University Events Calendar 29 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

More information: Visit website

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

More information: Visit website

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)


Vivente Music Presents "Imagination & Emotion"

Date/Time: Monday, 29 May 2017, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Urrbrae House Ballroom (access via stairs only), Waite Campus, University of Adelaide, off Fullarton Road, Urrbrae

Cost: Cost: $20 per person

Lachlan Bramble - violin
Alison Heike - violin
Linda Garrett - viola
Michael Robertson - viola
Simon Cobcroft - cello
Gemma Phillips - cello

A group of outstanding musicians from the ranks of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will perform masterpieces from the Romantic Era. The main work in the program will be Sextet op. 18, No. 1 by J. Brahms.

Refreshments will be served prior to the concert.

Bookings: viventemusic@yahoo.com.au or phone 08 8296 6851

Contact: Amanda Jackson (email), website, Coordinator Urrbrae House, Business: 08 8313 7497

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