The University of Adelaide Library hosts a shortened - but just as power-packed - series of Inaugural Lectures this month.
Given by recently-appointed Professors to the University, the lectures are free, open to the public and showcase the diversity of research and teaching occurring at Adelaide. All lectures begin at 4.15pm in the Ira Raymond Room of the Barr Smith Library, with light refreshments available afterwards.
Professor of Creative Writing, Professor Nick Jose, will give the first lecture on Wednesday, October 5. Professor Jose's lecture is titled "A Shelf Of Our Own", and will examine the traditions and current state of reading and writing in Australia.
Head of the Adelaide Graduate School of Business, Professor Graham Hubbard, will give the second lecture on Wednesday, October 12. His lecture is titled "Characteristics of Winning Organsiations in Australia: the Winning Wheel" and will look at the common elements among high-performing Australian businesses.
Head of the School of Social Sciences, Professor John Gray, will give the third and final lecture on Wednesday, October 19. His lecture is titled "Domestic Mandala: Houses and the Cosmos in Nepal" and will look at how high caste Hindus in Nepal use commonplace domestic activities as ways of building and understanding their concept of the cosmos.