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NEWS

Welcome to our 2011 students

2011 Sustainable Living Festival

Liberate the writer within!

Australia Day Honours

International Education: After the Perfect Storm

Renovations in Jeopardy

2011 Stoneman Art Loan – Belle Ile (1907)

Learning materials wanted for Nepal

Trinity at the 2011 Festival of Ideas.

Trinity voices at MRC

ALUMNI IN ACTION

Congratulations to Simon McKeon, Australian of the Year

New State Governor

Alumni in print

AlUMNI EVENTS

Fireside Chats are back!

Fleur-de-Lys Drinks Under the Oak & AGM

2011 Trinity Golf Day

Young Alumni Event

Seniors' Lunch

Banner Photo: O-Week activities: new resident students and their 'buddies' wait for a tram in Royal Parade

February 2011

Musical tribute for forgotten hero of penicillin

Michael Leighton Jones, Director of Music at Trinity College, Melbourne, will be present in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, UK, this evening, 24 February, for the world premiere of his major new choral composition.

With words by Trinity (Melbourne) tutor Katherine Firth, Anthem for the Feast of Any Healer, was commissioned by Dr John Best, AO (TC 1958) and Ms Janine Sargeant to mark the centenary of the birth of Norman Heatley, OBE, DM (1911–2004) – the unsung hero in the development of penicillin.

The work's Australian premiere will be in our own Chapel here in Melbourne during the Evensong Service on Sunday 6 March at 6pm. All welcome.


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NEWS
Welcome to our 2011 students

While the College has been busy with conference guests, sporting teams and school groups over the summer break, nothing matches the vibrancy of student life returning to the campus at the start of the academic year. Overseas students in the February Main intake of Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) commenced orientation activities last week, O-Week in the Residential College is in full swing this week, and Theology students start this Friday. A warm welcome to all new and returning Trinity students – it’s great to see you here!

2011 Sustainable Living Festival

This Friday, 25 February, at 12.40pm
Trinity is again participating in this annual festival. Everyone is invited to join a walking tour of the College led by staff members Jane Sykes (right) and Scott Fennell, who will highlight the College’s planitgreen sustainability initiatives undertaken in the past 18 months, as well as future plans. Meet outside the Leeper Building for this free event.

Liberate the writer within!

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 March, 10am–5pm
Unleash your inner writer at this weekend Creative Writing Workshop conducted by Rosalie Ham, author of The Dressmaker, a 2011 VCE Literature text that is also being adapted for film. Learn how to craft a crystal paragraph and create compelling characters.
A Trinity Institute Open Learning program.
Cost is $400, including lunches.

Contact: Sue Karzis – General Manager, Trinity Institute
t: + 61 3 9348 7486   e: trinityinstitute@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to all members of the Trinity community named in the Australia Day Honours list. They include: alumni Dr Arthur Joseph Day, AM (TC 1952 and a past parent), and The Very Revd Father Miltiades John Chryssavgis, OAM (TC 1952); past parents The Hon. Allan William McDonald, AO, Emeritus Professor Kenneth Vincent Jubb, OAM, and Dr John Francis Oswald, OAM; together with friends of the College Mr Sidney Hordern Myer, AM, and the Bishop of Wangaratta, the Right Revd Anthony John Parkes, AM.

International Education: After the Perfect Storm

In the light of changing global circumstances, the Warden, Associate Professor Andrew McGowan, reflects in his blog on the fluctuating fortunes of international education institutions in Australia. ‘The survivors from the “perfect storm”,’ he says, ‘will be those best able to demonstrate quality and value, and necessarily therefore, a deeper sense of their own educational mission and identity.’
More via the heading link.

Renovations in Jeopardy

The results of intense activity by building contractors over summer have greeted residents in the Jeopardy (War Memorial) Building with glistening, white-walled corridors and light-filled bathrooms and laundries similar to those that Cowan residents have been enjoying for the last year. This program of sequential upgrades continues to raise the standard of facilities for resident students.

2011 Stoneman Art Loan – Belle Ile (1907)

Belle Ile (1907), by expatriate Australian impressionist, John Peter Russell, has this week been hung in the Senior Common Room. Living mainly in France, Russell was a close friend of many of the French impressionists including Van Gogh. That impressionist influence is evident in this gouache, which is the second artwork to be lent to Trinity College from the S R Stoneman Collection.

Learning materials wanted for Nepal

TCFS Environment & Development Lecturer Rose De la cruz is collecting materials to help set up a resource centre for primary and secondary schools in rural Nepal. If you have any old textbooks or stationery materials (not CDs as there’s no electricity) that you could donate for this purpose, please deliver them to Office 3 (middle level), 18–20 Lincoln Square North, Carlton, during office hours, or contact Rose to arrange collection.

