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Professor Bragg’s Mail Order Radium

Research is for many the cornerstone of the University of Adelaide. The Environment Institute, Robinson Institute and Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing are several of the University’s cross-disciplinary centres involved in world-leading research. Fittingly, the last of these is to be housed in a new building recently christened “The Braggs” in honour of the […]

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Bragg Anniversary Celebrations

The University of Adelaide has been justly proud of its relationship to William Bragg and his son Lawrence for over a century. Articles about the two have been proudly punning on their surname for almost as long – see here for the latest.
But unlike some of the other famous scholars associated with the University (Howard […]

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From Roseworthy to Spain (and Back Again)

Some time ago our reference archivist Helen Bruce received an inquiry from Moses Dominguez of the Spanish National Library regarding former Roseworthy Agricultural College student Basil Gee. Dominguez is researching the Spanish Civil War and in particular those foreign correspondents who covered the Massacre of Badajoz of August 1936 during which several thousand civilian and […]

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A New Exhibition: “Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1884-1930): a brief but brilliant life”

This year’s contribution to South Australia’s History Festival by the Barr Smith Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections and the University Archives is an exhibition on T. Brailsford Robertson.  Robertson was the University’s Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry during the 1920s, as outlined on the About Time website:
Brailsford Robertson was among the most brilliant scholars […]

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“Is Man Changing the Climate?”

Current political contestation aside, there has emerged in the past decade or so a strong consensus among climate and other scientists that the earth’s climate is rapidly changing as a direct result of human activity.
As a leading research university, Adelaide has been part of global scientific efforts to understand the threat posed by climate change […]

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