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New College Lectures

The Lectures are the College's flagship scholarly event. They are a forum for discussion of contemporary life and society, viewed through a Christian lens.

In 1986, the College set up a Trust to conduct an annual series of public lectures. This resulted in the formation of the New College Lectures. Each New College lecturer is asked to take up some important issue or aspect of contemporary society and to comment on it from the standpoint of their Christian faith and profesional expertise. These lectures have become an important contribution to public intellectual life, attracting large interest and generating much discussion throughout the New College Communities, the University, and wider society.

2021 New College Lectures


How to Register You can register online to attend in-person or to watch the livestream. Register online now Alternatively, you can register by emailing or by calling the College on (02) 9381 1999. General information Date: 5-7 October 2021 Time: The Lecture will begin at 7:30pm each night. On Tuesday 5 October there will be an opening event with complimentary drinks and canapés, which will commence at 6:00pm. Venue: New College, University of...

Meet the Lecturer

Dr Jenny Brown Director Emeritus of the Family Systems Institute Dr Jenny Brown is Director Emeritus of the Family Systems Institute (FSI) in Sydney, Australia. FSI has been providing training and clinical services in Bowen family systems approaches since 2004. She has over 35 years’ clinical experience in child, couple, and family health. Her primary clinical and research interest has been in family and mental health. In 2012, she authored the book Growing Yourself Up and in 2020 she...

Lecture Topics

Mental health is at the forefront of the Australian conversation. There is now more awareness and less stigma surrounding mental health than there has been for much of recent history. But the statistics show that we have a snowballing situation on our hands. Our systems cannot meet the ever-growing demand for mental health care and services. In this lecture series, Dr Jenny Brown will consider how nurture can prevent and relieve mental health difficulties. In each lecture, she will present an...

2020 - Family & Faith in a Multicultural Society | Professor Patrick Parkinson


Watch the 2020 Lectures:

Lecture #1 - Family    Lecture #2 - Religious Freedom   Lecture #3 - After Christendom?

Read the 2020 Lectures transcripts:

Lecture #1 - Family   Lecture #2 - Religious Freedom   Lecture #3 - After Christendom?