Campion, Santamaria and Pell: Gerard Henderson gives end-of-semester address

June 28th, 2022

Author and and columnist Gerard Henderson gave last Thursday’s St Edmund Campion end-of-semester address. The Sydney Institute director gave an entertaining and interesting speech on anti-Catholic sectarianism in Australia, speaking from personal experience as the child of a Protestant father and Catholic mother. Dr Henderson focussed on several examples of sectarianism, from Irish Melbourne Archbishop […]

Library in Focus: What books to read in 2022

June 21st, 2022

Joanna Deegan College Librarian We’re about to enter our mid-year break – a perfect time to get stuck into some leisure reading (whether you’re a student or not)! Not sure where to start, though? We’ve compiled a list of reads celebrating great books that turn 150 this year.   Books published in 1872: A brief […]

Former Campion Chairman awarded in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

June 14th, 2022

Campion College board member and former Chairman Joseph de Bruyn was awarded the title AO in yesterday’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mr de Bruyn served as Chairman of the Campion Institute Board for 17 years, officiating at every graduation ceremony until 2021, after stepping down as Chairman but remaining on the Board. Mr de Bruyn, […]

Campion to offer Honours course in 2023

June 9th, 2022

Campion College has added a major boost to its academic program with the establishment of an Honours course. Today we are happy to announce we have received accreditation to teach the course Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (Honours), allowing current students to extend their degree by a fourth year, while opening the door for […]

Minister: ‘important to know history to be able to deal with the present’

June 8th, 2022

Campion welcomed MP Alister Henskens to speak at formal hall last week on his experience as a lawyer and a politician. Mr Henskens, NSW Minister for Skills and Training as well as Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, started off his career as a lawyer but spoke about his two great loves at university: philosophy […]

Campion team triumphant in nail-biting volleyball tournament

June 1st, 2022

Ashleigh Mills Third-Year Student A team of Campion students was victorious in a mixed community volleyball tournament held at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday 21 May. It was a day of great fun and intense competition as more than 20 teams played off in different divisions. Each game consisted of three sets and each set […]

Delving into the Israel-Palestine conflict in Democratic Club talk

May 27th, 2022

Isabelle Lindsay Democratic Club President The aerial attacks of May 2021 between Israel and Palestine prompted Campion’s Democratic Club to run a crash-course lecture series to explain the history of the conflict to students. The lectures were presented by Campion lecturer, Dr Bell, in week 5 and week 10. In the first lecture, Dr Bell […]

‘Failure motivates me’: army lieutenant and Campion alum shares wisdom

May 26th, 2022

Lt Brendan Smith returned to his alma mater to speak to students about his military career since graduating from Campion in 2013. One overarching theme that came through Brendan’s Formal Hall talk was the importance of failure. He tried and failed several times to get into a sniper course, or to achieve the rank of […]

Campion lecturer Stephen Chavura writes on Christian influence on universities

May 24th, 2022

Campion lecturer Stephen Chavura has written about Christianity’s contribution to universities in the new book, Christianity Matters in these Troubled Times. Edited by Kevin Donnelly, Christianity Matters looks at the myriad ways Christianity has influenced or directly contributed to life in Australia and the Western world, in health, education, welfare, literature, music and the arts. Dr Stephen […]

Parramatta Professionals Forum hosts bestselling author Ruben Quezada

May 24th, 2022

On Friday 20 May the Parramatta Professional group hosted Ruben Quezada at Baba Ghanouj Parramatta. He spoke about Religious Freedom, covering his novel and film, The Persecution of the Catholic Church in Mexico in the 1920s, focussing on the message, “love is the way to the human heart”. Ruben Quezada is also the author of […]