Orations & Faculty Dinners


The College hosts two public lectures each each, one given by an Indigenous public figure, and the other by the Sugden Fellow in residence. Each lecture exemplifies the College’s mission to engage with public debate and encourage our students to consider the global challenges of our time.

The Indigenous Oration for 2018 was given by Professor John Borrows, a First Nations expert from Canada, and will be published in Aedificamus in October. The event was sponsored by Deloitte.

Faculty Dinners

Every year Queen’s holds a series of academic dinners to inspire and to introduce residents to the professions which they may join on graduation. Speakers were experts in the fields of law, health sciences and commerce. The 2018 speakers included Professor Ian Frazer AC and The Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington.

On March 29th 2019, at the Engineering Dinner a gathering of undergraduate and postgraduate students and alumni enjoyed hearing Michel Masson, CEO of Infrastructure Victoria, talk about what a Melbourne of the future might look like, with autonomous cars and zero-emission electric transport. The next event will be the Law Dinner in May.