Bendigo institution’s past and future

Fawlty-Towers-standardPhD candidate and Honorary Associate of La Trobe University, Penny Davies and La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus Director, Andrew Skewes will tomorrow present the La Trobe Bendigo Alumni’s Downtown Lecture at the Visual Arts Centre in View Street.

Ms Davies will take the audience back in time to the University’s antecedent organisations while Mr Skewes will take a glimpse into the future with his vision for La Trobe University’s second largest campus and its growing student population.

La Trobe University Alumni Association Chair, Katherine Hancy, said the lecture will provide a valuable insight into the University’s past and its future direction.

‘With the 140th anniversary of tertiary education in Bendigo being celebrated in April next year this lecture is a fantastic opportunity for the community to learn about the history of education in Bendigo, share their own treasured memories and to hear about the exciting future developments at La Trobe Bendigo,’ said Ms Hancy.

The lecture is at 6pm on Tuesday 11 September. RSVPs to the Alumni & Advancement Office on (Toll-free) 1300 737 133 or (03) 9479 2011 or email: This free public lecture and refreshments are sponsored by the Bendigo Chapter of La Trobe University Alumni Association, Bendigo Campus Directorate and La Trobe University Alumni & Advancement. All are welcome to attend and donations to the Bendigo Chapter Alumni scholarship fund would be most appreciated.  


Media enquiries

Penny Davies, M 0417 530 069   E

Andrew Skewes, Ph (03)  5444 7646  E

Zerin Knight, Ph (03) 5444 7375 F +613 5444 7526 M 0428 463 161 E