The St Andrew's College Lecture takes place in August each year. It is dedicated to an accomplished former resident of the College, is delivered by a prominent member of the wider community and it focuses on contemporary social issues.
The 2008 Inaugural lecture was dedicated to the late, great H V (Doc) Evatt and was delivered by Justice Michael Kirby to a capacity audience in the College Chapel on 14 August 2008. Justice Kirby spoke about H. V. Evatt's life at St Andrew's College, Sydney University and beyond, and about Human Rights then, now and in the future.
On 13 August 2009 the lecture again attracted a capacity crowd and was dedicated to the distinguished Andrewsman, Sir Percival Halse Rogers. It was delivered by Mr Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, Director of Public Prosecutions for NSW, and entitled An Australian Bill of Rights? Is Australia doing enough?
In 2010 the St Andrew's College Lecture was held in honour of the distinguished Andrewsman Dr J J C Bradfield. The lecture entitled "The Case for Public Service" was delivered by the Hon Dr Geoff Gallop AC. Dr Gallop is Director, Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney. He was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2008 for distinguished service to the Parliament of Western Australia, to the promotion of economic development and environmental sustainability, and to the community through educational, health and social reform.
In 2011 the Annual Lecture was named in honour of distinguished Andrewsman, Sir Victor Marcus Coppleson (1893 - 1965) and was delivered by Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW and Chancellor of the University of Sydney. On Wednesday 31 August, Her Excellency delivered the lecture "Lachlan Macquarie 5th Governor of New South Wales A Scotsman's Legacy to Australasia".
Please enjoy the video of Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO delivering the lecture below.
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