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Can history help make a better world?

21 March 2017

2016 NHC winner in the Sir Robert Menzies Special Category, Birak Khasay of MelbourneThe 2017 National History Challenge is open for school registrations.

The Menzies Foundation is sponsoring a special category in the National History Challenge for 2017, with primary school students encouraged to expand their knowledge of Sir Robert Menzies by answering the question ‘How successful was Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister in helping to create a better world in modern Australia?’

A big ambition for first in family

3 March 2017

Sienna Amarant Driven by a passion for human rights and international politics, Sienna Amarant will be the first person in her family to attend university and will undertake a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and International Study thanks to the support of a Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarship.

A career ripe with possibilities

22 December 2016

Dr Ken Pang at the Murdoch Childrens Research InstituteFor those who want to understand potential early inspiration for a career in science, Dr Ken Pang remembers an already blossoming interest in medical research being cemented by a school holiday program run by the CSIRO.

Alec Menzies presents Menzies Centenary Prize

21 December 2016

Alec Menzies and Andrew King. Photo courtesy of the Dimboola Courier.This year’s Menzies Centenary Prize-winner, Andrew King, had a special medal presentation when he went back to visit his old school last week and give the students of Dimboola Memorial Secondary College (DMSC) a taste of life at Mannix College at Monash University.

Scholar supports Heartbeat of Football

22 November 2016

Dr Jamie Vandenberg with Menzies Foundation CEO Sarah Hardy and Heartbeat of Football's Craig Bingon and Deb ShawThe death of his brother’s team mate on the soccer field led Professor Jamie Vandenberg, Menzies Scholar and Deputy Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Centre in Sydney, to think about how he could combine his professional expertise and his passion to help players stay active in soccer for longer.

Exploring the edges of law

25 October 2016

2017 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholar in International Law, Lyndon GoddardContributing to the development of refugee policy and creating greater awareness of Australia’s international legal obligations is what Lyndon Goddard would like to do when he returns from studying a Master of Laws at Cambridge.