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.
Master of Ceremonies:
Master of Ceremonies was the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, 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.
Dr Spence's inaugural address:
Musical interlude by the Sydney University Graduate Choir:
Departure of the academic procession:
Gallery: Cocktail Party
View the photo gallery for the cocktail party in MacLaurin Hall here.