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March 2009 Issue
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Research Tuesdays: sharing great research with the community

The wrecks are talking: Why road crashes happen and what can be done about it

There are many different factors that contribute to a vehicle accident and its impact on victims. What are those factors, and how can we learn from them?

For more than 30 years, the University of Adelaide's Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) has conducted extensive investigations into crashes on South Australian roads.

Through expert analysis of human factors, conditions, vehicles involved, forensics and medical data, consistent causes are emerging and preventative measures are being identified.

CASR Director Professor Mary Lydon will reveal exactly what is being done to improve road safety.

When: 5.30-6.30pm Tuesday 10 March
Where: Room G04, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus

Admission free, RSVP essential
Phone: +61 8 8303 3692
For more information:

Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL

Adelaide's most popular daytime concert series continues in 2009.

Special subscription passes are available - for more information contact the Concert Office on +61 8 8303 5925.

For full program details visit:

When: 1.10pm every Friday from 6 March
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus
Cost: tickets $7, available at the door from 12.30pm on the day of each concert

Fridays Uncorked '09

Offering a vibrant Friday night venue to the Adelaide business community to wind down their week, taste fine wines from selected regions, enjoy a selection from the cocktail menu, and relax at this unique Adelaide icon.

When: 4.30pm Friday 6 March, 4.30pm Friday 20 March
Where: National Wine Centre of Australia
Cost: FREE entry including cocktail food.

Wine from $4.50 per glass.

Adelaide Fringe 2009 - The vâices that be gone

University of Adelaide Reader in English Dr Tom Burton reads selected poems from William Barnes's Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect - read in the original 19th-century dialect. Proceeds will support Alzheimer's Australia and the Barr Smith Library.

When: Sessions at 6.00pm Tuesday 10 March, 6.00pm Thursday 12 March, and 2.00pm Saturday 14 March
Where: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus
Cost: $12.50 (full), $9.00 (concession) plus service fee. Tickets from FringeTIX: phone 1300 FRINGE (374 643),

The John Bray Oration 2009

"Revenge or Forgiveness: Truth and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Human Rights Violations" by Justice Richard Goldstone, former member of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Chief Prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

When: 5.30pm for 6.00pm Wednesday 11 March
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Banknote or gold coin donation to assist the John Bray Law Chapter's activities
RSVP: Bookings essential. Please note: this event is now fully booked.

Distinguished Social Sciences Public Lecture Series

Professor Anna Yeatman (Director, Whitlam Institute for Citizenship and Public Policy, University of Western Sydney) will deliver the latest free public lecture in this series, presented by Professor Ann Brooks and Professor Graeme Hugo.

When: 6.00pm-8.00pm Wednesday 18 March
Where: Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free and open to all

Climate Futures

Climate Futures is a 12-part public seminar series that addresses the impacts of climate change and explores leading edge developments to enable society to live with anticipated future changes.

The lectures - given by a range of experts in their fields - are suitable for anyone with an interest in the challenges posed by climate change for a sustainable society.

When: 5.00pm Wednesday 4, 11, 18 and 25 March
Where: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free - all welcome. For more information email:

Friends of the University of Adelaide Library

"Stella Miles Franklin: the South Australian dimension" - a public talk with Professor Jill Roe AO, Professor Emerita of History at Macquarie University.

When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm Thursday 19 March
Where: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free and open to all: gold coin donation invited
RSVP: Bookings by Tuesday 17 March to or phone +61 8 8303 4064

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