‘The only decent history degree in Australia is Campion’: Dr Bella d’Abrera

November 28th, 2022

Campion’s Liberal Arts degree received two great shout-outs on Sky News yesterday. While discussing the state of history degrees in Australian universities on the ‘Outsiders’ panel, Dr Bella d’Abrera said Campion provided the “only decent history” course in the country. Dr d’Abrera, who directs the Institute of Public Affairs’ Foundations of Western Civilisation Program, has […]

Campion reveals stunning stained-glass artwork for new academic wing

November 24th, 2022

When Campion College approached Sr Josephine Marie to design a stained-glass window skylight for its new library, no-one really knew what they were taking on. What was initially thought to be several weeks’ work transformed into a year-long project, producing a magnificent achievement in Christian-inspired artistry, combining the traditional artform with modern means of production. […]

The place of the virtues in Classical Education

November 14th, 2022

Dr Paul Morrissey Campion College President As current education debates centre on falling standards and teacher education, it is heartening to see an increased interest in classical education. The current focus in our school curriculum is piecemeal and too often caught up in ideology. It lacks coherence and a telos (an end, a purpose), and is unmoored from tradition. Classical, […]

Ramsay-Campion Podcast releases new episode on Antigone

November 2nd, 2022

The fourth episode of the Ramsay-Campion Great Books podcast focuses on Greek playwright Sophocles and his tragedy Antigone. Campion College’s Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition has partnered with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation this year to produce the Great Books podcast series, hosted by Centre Director Dr Stephen McInerney. The first series […]

How the West really lost God – Mary Eberstadt

November 1st, 2022

This talk is now available to watch – see below! Listen to an audio-only version here. American author, essayist and Campion international course adviser Mary Eberstadt visited Sydney last week to meet students and give a public lecture. Despite her connection to the college, this was her first visit to the campus, where she gave […]

When education morphs into propaganda

October 31st, 2022

The following excerpt is from an article that appeared in the Catholic Weekly on 30 October 2022. Read the full article here. Marilyn Rodrigues The influence of toxic identity politics means that young people can be subjected to propaganda rather than provided with education, said leading education experts last week. Paul Morrissey is the president […]

Parramatta Professionals Forum hosts Dr Andrew Charlton MP

October 28th, 2022

On Friday the 28th of October, the Parramatta Professionals Forum had the pleasure of hosting Dr Andrew Charlton MP. Dr Charlton shared his life story and aspirations for the future of Parramatta over an intimate and candid lunch at Baba Ghanouj Parramatta. The Parramatta Professionals Forum was established by Campion College Australia, McAuley Lawyers and […]

Why Liberal Education Matters

October 24th, 2022

History professor Steven Mintz has penned an excellent article for Inside Higher Ed on why humanities and liberal arts courses are increasingly dismissed by students entering university. The University of Texas professor explains why it is a mistake that more and more tertiary students are choosing to major in STEM and business fields, in the […]

Why Ancient History enrolments are plummeting in the HSC – Daily Telegraph

October 17th, 2022

Ancient History is becoming just that as a unit of study amongst students completing their final year of high school in NSW, according to an article in today’s Daily Telegraph. Christopher Harris writes that the number of students taking Ancient History in the HSC “almost halved over the past decade, while one in four Year […]

‘Growing desire for return to a classical education’ – Campion gets shout out in Daily Telegraph article

October 7th, 2022

Kevin Donnelly A recent seminar brought together 30 parents, teachers, school leaders, academics and representatives from the Archdiocese of Melbourne and Catholic schools from around Australia. The purpose of the seminar was to learn more about a classical education, otherwise known as a liberal education. It became obvious during the event that what is happening […]