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lumen: summer 2019

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

In this issue:

  • Vickie Chapman leads the way for generations of women to come
  • Student Courtney Eckert tracks down the heroes and heriones of the suffrage movement
  • Angela Pippos' charge to change the culture of sport
  • Andrea Mason OAM, the community leader giving Aboriginal people a voice at the policy table.

Read the latest edition of lumen




Tuning in with Johanna Allen

Alumna Johanna Allen has established a career as one of Australia’s most versatile singer/actors.



Breakthrough in Alzheimer's Research

Research into Alzheimer’s disease, one of the leading causes of disability and death in Australians aged 65 years or older, has achieved an important breakthrough thanks to University of Adelaide researchers – and long-term donors, the Carthew Foundation. 



Alumni in Focus: Matthew Alfred

Matthew is a graduate of the School of Architecture, currently working at ARM Architecture’s Adelaide office and was recently awarded the notable 2020 Jack Hobbs McConnell Travelling Fellowship. 



James Fensham

Get to know our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine class of 2016 alumnus James Fensham.



James Meyer

Get to know our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine class of 2013 alumnus James Meyer.



Remembering 1960’s glorious, gritty victory of the Adelaide University Rugby Union Football Club

On Saturday 15 August 2020, the Adelaide University Rugby Union Football Club marked the 60th anniversary of its win in the 1960 Division 1 SA Grand Final with a player reunion at Waite Oval.