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          The Official Party at the Opening of Margaret Henderson House, 26 June 2015
          (Left to Right)  The Dean of Melbourne The Very Rev’d Dr Andreas Loewe,  Dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Prof
          Stephen Smith, Dr Katherine Firth, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne Prof Glyn Davis AC, His Excellency the Governor of
          Victoria, the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, The Principal Dr Damian Powell, Dr Margaret Henderson OBE, President of Janet Clarke
          Hall and Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia The Most Rev’d Dr Philip Freier, Prof Emeritus James Angus AO, Chancellor of the
          University of Melbourne Ms Elizabeth Alexander AM, Chair of Council Ms Margie Richardson

          Margaret Henderson House

         The College was thrice blessed, in 2015, as Dr Margaret
         Henderson visited the College to celebrate the progress of her
         ‘House’ as it took its place in the physical fabric and day-to-
         day life of the College.  At Eastertime, Margaret attended and
         took great interest in the traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony –
         which was also, in this case, a ‘dropping in’ ceremony as the
         building was delivered via the Ormond College laneway in six
         modules and carefully assembled in place over six hours.  In
         June a remarkable cast of dignitaries including the Chancellor,   Congratulating Margaret
         Vice-Chancellor, and Dean of Medicine were in attendance
         for the opening of the new building by His Excellency the
         Hon Alex Chernov AC QC the Governor of Victoria and its
         blessing by the President of Janet Clarke Hall and Primate                        View from the tennis court
         of the Anglican Church of Australia The Most Rev’d
         Dr Philip Freier.

         Family and friends of Margaret joined alumni in celebration
         of this signal event in the College’s history. As Margaret
         reflected in her speech at the opening, while the College has
         changed in her lifetime ‘liberal scholarship has flourished’.
         She observed with a wry smile that on such occasions
         ‘the nominee has more usually transcended this mortal
         life’.  Margaret’s mental acuity is more than matched by her
         stamina, and the College was thus delighted to host one
         more party for Margaret in 2015 as she celebrated her one   Manoeuvering between trees
         hundredth birthday on 13 November – held, at her request,

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