Monthly Archives: November 2011

Radical Adelaide

A wave of radical social criticism swept the university and college campuses of the west from the mid-1960s and the University of Adelaide was no exception. Looking back much of it seems hopelessly utopian, but in the context of the war in Vietnam, the nightmarish possibility of nuclear war and a growing awareness of the […]

Posted in Student life / activism | Tagged |

Comments Off on Radical Adelaide

Wireless Broadcasting

As universities continue to grapple with the implications of the internet, and social media in particular, for University teaching – Lindsay Tanner’s recent comments are indicative –  it’s worth remembering that previous revolutions in communications technology exercised the minds of progressive academics.
This was certainly the case with the introduction of television in the 1950s, but […]

Posted in Research / expeditions | Tagged |

Comments Off on Wireless Broadcasting

Professor Thorburn Brailsford Robertson

Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1884-1930) is among the most brilliant scholars to have been associated with the University of Adelaide. In his pioneering work in the then relatively new field of biochemistry  –  most famously in insulin production –  he may be considered an early exemplar of  a tradition of bold and innovative research, one that […]

Posted in Research / expeditions, Staff / governance | Tagged , |

1 Comment