Fellows Of The College

UC is fortunate to have a rich community of supportive alumni, academics, past Council members and friends. Some of our distinguished supporters are also Fellows of the College.

Over the years, Fellowships have been accepted by Dr Jean Blackburn, Mrs Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Professor Nancy Millis, Professor Virginia Spate, Dr Ursula Hoff and Mr Bill Rogers.

In 2012 it was our privilege to appoint five new Fellows – Professor Peter Doherty AC, Dr Patricia Edgar AM, Associate Professor Dawn Gleeson and Professor John Lovering AO. College alumna  Dr Lynne Broughton was also appointed as a Visiting Fellow.


PROFESSOR JOHN LOVERING AO

LIFE FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Professor Lovering has served with distinction on Council from 1970-1979 and again from 2001 to 2009. John and his wife Kerry, presented the College with the wonderful armillary sphere sundial that welcomes people as they arrive at the entrance to the College. John was appointed as a Governor of the College in 1980.


PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY AC

FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Professor Doherty is a distinguished immunologist, researcher, Nobel Laureate, Companion of the Order of Australia, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and has won many prestigious international awards for research in medical science. He is the namesake and patron of the Peter Doherty Institute in Melbourne, has been an Australian of the Year, and is a Living National Treasure of Australia. We feel that Professor Doherty will challenge and stimulate our students and we are indeed privileged to have him accept our invitation to be a Fellow of the College.


DR PATRICIA EDGAR AM

FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Patricia was a resident of the College from 1955 to 1957, a Graduate Resident and Treasurer of the Student Club in 1958, a distinguished member of our Council from 2004 to 2008, and a Governor from 2011. We welcome her not only for this past service, but as someone who continues to enrich the College community in a host of ways.


PROFESSOR DAWN GLEESON

TEACHING FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

The students at University College hold Professor Gleeson in high regard as a caring academic committed to helping them make a smooth transition to University. Her enhancement of the first year learning experience, particularly in Biology and Biomedicine, aligns entirely with the aims of the College.


DR LYNNE BROUGHTON

VISITING FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Dr Broughton was a University Women’s College resident from 1964 to 1967. Lynne has maintained an active contribution to the College by becoming a regular donor and honouring us whenever in Melbourne by presenting fascinating seminars and discussions on different aspects of her field of study. These have proved to be enjoyable for the College community and particularly stimulating for our students.


PROFESSOR VIRGINIA SPATE

FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Professor Spate was a resident student of University College from 1956-1959. An outstanding scholar in Fine Arts, Virginia became a lecturer in Art History at the Central School of Art, London, and Bath Academy of Art in the late 1960s. When Virginia returned to Australia, she took the position of Permanent Head of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Sydney (the first woman to be appointed to that position). Virginia also has a number of publications to her credit and she was a Patron of the College’s Building and Development Program.


MR BILL ROGERS

FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Bill Rogers was a resident at Ormond in the 1940s and has been a director of many Australian companies throughout his career as a Solicitor. He is a member of various committees, including the Law Institute of Victoria. Bill was made a Governor of the College in 1985 and was an invaluable member of the Building and Development Appeal Committee. His mother, Irene Rogers, was one of the founding women of the College.