Cultural, Community and Campus Events

Upcoming events

3

Aug

Urrbrae House Tours

Urrbrae House welcomes you back to this historical and beautiful site, for free guided tours presented by University of Adelaide staff and volunteers. Various tour times available on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.

27

Aug

Australian of the Year Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the eight extraordinary state and territory recipients of the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards, including national winner Dr James Muecke. Learn about their lives, aspirations and experiences through objects of personal significance.

1

Sep

Community Legends Awards

Let’s champion the small things that made a difference during the COVID-19 crisis. Submit a nomination for Community Legends and help us celebrate the kindness and resilience shown by the University of Adelaide community. 

15

Sep

Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture

This year, the Robin Research Institute will be hosting Professor Jonathan Carapetis to speak at a virtual webinar for the 2020 Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture. He will be speaking on "The New Closing the Gap Agreement – implications for research".

22

Sep

The Mental Health of Young Australians: Whose Responsibility?

This oration with Emeritus Professor Michael Sawyer, will describe what we know about the prevalence and nature of mental health problems experienced by young Australians during the last 20 years.

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Past events

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  • 2019 events

    Carols on Campus

    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. 

    125th anniversary of women's suffrage

    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.

    SA Music Awards

    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. 

    Renao Street: Mid-Autumn Festival

    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.

    Light the Night

    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.  

    150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Birth

    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. 

    Reconciliation Action Plan launch

    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

    City to Bay Fun Run

    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

    Hutt St Centre's Walk a Mile in my Boots

    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.

    SA Migrant Small Business Expo

    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.

    Reconciliation Week BBQ and Sea of Hands

    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.

    Relay for Life

    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. 

  • 2018 events

    Carols on Campus

    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. 

    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.

    City to Bay Fun Run

    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

    Walk a Mile

    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.

    National Reconciliation Week BBQ

    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.

    Mother's Day Classic

    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. 

    Relay for Life

    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.