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News & Stories

There's always something happening at Trinity College - stay up-to-date with our latest news and stories.

Also keep an eye on our events for current students, staff, alumni & friends of Trinity College and the general public.

11 Mar 2021

A high-wire act: Dr Brendan Murphy on writing the rule book

It's been almost two years since the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, during which Trinity alum Dr Brendan Murphy made some of boldest public health decisions in Australia’s history. Here he talks about gut instinct, overcoming shyness and souvlaki-fuelled study sessions.

Category: People

15 Feb 2021

From Instagram to pop-up: Priyansh Parekh’s vegan food journey

Pop-up restaurants have risen in popularity around the world in recent years, and one of our very own Trinity alumni has jumped on the bandwagon, aiming to save the planet, one vegan dish at a time.

Category: Foundation Studies

15 Feb 2021

Pancakes, ashes and lockdown: the meaning behind Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Trinity College Chaplain the Revd Dr Colleen O’Reilly AM explains the history of and meaning behind Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, including why Christians eat pancakes and where the ash received on foreheads comes from.

Category: Theological School

12 Feb 2021

How Trinity students celebrate Chinese New Year

Many Foundation Studies students celebrate Chinese New Year, and here, three students share how they celebrate in Melbourne.

Category: Foundation Studies

12 Feb 2021

A Trinity love story for Valentine's Day

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we share the love story of former Trinity students Isabelle (TC 2014) and George (TC 2016) McPharlin, who met at Trinity College in 2016. They both lived and worked at Trinity, before getting married in our chapel in 2019. There are two sides to every story, so here are George and Isabelle’s recollections of their blossoming romance.

08 Feb 2021

Meet former FS student Kaylor Huo

Kaylor shares what she loves most about Melbourne, how she made friends, and how Australia’s education system is different to that in her home country of China.

Category: Foundation Studies

01 Feb 2021

Australia Day honours 2021

A big congratulations to the members of the Trinity College community who were recognised this year with Australia Day honours.

Category: People

25 Jan 2021

FS meet a teacher: Rita George

Psychology lecturer Dr Rita George explains how cushions played a key role in helping her reach her career goals and why Finding Nemo is the movie that has it all.

Category: Foundation Studies

06 Jan 2021

Teacher reflection: what 2020 taught us and where to next

Dr David Collis, our Pathway School’s Director of Curriculum and Academic Development, reflects on the silver linings of the pandemic and encourages us to look at the world anew as we adapt to new ways of teaching and learning.

Category: Foundation Studies

18 Dec 2020

New partnership between Anglican theological schools

Trinity College Theological School, the University of Divinity and Perth’s Wollaston Theological College will partner in 2021.

Category: Theological School

16 Dec 2020

2020 student reflection – Theological School

Kirsty Beilharz reflects on her year of remote learning through Trinity’s Theological School.

Category: Theological School

10 Dec 2020

2020 student reflection – Foundation Studies

Foundation Studies student Ivan Ilin is studying our October Fast Track program from Saint Petersburg in Russia. Things have been challenging in 2020, but as Ivan notes, we have nothing but today, so it pays to look on the bright side.

Category: Foundation Studies

08 Dec 2020

2020 student reflection – Residential College

Residential College student Kevin Chen reflects on the challenges and opportunities presented in 2020.

02 Dec 2020

Is this Australia's first president?

Ethan Taylor is a man on the move and it seems only a matter of time before we see his name on political ballot papers.

Category: People

01 Dec 2020

How following the fun paid off for Matt Blair

Matthew Blair decided to apply for Trinity College in his final year of high school, mostly because it sounded ‘fun’. He subsequently found himself having three of the best years of his life, and, after graduating, starting a career with Pitcher Partners in Melbourne.

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