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There are plenty of ways to come together, share memories, discuss our past and our future, and celebrate achievements.

All 150th celebration events

Kaurna Day: Tirkanthi | Ngutu | Taikurrinthi

Launching University of Adelaide’s official calendar of 150th celebrations events, Kaurna Day is an immersive and celebratory day of Indigenous culture. A sunrise smoking ceremony kicks off a day full of free music, dance, storytelling, and food. Take part in live art making, hear from Indigenous leaders in collaborative information sessions, learn the Kaurna language, explore community stalls, and support the unique and enduring connection between University of Adelaide and Kaurna People.

Date: 27 Febuary 2024
Location: Kaurna Learning Circle & Barr Smith Lawns

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Adelaide Festival: Floods of Fire

Floods of Fire connects our different cultural stories of creation to our natural world and extreme weather events. It marks one of the largest collaborations in South Australia’s history between citizens, artists, scientists, communities and partner organisations. It is an invitation to collaborate and participate. It is a space to share our concerns, dreams and realities. It is a collective, citizen-led call to empowerment, hope and action.

Date: 16 - 17 March 2024
Location: The University of Adelaide & Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre

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Australian Rover Challenge

The University of Adelaide’s annual international competition for students competing in multiple full-scale Lunar missions, using semi-autonomous rovers that they have designed and built themselves. The 2024 edition moves to the brilliant new EXTERRES Analogue Facility at Roseworthy. Everyone is welcome to watch the rovers battle it out.

Date: 21-24 March 2024
Location: EXTERRES Analogue Facility, Roseworthy Campus

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Waite 100 Gala

Featuring food by celebrity chef Matt Moran and supported by East End Cellars, this night of nights is a once-in-a-lifetime event not to be missed. Now in its 100th year, the Waite Campus has become home to one of the largest concentrations of agricultural and wine research and teaching expertise in the southern hemisphere. This celebration will take place on the lawns adjacent the historic Urrbrae House - where the Waite family lived from 1877 until 1922 - under the enchanting light of a sailcloth tent.

Date: Saturday 4 May
Location: Croquet Lawns, Urrbrae House

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Julia

In 2012, Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, gave a speech that sent shockwaves around the world. Just over a decade later, one of Australia’s most esteemed and globally-produced playwrights, Joanna Murray-Smith, brings the human story behind that speech to the stage.

Date: 16 -31 August 2024
Location: Dunstan Playhouse

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150th Gala Ball

University of Adelaide’s most spectacular alumni reunion event ever, the 2024 150 Gala Ball is a black-tie gala celebrating both the history and the future of the University in its 150th year. Step into the William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval’s flagship event space, to explore the University’s 150th anniversary story.

Date: 26 October 2024
Location: Adelaide Oval

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All 150th celebration events

19

Feb

150th Cake Giveaway

What better way to kick off the University of Adelaide’s 150th celebrations than with free cake?

23

Feb

Adelaide Festival: Blue

An outstanding first play by rising star Thomas Weatherall, Blue dives deep into the beauty, joy and pain of growing up.

27

Feb

Adelaide Festival: I'll Be Your Mirror

As well as presenting an exhibition in the 2024 Adelaide Festival, renowned artist Laurie Anderson will join us via live stream for a conversation about art, artificial intelligence and more. 

27

Feb

Kaurna Day: Tirkanthi | Ngutu | Taikurrinthi

Launching University of Adelaide’s official calendar of 150th celebrations events, Kaurna Day is an immersive and celebratory day of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. A sunrise smoking ceremony kicks off a day full of free music, dance, storytelling, and food.

16

Mar

Adelaide Festival: Floods of Fire

Floods of Fire is a two-day festival within a festival, which celebrates the creativity and stories of people living in South Australia and finds our collective voice to confront one of the most significant challenges we all face today: climate change.

21

Mar

Australian Rover Challenge

The Australian Rover Challenge (ARCh) is an annual robotics competition held by the University of Adelaide, where university students from across Australia and around the globe, battle it out in a full-scale Lunar mission, using semi-autonomous rovers that they have designed and built themselves.

3

May

Tasting Australia Masterclass Series

Tasting Australia is the country’s longest running eating and drinking festival – celebration and collaboration of people, produce and place lie at the heart of our existence.

4

May

Waite 100 Gala

The exclusive Waite 100 Gala will be a black-tie, stand-up cocktail affair celebrating 100 years of the enduring Waite Gift.

31

May

Speaking from the South

What does it mean to speak from the South? What unique perspectives does this vantage point bring to the pressing issues currently facing the world, such as growing inequality, climate change, the impacts of colonialism and the mass displacement of people?

16

Aug

Julia

State Theatre Company South Australia in association with The University of Adelaide presents a Sydney Theatre Company and Canberra Theatre Centre production.

26

Oct

150th Gala Ball

University of Adelaide’s most spectacular alumni reunion event ever, the 2024 150th Gala Ball is a black-tie gala celebrating both the history and the future of the University in its 150th year.

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