University Events Calendar 30 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)


2017 Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration

Date/Time: Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Bonython Hall, North Terrace campus

Cost: General Admission $15, Members $12, Concession $10

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2017 Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration:
Fr. Frank Brennan SJ AO - On Aboriginal Land: Seeking unity at the table. Celebrating 50 years since the 1967 Referendum.

Fr. Frank Brennan SJ AO is an Australian Jesuit priest, human rights lawyer and academic. Frank is currently the CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia. He is known for his 1998 involvement in the Wik debate when Paul Keating called him "the meddling priest" and the National Trust classified him as a Living National Treasure. Brennan has a longstanding reputation of advocacy in the areas of law, social justice, refugee protection and Aboriginal reconciliation. His books on Aboriginal issues include The Wik Debate, One Land One Nation, Sharing the Country and Land Rights Queensland Style.

Contact: Rebecca Esteve (email), website, Marketing and Events Coordinator, Business: Don Dunstan Foundation

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