Clubs and Societies
There are many clubs and societies that cater for a wide range of interests of students at Campion College. These include:
- Arts & Multimedia Club
- Fencing Club
- Creative Writing
- Classics Society
- Debating Society
- Aristotle Reading Group
The Campion College Fencing Club (CCFC) was founded in 2011, with the purpose of encouraging the art of Fencing among the students of Campion College, an art we believe to be historically connected to a study of the Liberal Arts. In addition, the Club endeavours to promote relations with other clubs, through competitions and visiting nearby clubs. The CCFC meets every Friday mornings, with tuition available for those that wish to learn.
Creative Writing Club
The creative writing club is a gathering for any Campion students who are interested in writing creatively, no experience is required. The club offers students a chance to improve their writing skills with the support and assistance of writers of various levels of experience. During meetings, members are encouraged to bring in completed works and, if the writer wishes, students can offer them with constructive criticism. Members also often engage in exercises to challenge and expand their creative ability. However, the creative writing club exists most of all to provide students with time in their busy schedule to actually do some creative writing, this occupies the majority of time during the meetings. Meetings are on every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm.
The Campion Classics society prides itself on the ideals which underlie its intellectual, cultural and social pursuits - namely, wisdom, liberty of mind and *humanitas*. These ideals, first exemplified in the thinkers of ancient Greece and Rome, hold pride of place in Campion's core program, but the Classics society brings together like minded students who share a desire to bring these perennial ideals into student life. Formed in early 2011 by the initiative of Peter McCumstie, a third-year Latin student, the classics society regularly meets to discuss Latin works, and has organized social excursions to museums. In July 2011 students from the Classics society attended the Macquarie Ancient Languages Winter School, a program which drew classics scholars from around the country. The society welcomes all students (familiarity with the ancient languages is not prerequisite!) to its initiatives and social events - the joy of antiquity's wisdom should, after all, be shared by all!
Aristotle Reading Group
Under the experienced facilitation of philosophy lecturer Dr Amitavo Islam, Aristotle’s Reading Group meets on a weekly basis over a cup of tea and a slice of cake to read and discuss the influential Metaphysics of Aristotle. Whether it be in the cosy common room during Winter or on the balcony in a gentle breeze during Spring, the reading group gather to discuss topics like the nature of substances and accidents and their relationship to existence and being. As part of the Centre for the Study of Western Tradition, Aristotle’s Reading Group aims to nourish interest in the classical and distinguished philosophical theories of The Philosopher and preserve a vital part of our western heritage.