Counter Culture

Same-Sex Marriage: Marriage Equality vs Marriage Quality

When our forebears talked about ‘marriage’ – it needed not be ‘qualified’ – everyone knew what it meant; everyone acknowledged its purpose.  They came into the world, as have many generations before them, as fruit of this natural union – a commitment -universally understood as marriage.  Fast-track to 2018:  this bedrock concept of marriage has crumbled – but to what end?  What are the reasons behind this, and what are the consequences for humanity and for society?  Are we really better off than our forebears?

Our guest speaker, Caitlin West, is an actress, performer, singer, playwright and stage director! She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of English Studies from the University of Sydney.  She was Academic Tutor at Creston College from 2016-2017, and continues to mentor current students.  Her most recent short play (with Hannah Cox) Tammy & Kite (2016) ‘explores the bounds of the imagination and knowledge of children in situations that are both beyond their understanding and heartbreakingly close to home’ Montague Basement.  Caitlin and Hannah wrote and performed this play that ‘beautifully articulates the resilience of childhood and the enduring power of friendship’ The AU Review.

Thursday, 24 May 2018  8:30 pm  Creston College Common Room (followed by supper)

CounterCulture: On Chinese Medicine

TCMD1001: what and why  Y & Y

Is the title cryptic enough? (Still…nothing beats Cate Djong’s torturous 0-week Cryptic Dinner!)

Alfred Young is an alumnus of UNSW Sydney, finishing a Bachelor of Medical Science in 2015 before embarking on his final goal of training as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner.  He is currently in his third year of Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney. However, he is best known as the brother of our long-time resident, Alison!

Join us in demystifying the science and art of Chinese Medicine from our budding local expert!

Thursday, 17 May 2018  7:00 pm  Creston College Common Room followed by supper