Throughout Week 3 the College hosted leading constitutional law academic Professor Nicholas Aroney as the 2019 Clark Fellow. Named in honour of eminent scientist, inventor of the bionic ear, and Scots Old Boy ('51), Professor Graeme Clark AC, the annual Clark Lecture Series aims to inspire the best of thinking about faith, learning and leadership by bringing to Sydney the world’s finest scholars.
Professor Nicholas Aroney is Professor of Constitutional Law at The University of Queensland. He is also a Fellow of the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, a Research Fellow of Emmanuel College at The University of Queensland, a Fellow of the Centre for Law and Religion at Emory University and an External Member of the Islam, Law and Modernity research program at Durham University.
While at the College, Professor Aroney led a number of seminars, forums and lectures for staff, students, parents, principals and leading educators from other schools. Professor Aroney navigated the College community through the complex conversation of law and religious freedom currently taking place in Australia.
His visit to the College culminated with his keynote address at the annual Clark Lecture. Held at the Sydney Opera House, Professor Aroney explored the intersectionality of Law, Education, and Religion, discussing the manner in which these pathways of formation shaped a good society in Australia’s current day and age. It was a tremendous honour hosting Professor Nicholas Aroney as the 2019 Clark Fellow, and we look forward to seeing many members of our community at the 2020 Clark Lecture with distinguished parent educator Professor Nancy Hill, who holds the Charles Bigelow Chair of Education at Harvard.
Mr Toby Castle