Campion Ball makes a big comeback

September 14th, 2022

The Campion College Ball returned for the first time in two years with a bang – drawing in the biggest crowd in the ball’s history. Over 300 guests descended on the Western Sydney campus on Saturday 10 September, coming from as far afield as Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia, as well as closer to […]

The Hon Tony Abbott AC shares insight on his student days and influences

September 9th, 2022

On Thursday the 8th of September, we had the pleasure of hosting the Hon Tony Abbott AC Professor as the guest speaker for our fortnightly Formal Hall. Mr Abbott spoke about the importance of character, courage and conviction. He also encouraged those present not to underestimate the significance of simply trying one’s best to make a […]

Prof Barry Spurr: T.S. Eliot and the 100th Anniversary of ‘The Wasteland’

August 26th, 2022

On Thursday the 25th of August, we had the pleasure of hosting Professor Barry Spurr as the guest speaker for our fortnightly Formal Hall. Professor Spurr is a leading authority on the life and work of T.S. Eliot and Literary Editor of The Quadrant. He has a long association with Campion College, supervising the PhD […]

Campion students take part in City2Surf

August 24th, 2022

On the 14th of August, eight courageous students took part in the world’s biggest fun run! The City2Surf is a 14km event from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach. There were many different personal aspirations for the participants from Campion College, all of which were achieved with great delight. It was wonderful seeing so many people […]

Author talks climate change at formal hall

August 16th, 2022

Geologist and author Ian Plimer was Campion’s guest at the first Formal Hall of the second semester. The University of Melbourne professor emeritus gave an energetic off-the-cuff speech to assembled students and staff, which contained a mixture of details about his own professional history, and his views on various areas of science, especially climate. Professor […]

Surviving ‘Rat of Tobruk’ Dennis Davis tells his story

July 5th, 2022

One of the last surviving ‘Rats of Tobruk’, Dennis Davis, visited Campion to give his testimony in the final week of semester 1. The World War II veteran is one of an estimated eight remaining Australian-led Allied soldiers that held the Libyan port of Tobruk for eight months in 1941. Mr Davis is also great-grandfather […]

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 […]

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 […]

Curiouser and curiouser: Theatre Society takes on Alice in Wonderland in Skit Night

June 3rd, 2022

Basil Dore Campion Theatre Society Media Rep   The 2022 Skit Night was a night of good fun, wacky ideas and utter nonsense. This year’s theme was ‘A Night in Wonderland’, continuing Campion Theatre Society’s annual tradition of running an original skit show in semester one. Society members took themes and characters from Lewis Carroll’s […]

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 […]