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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.

20 Apr 2020

How artificial intelligence can help save the planet

Amid all the COVID-19 craziness, the sustainability of our planet is still important and shouldn’t be forgotten. We share the story of one of our alumni who’s doing something for the fight … assisted by robots.

Category: People

15 Apr 2020

An inspiring journey from Alice Springs to Melbourne Law School

While the world is focused on COVID-19, educational challenges still remain, and will continue, for many Australians, particularly those in remote areas. Here we share the journey of former Trinity College student Marli Mathewson, who is on a mission to improve the Northern Territory’s justice system.

Category: People

30 Mar 2020

Loneliness – what it is and how to deal with it

Given the latest social distancing measures put into place by the government, loneliness – and how to avoid it – is something we need to seriously consider. Below is an adaptation of an article that ran in our 2018 issue of Trinity Today by loneliness expert Dr Michelle Lim.

Category: People

16 Mar 2020

How our first female student started a long family tradition

Yesterday, 15 March, would have been Lilian Alexander’s birthday, the first female student at Trinity. Born in 1861, Lilian came to Trinity as a non-residential student in 1883, and little did she know, she would kick off a long family history with the College.

Category: People

28 Feb 2020

50 years on: honouring the Trinity alumni behind the launch of the first Australian-built satellite

In 1970, NASA launched an Australian-built satellite into space for the first time, much to the delight of the University of Melbourne – and Trinity College students – who made it. Now, 50 years later, the clever creators have been recognised at a ceremony held at Melbourne University.

Category: People

12 Feb 2020

Spotlight on David Tan and our new visual arts room

We're pleased to announce that the visual arts studio in our new residential building has been named after Trinity alum, Professor David Tan, who has a sharp eye for both fashion and the law.

Category: People

10 Feb 2020

And the winner is … announcing our 2020 Alum of the Year

At just 23 years old, Rona Glynn-McDonald is a leading voice in Australian society, drawing attention to First Nations peoples and the importance of sharing and celebrating their culture, knowledge and stories.

Category: People

03 Feb 2020

She came from away

As the smash-hit musical Come From Away enters its final weeks in Melbourne, we share the story of one of our 2019 Foundation Studies students, who comes from the tiny town at the centre of the storyline.

Category: People

30 Jan 2020

When our choir leads to big things

As our choir tours North America, we share the story of one of our former choristers, Shoumendu Schornikow (TC 2007), whose performance experience at Trinity College led to the bright lights of Opera Australia, as well as a passion project with a close Trinity connection.

Category: People

13 Dec 2019

Ruby Smith – meet the creative

How a music scholarship helped Ruby Smith find her artistic calling.

Category: People

06 Dec 2019

Dr Adrian Mitchell – meet the doctor

Adrian Mitchell’s time at Trinity may have been more than 50 years ago, but his college experiences will stay with him forever.

Category: People

15 Nov 2019

Sophy Ron – meet the inspiration

Sophy Ron went from scavenging for rubbish at a dump in Cambodia to studying at the University of Melbourne, showing that scholarships can be truly transformational.

Category: People

14 Nov 2019

Wu Chun: our superstar alum

Wu Chun is not only one of Asia’s most recognisable faces, but he's also a sharp businessman and passionate philanthropist. Read more about the accidental celebrity on a mission to change the world.

Category: People

10 Nov 2019

Reunion Row for the winning 1969 Trinity College First Eight

In August the winning 1969 Trinity College crew held a reunion row on the Yarra River to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that success.

Category: People

08 Nov 2019

From Indian Slum to Trinity College

Mahinder Shrivas (TC 2016) shared this inspiring story at the Asha Society fundraising morning tea at Trinity College on 24 October 2019.

Category: People

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