University of Otago Heritage Buildings Walks - Wednesday

Wednesday 25 September:  4.00 - 5.00pm

See Dunedin Gothic en masse and at its finest on the University of Otago campus with a walking tour of Heritage New Zealand’s listed places. Learn about the people that built these places, and the trials and tribulations of New Zealand's oldest university as it expanded.

Book a guided tour with local experts from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Southern Heritage Trust.

Tours are limited so secure your place now.

Meet outside the University of Otago Visitors' Centre and Gift Shop at least 10 minutes before your selected tour is scheduled to begin.

Register: https://forms.gle/faoPZSRZuesRS3LC8

University of Otago Heritage Buildings Walks - Saturday

Sat 28 September 1.30 - 2.30pm 

FREE

See Dunedin Gothic en masse and at its finest on the University of Otago campus with a walking tour of Heritage New Zealand’s listed places. Learn about the people that built these places, and the trials and tribulations of of New Zealand's oldest university as it expanded.

Book a guided tour with local experts from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Southern Heritage Trust. Tours are limited so secure your place now.

Meet outside the University of Otago Visitors' Centre and Gift Shop at least 10 minutes before your selected tour is scheduled to begin.

Register: https://forms.gle/faoPZSRZuesRS3LC8

Tuia – Southern Encounters, Hocken Gallery

FREE

Open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm

When James Cook sailed down the Otago coast in 1770 he observed what he thought to be a barren, uninhabited land. This exhibition weaves together taonga, images, maps, and knowledge handed down from ancestors to tell the story of how fifty generations had been living in southern New Zealand when the first explorers from another world visited these shores.

 

 

Dare to be Wise Special Exhibition, Otago Museum

1877 Gallery, Otago Museum

FREE

Open daily 10am – 5pm

The University of Otago’s 150th anniversary exhibition, Dare To Be Wise, showcases the far-reaching benefits to both students and society of the University’s history.

Articles, artefacts, stories, and memorabilia from the first 150 years have been carefully collected and presented in this wonderful display of University of Otago history.

Archaeological Programme Open Day

Sunday 29 September 1.00pm - 3.00pm                               

Ground Floor Lab, Richardson Building

FREE

Archaeology is the study of the material evidence of the human past. This evidence can include:

  • Monumental structures like the ceremonial statues and platforms of Easter Island
  • Smaller portable artefacts such as pots and stone tools
  • The buried foundations of structures and
  • The remains of animals and plants used by ancient peoples

This research can contribute significantly to our knowledge of human origins, and the variety of societies and environments in the past.

The University of Otago Archaeology labs provides specialist services for post-excavation analysis including zooarchaeological analysis, artifact analysis, and collections management. they are designed for the efficient throughput of archaeological remains from initial processing to detailed post-excavation analysis. 

Come and explore the art and science of archaeology and learn about researchers’ recent Dental School excavations and various other fieldwork projects.

University of Otago Heritage Buildings Walks - Sunday

Sun 29 September  

FREE

Tour times:

11:30am - 12:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm

See Dunedin Gothic en masse and at its finest on the University of Otago campus with a walking tour of Heritage New Zealand’s listed places. Learn about the people that built these places, and the trials and tribulations of of New Zealand's oldest university as it expanded.

Book a guided tour with local experts from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Southern Heritage Trust. Tours are limited so secure your place now.

Meet outside the University of Otago Visitors' Centre and Gift Shop at least 10 minutes before your selected tour is scheduled to begin.

Register: https://forms.gle/faoPZSRZuesRS3LC8

Tweed Ride Gasworks to the University Clocktower

Sun 29 September 10.00am - 11.30am          

Cost $5 per person / $10 family  (proceeds go to the Gasworks Museum)                

Within one month of the ordinance of the Otago Provincial Council establishing the University of Otago, the first bicycle built in Auckland was ridden for the first time in 1869. Bicycles are also built and ridden in Christchurch and Dunedin in that year.

Get on your bike, young or old, and join the annual fun ride from the Gasworks Museum, Braemar Street, South Dunedin to the University Clocktower. We will set off at a leisurely pace, flat all the way, stopping at the Railway Station for a photo opportunity, before finishing at approximately 11:30 am at the University.

Members of the Gasworks Guild of Gadgeteers steampunk group and Images of the Past Victorian costume group will be waiting to welcome us at the University, as well as a coffee cart!

Prizes for best-dressed riders.

Meet at the Gasworks Museum on Braemar Street at 10am for a 10.30am start.