Recent Events

Reception for the 2015 Scholarship Recipients - 19 August 2015

The Annual General Meeting combined with a congratulatory and farewell Reception for the 2015 scholarship recipients was held in Melbourne at Ormond College.  Sixty five guests attended the event including eight scholarship recipients and their proud family members, the British Consul General,  a number of our generous donors, CAS Directors, Cambridge Society members and friends.


CAS Directors for 2015 - from left above: Patrick Moore, Taruna Heuzenroeder, Paul Schreier, Amrit Bahra, Richard Dammery (Chair),  James Forrest, Justine Koster (Executive Officer) and from left below: Nicolas Peterson, Dominc Katter picutred with Chair.

This year, CAS will directly and indirectly fund 18 scholarship awards: four PhDs, eight Masters scholarships and two Honorary Awards. In addition, CAS will support two Masters and two PhD scholarships to indigenous Australians (in association with the Roberta Sykes Education Foundation).  During 2014 - 2015, a total of 39 scholars were supported by CAS and resident in Cambridge. 


Eight of the successful Cambridge Australia Scholarship recipients for 2015 attended the reception

Pictured from Left: Joshua Neoh, Cleo Loi, Ethan Bowering, Mithuna Yoganathan, Andrew Roe, Andrew Clark, Katrina Malone and Lauren McKenzie-Sell


Charles Allen AO invited to join the Guild of Cambridge Benefactors - March 2015


Visit from the Director of the Cambridge Trust - August 2014

CAS continues to enjoy a close and cooperative relationship with Cambridge, in particular with the Cambridge Trust and we welcomed Helen Pennant, the new Director of the Trust to the CAS Annual full day Board Meeting/Workshop in Sydney on 27 August 2014. Helen also attended the 2014 CAS AGM and Scholar Reception.


 Pictured: Richard Dammery (Chair of CAS) and Helen Pennant (Director of the Cambridge Trust)


Pictured CAS Board Meeting: From Left Nic Peterson, Patrick Moore, Paul Schreier, Helen Pennant, James Forrest, Taruna Heuzenroeder, Amrit Bahra, Dominic Katter and Richard Dammery.

Reception for 2014 Scholarship Recipients - 27 August 2014

The Annual General Meeting combined with a congratulatory and farewell Reception for the 2014 scholarship recipients was held in Sydney,  hosted by the British Consul General, Mr Nick McInnes, at his residence in Vaucluse. Seventy guests attended the event including nine scholarship recipients and their proud family members, a number of our generous donors, the Director of the Cambridge Trust, CAS Directors, Cambridge Society members and friends.

Pictured from left: British Consul General - Mr Nick McInnes, Nathan West, Kumaran Nathan, Daniel Kinsey, Scott Limbrick, Felix Rizzuto, Christine Van Hooft, Alina Kozlovski, Stephanie Mawson, Rowan Nicholson, Dr Richard Dammery.


Rowen Nicholson & Donor, Dr George Wong   Daniel Kinsey (center) with Donor reps                                                                                 Andrew  Shelton (left)  & Peter Edwards                                                        


Donors - Patrick Moore (left) & Charles Allen with CAS Executive Officer, Justine Koster


Reception for 2013 Scholarship Recipients - 29 August 2013

A congratulatory and farewell cocktail reception for the 2013 scholarship recipients was held in conjunction with the CAS Annual General Meeting at Ormond College.

The event was well attended by scholarship recipients and their proud family members, CAS board members, esteemed donors, the British Consul-General, the Master of Ormond College, Cambridge Society members and friends.

Ten scholarship recipients attended the reception.


Pictured from left Jolan Price, Joshua Crowther, Seamus Barker, Myfanwy Wood, Sarah Rees, British Consul-General Mr Gareth Hoar, Master of Ormond College Dr Rufus Black, re-elected Chair of CAS Dr Richard Dammery, Nathaniel Davis, Julie Ji, Juliette Tobias-Webb, William Bateman and Claire Agius


Including the re-elected CAS Board Directors: from left Dr James Forrest, Mr Patrick Moore, Dr Paul Schreier, Professor Nicolas Peterson and Dr Dominic Katter

Former CAS scholar in Queen's Birthday Honours - June 2013

Congratualtions to former CAS scholar, and past Chairman of the Cambridge Australia Trust, Dr Simon Longstaff, who was honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO). The Order of Australia is the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level. Simon's citation stated that the award was made "for distinguished service to the community through the promotion of ethical standards in governance and business, to improving corporate responsibility and to philosophy". Simon was resident at Magdalene College and completed his M.Phil and Ph.D at the University of Cambridge between 1986 and 1990.


Visitation by the Director, Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trust

The Director of Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trust, Michael O'Sullivan CMG, recently visited Australia to attend the Cambridge Australia Scholarships Board meeting in Sydney on 27 February 2013. During the week of 25 February to 1 March, Michael attended receptions in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, attended meetings with cooperative organisations, Cambridge Societies, donors, universities and colleges. The final engagement was the Cambridge Australia Scholarships Luncheon - 1 March 2013,  Ormond College

Pictured from left: Justine Koster CAS Administrator, Mike Gregson Assistant Sec CamSoc, Anona Armstrong Vice President CamSoc, Antara Mascarenhas President CamSoc, James Forrest Director CAS, Michael O'Sullivan Director CCT, Justice Tony Pagone, Richard Dammery Chair CAS, Andrew Shelton, British Consul General Gareth Hoar, Patrick Moore, Rufus Black Master Ormond College, Jocelyn and Charles Allen


Cambridge Society of Victoria Annual Dinner 

 Dr Richard Dammery, Chair of Cambridge Australia Scholarships recently delivered a speech at the Annual Dinner on 16 August 2012.  To read speech Click here


Cambridge Australia Scholarships inducted into Cambridge Guild of Benefactors

On 23 March 2011, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh – in his final year as Chancellor of the University - inducted CAS into the Cambridge Guild of Benefactors, thereby recognising the significant contribution of current and past donors to CAS and its predecessor organisation since 1983. CAS was represented at its ceremony by the inaugural Chair, Dr Richard Dammery (Trinity, 1987).

To see the programme, click here.