Burgmann College

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.

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"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.

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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:

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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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New Equality Prize generates two alumnae winners

In 2021, Burgmann College and the indigo foundation partnered to establish the Equality Prize to be awarded annually on a continuing basis to a Burgmann College resident or member of our alumni who has contributed significantly in any way to reducing inequality amongst people in any of its forms. 

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And That’s a Wrap: BRA President Isobel Kuo’s 2021 Wrap-up

Despite the tumultuous year for residents with the onset of COVID-19 at college, Burgmann residents banded together in a true celebration of the college spirit. This year, BRA set out with three key goals in mind: (1) working towards Cultural Change, (2) reinvigorating College events which did not occur in 2020, and (3) centralising the handover process. I am proud to report that all three goals have been achieved.

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