Professorial and Academic Boards
The Professorial Board, 1886 1975
Chairman of the Professorial Board Professor A D Trendall (on left) presenting Sir Edward Victor Appleton to the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn for the award of an Hon DSc on 29 August 1952, Sydney Morning Herald photo, copies held by the University of Sydney Archives.
A meeting of the Professorial Board in the Professorial Board Room in 1965, with Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Roberts second from the left at the main table, photo G3_224_0945, University of Sydney Archives.
A meeting of the Board in the Professorial Board Room, date unknown, (University of Sydney Archives). Those seated at the main table include Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Bruce Williams, second from the left, photo G77_1_0919 , University of Sydney Archives.
Comment in 'The University of Sydney News', 16 April 1975, regarding an extensive re-organisation in University governance - including creation of an Academic Board - following approval of new by-laws by the Governor, Sir Roden Cutler.
The Academic Board, 1975
The first regular meeting of the Academic Board, which replaced the Professorial Board, was held in the Professorial Board Room on 21 July 1975.
Comment in 'The University of Sydney News', July 1976, regarding the Academic Board's celebration of its first anniversary and the issue of smoking at Board meetings. Asked to arrange that smokers and non-smokers sit apart from one another at meetings, the Chairman Professor John Ward referred the question to a committee.
A meeting of the Academic Board in the Professorial Board Room in April 1987 (University of Sydney Archives). Those seated at the main table include, on right, Academic Board chair Mr John G Mackinolty and Vice-Chancellor Professor John Ward, photo G77_1_0926, University of Sydney Archives.
A fire which broke out in the roof space at the south-east corner of the Quadrangle on 24 February 1989 damaged part of the east and south range requiring the removal of damaged roof timbers. The roof was subsequently restored, photo, courtesy David Bradbury. View more photos.
Chair of the Academic Board Professor Ros Pesman (1997-1999), Professor Geoffrey Sherrington and Professor Judyth Sachs (Chair, 2001-2004) at the ceremony to confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws upon Emeritus Professor Ross Parsons, 12 October 1999, photo, courtesy Faculty of Law.
A meeting of the Academic Board in the Professorial Board Room, 2003. At main table, from left to right, are Vice-Chancellor Professor Gavin Brown, Academic Board Chair Professor Judyth Sachs, Registrar and Secretary to the Academic Board Dr William Adams and Academic Board Officer Miss Keri Neveldsen, photo, University of Sydney Secretariat.
Deputy Chair of the Academic Board Associate Professor Anthony Masters conferring the degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) upon Roslyn Poignant, 21 April 2006, photo, copyright Memento Photography.
At the Academic Board Retreat for Chair, Deputy Chair and Chairs of Board Committees, June 2006. From left to right: Professor Masud Behnia, Associate Professor Scott Kable, Associate Professor Peter McCallum, Mark Smith, Professor Chris Murphy, Sally Paynter, Dr Maureen Boughton, Megan Kemmis, Professor Bruce Sutton, Associate Professor Robyn Ewing and Associate Professor Robyn Overall, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Secretariat.
Academic Board retreat, June 2006. From left to right: Dr Maureen Boughton, Megan Kemmis, Professor Bruce Sutton, Associate Professor Robyn Ewing, Associate Professor Robyn Overall, Professor Masud Behnia, Associate Professor Scott Kable, Associate Professor Peter McCallum and Mark Smith, photo, courtesy University of Sydney Secretariat.