News Wednesday Night Guests

MP Julian Leeser on liberal arts, being yourself, and helping people

image MP Julian Leeser on liberal arts, being yourself, and helping people

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Julian Leeser MP, the federal member for Berowra, visited Warrane College and spoke with residents about the importance of liberal arts, being oneself and his reasons for entering public life. The visit took place on 11 October 2017.
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An insight into the prison system with Commissioner Peter Severin

image An insight into the prison system with Commissioner Peter Severin

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Peter Severin, Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW was the formal dinner guest at Warrane College on 20 September 2017. The Commissioner offered an insight into his career as well as the prison system.
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Preparing for the Warrane Ball: tips on being a great date, with Tamara El-Rahi

image Preparing for the Warrane Ball: tips on being a great date, with Tamara El-Rahi

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

With the Warrane Ball approaching, the formal dinner guest on Wednesday 13 September 2017 had a different sort of topic to discuss: how to be a good date.
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Be proud of your rice, but don’t be afraid to try new rice - by Ross Maddock

Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ross Maddock is Chairman of the Australia-Taiwan Business Council. His career has included service in military, defence, intelligence and diplomatic roles at Saigon, Canberra, London, Hong Kong, Peking and Taipei. He spoke with residents on 23 August 2017 about observations from his line of work, as well as tips for a successful life.
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Sophie York on the case for traditional marriage

Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Sophie York, a spokeswoman for the Marriage Alliance, spoke with residents on the case for traditional marriage. The formal dinner took place on 16 August 2017.
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Craig Duncan on performance science and deathbed goals

image Craig Duncan on performance science and deathbed goals

Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Dr Craig Duncan, internationally recognised in the area of performance science and human performance, has worked with big-name teams such as the Socceroos, Matildas, Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers and NSW's State of Origin team. He came to talk to residents about maximising performance both in sports and in life on 9 August 2017.
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Prof Les Field AM on the buzz of working in the university environment

image Prof Les Field AM on the buzz of working in the university environment

Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Professor Les Field AM, UNSW's Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, spoke with residents about his career path and the buzz of working in the university environment. The formal dinner took place on 2 August 2017.
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How to live with purpose, and other lessons from former SAS, Kevin Bailey AM

image How to live with purpose, and other lessons from former SAS, Kevin Bailey AM

Wednesday 26 July, 2017

“I actually want to have a life that has purpose; that has meaning; that has excellence. And I encourage you boys to aspire for greatness.” An Evening with Kevin Bailey.
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What does the future of medicine look like?

image What does the future of medicine look like?

Wednesday 28 June, 2017

If you’re wondering what the future of medicine looks like, the right person to ask would be Dr Martin Seneviratne. He may be only 27 years old, but his work and study over the years have made him quite the expert on this question! On Wednesday 15 March 2017, he spoke to the boys at Warrane about the medicine industry and the world of medical software.
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What affects your motivation? Ideas from educational psychologist Scientia Professor Andrew Martin

image What affects your motivation? Ideas from educational psychologist Scientia Professor Andrew Martin

Wednesday 28 June, 2017

When educational psychologist Scientia Professor Andrew Martin from UNSW’s School of Education spoke to the Warrane boys on Wednesday 24 May 2017, he spoke of his area of research – motivation. A timely topic for the boys with university exams upon them, Martin told them how he looks at the factors and the processes that are relevant to learning: what switches students on and what switches them off?
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