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

Dr Helen Pearson Public Lecture: 150 years of Nature, the past, present and future of a leading journal

Thurs 26 Sept 6.00 - 7.00pm 

St David’s Lecture Theatre  FREE EVENT

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Nature, the most authoritative scientific journal in the world. The history of Nature mirrors how science and its role in society have changed over that time. Helen Pearson, Nature’s Chief Magazine Editor, will talk about the journal’s rich legacy and its continued mission to serve the global research community and communicate the results of science worldwide

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150-years-of-nature-the-past-present-and-future-of-a-leading-science-journal-tickets-70220751157?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Backstory - Heritage in Words, Pictures, and Threads

Wed 25 Sept: 6.00pm - 7.00pm 

Castle 1, University of Otago.

FREE EVENT

We bring four individuals together to talk about an expansive and inclusive concept of cultural heritage through the lenses of literature, literary criticism, film, and textiles:

  • Tina Makereti grew her latest novel, The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke, from an 1846 article in the London Times
  • Lisa Chatfield is charged with bringing 1860s’ Dunedin and the West Coast to life as producer of the BBC-adaptation of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize-winning novel
  • Catherine Smith’s current research focus is the interdisciplinary analysis of Māori textiles based on a background in archaeology and conservation of cultural materials
  • Madeleine Seys is an expert in the narrative and sartorial threads of Victorian popular literature.

Chaired by Kirby-Jane Hallum and supported by Dunedin City of Literature

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-story-heritage-through-words-pictures-and-threads-tickets-70220582653?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

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

OUSA Book Launch: 'Audeamus! We Dare!'

Sat 28 September 5.30pm - 6.30pm

University of Otago Staff Club, Leith Walk

Celebrate the launch of Philippa Keaney’s book with Professor Mark Henaghan.

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Bluestone Award 2019

Sat 28 September 4.45pm - 5:30pm

University of Otago Staff Club, Leith Walk

The Bluestone Award is presented every two years at the Dunedin Heritage Festival to acknowledge an outstanding contribution to the preservation and appreciation of Dunedin’s heritage. Nominations are invited from the public and should be sent to the Southern Heritage Trust (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Tuesday 17 September.

Come and celebrate our Town and Gown Heritage Hero!

Sponsored by the Dunedin City Council.

University of Otago Geology Museum open to the public

Saturday 28 September, 2pm - 4pm

Quad 4 (Behind the Clocktower Building)

The Geology Museum contains large and scientifically important collections of rocks, minerals and fossils - the largest such collection in the South Island.

Recommended for children 11 years and older. No need to register.

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.

 

 

Heritage Bytes Presented by the Southern Heritage Trust

Saturday 28 September 3.00 - 4.30pm

Quad 4 Lecture Theatre - Geology Dept   FREE

Find out why this rapid-fire image and storytelling event has become a global phenomenon Presenters have just 20 seconds to speak to each of their own 20 images. Come and experience an exciting line up of impassioned speakers.

 

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.

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