Contact: Rose De la cruz
t: +61 3 9348 7463   e: rdelacruz@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

Trinity at the 2011 Festival of Ideas.

Tuesday 14 June at 7pm, Carillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
Trinity is pleased to support the 2011 Festival of Ideas by assisting in bringing this year’s Caldwell lecturers, Sir David Cannadine and Professor Linda Colley, to Australia from Princeton University, thereby fulfilling the intent of the Colin Hicks Caldwell Trust, designated for the attraction of notable international scholars in the fields of art, history, law or literature. Both will lead keynote sessions on National Identity. Reserve your free ticket now.

Trinity voices at MRC

Sunday 17 April at 2pm, Melbourne Recital Centre
Trinity College will be well represented in this performance during Holy Week of J S Bach’s St Matthew Passion. As well as the full Choir of Trinity College, soloists include Director of Music, Michael Leighton Jones (Christus), former chorister and soprano Siobhan Stagg, and former Dean, co-founder of the Consort of Melbourne and bass Dr Peter Tregear. The Warden’s Executive Officer, Dr Peter Campbell, and other former Trinity choristers will be performing with Ensemble Gombert, while Trinity’s Chaplain, the Revd Dr Andreas Loewe is giving the free, pre-concert talk at 1pm.

Bookings: Online via heading link

Contact: Melbourne Recital Centre
t: +61 (0)3 9699 3333  

ALUMNI IN ACTION
Congratulations to Simon McKeon, Australian of the Year

The Executive Chairman of Melbourne operations for Macquarie Bank and Chairman of CSIRO, Simon McKeon (TC non-res 1974), has been named ‘Australian of the Year 2011’. Although diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago, the 55-year-old, inspirational philanthropist, business leader and world record-holding yachtsman spends much of his time encouraging big businesses to join him in supporting charitable causes such as the Global Poverty Project, World Vision Australia, and Business for Millenium Development. A most worthy role-model for our Nation.

New State Governor

Congratulations also to former Trinity parent and current Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, the Honorable Alex Chernov, AO, QC, who has been appointed the next Governor of Victoria and will take up office in April this year. He is the father of alumnus Andrew Chernov (TC 1988, Non-Resident) and alumna Caroline Chernov (TC 1989).

Alumni in print

Poet, former County Court judge and champion of Indigenous rights, Peter Gebhardt (TC 1955) (right), argued for the ‘proper constitutional recognition of the first people’ in an article published in The Age on Australia Day. ‘We will enliven our civilisation when we learn to appreciate the original owners and their diverse cultural achievements,’ he wrote. Full article.

Well-known journalist Gideon Haigh (TC 1984) has been writing about cricket since he was a 15-year-old schoolboy. In his latest book, Sphere of Influence (Victory Books), he defends the traditional form of cricket against the onslaught of the commercially driven Twenty20 format, according to a review in The Age on 8 January.

AlUMNI EVENTS
Fireside Chats are back!

Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Senior Common Room
Alumni, staff and students from all areas of the College are invited to come and hear visiting international and local speakers discussing ‘a topic they are passionate about’ in an informal, small group setting.
Semester 1 program details via heading link.

Coming up:
2 March – Professor Joanne Ciulla, Gourlay Visiting Professor of Ethics in Business (right): ‘Why Ethics Matter’
9 March – TBA
16 March – Peter Acton: ‘How modern was the Athenian marketplace? Applying contemporary economic theory to classical Athens’
23 March – Professor Jurgen Martschukat: ‘A story of fatherhood and families in the USA’ (will follow Academic Awards Dinner so may start later than 7.30pm)

Contact: Dr Sally Dalton-Brown
t: +61 3 9348 7149  

Fleur-de-Lys Drinks Under the Oak & AGM

Thursday 10 March, 6pm–8pm
All alumni are welcome at this annual alumni gathering under the College Oak. It gets bigger and better every year!

RSVP and pay online

Notice is also hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Union of the Fleur-de-Lys – the College’s alumni association – will be held at 5.55pm on Thursday 10 March, immediately preceding the Drinks Under the Oak.

e: events@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

2011 Trinity Golf Day

Friday 1 April, from 12.15pm at Barwon Heads Golf Club
Registration from 12.15pm to 12.45pm
Player briefing at 12.45pm
Play commences at 1pm
Barwon Heads Golf Club is in Golf Links Road, Barwon Heads
Book online

e: events@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

Young Alumni Event

Friday 8 April, 6pm–8pm
An alumni reunion event for Entry Years 1992–2010.
Further details to follow.

e: events@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

Seniors' Lunch

Wednesday 13 April, 12 noon–3pm, Trinity College Dining Hall 
The annual lunch for alumni who entered Trinity in 1960 or earlier.
Invitations will be mailed, so make sure you keep the date free!
Partners welcome.

e: events@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

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