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Humanities Lectures

Inaugural Professorial Lectures, public lectures and events from the Division of Humanities.

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CTPI: Faith and Wisdom in Science

CTPI: Faith and Wisdom in Science

In this talk Professor Tom McLeish, Professor of Physics at Durham University. Tom discusses themes from his recently pu... Read more

21 Sep 2015

1hr 18mins

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Public Square: Lessons from the Breivik trial, May 2012

Public Square: Lessons from the Breivik trial, May 2012

‘Creative Responses to Extremism: Lessons from the Breivik trial’Panel: Professor Birgit Brock-Utne (Norway), Professor ... Read more

24 Jun 2012

1hr 16mins

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Dr Tom Shakespeare: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Why it matters

Dr Tom Shakespeare: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Why it matters

Dr Tom Shakespeare, author, social scientist, bioethicist and editor of the World Report on Disability presents an open ... Read more

26 Aug 2012

54mins

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Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The End of the World

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The End of the World

The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture six of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by ... Read more

10 Apr 2013

1hr 4mins

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Faculty of Law: Do they say what they mean and mean what they say? Some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century

Faculty of Law: Do they say what they mean and mean what they say? Some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century

The Honorable Justice Susan Glazebrook, Supreme Court of New Zealand, delivers this talk on some issues in statutory int... Read more

12 Aug 2014

53mins

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Faculty of Law: Global Animal Law and New Project

Faculty of Law: Global Animal Law and New Project

In this talk, Sabine Brels explores these questions in providing a global overview of animal law at three levels: Nation... Read more

15 Mar 2015

46mins

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IPL: Slow Scholarship and Deliberate Spaces for Thinking and Learning

IPL: Slow Scholarship and Deliberate Spaces for Thinking and Learning

Professor Tony Harland, Head of the Higher Education Development Centre, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “S... Read more

1 Sep 2014

1hr

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English & Linguistics: Milton Marathon, Reading of ‘Paradise Lost’, Book 9

English & Linguistics: Milton Marathon, Reading of ‘Paradise Lost’, Book 9

This reading of Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, Book 9 is part of a Milton Marathon reunion performance that took place in the... Read more

14 May 2014

54mins

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Faculty of Law: Professor Jeremy Waldron - Death lists and death squads: Targeted killing and the character of the State

Faculty of Law: Professor Jeremy Waldron - Death lists and death squads: Targeted killing and the character of the State

'My intention in this lecture is to urge critical reflection upon current US practices of targeted killing by considerin... Read more

27 Jul 2016

49mins

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Faculty of Law: International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand

Faculty of Law: International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand

Hear Lewis Bollard, Harvard and Yale alumnus, talk about international patterns of animal welfare law reform and how New... Read more

4 Sep 2013

1hr

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Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2016 – Making the penalty fit the crime: the pros and cons of civil pecuniary penalties as a means of enforcing commercial law

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2016 – Making the penalty fit the crime: the pros and cons of civil pecuniary penalties as a means of enforcing commercial law

Civil pecuniary penalties are an increasingly common feature of regulatory legislation such as the Commerce Act 1986 and... Read more

3 May 2016

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CTPI: Religious Voices in the Public Square: Threatening Democracy or Enriching Debate?

CTPI: Religious Voices in the Public Square: Threatening Democracy or Enriching Debate?

In this conversation two leading public theologians, one from Sri Lanka, Dr Vinoth Ramachandra (Secretary for Dialogue a... Read more

19 May 2014

1hr 5mins

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Theology and Religion: Towards an Ecumenical Political Theology: Charisms Catholic, Reformed and Anabaptist

Theology and Religion: Towards an Ecumenical Political Theology: Charisms Catholic, Reformed and Anabaptist

Rev Dr Doug Gay is the Stuart Residence Halls Council Distinguished Visitor for 2016. In this public lecture, he traces... Read more

5 Sep 2016

39mins

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Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: An Evening with Adrian McKinty

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: An Evening with Adrian McKinty

In this address, we hear the prize-winning author of Fifty Grand and The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty, read from his... Read more

29 May 2014

34mins

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Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2016: Professor Choon-Leong Seow - The Story of Job: A contested classic 6

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2016: Professor Choon-Leong Seow - The Story of Job: A contested classic 6

The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture three of the 2016 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given b... Read more

3 Aug 2016

1hr 13mins

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Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr William Willimon – Should the Church Try to Change the World?

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr William Willimon – Should the Church Try to Change the World?

The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture five of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by... Read more

7 Aug 2012

47mins

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IPL: Latin American Liberation Theology and its Ongoing Legacy

IPL: Latin American Liberation Theology and its Ongoing Legacy

Professor David Tombs holds the Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues and is Director of the Centre for Th... Read more

7 Sep 2015

56mins

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Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society

Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society

Professor Patrick Parkinson is a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a specialist in family law, child prot... Read more

9 Jul 2014

45mins

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Music: Dr Ian Chapman talks about his teaching

Music: Dr Ian Chapman talks about his teaching

Dr Ian Chapman, Executant Lecturer in Contemporary Music at the University of Otago talks about teaching performers and ... Read more

14 Jan 2014

3mins

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2013 Three Minute Thesis Competition Second Place – Helen Alderson

2013 Three Minute Thesis Competition Second Place – Helen Alderson

Second place in the 2013 Otago Three Minute Thesis competition went to Helen Alderson, a Master’s student from the Depar... Read more

9 Jan 2014

5mins

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