Stories from the 150th

December 2012

Wednesday 12 December, 2012

On the evening of Wednesday 12 December, Professor James Angus, Professor James Best and a selection of distinguished guests gathered to mark a quiet yet momentous occasion in the history of the Melbourne Medical School. 

October 2012

Saturday 6 October, 2012 - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Melbourne medical graduates have been working in rural settings since the 1860s, but ten years ago the Rural Clinical School was founded to create a specialist cohort of graduates with an education grounded in rural medicine.

September 2012

September, 2012 - January, 2013

The University of Melbourne hosted three exhibitions focused on medicine from the perspectives of artists, anatomists, medical teachers and teaching hospitals, as part of the Melbourne Medical School’s 150th Anniversary celebrations.

Saturday 15 September, 2012

More than 1100 guests made history at the Melbourne Medical School 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner in September.

Thursday 13 September, 2012

Generations of medical students have entertained their friends and families over many years of the Med Medleys Revue.

In 2012, players and directors from the 1970s to more recent years joined together with current students to revive, review and re-live some Medleys highlights from the past in a special alumni production of ‘Lawrence of the Labia’.

Tuesday 11 September, 2012

As part of the Melbourne Medical School’s 150th anniversary celebrations, nine individuals were presented with the degree of Honorary Doctor of Medical Science for their outstanding contributions to the field of medicine.  

August 2012

August and September, 2012

The 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Medical School provided a wonderful opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements of the School’s students, staff, distinguished alumni and friends. 

August, 2012 - September, 2012

The Melbourne Medical School was not the only Melbourne institution to be turning 150 in 2012. The Melbourne Zoo also had 150 candles on their birthday cake.  

July 2012

Thursday 5 July, 2012

“The conferring of the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) is the highest honour the University can bestow upon an individual: an honour infrequently proposed and sparingly given.”

Elizabeth A. Alexander AM, Chancellor


Wednesday 27 June, 2012

In perhaps the cultural highlight of the 150th anniversary celebrations, University of Melbourne alumnus Rebecca Hossack opened the doors of her lauded London art gallery for a cocktail reception celebrating the Melbourne Medical School’s sesquicentenary.

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, located in inner city Marylebone, provided a stunning location for alumni to reconnect with fellow classmates, enjoy a drink and celebrate 150 years of the University of Melbourne teaching medicine.

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