There are numerous events throughout the year which offer Old Collegians and friends of St Mark’s (including parents of current/past students) a chance to catch up and reminisce, share their life experiences and hear about the College’s current and future plans.
One of the most significant events in the annual calendar of the College, the J C Bannon Oration is a public lecture of high academic quality given each year in memory of the Hon. Dr John Bannon AO, the seventh Master of the College (2002-07). John Bannon was a student at St Mark’s in 1962-63, and was later the second longest serving Premier of South Australia (1982-92). His own academic research related principally to Australia’s federation and Constitution.
It is envisaged that the J C Bannon Oration will also ordinarily be published as a significant academic publication.