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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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The University of Adelaide: Pioneering Women’s Right to Higher Education

Gender relations and attitudes towards women have been very much to the fore in the current national political debate. At the centre of course is Australia’s first female Prime Minister. Many would know that Julia Gillard studied with the University of Adelaide between 1979 and 1981, and that it’s here that she first demonstrated a […]

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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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Graduation Day, 1885

The University’s commemoration ceremony of December 1885 was held on a hot Wednesday afternoon in the Library of the newly constructed University (later Mitchell) Building.  Degrees were granted to several students, most notably Edith Dornwell who in receiving her science degree become the University’s first female graduate, and among the first in the world. The […]

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