Janet Clarke Hall (University of Melbourne)

Janet Clarke Hall (University of Melbourne)

Janet Clarke Hall (JCH) is an Anglican residential college of the University of Melbourne.


Established in 1886 as a residential hostel for women students of Trinity College, the College was named after a significant benefactor [http://localhero.biz/article/permatitle/janet_clarke/ Janet, Lady Clarke] . Janet Clarke Hall was the first university college in Australia to admit women as resident students.

Janet Clarke Hall became an independent college in 1961, and co-educational in 1973. Janet Clarke Hall is led by Principal and 'historian' Dr Damian X. Powell.


Janet Clarke Hall is a leading academic College which offers a highly supportive and intellectually stimulating environment for students. JCH places emphasis upon supporting and encouraging its students in their professional and personal formation, offering strong academic and pastoral support.

JCH students are offered opportunities to participate in the arts, a wide range of sports, drama, debating, and a social calendar including balls, dinners, and parties.


Janet Clarke Hall offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to students upon the basis of academic merit and financial need. Academic and community service scholarships were awarded to more than a third of students this year.

The scholarships are awarded upon the recommendation to the College Council of a committee comprising the Principal, Chairman of Council, and a representative of the University of Melbourne. All details regarding requests for financial assistance are kept strictly confidential to the College.

Artist in Residence

The current Artist-in-Residence is Dr Anna Goldsworthy, an acclaimed classical pianist and writer.

The Artist in Residence program brings artists and the College community together in an environment which encourages exploration, dialogue, and enjoyment. Throughout the year, Dr Goldsworthy performs recitals for the College's benefit.

Dr Goldsworthy frequently performs with Australian orchestras and in 2004 completed a triumphant world tour performing in festivals and concert halls in Australia, Asia, Europe and North and South America. ABC Classics have signed Goldsworthy to record a CD of music Anna performed while on tour.

Literary Focus

The College has an annual literature dinner where an established author speaks to the college about their writing and any topical issues. Past speakers have included Helen Garner, Peter Goldsworthy, Alice Pung, Shane Maloney, and Peter Singer.

The Student Club of Janet Clarke Hall Incorporated

The Student Club of Janet Clarke Hall Inc. provides students with support and organises social, sporting and cultural activities. Particularly significant is the college's "Orientation Week," inducting new students into the unique culture of JCH. It is reported to have been "the best week of my life" for many. The Student Club is administered by an eight-member executive, comprising President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Arts & Culture Rep, Female & Male Sports Reps, and a General Rep.

College Visitor

The current College Visitor isNobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC

Distinguished alumni

Distinguished Alumni include

*Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology at University of California, San Francisco
*Professor Adrienne Clarke (Lieutenant Governor of Victoria)
*Dr Helen Garner, Australian essayist
*Dame Margaret Blackwood, founder of the Genetics Department at the University of Melbourne
*Professor Sally Walker, Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University
*Ms Fay Marles, former Chancellor of the University of Melbourne

Distinguished tutors

Distinguished former tutors include

*Manning Clark, Historian
*Marilyn Warren, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Rhodes Scholars

Alumni who were awarded Rhodes Scholarships include

*Dr James Watson
*Mr Leng Lee
*Dr Lauren Rickards
*Dr Catherine Button

External links

* [http://www.jch.unimelb.edu.au/ Janet Clarke Hall Website]

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