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Gilson College is a Christian Co-Educational College providing for students both a primary and a secondary education. The College is part of a world-wide system of Christian Education which has a tradition of excellence for over 140 years. The Seventh-day Adventist systems of schools, universities and hospitals are presently found in most countries of the world.


It’s worth a thought


Global Village

The term ‘Global Village’ was first made popular by Marshall McLuhan in his book ‘The Gutenberg Galaxy’ in 1962. McLuhan described how the world was becoming smaller has it became more electric. McLuhan, a Canadian, undertook his undergraduate work in Canada and then went on to complete his first masters degree. He then moved to England where he was awarded a second masters before going on to complete his PhD from Cambridge.

During this time he described himself as an agnostic, however while in the United Kingdom he became a Christian after reading some of GK Chesterton’s books.  Returning to North America he worked in both the USA and Canada and for a period of time was one of the most publicised, and most controversial, authors in the English language. His work and analysis of media was certainly interesting. For example, in the 1970s when the African country of Angola was experiencing civil war, McLuhan was asked how it could be stopped. He suggested that the introduction of TV would put the country to sleep and this sedative would help stop the violence. Today, with the amount of violence on television, I think this 'solution' would only be adding fuel to the fire.



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Gilson College - Taylors Hill

450 Taylors Road
Taylors Hill VIC 3037

Phone: 03 9365 9365
Fax: 03 9365 9366

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370 Bridge Inn Rd
PO Box 220
Mernda VIC 3754 

Phone: 03 9717 7300
Fax: 03 9717 6512