2020 News

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    Genre-defying work wins 2020 Adam Foundation Prize

    A genre-defying work that examiners describe as being “of great significance” has been awarded the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) 2020 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing.

  • L-R: Russell Campbell, Sarah Thomasson, Nicola Hyland, Sam Tippet, James Wenley, Phil Mann, Megan Evans, Sean Coyle, Liz Thompson, David O'Donnell, David Carnegie

    50 years of Theatre

    The Theatre programme is celebrating 50 years since its inception as Drama Studies at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington in 1970. As part of the celebrations, the programme staff invited founding professor Phil Mann to tour the facilities and join them to discuss the creation, history, and evolution of the programme.

  • Graduates Siegfied Jahnke, Brandon Vaa, Hana Ah-Hi, Lotomau Koro, Savesi Apolo, and Samu Telefoni with family, friends, and staff.

    Inaugural Pasika Pathways graduation

    In November, the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences celebrated the first graduation of the Diploma in University Studies (Pasifika Pathways). The ceremony was held in the Hunter Council Chamber with family and friends of the graduates, and staff from Va’aomanū Pasifika and the School of Languages and Cultures in attendance.

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    Sir Lloyd Geering donates archive to the University

    On 28 November, the Religious Studies programme joined with the JC Beaglehole Room at the University’s Main Library to host a special function for Sir Lloyd Geering ONZ, GNZM, CBE. The occasion marked the donation of Sir Lloyd’s large collection of papers to the University.