Alumni who graduated in 1974 attended their 40 Year Reunion on Friday 21 November 2014 at a cocktail function at the Adelaide Festival Centre. The event also celebrated the commencement of the Flinders Medical School and the first intake of medical students.
Over 100 alumni and guests, including several who travelled from interstate and overseas, revisited their time at Flinders and met up with old friends and teachers. A range of photographs and images from the 1970s were on display to contrast the many changes that have taking place at Flinders over the past 40 years.
The event was hosted by the CEO of the Adelaide Festival Centre and 1974 Alumnus Douglas Gautier who recounted great memories and stories from the 1970s. Professor Paul Worley, Dean: School of Medicine welcomed medical alumni and spoke about the important role of the School and its many achievements. Professor Michael Barber, Vice-Chancellor informed the gathering about Flinders’ exciting plans for the future including the University’s Plaza Redevelopment and Student Hub project, which is currently underway.
Among the prominent alumni attending was Professor Chris Baggoley AO the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government and principal medical adviser to the Minister and the Department of Health. Professor Baggoley graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1980.