Renewable energy for the College

Renewable energy for the College

4 days ago

Power for the Sydney University Campus is provided through the University’s contract supply arrangements and St Paul’s has chosen to be one of the colleges benefitting from renewable energy optimisation. From July the University will be purchasing its electricity from Red Energy and 100% of its electricity in NSW originates from renewable sources, backed by Snowy Hydro. Under the contract the University’s and College’s activities will be powered by solar energy. The positive impact will be in excess of removing 31,200 cars from the road. It also brings the University, with some of the colleges, a step closer to implementing zero emissions by 2030. An interesting Pauline connection to the early years of hydro-electric power generation in Australia was Mr J Russell Ashton CB (in College 1943-46) who studied Civil Engineering and was the Commissioner of the Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission between 1977 and 1987. He led the commission during the

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Rawson sports up-date

5 days ago

Rowing. An algae outbreak at the Regatta has forced Rawson rowing to be pushed back to (likely) 6 October, depending on the state of the outbreak. The College VIII continues to train and prepare at an extreme level in the hope of securing a three-peat. Other Sports. Rugby League. In other codes of the football variety, the College XIII notched up two victories on the trot, downing Wesley 45-10 at Paul’s, and John’s 26-4 at John’s. The side will look to take on Drew’s next semester, and even go beyond USYD boundaries to challenge other university colleges around Sydney and the state. AFL. The College XVIII kept John’s football code spirits on the back foot with a comprehensive 79-38 victory. In extremely muddy and unpleasant conditions, the side showcased remarkable Aussie rules ability, considering their lack of experience, all while holding off niggling tactics used by the men from Missenden

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Rawson rugby up-date

5 days ago

Following the College XV’s victorious campaign opener against St John’s on 27 April (63-0), confidence was high among the troops when Wesley came to town on 4 May. Playing in front of a passionate crowd on the College Oval, the rugby side displayed the toughest of carries up the guts, excellent attacking flair in the backs, and defensive brutality across the park. Final score; 62-3. Our arch rivals, St Andrew’s, were next. The clash took place under lights at the Sydney University Football Ground (formerly No. 2 Oval) on 18 May. As expected, Drew’s rolled out a top shelf side, stacked with Shute Shield first graders and first colts, however, this did not deter the Paulines. A thrilling match that showcased all the elements of rugby ensued. The Androvians had the edge in the forwards, but our boys probably had the better of them in the backs. Despite the close

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The Union Dinner

1 week ago

St Paul’s College Union was founded in 1892, on the joint initiative of resident members of the College and of former students. In its efforts to unite past and present Paulines it organises and supports events and reunions to promote the interests of the College. On 18 June the Union revived its annual dinner after a break of a few years. The guest of honour was a Pauline from the mid-80s, the new Chief Justice of NSW, Justice Andrew Bell. He used the portraits in the dining hall to ‘frame’ his address about the contributions made by so many during their time at College for its good and after College for the good of the nation, beginning with out two prime ministers, from each side of the House, Sir William McMahon and Gough Whitlam. The Acknowledgement of Country was given by current Graduate House student Mr Siupeli Haukoloa-Paea (MD 1)

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Prof Frank Nicholas appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM):

2 weeks ago

Emeritus Professor Frank William Nicholas has been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to animal genetics, and to tertiary education. Frank was at College 1967-71, and completed BScAgr in 1970 and at Edinburgh University a PhD in 1974. Frank has had an academic career in Animal Genetics and is Emeritus Professor Genetics Laboratory at the University. The fascinating book, written with his wife Jan, Charles Darwin in Australia, chronicles the impact Darwin’s visit to the colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land had on his theory of evolution. To find out more about Frank’s academic career CLICK HERE. The College community congratulates Frank on his appointment as AM for his impressive contribution to the worldwide study of animal genetics.

John Anderson becomes a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC):

2 weeks ago

The Honourable John Duncan Anderson AO has been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for eminent service to rural and regional development, to leadership in international agricultural research and food security, to social commentary, and through contributions to not-for-profit organisations. John was at College 1975-77 and completed a BA in 1978 and MA in 1980. John was appointed AO in 2011 For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly through support of rural and regional communities, transport development, and water management initiatives. John served as the Federal Member for Gwydir 1989-2007 and was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1999-2005. To find out more about John’s political career CLICK HERE. The College community congratulates John on his elevation to AC for his contribution at the highest level to rural Australia. [Pic source: Wikipedia]

Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas

2 weeks ago

St Paul’s College presents Henry Purcell’s masterpiece Dido and Aeneas, a tale of destiny, love and death. Queen Dido and Prince Aeneas are in love, but forces of discord interfere to destroy their future together. The legendary Sally-Anne Russell as Dido, the Queen of Carthage; Andrew Goodwin as Aeneas; Penelope Mills as Belinda; and the Choir of St Paul’s College Sydney and the St Paul’s Baroque Consort conducted by Jack Stephens. To book tickets CLICK HERE

Victoriana! 2022 tickets on sale

2 weeks ago

“Victoriana!” is Australia’s longest running theatrical production and one of its most enduring and endearing. Run under the auspices of St Paul’s College Union, it has underpinned the operations of the Union for more than half a century, provided untold amusement for two generations of Paulines and become a tangible link to the College for Old Paulines who delight in returning for Victoriana! and bringing friends for this remarkable evening of formal dining and entertainment. This exciting night of dinner, drinks and music will feature musicians from the Sydney Symphony and Opera Australia, finishing with glorious pyrotechnics seen from the Quadrangle of the College. To book CLICK HERE For more details CLICK HERE

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The Service of Evensong for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Trumpet Voluntary

2 weeks ago

For the Service of Evensong for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 24 May 2022 – The service began with the processional Trumpet voluntary (The Prince of Denmark’s March) by Jeremiah Clarke.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

3 weeks ago

College celebrated the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign with a Platinum Jubilee Evensong followed by a Platinum Jubilee Dinner on 24 May. The choral works during the service were taken from the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and highlighted the quality and depth of the College Choir and organists.  During Dinner the Loyal Toast was proposed by the Student’s Club Secretary, Mr Sebastian Shanahan, followed by a rousing singing of God Save the Queen and the College Hymn, Sir Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem. Interesting commentary about the Jubilee and the Queen’s place in Australia today can be found here within the University’s Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective Research Hub, CLICK HERE