University Events Calendar 11 May, 2017

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Exhibition: Raggers and Radicals: Student Activity and Activism from 1880

Date/Time: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - Friday, 30 June 2017

Location: Barr Smith Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, Level 1

Cost: Free: All Welcome

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From larrikin behaviour to celebrity kidnappings and extortion, student pranks at the University of Adelaide have been a long-time tradition. The processions of the early 1900s to the 1950s had offended many with their questionable floats which some considered to be in poor taste. The "Prosh" (short for procession) began in the 1950s and saw historical pranks such as the suspension of an FJ Holden under the University Footbridge in 1971.

The 1960s and 70s saw more political activism than previous years, where violent protests took place in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Radical groups such as the Marxist Students for Democratic Action also established themselves to protest the undemocratic nature of university administration. Other movements such as Women's and Gay Liberation began in the radical 1970s.

In more recent times students have found an alternative platform for political discussion and activism in social media. This exhibition was created in conjunction with the University of Adelaide Archives.

Contact: Ms Cheryl Hoskin (email), Special Collections Librarian, Business: (08) 8313 5224

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Leo Greenfield: Drawn to the City

Date/Time: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - Thursday, 1 March 2018

Location: Hub Display Wall, Level 3 Hub Central

Cost: Free

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Each month in 2017, South Australian artist and University of Adelaide graduate Leo Greenfield creates illustrated biographical notes on residents of our city, including the University, which are then published in The Adelaide Review.

In collaboration with University Collections, Leo's series of illustrated biographical notes will be presented to the university on the Level 3 Hub Wall as they unfold.

Contact: Ms Elizabeth Pascale (email), Project Officer, University Collections, Business: The University of Adelaide, Other: 8313 3714

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Leo Greenfield Flyer  [PDF]  (195.7K)


Henry V by William Shakespeare

Date/Time: Saturday, 6 May 2017 - Saturday, 20 May 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Little Theatre, (The Cloisters), North Terrace campus

Cost: $28 Full, $23 Concession

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The Theatre Guild presents Henry V by William Shakespeare, directed by Megan Dansie, with Nick Duddy as Henry V.

"Every subject's duty is the King's;
But every subject's soul is his own"

In this gripping production of Henry V, a talented cast tell the story of a King who grows in stature as a leader and soldier, winning an impossible victory when facing certain defeat. His journey from uncertain youth to triumphant King is accompanied by all of Shakespeare's much loved characters, both bold and humorous, in this, Shakespeare's most famous history play.

Director Megan Dansie's vision for Henry V is inspired by the use of drama therapy for survivors of post- traumatic stress disorder. A group of patients and family members perform Shakespeare's Henry V as they deal with the trauma of war and move to acceptance by confronting their past actions. It explores the effect of war on the combatants and their families, and the difficult moral decisions made by leaders in the heat of battle.

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more ..."

The cast comprises Robert Bell, Beatrice Blackwell, Tony Busch, Matthew Chapman, Peter Davies, Geoff Dawes, Nick Duddy, Lindsay Dunn, Gary George, Rose Harvey, Guy Henderson, Matt Houston, Steve Marvanek, Ellie McPhee, Dylan O'Donnell, Jason Sardhina, Angela Short and Georgia Stockham.

Contact: Melanie Hibberd (email), website, Administrator, University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, Business: +61 8313 5999, Fax: 8313 5019

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