Cultural, Community and Campus Events
Octogenarian and feisty political activist Vera Joseph’s solitary existence is shaken when her grandson Leo appears at her door in the middle of the night, having crossed the country on his bicycle with his best friend. As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder and ultimately reach each other through a moving and amusing battle of wits. An intergenerational poignant play about growing up and growing old.
The bi-annual Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture will be presented by Emeritus Laureate Professor John Hattie ONZM and is titled Visible learning for Parents: A tribute to Kevin Marjoribanks. The session will outline 10 major mind frames for parents engaging with their children in their learning, and outline implications for schools
Please join us for the Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) and Novita forum and Tour.
Curated by Oliver Fartach-Naini, this annual concert showcases the talented Elder Conservatorium guitar students. Featuring a mixture of solo and chamber works sure to delight lovers of guitar. Performed by the Elder Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble and Classical Guitar Students.
Lisa Slade presents on leading Australian glass artist Tom Moore - of Adelaide JamFactory and widely staged exhibitions and happenings. His engaging, sophisticated and technically challenging hybridised animal/plant sculptures - and the fantastical worlds they inhabit - are embedded in the history of glassmaking and scientific discovery. His vitreous bestiary series was inspired by curious images in the famous 15th century Nuremberg Chronicle of which the Library has a facsimile to be displayed.
Join us on for our PACE Open Day as we open up our doors and invite you to experience some of our short courses, hear about our comprehensive programs from expert presenters, and enjoy the great facilities we have on offer.
Members of the University community came together on Tuesday 3 December to celebrate the holiday season with music and song. Thank you to all those who contributed to the University's Giving Tree, in support of the Smith Family.
The University invited notable women and leaders to celebrate the anniversary of South Australia's landmark legislation to allow women the right to vote and stand for Parliament.
The University was proud to partner and host the South Australian Music Awards held in November, which showcased the best local music talent in South Australia and recognised excellence in the South Australian contemporary music industry. Students and staff from the University's Elder Conservatorium performed on the night.
The University celebrated chinese culture on campus on Friday 18 October. As part of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Hub Central was transformed into Renao Street (热闹街) (hot and noisy) on the eve of Oz Asia Festival. Student and community groups hosted stalls with produce, products and activities. Members of the Elder Conservatorium of Music and Adelaide Chinese Orchestra also performed during the event.
The University of Adelaide hosted Light the Night, Leukaemia Foundation's beautiful evening lantern walk for the first time on Friday 11 October. At twilight, the community came together to transform the darkness into a sea of glowing light. Light the Night aims to raise awareness of blood cancer and give hope to patients and families of those impacted by blood cancer.
On Wednesday 2 October 2019, The University of Adelaide hosted the Indian Association of South Australia’s celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. A moving ceremony was held around the Statue in the Garden of Contemplation, and was followed by an oration by the Hon Michael Kirby on 'The Sesquicentenary of Mahatma Gandhi' and its relevance for Australia and the world.
The University of Adelaide launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Yangadlitya (translating to “for the future”) on Wednesday 18th September 2019. RAP highlights the University’s ongoing commitment to reconciliation through the creation of an environment where Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians can learn, teach and research alongside one another. More information
More than 300 members of the University of Adelaide community (students, staff and alumni) took part in the 2019 City-Bay Fun Run. The team, sponsored by Westpac, came together at the finish line to enjoy hot and cold refreshments at the University and AU Sport marquee. Photos from the event
On a cold Friday morning in August 2018, the University Community Volunteering team stepped out to participate in the annual Hutt Street Centre's Walk a Mile in my Boots. More than 6,000 South Australian walked a mile together to show their solidarity for people facing homelessness in the cold, wet South Australian winters and raise vital funds to support programs and services for Hutt Street Centre.
On Thursday 29 August, the University of Adelaide hosted South Australian Migrant Small Business Expo delegates. The Expo featured presentations, an expert panel and special exhibitions that brought together all the information needed to start and manage a small business. The Expo was followed by the Multicultural Business Women’s Networking event for female entrepreneurs.
The theme for the 2019 Reconciliation Week was 'Grounded in Truth: Walk Together With Courage'. In celebration of this important national event, the University hosted a series of reconciliation activities. These included the Reconciliation Week BBQ on Friday 24 May 2019, and the Sea of Hands installation on Barr Smith lawns.
For more than 19 hours, from Saturday 23 February to Sunday 24 February, the University's relay team Degreelays participated in the Cancer Council's Relay for Life to celebrate lives of those that have been touched by cancer. The team raised more than $2000 in 2019.
At the end of every year, the University celebrates the festive season with Carols on Campus. This free community event brings together family and friends for an evening of Christmas music, readings and favourite carols. In 2018, Elder Conservatorium of Music's chorale entertained the community with its beautiful voices. Guests were also invited to bring a book or toy to place under the gifting tree to support the Smith Family.
On Wednesday 12 December 2018, the University's community volunteering team supported The Smith Family by helping sort and pack Christmas presents for those in need. The Smith Family is an independent children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children get the most out of their education, so they can create a better future for themselves.
On Sunday 16 September 2018, 310 members of the University community (students, staff, alumni, friends and stakeholders) participated in the City to Bay Fun Run. The team was sponsored by Westpac. Post-race, the University of Adelaide team members headed to the University and AU Sport marquee to fuel up with hot and cold refreshments. Photos from the event
On a cold Friday morning in August 2018, the University Community Volunteering team stepped out to participate in the annual Hutt Street Centre's Walk a Mile in my Boots. More than 6,000 South Australian walked a mile together to show their solidarity for people facing homelessness in the cold, wet South Australian winter and raise vital funds to support programs and services for Hutt Street Centre.
From 27 May 2018 to 3 June 2018, the University hosted a series of reconciliation activities to mark National Reconciliation Week. This included the Reconciliation Week BBQ on Friday 25 May 2018.
Cancer Council's Mother's Day Classic run or walk for breast cancer research happens every year on Mother Day. On Sunday 13 May 2018, more than 70 members of the University community participated in Mother's Day Classic to support awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research.
Held over 19 hours from Saturday 24 February to Sunday 25 February, the University's relay team Degreelays participated in Cancer Council's Relay for Life to celebrate lives of those that have been touched by cancer. The team raised more than $2000 in 2018.