Burgmann College

Alumnus Charlie Beasley reflects on LGBTQ* Leadership & his College years

In 2021, alumna Emily Osborne (2020-2022) interviewed alumnus Charlie Beasley (2000-2002) about his memories of Burgmann College, and his journey to executive LQBTQ* leadership 

When were you at Burgmann and could you tell us about your experience?


Announcing the 2022 Winner of the E M Cumming Essay Prize

Congratulations to Sophie Rosen who has won this year’s E M Cumming Essay Prize for her essay titled, 'And Abel'.  With thanks to a generous donor, the E M Cumming Essay Prize is an annual $1000 prize open to all Burgmann residents, where an essay is read before a meeting specially convened for this purpose, known as the reading meeting.


The Origins of St Beryl at Burgmann

Peter Cook & Dudley Moore in "Behind the Fridge"Every generation of Burgmann residents knows and loves Burg Day. The annual celebration honouring St Beryl with a breakfast of pancakes and Baileys (in former times, chicken and champagne), along with St Beryl’s blessing of the brick and the rambunctious Brick Race that follows, have been cherished traditions since Burgmann’s beginnings in 1971.


"Burgmann was such an important part of my education" - Dr Susanna Price

Dr Susanna Price, Burgmann Resident 1971-1972; Council MemberDr Susanna Price’s bequest to Burgmann College is a tribute to her father, to the progressive and inclusive collegiate experience at the foundation of a lifelong career in international development—and to future generations of students embarking on their journey to independence.


Principal Renouf reflects on an eventful 50th year

Principal Sally Renouf reflects on 2021 in the December Alumni & Friends Newsletter. To receive the next newsletter directly to your inbox, be sure to Update Your Details.

What I’d like to say is
Go home, 2021, you’re drunk.
But what I will say is:


Message from the Burgmann College Alumni Association President

Covid-19, the most impactful pandemic in a century, continued to deliver surprises in Burgmann’s 50th year. Rather than last year’s shutdown, Burgmann residents went into lockdown at the College. So close to lecture halls and the Burgmann bar and yet so far away, residents studied in their rooms and exercised in pairs. Thankfully the Burgmann spirit shone through with online entertainment and Covid safe activities quickly established to keep the community sane and safe.



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