Founders Day

Friday 12 October 2018 8.30am–3pm
Huxley Lecture Theatre

DONT FORGET to REGISTER for this event.

Founders' Day is an annual celebration honouring Sir Mark Oliphant and his vision for the physical sciences.

Sir Mark was an eminent Australian physicist and the founding Director of the School. In 1981, Professor John Carver (then Director RSPE) introduced Founders' Day as an initiative to unite the School in celebration of the years achievements.

This year Founders' Day will involve research and education presentations, informative talks on the School's achievements during the year, presentation of the RSPE Endowment and School awards, followed by a BBQ lunch.

Technical and Art Displays - Cockcroft and Oliphant Buildings

Presentations - Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre

Founders' Day Luncheon - RSPE link tea room and gardens

Founders Day Program 2018

Visit the School's history page for more on the history of the School and Founders Day.

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Mrs Sue Wigley

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