Trinity College (University of Melbourne)
Arms of Trinity College
|Location||Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria|
|Full name||Trinity College within the University of Melbourne|
|Motto||Pro Ecclesia, Pro Patria|
|Motto in English||For church, for country|
|Named for||The Holy Trinity|
Trinity College is the oldest college of the University of Melbourne. Founded in 1872 on a site granted to the Church of England for the University of Melbourne, Trinity is unique among Australian university colleges in the scope of its educational programs. In addition to its resident community of around 300 University of Melbourne and MCD University of Divinity students, Trinity includes Trinity College Foundation Studies, which prepares 700–800 international students for admission to the University of Melbourne annually; the Trinity College Theological School, an Anglican theological college affiliated with the MCD University of Divinity; and the Trinity Institute, which runs summer and winter schools for young leaders, as well as other shorter learning and leadership programs.
Trinity College was founded in 1872 by the first Anglican Bishop of Melbourne, Charles Perry. The college was affiliated with the University of Melbourne in 1876. The Trinity College Theological School was founded by Bishop James Moorhouse in 1877.
In 1883 the college became the first university college in Australia to admit women when Lilian Helen Alexander was accepted as a non-resident student. With the establishment of the Trinity Women's Hostel (which later became Janet Clarke Hall) in 1886, Trinity admitted women as resident students, making it the first university college in Australia to do so.
In 1989 the Trinity Education Centre, later renamed Trinity College Foundation Studies, was established to prepare international students for entry to the University of Melbourne. In 2011 Trinity commenced operating Edith Head Hall, formerly a hostel run by The Girls Friendly Society, as a collegiate hostel for students of its Foundation Studies program.
Since 2001, Trinity has also offered summer school programs to high school age students from around Australia and internationally. In 2010 the college hosted its first Juilliard Winter Jazz School, which was repeated in 2011. These short courses form the core of the Trinity Institute.
Architecture and main buildings
Situated to the north of the main university campus, Trinity's various ivy-clad stone and brick buildings surround a large grassed area, known as the Bulpadock.
The college's main buildings include:
- 1870-2: Leeper Building (formerly the Provost's Lodge)
- 1878: Bishops' Building (named after Charles Perry and James Moorhouse, the first and second Bishops of Melbourne)
- 1880: Dining Hall
- 1883–87: Clarke's Building
- 1914–17: Horsfall Chapel
- 1933: Behan Building (named after John Clifford Valentine Behan, a former warden)
- 1958: Memorial Building (commonly called "Jeopardy")
- 1963–65: Cowan Building (named after Ronald Cowan, a former warden)
- 1995–96: Evan Burge Building (Library)
- 2006–07: Gourlay Building ("Woodheap")
Facilities located in Parkville and Carlton beyond the main campus are occupied by the Trinity College Foundation Studies program.
- Foundation Studies Centre (FSC): Located at 33–35 Royal Parade, the FSC building has a number of tutorial rooms and a drama room. Literature, drama and history of ideas staff are located here. The building also has a student common room with sofas, tables and a kitchen for student use.
- 715 Swanston Street: Trinity occupies two floors of this building. It has two lecture theatres and tutorial rooms. The Swanston Street building serves as a "student welfare precinct", with the student welfare office, student counsellor, and chaplaincy located in the lower ground floor. Departments with staff located here are: examinations, extended programs, timetabling, mathematics, economics and chemistry. A computer lab can also be found here. The study area is often used for quiet study and lunch. Swanston Street also houses "The Prayer Space" – a room set aside for quiet reflection, prayer and rest. Facilities for ablutions are also provided for students of the Islamic faith.
- 199 Grattan Street: This is where student services is located. Student services organises orientations, valedictories and excursions during term breaks to locations such as Mount Baw Baw, Uluru, the Great Ocean Road and Sydney. The building also has a tutorial room and a drama room. A number of drama staff are also located here. Also in this building is a student common room with table tennis and foosball facilities, as well as sofas.
- 29 Royal Parade: This is where most English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes are held. It also houses many EAP teachers' offices.
- 18–20 Lincoln Square North: This building has a drama room, a physics lab, student computer lab and six tutorial rooms. Staff in economics, accounting, environment and development, media and communications, psychology, physics, biology and mathematics have their offices here.
Clubs and societies
The Trinity College Associated Clubs (TCAC) provides leadership for the annual Orientation Week program at the beginning of the year and facilitates a multitude of social, cultural and sporting events throughout the year. Trinity's clubs and societies run many different functions and events throughout the year, including the wine cellar, billiards room, "Beer Budlay", Dialectic Society, Music Society, environmental committee, dance club, arts studio, film society, drama club, informal dining society, games society and many more. Trinity is presently the only Melbourne University college to produce both a musical and a play each year.
