Uni hosts free public lectures

Wednesday, 5 October 2005

Three of the University of Adelaide's leading teachers and researchers will give FREE public talks in a weekly series beginning at 4.15pm today (Wednesday, October 5).

The Inaugural Lecture series is hosted by the University of Adelaide Library, and features recently appointed Professors to the University speaking on their areas of expertise. The lectures are free, open to the public and media, and showcase the diversity of research and teaching occurring at the University of Adelaide.


  • The first lecture will be given today (Wednesday, October 5) by Professor of Creative Writing Professor Nick Jose. He will examine the traditions, and current state, of reading and writing in Australia in his lecture titled "A Shelf Of Our Own".

  • The second lecture will be given by the Head of the Adelaide Graduate School of Business, Professor Graham Hubbard, on Wednesday, October 12. His lecture, titled "Characteristics of Winning Organisations in Australia: the Winning Wheel" will look at the common elements among high-performing Australian businesses.

  • The third lecture will be given by the Head of the University's School of Social Sciences, anthropologist Professor John Gray. He will discuss how high caste Hindus in Nepal use commonplace domestic activities as ways of building and understanding their concept of the cosmos in his lecture "Domestic Mandala: Houses and the Cosmos in Nepal".

WHAT: Inaugural Lecture series, University of Adelaide;
WHEN: 4.15pm on Wednesday, October 5, 12 and 19;
WHERE: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus;
COST: FREE.

Media are welcome to attend.

 

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