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Today, a more relevant spin on Aristotle's maxim "give me a child until he is seven and I will show you the man" may be "give me the student and I will show you the prime minister". We now know that Scott Morrison spent a good amount of time as a university student engrossed in the world of the Christian Brethren.

But what about his predecessors? Let's look at how other prime ministers spent those splendid university days of intellectual freedom -- the years which can be transformative if one is so minded. 

Gough Whitlam

Whitlam enrolled at the University of Sydney in 1935. He completed an arts degree and began a law degree which was interrupted by World War II.