Open Day 2006
Sunday 20 August North Terrace 10am-4pm
Why and how does the University of Adelaide have an impact on people's lives?
You can see, hear, taste and experience it for yourself at the University's Open Day on Sunday 20 August.
With the theme `Living Life Impact', Open Day 2006 is an excellent opportunity for all members of the community to see what the University of Adelaide is about.
It's an opportunity for the people of Adelaide to explore the University's North Terrace Campus, get involved in a range of activities, learn about our heritage, research and innovation, and discover the many aspects of what University life involves.
From the `Beginner's Guide to Uni' through to `Solving Sudoku in the Blink of an Eye', there's something for everyone in the range of general and faculty-specific talks. These talks will help you to make informed choices about studying at the University and give you a taste for the wide range of exciting study options available.
Want to know about studying overseas as part of your degree at Adelaide, or scholarship opportunities? See the talks available to you by visiting the Open Day website: www.adelaide.edu.au/openday
If you ever wanted to visit the beautiful grounds and heritage buildings at the University's North Terrace Campus, or learn more about them, Open Day is your chance to do just that.
A range of different tours will be held on the day that will cater to every need.
As well as tours of the Campus itself, there are Public Art and Heritage tours, self-guided tours through the historic Mitchell Building, and tours of the Museum of Classical Archaeology, University laboratories, and the Barr Smith Library.
Some tours only occur at a specific time, while others are held throughout the day. For more information about the range of tours available, visit the Open Day website: www.adelaide.edu.au/openday
Faculty Displays and Activities
Each academic faculty at the University of Adelaide is represented at Open Day with a variety of displays and activities aimed at bringing University study to life.
Want to see a Microgravity or Space Simulator in action? Want to try your hand at suturing? Wondered how History informs the modern world? Interested in 3D animation? Or just want to create a ball of slime? The variety of displays and activities will amaze - and entertain - you.
Each faculty also has its own display in the Bonython Hall Expo. For more information about individual faculty displays, visit the Open Day website: www.adelaide.edu.au/openday
There's So Much More!
Entertainment, food, art and culture - it's all here at the University of Adelaide's Open Day. It's a perfect chance for the whole family to visit the University, and it has something for people of all ages.
Vice-Chancellor Professor James McWha will officially open the day at 10.00am on Goodman Crescent. The opening features a traditional indigenous welcome - and you're invited to attend!
Brass it up!
The Battle of the Bands is going big, bold and brassy for the University of Adelaide's Open Day on Sunday 20 August - and you can be part of the audience.
The Open Day Battle of the Bands competition, to be held in the marquee on Goodman Crescent Lawns, features a range of school bands performing from 10.30am until 1.00pm, with community bands performing from 1.30pm until 4.00pm.
In all, 10 bands - including brass, oom-pah and concert bands - will be battling it out to win part of $2000 in prize money.
The performances will be judged by a panel of musical maestros from the University of Adelaide's prestigious Elder Conservatorium of Music.
The Battle of the Bands is just part of the entertainment on campus during Open Day, with other performances by students and staff from the Elder Conservatorium and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music, live bands, performance artists and demonstrations from the University's student clubs and societies. It's all aimed at giving visitors a taste of life on campus.
Climate Change - it's too late, learn to adapt!
What it's about:
The Earth's climate has warmed and cooled for millions of years. We regularly hear on the news that changes to the environment are as a result of global warming. Are the changes really as bad as we have been told? What is likely to happen in the future? Will climate change continue to grow worse over time? Is it already too late?
Associate Professor Garrett Cullity -
Head of the Discipline of Philosophy, University of Adelaide
Professor Bob Hill -
Head of the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, and Head of Science, South Australian Museum
Associate Professor Gus Nathan -
Lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
Professor Ian Plimer -
Professor of Mining Geology in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide
The French call Australian wine industrial, does that make French wine primitive?
What it's about:
Some believe that French wines cannot be compared with any other. Australia and France make wine differently and they therefore have different tastes - two different cultures, two different kinds of wine. But are culture and history so important in making world-class wine? Are Australian and French wines really that different? Who really does make the best wine?
Dr Carolin Plewa -
Associate Lecturer in the School of Commerce, University of Adelaide
Associate Professor Jean Fornasiero -
Head of the Discipline of French Studies, University of Adelaide
Dr Paul Grbin -
Lecturer in Oenology in the Discipline of Wine & Horticulture, University of Adelaide
Briony Hoare -
Hoare Consulting, University of Adelaide graduate and Young Winemaker of the Year for 2003
The Ageing West - a crisis for tomorrow
What it's about:
With the increase in the average age in western countries, there are fears that countries will be burdened by `too many elderly people'. What are the actual demographic trends? What issues are we facing as the age of the population increases? Does an ageing population pose a significant threat to the developed world?
Professor Christopher Findlay -
Head of the School of Economics, University of Adelaide
Professor David Findlay -
Deputy Head of the Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma, University of Adelaide, and Head of the Bone and Joint Centre, Hanson Institute
Professor Gary Wittert -
Head of the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide
Professor Graeme Hugo -
Federation Fellow and Professor in the Department of Geographical & Environmental Studies
Loss of Freedom in the West: have the terrorists won?
What it's about:
Terrorism continues to be a significant issue throughout the world. For some it has prevented travel and/or business within particular regions. With the introduction of travel warnings and the fear of more terrorism attacks, have the terrorists already won?
Professor Mike Brooks -
Head of the School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide
Dr Andrew Gleeson -
Associate Lecturer in the Discipline of Philosophy, University of Adelaide
Dr Felix Patrikeeff -
Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Politics, University of Adelaide
Associate Professor Ric Zuckerman -
Reader in the Discipline of History, University of Adelaide
For more information about The Forum, visit the University of Adelaide's Open Day website: www.adelaide.edu.au/openday