The Avondale Alumni Association hosted the Murdoch Lecture at its Homecoming in 2013.
Past presenters and topics of the Murdoch Lecture are:
2013 Dr John Skrzypaszek, director, Ellen G White Seventh-Day Adventist Research Centre
"Our heritage: sources of information about the past, or therapy for people uncertain about who they are?"
2013 Dr Arthur Patrick
The Avondale Alumni Association presented the Alumni Lecture at Homecoming from 2007 to 2012.
Past presenters and topics of the lecture are:
2012 Dr Cedric Greive, senior lecturer in science education, Avondale College of Higher Education
"Memories: a journey through mind."
2011 Dr Marion Shields, senior lecturer, School of Education, Avondale College of Higher Education
"Outliers, misfits or something else?"
2010 Harwood Lockton, director, international program, Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia
"Is the Seventh-day Adventist Church ready for social justice?"
2009 Graham Mitchell, former head, Commercial Department, Avondale College
"Business education at a theological college?"
2008 Pr David Currie, evangelist, author and former Seventh-day Adventist Church administrator
"Highlights of public evangelism during the last century in the South Pacific"
2007 Dr Barry Taylor, retired vice-chancellor for research affairs, Loma Linda University
"From pioneer to prime minister: the changing mission of Seventh-day Adventist universities"
Past honourees of the lecture are:
2012 Dr Owen Hughes
2011 Dr John Hammond
2010 Dr Tim Gorle
2009 George Laxton
2008 Dr Allan Lindsay
2007 Dr Eric Magnusson