Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

Each year, exceptional scholars and thought leaders visit Trinity and contribute to our intellectual development and aspirations.

RATES AND DISCOUNTS
SCHOLAR CATEGORIES
VISITING SCHOLAR ACTIVITIES
ENDOWED VISITING LECTURESHIPS 


Previous visiting scholars have included two Nobel laureates in economics, several Miegunyah Fellows, professors from Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities, media dons such as David Starkey CBE, critical theorists such as Terry Eagleton, as well as leading scientists.

KellyRobertsTestimonial'There is an odd sense of normalcy at Trinity in sharing breakfast in the Dining Hall with a preeminent global health expert! For me, a Fireside Chat in my second year inspired me to change my course preference and now I am half way through my Juris Doctor – a pathway I would not have taken if I hadn't met Larry Gostin.'

Kelly Roberts (TC 2008)

 
 


LarryGostin206x140'Trinity College is simply my favourite place on earth. It possesses that rare mixture of a vibrant intellectual community; lively conversation and social engagement; and deep warmth among students, faculty, and staff. It is a special place that forges connections and enduring friendships throughout the world. I consider myself an integral part of Trinity College's social and intellectual fabric, which means so much to me in my life's journey.’

Professor Lawrence Gostin
Founding CAS scholar and regular visiting scholar, Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, and Director, WHO Centre on Public Health Law & Human Rights at Georgetown University

RATES AND DISCOUNTS

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Apartment Type                                     

Nightly rate (ex GST) 

Two-bedroom apartment, Gourlay 302 (3rd floor, with lift access)

1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, lounge/diner, study area, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, balcony. Modern decor; basement laundry. 

3–6 nights 

$240

7–28 nights 

$220

29–90 nights (1–6 months) 

$200 

One-bedroom apartment, Gourlay 301 (3rd floor, with lift access) 

1 double bedroom, lounge/diner, kitchen, study area, bathroom, balcony. Modern decor; basement laundry. 

3–6 nights 

$175 

7–28 nights 

$160 

29–90 nights (1–6 months) 

$155 

One-bedroom apartment, Gourlay 207

1 double bedroom, lounge/diner, kitchen, study area, bathroom. Modern decor; basement laundry. (Apartment is five years old) 

3–6 nights

$160

7–28 nights

$140

29–90 nights (1–6 months)

$130

One-bedroom apartment, Moorhouse 1

1 double bedroom, lounge/diner, bathroom, small enclosed garden.

3–6 nights

$150

7–28 nights

$140

29–90 nights (1–6 months)

$130

Short stay bookings of less than three nights will accrue a one-off surcharge: $30
Additional daily charge per person (meals): $18/night.
The above rates include:

  • breakfast and dinner (lunch can be purchased from the Dining Hall)
  • linen, towels, a weekly cleaning service
  • phone and internet.

The double-bedroom apartment sleeps three occupants, and foldaway beds can be provided for a fourth occupant. Daily parking permits for weekdays can be purchased through Reception.

Exclusions:

  • Please note that no discount applies for meals not taken.
  • Cots and infant beds are not provided.
  • Prices above are exclusive of GST.
     

SCHOLAR CATEGORIES

Invited scholars

For a stay of one week or longer, chiefly to take part in symposia, conferences, master classes or workshops, and whose visit is entirely supported by the College, such as the Gourlay Visiting Professor of Ethics in Business. Trinity would expect to have up to 10 themed scholars in the College in any one year. 

Partnership Scholars, including Meigunyah Fellows

Trinity College is proud to partner with the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne, the Miegunyah Committee, University of Melbourne, and other arts, legal, scientific and cultural institutions based in Melbourne. Visiting academics who are working with the University of Melbourne or other institutions (such as Miegunyah Fellows, associates of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and other institutions). A partnership scholar's visit may be subsidised by one quarter to one half, in return for a set number of master classes or other learning opportunities, and one Fireside Chat.   

Visiting scholars

May be accommodated for short visits (usually three nights to one month) at full or discounted rate according to the degree of engagement. Scholars in the sciences might consider the endowed Grimwade Lectureships
 

VISITING SCHOLAR ACTIVITIES

Engagement activities are negotiated individually between the scholar and the College to reflect the length of stay, the scholar’s interests and availability. Activities might include:

  • meeting students at a reception or dine with a Scholar at High Table event
  • presenting one Wednesday night to a general audience on as part of our regular Fireside Chat series;
  • offering a class(es) or lecture(s) to Foundation Studies or the Theological School;
  • participating in a public debate, symposium, forum, lecture or conference sponsored by the College.

Engagement may also be defined via the terms of an endowed Endowed Visiting Lectureships