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27 September, 2017

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Leo Greenfield: Drawn to the City

Date/Time: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - Thursday, 1 March 2018

Location: Hub Display Wall, Level 3 Hub Central

Cost: Free

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Each month in 2017, South Australian artist and University of Adelaide graduate Leo Greenfield creates illustrated biographical notes on residents of our city, including the University, which are then published in The Adelaide Review.

In collaboration with University Collections, Leo's series of illustrated biographical notes will be presented to the university on the Level 3 Hub Wall as they unfold.

Contact: Ms Elizabeth Pascale, Email:, Project Officer, University Collections, Business: The University of Adelaide, Other: 8313 3714

Leo Greenfield Flyer  [PDF]  (195.7K)


Cover to Cover: Exposing the Bookbinder's Ancient Craft

Date/Time: Friday, 28 July 2017 - Friday, 29 September 2017

Location: Barr Smith Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, Level 1

Cost: Free: All Welcome

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Bookbinding is a humble pursuit. Rarely does it receive the attention and glamour afforded to other ancient crafts. Unlike the silversmith or glassblower, whose talents are immediately obvious, the binder's craft of construction is largely concealed, making it difficult to celebrate that which we cannot see.

Yet a binding offers so much more than mere protection; it is a story in itself.

Delve into this fascinating, lesser-known craft in the Barr Smith Library, where exposed bindings, rare and old books, bookbinding equipment, tools and supplies from both Rare Books & Special Collections and the curator's personal collection will be on display.

Contact: Ms Cheryl Hoskin, Email:, Special Collections Librarian, Business: (08) 8313 5224


Don Dunstan Foundation's Raise a Glass to Don

Date/Time: Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Finn MacCool's Irish Pub, Norwood

Cost: $50 general admission, $35 members, $35 students/unwaged

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Don Dunstan was one of Australia's most charismatic, courageous, and visionary politicians; a dedicated reformer with a deep commitment to social justice.

Please join us on Wednesday the 27 September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Don Dunstan first becoming Premier of South Australia and his achievements.

To recognise that Don was a long serving member for Norwood, we are hosting the celebrations at the Norwood Hotel (Finn McCools).

Guests will be addressed by Greg Crafter, long time MP for Norwood and Don Dunstan's successor in the seat.

This September also coincides with the abolition of "the six o'clock swill" so at 6pm we will be raising a glass and toasting to Don.

Contact: The Don Dounstan Foundation, Email:, Other: +61 8 8313 3364


Making our place in space: Opportunities for Australia's space future

Date/Time: Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: The Braggs Lecture Theatre

Cost: Free

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Making our place in space: Opportunities for Australia's space futureThe University of Adelaide invites you to contemplate the vastness of space and the limitless worldwide potential in this exciting industry.

Our speakers (featuring Dr Andy Thomas AO) will share stories about their journeys into, and incredible work in, aerospace. They will discuss Australia's future in the space industry and the amazing opportunities that lie ahead.

Following the presentation, join us for a Q&A where the audience will be invited to ask questions.

Don't miss this incredible event! Spaces are limited so register now to reserve your place.

Dr Andy Thomas AO
Dr Kimberley Clayfield
Dr Justin Hardi
Andrea Boyd

Dr Andy Thomas AO | Dr Kimberley Clayfield | Dr Justin Hardi | Andrea Boyd

Contact: Mrs Kendall Marriott, Email:, Outreach and Events Officer, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Business: 8313 4375


Annual Florey Public Lecture: Osteoarthritis - translating research into practice

Date/Time: Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: G030, Ground floor lecture theatre, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building

Cost: FREE

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The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is proud to present the Annual Florey Public Lecture with esteemed guest speaker Professor David Hunter. You are invited to hear Professor Hunter's talk Osteoarthritis: translating research into practice.

Over three million Australians are affected by osteoarthritis. It is the leading cause of disability and health service utilisation. With management of the disease predominately reactive, Australia is currently facing an exploding epidemic of chronic diseases.

Ranked as the world's leading expert in osteoarthritis, Professor Hunter will be sharing his research on a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of osteoarthritis--focusing specifically on disease prevention, and tailoring management to the needs of individual consumers and evidence-based health service delivery.

This is a unique opportunity to learn from Professor Hunter about his multidisciplinary approach to osteoarthritis.

Contact: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Events, Email: