Message from the Vice-Chancellor
Welcome to this edition of Lumen which celebrates our 140th anniversary. Founded on 6 November 1874, the University of Adelaide is Australia's third-oldest university.
Sir Walter Watson Hughes statue unveiling, 1906
The University was created to reflect the unique character of South Australia itself, and in this edition we showcase that heritage and the impact we have had on the life of our state, our nation and beyond through the efforts and endeavours of our alumni. We also hear from alumni voices - from such people as former Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow Meredith Hooper, and Managing Director and Chief Brewer of Coopers Brewery, Dr Tim Cooper, recently appointed Chairperson of our new Alumni Council.
From the outset, the generosity of philanthropic supporters strengthened the University. The stories of the generosity of our earliest benefactors are inspiring, as are those who are making a difference to the lives of our students and our research and teaching efforts today.
As alumni and friends of the University, I hope you enjoy reading this anniversary edition.
PROFESSOR WARREN BEBBINGTON
Vice-Chancellor and President
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