Visions for Dunedin 2021 by Kay Mercer

Talks | Kā Kōrero

Visions for Dunedin: Our Heritage, Our Future

As the Swift Seasons Roll: Celebrating 150 years of Otago Girls' High School

In partnership with the Southern Heritage Trust, Dunedin Public Libraries is pleased to host a series of inspirational talks on the third Tuesday of the month throughout the year, exploring visions of Dunedin’s past, present and perhaps more importantly, its future.

PRESENTED BY: Jemma Tutty, 150th prefect, Jemma Wilson, Head Prefect, and Jane Smallfield, School Archivist

This year Otago Girls’ High School which opened in 1871 marks its 150th Jubilee. The school was the first state school for girls in the Southern Hemisphere and has always held a significant position in the education of young women.

150th Prefect Jemma Tutty and Head Prefect Jemma Wilson will talk about what life is like at Otago Girls’ High School in its 150th year.

School archivist, historian, and Convenor of our 150th Jubilee Jane Smallfield will then talk about the history of the school looking at its founding, the change in its physical environment and profile some of our prominent ex-girls.

Booking Essential

Wednesday 28th July, 6pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th floor, City Library |

Public Lecture: OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Professor Paul Glue and Dr Shona Neehoff of the University of Otago, present a free public talk on OCD.

  • What is it?
  • What causes it?
  • How is it treated?
  • Are there new possible treatments?

Gain an understanding into this often misunderstood disorder.

Booking Essential

Thursday 5th August, 6pm
Dunningham Suite, 4
th Floor, Dunedin City Library