Sydney Medical School - 150 years
The Faculty of Medicine celebrated its 150th anniversary in June 2006 with a series of special events, symposia, recitals and tours. The theme was “Ambition Inspired by Achievement”.
The March 2006 edition of Radius, the Newsletter of the University of Sydney Medical Graduates’ Association, was a special anniversary edition.
13 June 2006
A special graduation ceremony and a dinner in the Great Hall were the high point of the week’s celebrations.
At the special graduation ceremony, Sir Michael Marmot and Professor John Chalmers received the degree of Doctor of Medicine (honoris causa) along with Dr Norman Swan.
Sir Michael and Sir Gustav Nossal (also an alumnus of this Faculty) spoke at the graduation.
Sir Gustav Nossal speaking at the graduation.
A dinner was held after the ceremony on 13 June.
Dr Norman Swan gave an entertaining after dinner talk.
View a gallery of some of the week’s activities, from Radius, September 2006.
Announcement of a futuristic research initiative
Read a UniNews article on the Faculty's celebrated its 150th birthday by announcing a futuristic research initiative.
150 years of the Faculty of Medicine by A Sefton, Y Cossart & L Freckelton, Sydney University Press, 2006
150 years, 150 firsts – the people of the Faculty of Medicine by L Mellor, Sydney University Press, 2006