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Endowed Lectureships

Gourlay Visiting Professor of Ethics in Business

In 2004 John and Louise Gourlay provided a $2.5 million endowment to Trinity College to establish the Gourlay Visiting Professorship of Ethics in Business. The Visiting Professor of Ethics in Business contributes to the academic and community life of Trinity College, the Melbourne Business School and the wider University of Melbourne through a program of events and by promoting an overriding ethical approach to business activity and decision-making. Read more.

Caldwell Lectures

Awarded every five years in the areas of art, law and literature, the Caldwell Lectures were the vision of Colin Caldwell (TC 1931). This lectureship attracts notable international scholars 'in art, art history, law or literature' to Melbourne. Read more.

Bruce McComish Fund for Economic History

Bruce McComish established this fund in 2002 in order to encourage research in economic history. The generous benefaction aims to encourage rigorous research in economic history, which questions conventional wisdom and seeks new empirical evidence and interpretations. Read more.

Barry Marshall Lecture

The memory of Barry Russell Marshall, a former College Chaplain and lecturer in the Theological School, is commemorated by an annual memorial near the anniversary of his death, with Eucharist and a Lecture by an eminent speaker in Theology. Read more.

The Ridson Grimwade Lectureship

The Risdon Grimwade Lectureship in Chemistry was established in 1920 through a gift to the College by Edward Norton Grimwade and Phelia Maud Grimwade in memoriam of their son George, a Trinity man who fell at Gallipoli. Scholars receive six weeks’ free accommodation at the College, or part thereof (the minimum stay would be three weeks), in return for two master classes to third year and postgraduate students, as required. 

The Harold Grimwade Lectureship

The Harold Grimwade Lectureship was established in 1923 through a gift to the College by Brigadier-General Harold William Grimwade towards ‘payment of a stipend of a Lectureship of the College in Natural Philosophy (or in some other branch of Natural Science)'. Scholars receive two weeks’ free accommodation at the College, in return for one Fireside Chat and one master class. 

Sharwood Lectures in Church Law

The Sharwood lecture series is named in honour of Dr Robin Sharwood, the fourth Warden of Trinity College, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 83.

In his will, Dr Sharwood bequeathed a share of his estate to Trinity College to establish and finance what he called The Sharwood Lectureship in Ecclesiastical Law. To view past lecture papers, click here.