Trinity College participates in many different sports in intercollegiate competition, including Australian Rules football, soccer, netball, hockey, athletics, swimming, volleyball, squash, tennis and badminton. The college also has a particularly strong tradition in rowing and rugby. In these competitions (and in general), Trinity has developed a rivalry with neighbouring colleges Ormond College and Queen's College. The most serious and popular of grudge matches is the annual Trinity College v. Ormond College rugby match.
Chapel and choir
The Choir of Trinity College have become a nationally renowned ensemble, known especially but not exclusively for choral music in the tradition of English cathedrals and the collegiate chapels of Oxford and Cambridge. The choir sings Evensong in the chapel during term. Choral Evensong at Trinity has become a well-known liturgical event in Melbourne. The choir also performs locally and tours internationally and has made a number of radio broadcasts and CD recordings, including five albums for ABC Classics.
Since 1956 the college has provided liturgical hospitality to a local Anglican congregation, the Canterbury Fellowship. The Choir of the Canterbury Fellowship sing for choral services on Sunday mornings and Evensong out of term time.
- 1876–1918 Alexander Leeper
- 1918–1946 John Clifford Valentine Behan
- 1946–1964 Ronald William Trafford Cowan
- 1965–1973 Robin Lorimer Sharwood AM
- 1974–1997 Evan Laurie Burge
- 1997–2006 Donald John Markwell
- 2007–present Andrew Brian McGowan
- 1883–1884 The Revd Canon Henry H P Handfield
- 1884–1894 The Revd Canon Robert Potter
- 1894–1898 The Revd Canon Joseph Carlisle
- 1898–1911 The Revd Reginald Stephen, Sub-Warden 1898-1905, later Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
- 1906–1907 The Revd Frederick G. Masters
- 1907–1908 The Revd Frederick W. R. Newton
- 1909–1911 The Revd James Ray Norman
- 1911–1917 The Revd George Ellis Aickin, First Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
- 1917–1923 The Revd Eustace Vernon Wade, Second Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne
- 1924 The Revd J. Butler Johnston
- 1925–1926 The Revd Robert Esmond Sutton
- 1927 The Revd R. Harmieson
- 1928–1934 The Revd Thomas M. Robinson, later Warden of St John's College, Morpeth
- 1935-1935 The Revd George Green
- 1936–1944 The Revd John D. McKie, later Bishop Coadjutor, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
- 1944–1950 The Revd John N. Falkingham, later Dean of Christ Church Cathedral (Newcastle, New South Wales)
- 1951–1961 The Revd Alfred Bird
- 1961–1969 The Revd Barry Russell Marshall OGS
- 1970 The Revd James A. Grant AM, later Bishop Coadjutor, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
- 1971–1974 The Revd James Minchin
- 1975–1976 The Revd Roger Sharr
- 1977–1981 The Revd Rodney Oliver
- 1982–1987 The Revd Peter Wellock
- 1988–1994 The Revd Ronald Browning
- 1995–2003 The Revd David Cole
- 2003–2007 The Revd Richard Treloar
- 2007–2009 The Revd Timothy Gaden
- 2009–2012 The Revd Andreas Loewe, current Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
- Sir Stanley Argyle - Premier of Victoria (1932–1935)
- The Most Revd Philip Aspinall, Archbishop of Brisbane (2002–present); Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia (2005–present)
- Sir Roderick Carnegie AC
- The Right Revd Peter Carnley AC - Archbishop of Perth and Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia (2000–2005)
- The Right Hon Richard Gardiner Casey - Governor General of Australia (1965–1969)
- Manning Clark AC - historian
- Adrienne Clarke AC - Lieutenant Governor of Victoria, botanist
- Derek Denton - scientist
- Kay Goldsworthy - first woman bishop in the Anglican Church of Australia
- Sir Rupert Hamer - Premier of Victoria (1972–1981)
- Sir Edmund Herring - Chief Justice of Victoria (1944–1964)
- The Right Revd Peter Hollingworth - Archbishop of Brisbane, Governor General of Australia (2001–2003)
- Ananda Krishnan - Malaysian entrepreneur
- Richard Larkins - Vice-Chancellor of Monash University
- Peter McPhee - historian, former Provost of the University of Melbourne
- A. G. L. Shaw - historian
- Rob Sitch - actor and film director
- Michael Thwaites - poet and public servant
- Mechai Viravaidya - Thai social reformer
- Chester Wilmot - historian and war correspondent
- Brian T Loton AC - Chairman of BHP