Communication professor Jim Macnamara on how to listen at an organisational level

image Communication professor Jim Macnamara on how to listen at an organisational level

Thursday 6 April, 2017

When Jim Macnamara, Professor of Public Communication at the University of Technology Sydney, spoke to the Warrane boys on 22 March 2017, it was all about listening. He told them that just as listening is so important on an interpersonal level, it is also important at an organisational level – a particular interest of his.
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Pearls of Wisdom from Jim Dominguez, a Force in the Australian Investment Banking World

image Pearls of Wisdom from Jim Dominguez, a Force in the Australian Investment Banking World

Sunday 26 March, 2017

The height of his career saw him as an agent of change in the Australian financial markets, so it’s no wonder that Jim Dominguez came to the Warrane Wednesday Night Dinner on 26 April 2017 armed with many bon mots for the boys.
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The Donald Trump presidency: how will it affect Australia?

image The Donald Trump presidency: how will it affect Australia?

Monday 20 March, 2017

James Curran may be a professor of history at Sydney University, but when he visited Warrane on Wednesday 8 March, he kept it very current. As someone who teaches courses in Australian political culture and foreign policy, as well as the history of America's relations with the world, what do you think his topic of choice was? None other than the Donald Trump, President of the USA – and what his election might mean for Australia
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State MP, Damien Tudehope, on what makes a successful life

image State MP, Damien Tudehope, on what makes a successful life

Monday 13 March, 2017

 “What makes for a successful life?”’ was the question that Damien Tudehope, the Liberal Member for the seat of Epping, posed to the Warrane boys at the Wednesday Formal Dinner on 1 March 2017. Would it be earning a lot of money; achieving great status; having a good circle of friends? These could all be part of it, he suggested, but certainly not all of it.
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Liam Clifford: even busier than your average med student

image Liam Clifford: even busier than your average med student

Monday 16 January, 2017

If your stereotypical medical student doesn’t have time for anything apart from university, then 25-year old Liam Clifford just isn’t that guy. While he’s been studying hard for seven years at UNSW – three years of medical science, first class honours the following year, and then three years of undergraduate medicine after that – this Warrane resident manages to fit in a whole lot more.
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William Horspool on his PhD and other adventures

image William Horspool on his PhD and other adventures

Monday 5 December, 2016

Whether you know him as Will or Bill, you can’t deny that William Horspool’s hometown has the best names – he hails from Dark Corner Road in the village of Sunny Corner. There surely can only be few reasons to leave a place that sounds so pleasant, but William’s will do the trick: he’s residing at Warrane to do his PhD.
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Patrick & David Tighe on college life, future goals and who inspires them

image Patrick & David Tighe on college life, future goals and who inspires them

Monday 24 October, 2016

Keen to know why Warrane residents, Patrick and David Tighe, seem to be made of good stuff? We’re guessing there must be something in the water of their hometown of Coonabarabran. Or perhaps there’s something in the stars, because this country town, 500 kilometres north-west of NSW, happens to be the astronomy capital of Australia.
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NSW Premier’s chief of staff: faith can play a part in politics

image NSW Premier’s chief of staff: faith can play a part in politics

Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Do you think that personal faith should play a part in politics? It’s the kind of discussion you’d probably avoid at a friendly dinner party, but it was exactly what Bay Warburton spoke about to the Warrane boys on Wednesday 5 October 2016. And he should know all about it, considering that he’s a practicing Christian as well as Chief of Staff for NSW Premier, Mike Baird.
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Ryan Powell: champion runner, and rural scholarship recipient

image Ryan Powell: champion runner, and rural scholarship recipient

Monday 17 October, 2016

Hailing from Devonport in Tasmania, Ryan Powell’s only travel thus far has taken him to the Australian mainland. But Sydney is glad to have him, and has shown it by awarding him with both a UNSW scholarship and one of Warrane College’s rural scholarships.
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Watsons at Warrane: Old boys Andy & James on their memories of college life

image Watsons at Warrane: Old boys Andy & James on their memories of college life

Monday 10 October, 2016

When chatting to two Warrane old boys about their time at the college, Watson brothers Andy and James definitely had one thing in common – their favourite memories were sport-related (hello, rugby grand final wins, and beating New College for the Sports Shield!). And really, who can blame them?
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