Les Murray was a ‘sacramental poet’

October 4th, 2022

Marilyn Rodrigues The poet Les Murray was a sacramental poet who saw language as a channel of divine communication, but was also “all things to all people” who appreciated his extraordinarily gifted wordsmithing over his 40-year career. The life, poetry and legacy of the prodigious and poet and literary editor, who died in 2019, was […]

Les Murray Conference honours late Australian poet

September 28th, 2022

Poets, academics and friends of Les Murray AO came together to remember the late Australian poet and honour his legacy in a conference held at Campion College on Saturday, 24 September. ‘Les Murray: Life, Poetry & Legacy’ was conducted by Dr Stephen McInerney, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition and […]

Joint venture: Ramsay-Campion Great Books Podcast

September 15th, 2022

Campion College’s Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition is delighted to partner with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation on the production of a new Great Books podcast series, hosted by Centre Director Dr Stephen McInerney. The first series focusses on authors from ancient and classical Greece, including Homer, Sophocles, Thucydides and Plato. […]

Campion College retains top spot for most engaged students in Australia

August 31st, 2022

Australia’s premier liberal arts college has held its place as the nation’s top institution for learner engagement. According to the latest Student Experience Survey released by the federal government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 97.8% of Campion College students surveyed were positive about their interactions with staff and students. This places Campion College […]

Catholic Weekly: Campion restores faith in the humanities

August 25th, 2022

Campion College has been featured in the latest edition of the Catholic Weekly: Australia’s two most senior Church leaders – one serving and one retired – issued rousing calls to back the nation’s only Liberal Arts college as a vital contribution to education of the young and building the spiritual and cultural future of the […]

Dr Paul Morrissey on ABC Radio National

August 22nd, 2022

On Thursday 18 August, ABC Radio National aired a talk presented by Campion President, Dr Paul Morrissey, at the Classical Renewal Conference. The conference was an initiative of the Australian Classical Education Society and hosted online by the CIRCE Institute earlier this year in April. Dr Morrissey’s talk, titled ‘Education as the pursuit of Wisdom’, calls for an […]

Campion a ‘pearl in the desert’ says Cardinal

August 19th, 2022

Cardinal George Pell described Campion College as a “pearl” in the educational desert of Australia in a speech at Campion’s Capital Appeal fundraiser on Wednesday. The keynote address, given at Parliament House in Sydney, gave a frank assessment of the political, cultural and educational landscape in the country, concluding that we live in a fraying […]

Parramatta Professionals Forum hosts Hon Gregory Smith SC

August 12th, 2022

On Friday 12 August, the Parramatta Professionals Forum hosted the Hon Gregory Smith SC, member of the NSW Legislative Assembly representing Epping for the Liberal Party from 2007-2015, and former Attorney General of NSW between 2011-2014. Mr Smith spoke about his criminal law experience over lunch at Baba Ghanouj in Parramatta. The Parramatta Professionals Forum […]

Les Murray: Common Man, Extraordinary Poet

August 5th, 2022

Dr Stephen McInerney Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition Director   In the early 1980s, the Russian poet and future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Joseph Brodsky, said of Les Murray that “he is, quite simply, the one by whom the language lives”. In the same period, Thomas Kenneally called Murray […]

Students get a taste of Campion experience in first Winter Sleepover

July 20th, 2022

Campion held its first ‘sleepover’ on campus on Thursday 14-Friday 15 July. The female-only event offered a miniature Winter Program-style experience, with all attendees staying in student accommodation while attending sample lectures from Campion’s liberal arts degree. The group of girls attended a modern history lecture before meeting some of Campion’s second- and third-year Winter […]