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Ten questions for the Templeton twins

Ian and Hugh Templeton, born in Southland in 1929, have each amassed a lifetime of fascinating experiences, along with some cricket and not a little wisdom. And they're still going strong.

Stitching together the fabric of the University 

Care, skill, humour and attention to detail are woven into the tapestry created by the Otago Embroiderers' Guild which tells the story of the University of Otago.

Pacific Office opens at Wellington campus

A formal ceremonial and multicultural celebration was held at the University of Otago, Wellington in July, to mark the official opening of the school's first Pacific Office.


Your Story - Messages from Myanmar

The University's 150th anniversary has rekindled memories for Otago alumni from around the world. Recollections sent to the alumni office include a first-hand account from mining graduates from Burma (now Myanmar) who were students at the School of Mines in the 1950s.

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Networks & events

View galleries from a selection of alumni events that have taken place during 2019 and read about the 150th anniversary Gold Ball.

We love staying in touch with all our alumni, keep an eye out for future events near you. Networks & events...

150th Anniversary calendar
Complete 150th key events calendar

until Nov Dare to be Wise - Exhibition
24 Otago Museum 2019
Oct OURC International Regatta
Wed 2 – Sat 5 Oct 2019
Oct Te Takarangi Exhibition
16~18 Wed 16 – Fri 18 2019
Nov UniCol 50th Reunion
22~24 Fri 22 – Sun 24 Nov 2019

Lecture hot picks

Be entertained and feed your mind with our Lecture Hot Picks.
You can relax in the comfort of your own home, while listening to a selection of lectures from Otago academics and visiting lecturers.

Check them out here...


Supporting Otago - Special month for appeals

The Otago University Rowing Club celebrated the club's 90th anniversary. September also marked Alzheimer's awareness month, a time to support all those affected by this disease.

OURC and Alzheimer's research...


Otago Images – 150th anniversary rose

A ray of sunshine landed in Dunedin in August with the arrival of the newly-released Otago University 150th anniversary rose.

The eye-catching yellow hybrid tea rose was developed by Glenavon rose breeder Rob Somerfield.

Otago images – 150th rose...

Upcoming reunions and events for alumni
Complete alumni events calendar

Oct Wanaka alumni event
15 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Oct Queenstown alumni event
16 Wed 16 Oct 2019
Oct OUSA 1970-2000 reunion
25~28 Fri 25 – Mon 28 2019
Nov Washington alumni event
02 Sat 2 Nov 2019, 6 – 9pm
Nov Toronto alumni event
05 Tue 5 Nov 2019, 6 – 9pm
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Why We Otago

The University of Otago has created a new tradition – inviting doctoral students to ring the University bell when they submit the hard copy of their PhD.

The tradition began in March, and is proving popular.

Why We ♥ Otago – PhD bell...

Making a difference through funding

Many educational institutions were founded on philanthropy, whether this was by royal patronage, civic leaders or individual and public support. In fact the University of Otago's establishment was strongly supported by the Presbyterian Synod.

Making a difference...

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Otago Mentor Match

Do you want a chance to help Otago students find their place in the world?

The University of Otago has recently launched a new programme called "Otago Mentor Match". So far 64 mentors have signed up from New Zealand and around the globe.

Opportunities for alumni...

UniCol 50th Anniversary

Did you live at UniCol? If so, University College is celebrating its 50th birthday, and you're invited!

In UniCol's (in)famous social style, the programme will entertain everyone. Come to any or all of the events.

Fri 22 – Sun 24 Nov 2019, University College

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