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 […]

Students get career tips from alumni

May 23rd, 2022

Sr M Luka Juenemann Student Life and Alumni Relations Officer   On Thursday, 12 May, Campion alumni Fenelle McLaurin (class of 2012) and Madeleine Anthony (class of 2019) were joined by career education student Samantha Samrani to give current students tips on how to navigate their career journey, making use of the great foundation of […]

Campion students take part in historical re-enactment of Gov Macquarie trial

May 10th, 2022

Deon Testore President of Debating and Public Speaking Students from Campion and other universities came together for a historical re-enactment of Lachlan Macquarie’s turbulent time as Governor of NSW. “Judging the Macquaries” took place in NSW Parliament House in Sydney on Saturday 30 April, aiming to teach students about this period of history via a […]

Former Treasury Secretary John Fraser shares wisdom on how to be successful at Formal Hall

May 9th, 2022

Formal Hall returned after the Easter break with a speech by John Fraser about how to be successful professionally. Among his many important positions, Mr Fraser was a long time member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and served in the Treasury for over 20 years, including as Secretary. He also worked in the Australian […]

Tanya Davies talks about political career in intimate Q&A at Campion

May 5th, 2022

Ashleigh Mills Democratic Club Vice President   Campion’s Democratic Club had the pleasure of hosting Tanya Davies, NSW Member for Mulgoa, to meet with students and talk on a range of questions and topics on Monday evening. Students gathered in the dining hall for a sit-down discussion and Q&A, speaking to Tanya about her unusual […]

Columnist James Macpherson speaks on ‘Woketopia’

April 11th, 2022

Journalist and opinion writer James Macpherson was our speaker at last week’s formal hall dinner at Campion. The Spectator Australia columnist and former Pentecostal preacher gave a fiery and entertaining speech about modern culture, making points from his recent book, Notes from Woketopia. He argued that the modern Western world doesn’t engage in debate any […]

Classics Week goes ahead despite rainy weather

April 8th, 2022

Despite the ongoing rain in Sydney, the annual Classics Week took place at Campion last week. Classical ‘Olympics’ took place every day at lunch, as well as a Trojan war-themed debate, wrapping up with a toga party on Saturday. Third-year student Isabelle Lindsay and second-year Julian Vieira took the laurels for the women’s and men’s […]

Peter Westmore speaks at Democratic Club event

April 4th, 2022

Former president of the National Civic Council Peter Westmore addressed Campion students on his views on the Russia-Ukraine war. See photos of the event below.

New students matriculated at first Formal Hall of 2022

March 30th, 2022

Five new students were matriculated into Campion’s first year cohort on Thursday at the first formal hall of 2022. It was also the first time formal hall has returned to the dining hall in two years, following the easing of restrictions in NSW. Campion president Paul Morrissey, the speaker for the evening, said it was […]