Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation

The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation was established in March 2017, to honour Paul Ramsay’s wish that Australians, especially young Australians, would have the opportunity to learn more about western studies.

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Who are we?

"Valuing the richness, diversity and complexity of over 3,000 years of cultural and societal development, we seek to nurture a better informed, wiser and more civic-minded society – one that understands its past, works to improve the present, and looks confidently to the future."

Professor Simon Haines


What are we doing?

How can we nurture considerate and independent thinkers and community leaders who understand the past as linked to the present?

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Where are we working?

University of Wollongong (UOW), the University of Queensland (UQ) and Australian Catholic University (ACU).

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