The Cambridge alumni resident in New South Wales represent a marvellously interesting and varied cross section of academic disciplines, careers, interests and student generations.

The Cambridge Society of NSW is open to all alumni in New South Wales who have matriculated as members of the University, honorary fellows and holders of honorary degrees.  Anyone who has held a temporary or visiting fellowship for at least one term is also eligible.

Members of the Society take the opportunity to enjoy the company and good fellowship of those who have shared the experience of studying and living within the University of Cambridge. The Social Calendar is organised to provide a range of events and activities to suit the tastes and enjoyment of the full range of membership.

In addition, the Society provides alumni with news of developments in Cambridge, information about the University's achievements and about the wide range of contributions it is making to the national and international community. 

Ian Narev along with 110 guests attending the 2013 Winterfeast at Royal Sydney Golf Club.

Some examples of activities organised recently include:

  • Winter Feasts:  guest speakers include:
  • 2019 Dave Sharma MP 'Australia - Our Place in the World'
  • 2018 Michael Pembroke, Wolfson College, speaking on 'Korea - How has this happened"?
  • 2017 Professor Eilís Ferran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations
  • 2016 Trinity Hall alumnus and Director on the Board of Advance, Mike Cannon-Brookes on “The importance of the Australian diaspora to our future as a nimble, agile and innovative country”
  • 2015 The Hon Justice Melissa Perry, on “Shattering Glass and Bamboo Ceilings – Benefiting from Diversity”;
  • 2014 Lieutenant General Angus John Campbell DSC, AM who was serving as Commander Operation Sovereign Borders;
  • 2013 alumni Ian Narev, CEO of the Commonwealth Bank;
  • 2012 Olympic Year Dan Vickerman who captained Cambridge to victory in the 2009 Varsity Match;
  • 2011, The British High Commissioner to Australia, Paul Madden;
  • 2010, author Professor Barry Maitland who spoke on "The Great Crimes of Cambridge";
  • 2009 Paul Brunton, Senior Curator, Mitchell Library,  who spoke on "Darwin in Australia and Cambridge";
  • 2008 Susannah Fullerton spoke on "The Great Writers of Cambridge".
  • Cocktail Party and Boat Race video viewing at the Union Club following a brief Annual General Meeting
  • Lunch with the CEO of Lion Nathan National Foods, Rob Murray. a graduate of Trinity
  • 4 Way Debate with Oxford, Harvard & Yale.  "The Older The University, The More Eloquent The Speech."

The Society’s affairs are overseen by an elected Committee, supported by an Administrator, Suzie Ruse.

If, over the years we have lost contact with you, please give serious consideration to re-joining and having a great time with Cambridge Colleagues.

Nominations needed for speakers

We are currently seeking nominations for lunch or dinner speakers later this year and next year.

If you have any good suggestions for interesting speakers with a connection to Cambridge - or if you would like to nominate yourself - please contact Amrit Bahra or Suzie Ruse.

We would also be interested to hear of any other suggestions you have for events to be hosted by the Cambridge Society in New South Wales.

How to join the Society

Membership is only $45 per year. This gives you lower cost to CamSoc NSW events and enables the Society to be professionally and efficiently administered. Thank you for your support.

Cost: $45pp
Due: Now!
Valid: Until 31 December 2019 or 31 December 2021.


Office bearers & committee members

Committee members and office bearers:

  • President: Amrit Bahra

  • Administrator: Suzie Ruse

  • Vice President: Chris Dawson

  • Secretary: Dr Jonathan Negus

  • Treasurer: Alistair Newmarch

  • Committee members: Emily Baxter, Jack Bartel, Eddy Goldsmith, Alison Ross, Gautham Srivinas, Rhiannon Chisholm, Rhys Goodey, Julie-Anne Bosich and Liza Rybak.

Contacting the Cambridge Society of New South Wales

Email: Suzie Ruse, Administrator

Ph: 0424 243 369