This year, University of Otago celebrates its 150th anniversary, bringing together students, staff, alumni and the wider Dunedin community for a busy programme of events.
On OAR Dunedin’s new programme Daring to be Wise, educators, administrators and those whose time at Otago made a lasting impression share their inspirational stories, creating a collection of interviews that will serve as both a snapshot of university life in 2019 and a record of the institution’s history to date.
The interviews are hosted by OAR FM Community Liaison Jeff Harford, host of the OARsome Morning Show, with a new episode airing for each week of the anniversary year.
Episodes to date have included conversations with 150th Celebrations Project Co-ordinator Kerry Buchan, University of Otago Chancellor Dr Royden Somerville QC, and Dunedin mayor Dave Cull.
Ms Buchan said there was “something for everyone” in the programme of anniversary events.
“The university really wishes to engage with the community, alumni, existing staff and students, so we’ve based the year’s celebrations on a strong academic programme, a strong sporting and cultural flavour, a spiritual component and celebration of our Maori and Pacific divisions.”
Daring To Be Wise airs on Tuesdays at noon, with replays on Wednesdays at 5pm and Sundays at 8.30pm on OAR 105.4FM and 1575AM, with podcasts available from oar.org.nz, Google podcasts and Apple podcasts.
Photo: Something for everyone: University of Otago 150th Celebrations Project Co-ordinator Kerry Buchan is one of the guests on OAR FM programme Daring To Be Wise.