21 March 2015

Emeritus Chief Rabbi of Perth calls on USyd Senate to restore the confidence and dignity of the University


Dear Vice chancellor Dr Spence


The outburst by students alleged to have been led by a professor at the University against Col Richard Kemp, an exemplary soldier for more than 35 years, who speaks facts without emotion and sentiment, during his visit by invitation to the prestigious University of Sydney where I was a former lecturer in post graduate Hebrew Studies and in the Department of Adult Education for at  least five years, is nothing short of shameful and disgusting behaviour. 

I feel embarrassed for you and all the staff and students and should naturally expect that an appropriate response will be forthcoming from the Senate in dealing with this matter so as to restore the confidence and dignity of the University and its magnificent record. 

Rabbi Dr Shalom Coleman CBE AM MA LLD(HON CAUS) Emeritus Chief Rabbi of Perth Western Australia