Fellows of Senate

Dr Michael Spence

Gallery - Welcome & Inaugural Address, 22 July 2008

Dr Michael Spence was officially welcomed as the University's Vice-Chancellor at a ceremony in the Great Hall at 6.00pm on Tuesday 22 July 2008.

The Welcome Ceremony comprised an Academic Procession and the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Address in the Great Hall, followed by a Reception of cocktails and canapés in MacLaurin Hall.

Over 700 alumni, staff and guests were invited to attend.

The welcome was hosted by the Chancellor, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, and Master of Ceremonies was the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Don Nutbeam.

University Organist, Amy Johansen, played:
1. Adagio from the Oboe Concerto in D Minor, by Tomaso Albinoni
2. Toccata from the Fifth Organ Symphony, by Charles-Marie Widor.

There was also a musical interlude by the University of Sydney Graduate Choir, who sang:
1. Ave Verum Corpus, by Mozart
2. The Lord Bless You and Keep You, by John Rutter

Photographs are courtesy of Nuran Zorlu. Click on images to view enlargements.


Invited guests:

Invited guests
Invited guests

Academic procession:

Announcer, Danny OBrien

Announcer, Danny O'Brien

University Organist, Amy Johansen plays Adagio from the Oboe Concerto in D Minor by Tomaso Albi

University Organist, Amy Johansen plays Adagio from the Oboe Concerto in D Minor by Tomaso Albi

The Chancellor, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir

The Chancellor, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir

The official party on the dais

The official party on the dais

Master of Ceremonies:

Master of Ceremonies was the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Don Nutbeam.

Master of Ceremonies, Professor Don Nutbeam

Welcome by the Chancellor:

The welcome for Dr Spence was hosted by the Chancellor, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO.

Read the Chancellor's welcome here.

The welcome by the Chancellor
The welcome by the Chancellor
The welcome by the Chancellor

The welcome by the Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence, Pro-Chancellor John McCarthy

Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence, Pro-Chancellor John McCarthy

Fellows of Senate: Dr Michael Copeman & Deputy Chancellor Alan Cameron

Fellows of Senate: Dr Michael Copeman & Deputy Chancellor Alan Cameron

Fellows of Senate: Kim Wilson, Dr Robin Fitzsimons & Dr Michael Copeman

Fellows of Senate: Kim Wilson, Dr Robin Fitzsimons & Dr Michael Copeman

Fellows of Senate: Professor Bruce Sutton,  John McCarthy & Emeritus Professor A Sefton

Fellows of Senate: Professor Bruce Sutton, John McCarthy & Emeritus Professor A Sefton

Fellows of Senate: John McCarthy, Emeritus Professor Ann Sefton & Dr Margaret Varady

Fellows of Senate: John McCarthy, Emeritus Professor Ann Sefton & Dr Margaret Varady

Dr Spence's inaugural address:

Dr Spence gave his Inaugural address. View a video of Dr Spence's address here.

The inaugural address by Dr Spence
The inaugural address by Dr Spence
The inaugural address by Dr Spence
The inaugural address by Dr Spence
The inaugural address by Dr Spence
The Chancellor listening

Musical interlude by the Sydney University Graduate Choir:

Listening to the Graduate Choir
The Graduate Choir
The Graduate Choir
The Graduate Choir

Departure of the academic procession:

The Mace-bearer and the Chancellor lead the procession out of the Great Hall
The academic procession leaves the Great Hall

Gallery: Cocktail Party

View the photo gallery for the cocktail party in MacLaurin Hall here.