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A year of celebrations

The celebrations for our 150th have already begun – the party has officially started.

World News - Autumn 2024

We invited some of this community to be our special “foreign correspondents” - to give a brief insight into their lives, careers and success around the world.

Letters to the editor

We invited readers of our Spring/Summer issue of Lumen to tell us how studying at the University of Adelaide helped change their lives – what impact we had on their history.

Onnie Chan

Education has always played a significant role in my life, thanks to my mother’s influence. Now, I am turning a new page because of my studies at the University of Adelaide.

Based on a true story

From Braveheart (1995) to Pearl Harbor (2001) to Netflix’s The Crown and SBS’s Versailles, films and television series have long been regarded as unreliable documents to history.

Lumen readers' prize

Your chance to win 150th anniversary prizes.

Onnie Chan

Education has always played a significant role in my life, thanks to my mother’s influence. Now, I am turning a new page because of my studies at the University of Adelaide.

David Penberthy

OnDit, the UniBar and other formative experiences.

Natasha Stott Despoja

My association with the University is never far away.

Moya Dodd

It was a hot summer day in early 1982 when I ventured onto campus for my first Orientation Week.

Hieu Van Le

I realised early on that acquiring knowledge was key to starting a new life in a new land.

Jardine Kiwat

CASM – the best door I’ve ever walked through.

Based on a true story

From Braveheart (1995) to Pearl Harbor (2001) to Netflix’s The Crown and SBS’s Versailles, films and television series have long been regarded as unreliable documents to history.

Helping some people, some of the time

Idealism lies at the heart of Nicholas Jose’s latest novel.

Should I drink it now?

Why not all wines age well.

Look at moi! It's Cardy, but not as we knew it

The Lumen wine review: were Kath and Kim right all along? Is Cardy cool again?

Law: The Way of the Ancestors

A review of Marcia Langton and Aaron Corn’s book on Indigenous Law, launched at the University of Adelaide in May.

Book review: Childhood

A Review of Shannon Burns’ Childhood, by Jennifer Rutherford and Brian Castro.

Letters to the editor

We invited readers of our Spring/Summer issue of Lumen to tell us how studying at the University of Adelaide helped change their lives – what impact we had on their history.

Lumen readers' prize

Your chance to win 150th anniversary prizes.

David Penberthy

OnDit, the UniBar and other formative experiences.

New Alumni Council Chair

The University of Adelaide Alumni Council has welcomed a new Chair: Ms Robyn Mudie.

Moya Dodd

It was a hot summer day in early 1982 when I ventured onto campus for my first Orientation Week.

150 Scholarships for 150 Years

A scholarship program is fundamental to a university’s vision and objectives.

A year of celebrations

The celebrations for our 150th have already begun – the party has officially started.

Famous visitors

A look at the signatures of our history.

Jubilee and Centenary Celebrations

Cast a glance backwards at past major milestones.

Our earliest film

The Maths Lawns in front of the Barr Smith Library have not always been dedicated to gentle academic pursuits.

Future history

While our history is our foundation, the future is being created now in the minds of our people.

On the dog’s back?

Everyone thinks they have the best dog. None of them are wrong.

World News - Autumn 2024

We invited some of this community to be our special “foreign correspondents” - to give a brief insight into their lives, careers and success around the world.

News in brief - Autumn 2024

Media stories from across the University.

Misinformation. Lies. And artificial intelligence

We can use AI, but only once we understand it.

World news - Spring 2023

We invited some of our family of “foreign correspondents” to give a brief insight into their lives and careers.

News in brief - Spring 2023

The people and research of the University receive wide media attention locally, nationally and internationally.

Environment report card – failing our planet

Professor Andy Lowe, Interim Director, Environment Institute, gives his sobering overview of the state of the planet.

Welcome to Lumen – Autumn 2024

Guest history editor Keith Conlon discusses the new look Lumen where we celebrate the University in its 150th year.

The new issue shares our history, stories from prominent alumni, book and wine reviews, and highlights the achievements of alumni, staff and students around the world.

About Lumen

Lumen is the University of Adelaide’s peak magazine – for and about the University. It is published bi-annually and distributed via a print edition and email to more than 100,000 recipients.

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From the Newsroom

18

Apr

Future of psychedelic therapies in medicine explored

The Levels of Explanation in Psychedelic Psychiatry conference, organised by the University of Adelaide’s Department of Philosophy and the Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies, will see the nation’s leading experts delve into the latest research, ethics and concerns surrounding the controlled use of psychedelics in mental health settings.

17

Apr

More support for midwives to help mothers with alcohol and other drug use

Midwives are in a prime position to help support pregnant women to stop or cut down on alcohol and other drug use and to improve outcomes for themselves and their children. 

11

Apr

University of Adelaide scores highly in subject rankings

The University of Adelaide has retained its position among the world’s top universities, with the release of the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

10

Apr

Scientists seek your soil for century-chemical study

University of Adelaide researchers are calling on South Australian citizen scientists to donate soil samples from their backyard gardens for a study examining how widely spread per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are in our home gardens.

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University events

15

Apr

AU Sport School Holiday Program

Bookings are open for the Adelaide University Sport Autumn School Holiday Program for kids aged from 5 to 11. From martial arts to tennis, cricket, soccer, athletics and more, there is a range of sports and activities to keep your children engaged and having fun. The program is designed to develop gross motor skills in a safe, social environment with qualified coaches and staff. It's the perfect boredom buster, energy burner, and friendship builder for these upcoming school holidays. Register. 

18

Apr

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to musical life in Little Women. Set in 1860s America, the March sisters – Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy – live with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. 

18

Apr

ThincAngel: Short Angel Investing Course

Do you want to become the next generation of investors in SA? Are you interested in gaining access to world-class insights about the world of investment, from angel stage and beyond?. Thursday 18 to Friday 19 April, 9 am to 5 pm. ThincLab, Room 101. Register.

19

Apr

Elder Conservatorium Lunchtime Concert | Sliding Around

Elder Conservatorium staff and alumni come together for a program celebrating all things jazz trombone. Friday 19 April, 1.10–2 pm. Elder Hall, North Terrace campus. Tickets.

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