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Chinese Lunar New year Fair

As many of our international students are staying in Adelaide this summer, ISS is taking this opportunity to celebrate Lunar New Year with them by transforming Barr Smith Lawns 4pm-7pm to an outdoor bustling Lunar New Year Fair.

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Inaugural Hugh Stretton Oration "On Life's Lottery" by Professor Davis

You are invited to inaugural Hugh Stretton Oration, 'On Life's Lottery by Professor Glyn Davis (CEO of the Paul Ramsay Foundation).

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University-Industry Strategic Partnership Workshop

This three hour workshop will give participants a greater understanding of partnerships and partnership success with external collaborators. 

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Requiem de Mozart screening

Based on the unfinished Requiem by Mozart, this adaptation of his final chef d’oeuvre is a deeply moving ritual of life and death, extinction and the possibility of rebirth.

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Pints of Ideas - How big is the plastic pollution problem and what can we do about it?

Join the University of Adelaide's Environment Institute with special guests to discuss the problem of plastic pollution, solutions in research, policy and industry, and most importantly what individuals can do to help.

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CABARET: Music Theatre's First Graduation Production

The graduating musical theatre students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide present the Kander & Ebb classic.

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Department of History Seminar: Mourning the Dead: New Guinea Villagers and the Pacific War

Associate Professor Christine Winter will present and lead a fascinating discussion concerning - ‘Mourning the Dead: New Guinea Villagers and the Pacific War’

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Research Seminar: Enhancing school – university pre-service teacher professional experience with online wellbeing masterclasses during COVID-19

Over the past ten years, the topics of character, resilience, and wellbeing in education have drawn attention by school leaders, teachers and policymakers; however, there is a gap between the developments in schools and how initial teacher education at universities have responded.

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Sir Sidney Kidman Public Lecture

Balancing on a Tower of Chairs
40 Years in Cultural Relations with China

Balancing on a tower of chairs is not easy. It requires decades of training, self-discipline, teamwork, trust, mental acuity, physical strength, long term goals and more. Coming to terms with the rise of China requires many of the same qualities and skills but our political acrobats sometimes lack the requisite training. Carrillo Gantner, whose career in the performing arts has included decades of productive engagement with China, will reflect on some of the lessons learned and how they might apply more broadly to enhance the challenging Australia China relationship.

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Art of the Possible Festival

Art of the Possible Festival is a festival for students by students. The festival gives all University of Adelaide students a professionally run platform to showcase their work, expand their portfolios and get their work out into the public in a variety of areas including, Music, Digital Art, Literature and so much more.

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Mamma Mia!

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father walking her down the aisle. But Sophie doesn’t know who he is!

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Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture

Presented by Emeritus Laureate Professor John Hattie ONZM, Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

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Six-hour Guitarathon in Elder Hall

Classical guitar students from the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music will embark on a six-hour performance marathon. In its fourth year the successful event will kick off at 4.00 pm, Saturday 13 November in Elder Hall.

Under the direction of senior lecturer Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini, 12 undergraduate and postgraduate students will perform an eclectic program of solo and chamber music.
"Rather than just preparing for performance exams and technique assessments, this unique event is a fun way for our up-and-coming performers to put on display some of the fantastic music we've been working on," says Dr Fartach-Naini.

"It’s also a less formal opportunity for audiences to get a taste of the many things classical guitar entails as people will be free to wander in and out of Elder Hall as they please, sampling high-calibre guitar music as well as delicious food and wine, staying for however long they like.”
The stylistically very diverse programme includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Leo Brouwer, Miguel Llobet, Carlo Domeniconi, Philip Houghton, Astor Piazzolla, Bryan Johansson, Isaac Albeniz, Maximo Diego Pujol, James Rawley, Gary Ryan, Alan Thomas, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Fernando Sor and many more.

The non-stop event will culminate in a performance of the Elder Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble featuring the combined talents of Emanuel Auciello, Megan Robson, Connor Whyte, Eduardo Ruiz, Jack Daws, Callum Goodhand, Alexandra Shepherd, Caleb Lavery-Brook, Queenie Li and James Rawley.

Performances will start at 4 pm, with each performance lasting anywhere between 15 to 60 minutes.

This is a free event. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is proudly sponsored by Kay Brothers Winery.

This event is another example of how the University of Adelaide is playing an active role in the community as part of the Beating Heart of Adelaide.

Media Contact:
Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini, Elder Conservatorium of Music, The University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61 (0)414 597 228 Email
Kelly Brown, News and Media Manager, The University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61 (0)466 460 959 Email

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Life Writing: Transnationalism, Translingualism, Transculturalism

Transnationalism is an increasingly popular phenomenon, reflecting and responding to the heightened interconnectivity between people and the receding economic and social significance of boundaries among nation states.

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Southern Waters Symposium

Water describes and sounds the South in resonant and manifold ways. 

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Educating Global Communicators Symposium

The symposium will bring together leading academic researchers and industry practitioners to explore communication study in universities and its impact on the practices of communication professionals internationally.  

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