The University of Sydney's Sesquicentenary celebrations, 1999 - 2002
The University of Sydney's Sesquicentenary celebrations lasted from 1999 to 2002 and included a series of major Sesquicentenary projects supporting research and teaching and a number of events that allowed its many communities to join in the celebrations.
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|6 September 1999:||7.00pm: The University's Sesquicentenary celebrations began with a Sesquicentenary Dinner at NSW Parliament House which commemorated the speech made in Parliament on 6 September 1849 by William Charles Wentworth, advocating a university for Sydney|
|1 October 2000:||Greetings were sent to some 136 Universities around the world, marking the 150th anniversary of the passing of the Bill through the Colonial Parliament that established the University of Sydney|
|3 February 2001:||6.30pm: A Sesquicentenary Senate Dinner held in the Great Hall celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of Senate|
|11 - 20 October 2002:||A week of "Students and teaching", involving re-enactments and celebrations, marked the Sesquicentenary of the first students and lectures|
|11 October 2002:||4.00pm: A Sesquicentenary Ceremony in the Great Hall marked the Sesquicentenary of the inauguration of the University of Sydney|
|12 October 2002:||6.00pm: A Sesquicentenary Colloquium Dinner in MacLaurin Hall for students and staff, alumni and friends|
|13 October 2002:||12 noon - 5 pm: The University's Sesquicentenary Celebration Day|
|Other Sesquicentenary projects, events and activities|