • Otago Museum
• 2016 Student Travel Award ~ Winners!
Kate Brookie (Psychology)(L) & Prashanth Thevkar Nagesh (Microbiology and Immunology)(R). Prashanth received the Otago Institute Applied Research Award.
Otago Institute Public Lecture
Emeritus Professor Chris Ackerley
Free • 6 May 2016 • 4 PM • Barclay Theatre • Otago Museum
Dr. Richard W. Carlson, Director of the Carnegie Institution for Science
14 March 2016 • 5:30PM • Burns 2 • University of Otago
Otago Institute Lecture
Dr. Maria A. Pozza, Helmore Ayers Lawyers, Christchurch
8 December 2015 • 1PM • Hutton Theatre • University of Otago
2015 New Zealand Aronui Lecture
Prof. Iain McCalman, Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney
8 December 2015 • 6PM • Hutton Theatre • University of Otago
Otago Institute Supported Lecture
University of Otago experts provide insight into the science behind this years Nobel Prize awards in Physics, Medicine and Chemistry.
10 December 2015 • 5:30PM • Hutton Theatre • University of Otago
Dr. Miro Erkintalo, Department of Physics, University of Auckland
22 October 2015 • 5:30PM • Hutton Theatre • University of Otago
The Royal Society Of New Zealand
2015 Leonard Cockayne Memorial Lecture
The Otago Institute for Arts and Sciences was delighted to host Dr Janice Lord to deliver the 2015 Leonard Cockayne Memorial Lecture on Thursday 3 September. Dr Lord in a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Botany at the University of Otago and she presented a fantastic insight into the flora of the subantartic islands. The role of careful observation (often in frigid temperatures) in understanding ecological processes was also highlighted. Sir Alan Mark (pictured) presented Dr Lord with her award. Photos by David Lyttle.
Dr. Janice Lord, Department of Botany, University of Otago Dunedin
3 September 2015 • 6PM • Hutton Theatre • University of Otago
~Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger, FRNZ, Massey University
27 August 2015 • 6PM • Hutton Theatre • Otago Museum
The 2015 Hochstetter Lecture
Dr. Nick Mortimer, GNS Science, Dunedin
6 August 2015 • 5:30PM • Archway Lecture Theatre 3 • University of Otago
~ Professor Antony Braithwaite, Department of Pathology, University of Otago
16 July 2015 • 5:30PM • Hutton Theatre • Otago Museum
~ 2015 OI Travel Award Presentations...
Date: 14 May (Thursday) at 12 noon
Venue: Kakapo Room, Otago Museum
~ Humanities Distinguished Professor Brian McHale, Ohio State University,
"Taking it Literally: What Science Fiction is Good For"
15 May 2015 • 4PM • Hutton Theatre • Otago Museum
~ Professor Gerry Gilmore
"Gaia - Mapping the Milky Way"
Date: 11 May (Monday) at 6PM
Venue: Castle 2 Lecture Theatre, University of Otago
Professor Gerry Gilmore (FRS), a New Zealander who now works at Cambridge University, England, was one of the original team who proposed the Gaia mission in the early 1990s, and now leads the UK involvement, and one of the Gaia data processing and analysis centres.
~ Dr Stephen O’Brien, Chief Scientific Officer at St Petersburg State University,
author of science adventure stories, Tears of the Cheetah and other Tales from the Genetic Frontier
24 April 2015 • 6:30PM • St Davids Lecture Theatre • University of Otago
2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Distinguished Speaker Frances Ashcroft
2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Lecture by Emeritus Professor
Erik Olssen (right) and Dr Malcolm McKinnon (left)
"How is New Zealand's population changing?"
The Beatrice Hill Tinsley Memorial Lecture with Dr Tamara Davis
Sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand Lecture Trust
in co-sponsorship with Otago Musuem and the Dunedin Astronomical Society
Associate Professor David Hutchinson & Professor Cliff Abraham, Two New Centres of Research Excellence
The RSNZ "Ten by Ten" lecture with Dr Martin Reyners
Royal Society of NZ, Charles Fleming Lecture Tour ~ Dr Mike Joy
Sir Alan Mark presenting the award to Dr Mike Joy (photo by Arlene McDowell)
• 2014 Student Travel Award ~ Winners!
Chris Niebuhr, Zoology(L) & Jill Assawasuwannakit, Pharmacy (R)
Dr Eric T. Meyer, Oxford Internet Institute ~ Crowdsourcing Research: Crowds, collaboration, and knowledge in a digital world
• AGM, 19 December 2013, 12 noon with guest lecture from Dr Ian Griffin, Director Otago Museum
• Professor James Snyed, University of Auckland, RSNZ 10x10 Lecture Series ~ The Queen of Planet Earth, 15 October 2013, 6PM, Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum
• An Evening with the Rutherfords ~ RSNZ Rutherford Discovery Fellows share their research, 19 September 2013, 5:30PM
• Dr Shinichi Nakagawa, Zoology, University of Otago
• Dr Peter Fineran, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Otago
• Professor Mick Roberts, Massey University (Albany) ~ Epidemics and pandemics: A numbers game? 18 July 2013, 5:30PM, Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum
• Professor Terry Speed ~ A new frontier: Understanding epigenetics through mathematics,18 June2013,6PM,College of Education
• Maths and Stats and Biology, Oh my! 23 May 2013, 1PM, Castle C featuring
• Dr David Bryant, Maths and Stats, University of Otago ~ 'Quantifying your inner Neanderthal'
• Dr Mik Black, Biochemistry, Universtiy of Otago ~ 'Free is Good - Open Access Cancer Genomics'
• Neville Peat - Otago's own award winning author and historian presents
"Lance Richdale: Movies of a Pioneer Seabird Researcher." Featuring digitised original Richdale footage, accompanied by entertaining naration with Peat's own unique historical perspective.
• Professor Margaret Brimble - Royal Society of New Zealand Rutherford Medal Lecture
"Mastering molecular chess to mine nature's medicine chest."