The Lionel Bowen Lecture Series
The year 2014 marked the commencement of an important Marcellin College initiative – The Lionel Bowen Lecture Series. In creating this initiative, the College seeks to engage with leading figures in Australian society who have contributed significantly to the common good, and inspire others to emulate their example. The inaugural Lionel Bowen Lecture Series speaker was Mr Jeff McMullen.
The lecture series is a public event open to all in our Marist and Catholic secondary schools network. This is what we want for the young men at Marcellin College – a broadening of their view of the world; an acceptance that with their privileged upbringing they have a responsibility to be good citizens who contribute to the common good. These are the themes that the Lionel Bowen Lecture Series seek to explore.
The lecture series is named in honour of Mr Lionel Bowen, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Old Boy of Marcellin College. Mr Bowen, who passed away in 2012, remains highly regarded for his significant contribution and service to the public at all levels of Government.