lumen magazine – uplifting stories and news from our alumni community.

To mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in South Australia, this edition of lumen highlights some of our many female alumni demonstrating excellence – pioneers in science, politics, arts, law, wine, medicine and media.

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Leading lady

Vickie Chapman leads the way for generations of women to come.

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Agents of women's suffrage

With the University of Adelaide in its infancy and the suffrage movement brewing, women’s education and voting rights walked hand-in-hand in late-19th century South Australia.

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Tackling inequality in sport

Angela Pippos’ charge to change the culture of sport.

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Masters of their universe

Andrea Mason OAM, the community leader giving Aboriginal people a voice at the policy table.

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Safe house

Why the future of Australia’s defence is in safe hands thanks to Tanya Monro.

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A curious mind

Our Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor’s creative approach to breathing new life into the city.

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On Dit: Then and Now

The student voice lives on strong and proud through Australia’s third oldest student publication On Dit.

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The art of reinvention

Joanna Dudley, the fierce, feminine performer pushing boundaries every time she hits the stage.

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Dr Yu makes X her mark

Dr Sui Yu on escaping Mao’s Cultural Revolution to pioneer her own in genetic pathology.

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Heard it on the grapevine

Lou’s secrets to finding a long-term home among the vines.

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