On 10 March, Queen’s College launched the Sugden Institute – a forum for the scholarly yet accessible exploration of ‘big and dangerous ideas’ and the global challenges of our time.

Five panelists addressed the topic of ‘Universities, Colleges and the Importance of Place’ where they spoke on the importance of ‘porous precincts’ and platforms for collaboration between government, industry and universities, in order to catalyse conversations that will take Australia forward in this century of swift innovation and change. Moderated by Wyvern and ABC journalist Dan Ziffer, discussion also included a timely reminder of the spirit and value of education and community.

Many thanks to our distinguished panelists:
Professor Debbie Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor Curtin University and Chair of Universities Australia; Dr Stewart Gill OAM, Master, Queen’s College; Professor James McCluskey AO, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, University of Melbourne; Colette Rogers, Partner, National Education Lead, Deloitte Consulting Pty Ltd; and Wyvern Ellen Sandell (2003), Greens State Member for Parliament for the Seat of Melbourne.

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