Head of College, Dr Jennifer McDonald and President of Council, Jane Peck hosted the Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Mr Allan Myers AC QC; Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Dr Jim Watterston; as well as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professor John Murphy at High Table in Syme Dining Hall on Monday 1 October.
Joining students, alumni, staff and guests of the College for the last High Table of the year, the Chancellor advised of the commencement of Professor Duncan Maskell as Vice-Chancellor, joining the University from Cambridge University in the UK, taking over from Professor Glyn Davis after a very successful 14 years in the position. Mr Myers also discussed a recent visit to South-East Asia where the Melbourne University Orchestra undertook a rewarding tour of various major cities.
Having grown up in the western districts of Victoria and having lived at residential colleges during his studies, the Chancellor had some words of advice for students embarking on their adult lives.
“Like so many of you, I came to Melbourne from the country and would have struggled without the support of my college community. It’s where I made enduring friends for life and where we, as students, learned as much from each other as our teachers.
Although it’s now over 50 years since we lived together in college, my friends and I have continued to meet each year for dinner and share life’s lessons and experiences. This is a gift for which I am very grateful and I encourage all of you to treasure your time in college and make the most of the wonderful opportunities it offers.”
– Mr Allan Myers AC QC
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