Past Events

UNSW Info Day 2011

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UNSW's 2011 Info Day will take place on Wednesday January 5, from 9am to 4pm. The Info Day provides a great opportunity to find out more about the university facilities and services prior to starting.

It is also a great chance to check out UNSW's accommodation options. Visit the Warrane stall in the Colleges section and come on a tour of the College any time between 9am and 4pm.

Applications for residency in 2011 at Warrane College are still open and can be completed here.

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Master’s Christmas Drinks

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The Master of the College, Professor Tony Shannon, will host Christmas Drinks for UNSW Academics on Wednesday 15th December 2010. The event will take place between 4.30pm and 6.00pm in the Master's Common Room.

RSVP by Monday 13th December to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (02) 9313 0300.

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Procter Morris Cup 2010

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After five years in the wilderness, the Procter Morris Cup returns in 2010. The Cup will be contested at The Coast Golf Club, Little Bay on Saturday November 27. Tee off from 1:30pm. Cost $33.50. A BBQ will be held afterwards for Old Boys and their families at the south end of Arthur Byrne Reserve, Maroubra Beach.

Past winners include David Waghorn, Troy Greig, and Steve Dejong. Paul McCormack won the Cup when it was last played in 2005.

Click on the photo below to see highlights from past tournaments...

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Spanish Consul to Visit College

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The Consul General of Spain, Señor Gerardo Bugallo Ottone will be this week's Wednesday night guest.

Mr Bugallo completed a Bachelor of Law at Universidad Complutense in Madrid and then a Master of International Studies at the Diplomatic School of Madrid. He has had a distinguished diplomatic career which has included postings in New York, Budapest, Algeria, Tokyo and Geneva.

He has been made an officer of the Spanish Merit Civil Order, an Officer of the Order of Queen Isabel the Catholic, and a Commander of the Order of the Rising Sun.

In 2009 he received his latest appointment as Consul General of Spain in Sydney, Australia. Mr Bugallo is married and has two children.

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Inaugural Dinner 2011

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Warrane’s inaugural dinner for Session One will be held on Wednesday March 2.

The guest speaker for the dinner is the executive chairman of stockbroking firm Ord Minnett Ltd, Mr Karl Morris.

Karl has wide ranging experience in the community and in business. He started his stockbroking career in 1987 at A. C. Goode and Co and joined Ord Minnett Ltd in 1990.

He held the position of CEO and Managing Director of Ord Minnett from 2004 until his appointment as Executive Chairman in 2009.

Over the 20-year period that he has been with Ord Minnett, he has managed all aspects of the business including stockbroking, funds management and corporate finance.

He holds a Commerce Degree and Diplomas from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Financial Services Institute of Australasia and is on the Board and is a Master Member of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia.

Karl is also Patron of the child protection organisation, Bravehearts, and Governor of Notre Dame University of Australia, a Board Member of the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese Finance and Development Fund Committees and the Nudgee Junior College.

The dinner will commence with drinks in the Main Common Room at 5.45pm.

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Zip CEO to Visit College

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Michael Crouch AO will be the Formal Dinner guest at Warrane this Wednesday, 13th October.

Mr Crouch is Chairman/CEO of Zip Industries. Zip Industries is the Australian manufacturer and distributor of industry-leading potable boiling and chilled filtered water delivery products. Zip was the first company worldwide to develop small instant boiling water heaters. Those heaters are now widely used throughout Australian offices and in the UK. They are also used by some fifteen Houses of Parliament globally, and in the offices of at least four Heads of State.

Michael Crouch is a prominent member of the Australian business community, with a long-held strong interest in promoting Australian exports. In 1996 he was appointed one of the three Australian representatives to the APEC Business Advisory Council by the Prime Minister at the time, John Howard. The Council of 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region reports to national leaders directly once a year on business perspectives, and the annual plans of Government to diminish barriers to trade. Remaining a member of APEC until 2007.

He has contributed to Australian business and the wider community for many years. Michael Crouch was appointed an Officer of the Order of St John in 1996 in recognition of his service to St John Ambulance Australia. He was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Governor-General in 2003 for his services to Australian society through international trade development. He was appointed to the Order of Australia as a Member (AM) Order of Australia in 1988 for service to conservation and the community and as an Officer (AO) in June 2004 for service to the manufacturing sector, to the development of export markets in the Asia-Pacific region and to the community through a range of conservation and charitable organizations.

A full biography is available here.

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Executive Search Consultant to Speak with Residents

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Formal dinner with guest, Andrew Horsley
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Samoa Workcamp 2010

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The annual Warrane workcamp will take place in November-December 2010 in Apia, Samoa.

For more details about the workcamp visit the website or contact Arthur Escamilla:

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Law Faculty Dinner 2010

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Emeritus Professor Peter Butt BA LLM (Syd) LLD (Syd) will be a guest of the College on Thursday 23rd September. Professor Butt is a lecturer and author in land law, native title, and legal drafting. He has delivered numerous papers at conferences and seminars in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, England, Canada, United States of America, on the topics of legal drafting and land law.

He is a consultant to Australian Government on land law aspects of the Native Title Act 1993, a consultant to New South Wales Law Reform Commission on various reforms to property law and a consultant in property law and legal drafting to Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Solicitors.

Professor Butt is also the Founding Director for the Centre for Plain Legal Language. He will speak to law students at the College about aspects of legal writing.

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Medicine Faculty Dinner 2010

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Professor Noel Dan will visit the College on Tuesday 21st September.

Professor Dan was a student at St. John's College, Sydney University. He graduated in 1965 and worked at the Mater and St. Vincent's Hospitals as well as the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 1968 and Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (Neurosurgery) in 1971. Subsequently he has had senior appointments at the Mater, St. Vincent's and Concord Hospitals and a professorial appointment at the University of Sydney from 1994-2009.


Professor Dan has presided over the following Societies: Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, NSW Neurological Society, 12th World Congress of Neurosurgery, and Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica. He has served as chairman of the RACS board and numerous other bodies. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to neurological science and surgery through clinical practice, research and education and by fostering links between neurosurgeons in Australia and overseas.

Professor Dan's special interests include skull base surgery and spinal surgery. He has worked with the Royal Australian Navy and several sports teams for many years. Professor Dan also led the research team that provided the data used for the introduction of randomised breath testing in Australia.

Professor Dan's other interests include the literature of Chris Brennan and David Malouf, and the history of early Australian settlement  and exploration.

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