Annual Warrane Lecture: Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP In Sæcula Sæculorum: Secularism and Religion Today Warrane College, UNSW, 15 August 2018

Wednesday 15 August, 2018

On Wednesday 15 August 2018, the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP gave the annual Warrane Lecture on the timely topic of religious freedom. The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney since 2014, he studied History and Law at USYD before practising law and then entering the religious congregation of the Dominicans in 1985. From the Assumption to secularity
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Why don’t we argue anymore? With Dr Renée Köhler Ryan, Dean of Philosophy and Theology at Notre Dame Uni

image Why don’t we argue anymore? With Dr Renée Köhler Ryan, Dean of Philosophy and Theology at Notre Dame Uni

Wednesday 8 August, 2018

On Wednesday 8 August 2018, it was the Dean of the School of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia who came to talk to the young men of Warrane College. Dr Renée Köhler-Ryan, also a professor lecturing on topics such as Philosophy of the Human Person,Political Philosophy, and more, spoke about the importance of disagreement.
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“Don’t take yourself too seriously” and other tips from Andrew Baré - Delivery Director for Barangaroo and Waterloo Stations

image “Don’t take yourself too seriously” and other tips from Andrew Baré - Delivery Director for Barangaroo and Waterloo Stations

Wednesday 1 August, 2018

On Wednesday 1 August 2018, Andrew Baré - Delivery Director of Barangaroo and Waterloo Stations – told the boys at Warrane about his career and what he had learnt along the way. An engineer by profession, his past roles have included working as a Project Director for Transport for NSW, on jobs such as the southwest rail link, Wynyard Walk and more. He expressed to the boys his passion for infrastructure and what this could mean for society.
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Faith and persecution in Mosul with Archbishop Amel S Nona DD

image Faith and persecution in Mosul with Archbishop Amel S Nona DD

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

On Wednesday 23 May 2018, Warrane College welcomed Archbishop Amel S Nona DD, Eparch of St Thomas the Apostle of Sydney of the Chaldeans since 2015. He spoke to the boys about some of the persecution he and his church have experienced in Iraq, and it was clear that he is a man of great faith. 
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The impact of porn from a doctor’s perspective, Dr Robin Choong

image The impact of porn from a doctor’s perspective, Dr Robin Choong

Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Dr Robin Choong was formal dinner guest on 16 May 2018. He is a Paediatric Intensive Care Physician with a specialist interest in neuroscience and the interaction between the human brain and its environment. He came to talk to the boys about an important topic: the impact of pornography on the brain. 
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Oversight into Airservices with Dr Claire Marrison

image Oversight into Airservices with Dr Claire Marrison

Wednesday 9 May, 2018

On Wednesday 9 May 2018, Dr Claire Marrison had words of wisdom to share with the boys as the formal dinner guest at Warrane College. The Standards & Systems Manager at Air Services Australia, she told the boys about her work – oversighting how Airservices’ approach to both safety and environment management  – and how she got there. 
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Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis: the surgeon who fled Saddam’s regime on a wooden boat

image Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis: the surgeon who fled Saddam’s regime on a wooden boat

Wednesday 2 May, 2018

On Wednesday 2 May 2018, Warrane welcomed Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis as the formal dinner guest. Munjed graduated from Baghdad College High School (The American Jesuit) in 1991 and studied medicine at Baghdad University before fleeing the country. These days, he specialises in hip, knee, trauma and osseointegration surgery, and is a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and The Australian School Of Advanced Medicine.  
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Other people’s money – with Dr Michael E. Drew, consulting financial economist

image Other people’s money – with Dr Michael E. Drew, consulting financial economist

Wednesday 25 April, 2018

On Wednesday 18 April 2018, it was Dr Michael Drew who came along to Warrane’s formal dinner with words of wisdom for the boys.  Director at Drew, Walk & Co., a boutique firm of consulting financial economists, Drew specialises in the areas of investment governance, pension plan design, and outcome-oriented investing.  He is also a Professor of Finance at Griffith University and his research has appeared in leading journals.
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Prof Geoff Crisp - UNSW’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor on making a difference

image Prof Geoff Crisp - UNSW’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor on making a difference

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

On Wednesday 11 April 2018, the boys of Warrane College heard from UNSW’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) himself – Professor Geoff Crisp. A distinguished chemist, he has been in the role since 2016, where he plays a leadership part in the development and implementation of the educational components of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. With numerous awards to his name, Crisp spoke to the boys about making a difference in whatever careers they were to undertake, and despite where they come from. 
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Career advice from Brendon Cook, CEO of oOh! Media

image Career advice from Brendon Cook, CEO of oOh! Media

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Brendon Cook was formal dinner guest on 28 March 2018. He was ADMA Marketer of the Year in 2017 and is the International Vice President of global Out Of Home industry body FEPE(the Federation European Publicity Exterieur).
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