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The Armitage lecture series was established in 2005 to remember the first Old Boy of the School who entered the ordained Anglican Ministry. Rev Isaac Armitage left funds in trust to provide a small bursary for Old Boys of the School who entered Moore College. The Lecture series aims to encourage thinking on matters to do with Anglican Schooling.

The 15th Isaac Armitage Lecture was delivered by Dr Timothy Wright, Headmaster of Shore, on 16 August 2019. The Lecture: "Radical Autonomy or Radical Dependence?" and the response by Dr Paul Burgis, Principal, PLC Sydney are available by following the link below.

 2019 Armitage Lecture: "Radical Autonomy or Radical Dependence?" Response (Dr Paul Burgis, PLC Sydney)

Previous lectures were presented by:

 Year  Speaker  Lecture
2005  Rev Dr Andrew Cameron  "Anglican Schooling in a Pluralistic Society"   
2006 Dr Grant Maple   “A Biblical Theology of Childhood and Adolescence”
2007 Dr Simon Longstaff   “Ethics and the Mission of Anglican Education”  
2008 Dr Trevor Cooling  “Setting the Vision: The Calling of the Christian Teacher in the 21st Century World”
Response (The Rev Dr Bill Salier)  
2009 Archbishop Peter Jensen  “Is there such a thing as Anglican Education?”
Response (Dr Timothy Wright)  
2010 Rev Dr Bruce Winter “Learning for living or just for earning a living? Schooled for service”
Response (Mrs Judith Poole) 
2011 Dr Briony Scott   “What is the measure of success for a Christian School?”
Response (The Rev Dr Michael Jensen) 
2012 Darrell L Bock   “A Look at Spiritual Formation: How The Spirit Shapes our Identity and Character?”
Response (Milton Cujes) 
2013  Dr Julie Townsend  

“So God created human beings in his own image, In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."

In the 21st century, should we be educating males and females, or educating human beings?”
Response (Dr Bryan Cowling)

2014 Dr Timothy Wright   “Excellence-an Augustinian Tension”
Response (Professor Trevor Cairney) 
2015  Professor David Smith   “Hospitality to the stranger and cross-cultural learning”
2016  Rev. Dr David John Sandifer  “Cultivating innocence: Character formation in the age of porn”
Response (Mrs Jann Robinson)
2017  Dr Julie McGonigle   "A consideration of how the theological virtue of hope can energise a school" 
2018  Dr Brian Rosner “You Do You? Identity Formation and Anglican Schooling”  

Enquiries: Rev Paul Dudley (

Previous Armitage Lecture Recordings