Cultural Life

Throughout the year we organise a number of cultural activities. These are designed to add an extra dimension to the lives of our students and vary, depending on what is on in Melbourne each year. In recent years activities have included:

  • Visits to:

    • The Old Melbourne Jail

    • Concerts by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO)

    • Treasury Building

    • Specific exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria 


  • Guest lectures by:

    • Professor Geoffrey Blainey (Australian history)

    • Assoc. Professor John McBain (reproduction)

    • Adam Bandt, Federal Member for Melbourne (the federal election)

    • Filmmakers James Freemantle (Bush to Belly) and Toby Cook (EVE movie and Philophobia)

    • Sarah Giles - renowned theatre and opera director (women in the arts)

    • Roger Dench - data analytics specialist (the life of Evelyn Waugh)

    • A range of charities – both local and international



In past years we have also organised talks on recognising and living with depression and/or helping others through it, and on drafting CVs.


Students are encouraged to give seminars to their peers on recent experiences or projects and, over the past few years these have included trips to far flung places, passion projects and life on exchange.