University of Otago celebrates 150 years

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s first and finest university. It was founded in 1869, and in 2019 the University reaches the significant milestone of becoming 150 years old.

So, what's happening for the rest of the year to celebrate?

150th University of Otago Exhibition
1 June - 24 November
Otago Museum

UNESCO Cities of Literature Play Festival
13 - 20 September
University of Otago Campus
Free to attend

Clocktower Cushion Concert
21 September, 2pm - 4:30pm
Steps opposite the University of Otago clocktower
Free to attend, hosted by Damian Newell

1869 Conference and Heritage Festival
28–29 September
Variety of locations

The Philip Neill Memorial Concert
29 September, 3pm
St Pauls Cathedral

OURC International Rowing Regatta
2-5 October
Dunedin Harbour & Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel
Free to spectate

Te Takarangi Exhibition
16 - 18 October
University of Otago Link Building
Free to attend