Uni of Adelaide hosts Festival of Ideas major events
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Staff, alumni and the very grounds of the University of Adelaide will all play a starring role in The Adelaide Festival of Ideas 2016 this month.
The University of Adelaide is a major partner of The Adelaide Festival of Ideas 2016, with historic Bonython Hall and Elder Hall both featuring as venues for key events, including:
- the Adelaide Festival of Ideas Opening Night Oration: What a magician taught me about politics, by national living treasure Phillip Adams AO (7.30pm Friday 21 October, Bonython Hall)
- Erin Brockovich in Conversation with Phillip Adams (2.30pm Saturday 22 October, Bonython Hall)
- 20th Don Dunstan Oration: The Courage Party? Climbing out of the political abyss, by national living treasure Barry Jones AC (4.00pm Saturday 22 October, Bonython Hall)
- The Graeme Hugo Memorial Lecture: The future of humanity does not look good, by social theorist Professor Paul James (11.15am Sunday 23 October, Bonython Hall).
"The University of Adelaide has played an important role in the Adelaide Festival of Ideas since the inaugural Festival in 1999, and we are proud to again support the reborn Festival of Ideas in 2016," says the University's Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Warren Bebbington.
"The Festival is an iconic event, exploring new thinking, opening minds, creating collaboration and celebrating innovation. As a university dedicated to generating new knowledge and innovation, and translating that knowledge for the benefit of industry and society, the University of Adelaide is an ideal partner for this event."
University of Adelaide staff and alumni also feature as key speakers at the event, including:
- Making better cities, with Adelaide graduate the Hon. Dr Jane Lomax-Smith (11.15am Saturday 22 October, Bonython Hall)
- In a post-Brexit world, by Dr Joanna Howe (Senior Lecturer, Adelaide Law School) (12.45pm Saturday 22 October, Bonython Hall)
- The future: will we shape or be shaped? by Dr Fiona Kerr (Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist, Faculty of the Professions, and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) (12.45pm Saturday 22 October, Open State Hub, SA Museum)
- Resistance and persistence, with Professor Sarah Robertson (Director, Robinson Research Institute) (2.30pm Saturday 22 October, Open State Hub, SA Museum)
- Dame Roma Mitchell Oration: What would Roma say? by Adelaide graduate the Hon. Dr Robyn Layton AO QC (2.30pm Sunday 23 October, Bonython Hall)
- New technology, new visions, with Dr Fiona Kerr (Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist, Faculty of the Professions, and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) (3.45pm Sunday 23 October, Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of SA, Adelaide)
For more information about any of these events, visit: adelaidefestivalofideas.com.au