150th Celebration - London

2022 London Alumni Reception

You're invited

Professor Peter Høj AC, Vice-Chancellor and President is delighted to invite you to attend The University of Adelaide's Alumni and Friends 150th Celebration in London.

Join us as we reflect on the people, the discoveries, and the achievements that have shaped our institution and have delivered positive impact over the last 150 years. Together, let's celebrate making history.

Tickets: This is a free event, but registrations are essential

Dress: Business attire


Venue requirements

Please note Australia House has security requirements. Registration and photo ID will be required for entry. Guests will undergo security screening including bag scan.  Please avoid bringing large bags.


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Guest Speaker

Professor Tom Smith MBBS DAvMed DPhil (Oxon) FRCA FRCP FRAeS

Professor Smith is Head of Aerospace Medicine Research at King’s College London and a consultant anaesthetist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He was elected to a Macintosh Professorship (Royal College of Anaesthetists) in 2023.

Professor Smith studied medicine at the University of Adelaide and spent time at NASA as a Churchill Fellow before moving to the UK in 2003 as South Australian Rhodes Scholar. Following 14 years based at the University of Oxford he moved to King’s College London, a world-leading centre for aerospace medicine. Professor Smith has undertaken studies in many challenging environments including high-G human centrifuges, parabolic ‘zero-G’ flights, commercial airline flights, altitude chambers and hypoxia facilities, and at high altitude in the mountains of Peru. He is widely involved in teaching in aerospace medicine and physiology, and his clinical career as an anaesthetist includes broad experience as a flying doctor in aeromedical critical care across five continents.

Professor Smith has worked with several space agencies around the world and holds senior government advisory roles in aerospace medicine in the UK, where he is currently Chair of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Aerospace Medicine Group. He is a proud South Australian and has returned frequently throughout his career, including to work as a flying doctor across the state.

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