Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett–Social Entrepreneurs

Let us not develop an education that creates in the mind of the student a hope of becoming rich and having the power to dominate [but one that forms] the lofty ideal of loving, of preparing oneself to serve and to give oneself to others.
– Archbishop Oscar Romero

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Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett

It was June 2014 and 20-year-old Lucas Patchett had just returned to Brisbane from a working holiday in Canada. He was about continue his Chemical Engineering course at the University of Queensland when he met up with his ex-school mate, Nicholas Marchesi. That meeting would turn their world upside down.
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Edmund Rice – Social Entrepreneur

People change for two main reasons: either their minds have been opened or their hearts have been broken”
― Steven Aitchison

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Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice (1762–1844)
Bronze Bust by Kris-Ann Ehrich

Edmund Rice, a successful Irish businessman, had the world at his feet. And yet he gave away his fortune in pursuing a dream to educate the poor. His friends said he was crazy. Why did he do it and how did he achieve so much as a social reformer?
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Barry Marshall – Change Master

This is a condensed version of an essay on how Dr Barry Marshall went about changing the views of the medical fraternity as to the real cause of stomach ulcers.

The unabridged essay, Warren and Marshall – Changemakers, can be downloaded here.

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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
– Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian

When trainee specialist Dr Barry Marshall first met with Dr J. Robin Warren, a staff pathologist at the Royal Perth Hospital, he had no idea that their collaboration and dogged persistence would eventually change a core belief of the medical profession and save half-a-million lives a year – each year, for ever – and for him to become a Nobel laureate.

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Robin Warren – Change Initiator Extraordinaire

This is a condensed version of an essay on how Dr Robin Warren discovered the cause of stomach ulcers.

The unabridged essay, Warren and Marshall – Changemakers, can be downloaded here.

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
— Henry David Thoreau, American essayist

The 11th of June 1979 was a day clinical pathologist Robin Warren would never forget. It wasn’t just the fact this day was his forty-second birthday and he would be celebrating with his family that evening. No, something he was viewing in the microscope caught his eye which he described as “a funny-looking thin blue line stuck on the surface of the cells in some areas”.

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