Diary

Please note

  • Only a selection of University events are shown on this page (as printed in SAM). Visit the University Event Calendar for a complete listing.

MARCH

Medical Alumni Reunion - Graduating Year of 1953
18 March
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli, 11.30am for 12 noon.
Further information, please contact John Cashman on + 61 2 9416 3960 or at

Medical Alumni Reunion - Graduating Year of 1981
19 March
The Great Hall. For further information, please contact Graeme Doherty at

Alumni Recognition Ceremony and Reunion Concert
22 March
A celebration to recognise the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s pre-1990 alumni as part of the University family. For further information please contact Katrina Exaltacion at katrina.exaltacion@sydney.edu.au

The Poem Stripped Bare – Les Murray, Nicholson Museum
29 March
6 for 6.30pm, $30 ($20 Friends of the Nicholson) including champagne and refreshments. Bookings essential: 02 9351 2812 or .
Alumnus and Australia’s internationally renowned and best-loved poet gives a lecture in the series that accompanies the acclaimed photography exhibition, Exposed: Photography and the Classical Nude. To 17 April 2011.

APRIL

Japan in Sydney, University Art Gallery
3 April
Arthur Lindsay Sadler (1882-1970), Professor of Oriental Studies at the University from 1922-47, was instrumental in promoting Japanese art, language, architecture and interior and garden design in Australia. The exhibition features the University’s extensive collection of Japanese modernist prints and the work of prominent Australian and European artists. To 26 June 2011.

Dean's Reception, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
7 April
Join Professor Duncan Ivison at this special alumni event in the Great Hall. Further information please contact Kate MacFarlane at

Golden Graduates Luncheon
11 April
The Great Hall, 12-3pm
Three course luncheon including entertainment and an address by the Vice-Chancellor. Open to all pre-1961 alumni and their friends; $75 per head. For further information and booking, visit sydney.edu.au/alumni/golden or contact the Events Office on + 61 2 9036 9278 or

Western NSW Alumni Reception
12 April
School of Rural Health, Dubbo, 6-8pm
Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor.
For further information, please visit sydney.edu.au/alumni/westernnsw

MAY

Pharmacy Alumni Picnic in the Park
15 May
Bicentennial Park, Homebush, Sydney, 11.30am-3pm
For further information please contact Jo Bilous on + 61 2 9351 7829 or at

Vet Science Alumni Reception - Adelaide
17 May
Sebel Playford Hotel, Adelaide
For further information please contact Skaidy Gulbis on + 61 2 8627 1006 or at skaidy.gulbis@sydney.edu.au

Reconciliation Week Flag Raising Ceremony and “Sea of Hands” Celebration
30 May
The Front Lawns at the University,
12.30-2pm
All alumni are invited to attend a Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate Reconciliation Week at the University, and to plant a hand in the Sea of Hands. Refreshments provided. For further information please contact the Events Office on 02 9036 9278 or at

JUNE TO AUGUST

Canberra Alumni Reception
1 June
High Court of Australia, Canberra, 6-8pm
Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor with the Canberra Alumni Association. For further information please visit sydney.edu.au/alumni/canberra

UK Alumni Association Summer Reception
14 July
The National Gallery Barry Rooms, Trafalgar Square, London, 6.30-8.30pm
Further information please contact the Events Office on 02 9036 9278 or at

SUGUNA Annual Conference
4-7 August
University of British Columbia (UBC) campus, Vancouver, Canada.
Including a wide range of speakers and social events. From $C55 to $C183. Further information: contact Robert Bear at or Gillian Beattie at or visit sydney.edu.au/alumni/suguna/conference

OTHER INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL EVENTS

Active alumni chapters in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and the US, as well as Canberra and Victoria, run social events on a regular basis. All alumni and friends are welcome to attend. Visit the Chapters’ website for further information

Interested in starting up your own local chapter or online group? Contact Andrea Besnard in the Alumni and Events Office on +61 2 9351 1963 or