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News In Brief

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Christmas wishes from Vice-Chancellor & Uni Ukes

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Otago lecturer wins Prime Minister's Supreme Award

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Otago campus voted one of world's most beautiful

Read more Otago news here

Announcing a new service for Alumni - Podcast hot picks!

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Now you don't need to live in Dunedin to access the best Otago has to offer. Each month we'll bring you podcasts of talks by outstanding academics like Mark Henaghan (pictured above left) and Alan Musgrave (right).

Networks and Events

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2013 was packed with intriguing, entertaining, and informative alumni events. Highlights include the Arana College reunion (left), ScienceTeller Festival (right), Alumni Receptions in N.Z. and around the world, the School of Surveying reunion, and an Alumni Networking workshop.

We hope you can join us in 2014!

Upcoming Events

Medical Class of '57 Reunion

Physio Class of '56 Reunion

Medical Class of '59 Reunion
Merry Christmas

What's Happening On Campus

Placemakers@ Hocken Gallery
Summer School begins
N.Z. Bioethics Conference
Summer Short Courses & Workshops

Supporting The University

Picture of painting The University has recently received a magnificent painting, 54 degrees south, by Peter Anderson, a renowned artist and sailor ... Read more ...

Your Stories - "The Wrong Crowd" by Barbara Else

Picture of Barbara Else, Avengers style. I doubted I was university material. Though I was proxime accessit to the dux in my last year at school, I had begun secondary school at Epsom Girls’ and moved to the smaller Waitaki Girls’ in the sixth form. I knew I wouldn’t have scored highly if I’d stayed in the larger environment... Read more ...

From the Archives

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Medical Class of 1896, sitting with their skeleton mascot, resplendent in top hat. View a larger version of the photo here.

Why We Otago

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Grotesques above the Corridor of Tears. These 8 quirky figures, called "The South Gate Grotesques", are carved in limestone by sculptor/s unknown. The witty imagery refers to the disciplines taught at Otago, such as a pair of pliers for dentistry, a pick for geology, and a judicial wig for law. Read more ...

Where In The World Are You?

Looking to set up an alumni group in your city?
Email us and we will help you set it up.

Otago Magazine

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Short Takes

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