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9 May, 2017

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Henry V by William Shakespeare

Date/Time: Saturday, 6 May 2017 - Saturday, 20 May 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Little Theatre, (The Cloisters), North Terrace campus

Cost: $28 Full, $23 Concession

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The Theatre Guild presents Henry V by William Shakespeare, directed by Megan Dansie, with Nick Duddy as Henry V.

"Every subject's duty is the King's;
But every subject's soul is his own"

In this gripping production of Henry V, a talented cast tell the story of a King who grows in stature as a leader and soldier, winning an impossible victory when facing certain defeat. His journey from uncertain youth to triumphant King is accompanied by all of Shakespeare's much loved characters, both bold and humorous, in this, Shakespeare's most famous history play.

Director Megan Dansie's vision for Henry V is inspired by the use of drama therapy for survivors of post- traumatic stress disorder. A group of patients and family members perform Shakespeare's Henry V as they deal with the trauma of war and move to acceptance by confronting their past actions. It explores the effect of war on the combatants and their families, and the difficult moral decisions made by leaders in the heat of battle.

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more ..."

The cast comprises Robert Bell, Beatrice Blackwell, Tony Busch, Matthew Chapman, Peter Davies, Geoff Dawes, Nick Duddy, Lindsay Dunn, Gary George, Rose Harvey, Guy Henderson, Matt Houston, Steve Marvanek, Ellie McPhee, Dylan O'Donnell, Jason Sardhina, Angela Short and Georgia Stockham.

Contact: Melanie Hibberd, Email:, Website:, Administrator, University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, Business: +61 8313 5999, Fax: 8313 5019


Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: An early test for the Trump Administration

Date/Time: Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Room 01, Level 9, Nexus Building

Cost: Free

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With its nuclear program and the development of long range missiles, North Korea has long posed among the most serious challenges to security in the Asia-Pacific. In his first 100 days, U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned the Obama's Administrations approach of "Strategic Patience" and has raised the level of rhetoric and tension in response to recent North Korean missile tests. Professor Gordon Flake, a long-time analyst of Korean affairs, will discuss the Trump Administration policy and the prospects for both conflict and progress on the Peninsula.

Presenter: Professor L. Gordon Flake, CEO, Perth USAsia Centre, The University of Western Australia

L. Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre. He was previously Executive Director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Program on Conflict Resolution at The Atlantic Council of the United States and prior to that Director for Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America.

Contact: Ms Gemma Stanger, Email:, Executive Assistant to the Faculty Executive Team , Business: 8313 3986


Research Tuesdays: Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Date/Time: Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: The Braggs lecture theatre, North Terrace campus

Cost: Free

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Life is never without challenge, but when a child is born with a neurodevelopmental disability (NDD), such as an epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder or cerebral palsy, the challenges can be extreme--both for the child and their family.

Ongoing genetic and genomic research at the University of Adelaide, however, could hold the key to the development of effective medical therapies; and in this presentation you'll hear how. Topics covered will include:

  • the genetic architecture of NDDs, including the influence of de novo mutations
  • complicating factors of comorbidities, such as neuropsychiatric problems and obesity, and emerging data on the overlapping genetic determinants of cancer and NDDs
  • differing male and female NDD risk profiles.

You will also hear analysis of factors influencing patient access to genetic and genomic testing, support and--with continued progress--personalised therapy.

The presenter:

Professor Jozef G├ęcz is a Professor of Human Genetics in the University of Adelaide's Robinson Research Institute. He and his teams have discovered, or contributed to the discovery of, more than 150 genes for neurodevelopmental disorders. Jozef is also an NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, and winner of the Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability.

Contact: Mrs Maria Mesa, Email:, Events and Sponsorships Coordinator, Business: 08 8313 6381