King’s College at University of Queensland is calling on the young women of Goondiwindi and surrounding districts to be amongst the first wave of female residents to live at the premier residential college.
From next year, King’s College will be co-residential for the first time in its 107-year history and Master Greg Eddy will host a stall at this year’s annual show, alongside his wife and former Goondiwindi resident Thérèse, to spread the ground-breaking news.
Mr Eddy said King’s College had an outstanding record of academic and sporting achievement as an all-male college and he was excited that women would now have the chance to create their own legacies.
“Women have always been a large part of college life at King’s through academic, cultural and sporting pursuits but the first women to live here will have a really exciting opportunity to create the same sort of legacies as the men who have lived here over the past century,” he said.
“The core King’s College values of integrity, loyalty, respect, courage and humility will continue to play a vital role in college life as they have for the past 107 years.”
Mr Eddy said King’s College was well-known amongst many Goondiwindi families with Charlie Boardman, Harry Butler and Harrison Coulter currently living at the college. Previous residents include Angus and Lachie McColl, Angus Taylor and countless others.
It will be the first time King’s College has attended the Goondiwindi Show and Mr Eddy urged families to come along and learn more about the college’s exciting future.
“We will be there to meet families to discuss life at King’s College, the unparalleled facilities it offers and the personal and academic growth it fosters amongst students during their important transition to adulthood,” he said.
“We encourage parents as well as Year 11 and Year 12 students to stop by and learn more.”
Mr Eddy said he and Thérèse had lived at King’s College for the past 15 years, providing support and advice to thousands of young men as they work their way through university life.
“We are delighted that we will get to provide the same sort of assistance to young women from 2020.”
While Mr and Mrs Eddy will staff the stall on Saturday, King’s College Director of Marketing and Communications Madeleine Warner, formerly of Talwood, will host the booth on Friday.