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Endowed Lectureships

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Hughes-Cheong Lecture

The Hughes-Cheong Lectures are a series of biennial addresses hosted by Trinity College, and funded by a generous endowment in honour of two remarkable former priests of St Peter’s Eastern Hill – Fr Ernest Selwyn Hughes, and Fr James Cheong. Ordained in 1887, Fr Ernest served as curate at St. Mark’s in Fitzroy and then at St. Peter’s in the London docklands. On his return to Melbourne in 1894, he was appointed assistant priest at St. Peter’s Eastern Hill, becoming its vicar in 1900 – an appointment he would retain until his retirement in 1926. Fr James – like Fr Ernest, an alumnus of Trinity College, Melbourne – was ordained deacon in England, after studying at Cuddesdon College, before being priested in Melbourne in 1906. From then until his death in 1941, he served as assistant priest at St Peter’s Eastern Hill.  

Since 2020, Trinity College has administered the Hughes-Cheong Trust, and has been privileged to host several world-class scholars as the Hughes-Cheong Lecturers, including: in 2014, Professor Miroslav Volf, and in 2022 Professor Willie James Jennings (both of Yale Divinity School).

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.