Art & Heritage Collections
The Horace Lamb Rose Bowl will be on display in the Barr Smith Library Foyer during April.
A wonderfully crafted object in George II style, made of parcel gilt and silver manufactured in the United Kingdom, this was given as a gift to Horace Lamb, the first Elder Professor of Mathematics at the University of Adelaide, in 1898 by the University Council after his departure to take up a post at Manchester University. The bowl was purchased and given to Lamb by his successor, William Bragg.
Lady Nicholson, Lamb's daughter, donated the bowl to the University via the late Professor Ren Potts in 1965 as a reminder of Lamb's time in Adelaide.
Mirna Heruc, Manager, Art & Heritage Collections