Luke Amjah and the Zoo

Luke Amjah and the Zoo

2 months ago

At the end of last year, Mr Luke Amjah (3rd year BSc) was elected student representative for the USyd-Taronga Wildlife Conservation programme. This committee of eight represents the interests of the approximately 250 students studying in the Taronga Wildlife science stream. As part of the Taronga-USyd Alliance, students studying in the Taronga programme are taught by both dedicated researchers and practitioners from Taronga Zoo and from the University of Sydney. Practical classes take place at the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning at Taronga Zoo – the first educational institute of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.  Luke is now in his third year of studying in this exciting and unique programme. As a student representative, Luke hopes he can encourage and support new students entering this field of study. He said the key goals of his committee are to create a sense of community for students as he and the

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A tough competition – Palladian solo Instrumental

2 months ago

Mr Alexander Back (4th Year BA), piano, and Mr Max Philips (1st Year BA), euphonium, were chosen after an audition of a number of fine musicians currently in residence and represented St Paul’s in the Palladian Solo Instrumental on 8 March. Max was given and Special Commendation for his performance, sadly that does not bring with it Palladian points. All performances from each College were excellent and it was a very tough call for the adjudicators.

Music to your ears

2 months ago

People who rely on their performing arts talent to pay the bills in the have suffered throughout the pandemic and St Paul’s musicians and students of music and the arts have been equally impacted. Time and space to perform in front of an audience is a critically important part of a musical career, whether at the beginning or along the journey. In 2022 the College is lifting its music program to new heights bringing together some amazing talent for your enjoyment with a rejuvenated College choir, an ensemble-in-residence, composition, music tutoring and great links to the SSO and Con. The St Paul’s College Choir in 2022 has been expanded to 32 outstanding singers who are enhancing a wonderful and long-standing choral tradition of the College. The choir is now one of the best choral groups in Sydney especially since the introduction of lay clerks to lead each of the four

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Big start to Semester 1 – Graduate House

2 months ago

In the tradition that has grown up over the last three years, our post-graduate community joins together to welcome the new Semester with a feast in the Refectory. This inaugural black tie event is both educational and enjoyable providing a forum for poetry, rhyming challenges, music and lifting the roof with spoons hitting tables in acknowledgement of contributions and honouring achievements. The first guest speaker for in Graduate House this year was Prof Hans Hendrischke, professor of Chinese business and management at the University of Sydney Business School. He leads the School’s Australia China Business Network and chairs the Business and Economics Cluster of the University’s China Studies Centre and spoke to the group of undergraduate and post graduate business and law students about the way in which doing business with Chinese enterprises has changed over the last 40 years. Seminars are held in the College every Monday, alternating between

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Big start to Semester 1 – Welcome Week

2 months ago

The College begins 2022 with a full house, and even some undergrads overflowing into the McMillan Building. The first few weeks of semester have rewarded the great planning and participation by staff and senior students by integrating new students of the College into our community. Lively formal dinners have been enriched by a diversity of talented musicians, guests and great food. 123 Freshers arrived for Welcome Week and after the register signing, they joined the Warden and staff with their parents for introductions. This group, combined with 44 new graduate students, makes this the largest intake of residents since 1858. The new students are enjoying being at Paul’s and are grabbing hold of the opportunities for learning and participating in the daily life and rituals of Coll.S.Paul.

2008 Reunion sets the scene for 2022 – dairies please!

2 months ago

A small band of recent alumni gathered in the Salisbury for a reunion in February, which was perfect timing just as the COVID restrictions had been lifted. A Reunion for those Freshers around 1960 has been planned for a lunch in the Hall and tour of the College on Sunday 3 July. Those 1959, -60 & -61 Freshers interested should make contact with Mr Richard Morgan (1978) at the College. Another Reunion for 1980, -81 and -82 Freshers is being planned for Saturday 26 November the weekend of the Annual Carol Service. The St Paul’s College Union is planning to resurrect the Union Dinner on Saturday 18 June as  a grand event in the Hall.  Don’t forget the Union’s 58th production of Victoriana! scheduled for 23, 24 and 30 September and 1 October after a pandemic hiatus. Be ready for the show you remember with plenty of new treats thanks

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A Night at the Opera

2 months ago

Romance, drama, death and comedy. Join our cast of characters in a night of opera presented by the second year students of the Sydney Conservatorium Opera School, with pianist Alan Hicks. Friday 18 March 2022 at 7.00 pm – Graduate House Refectory Prepare to mingle with fairies, princesses and barbers as the singers transport you to strange and exotic locales. The program features a selection of arias and ensembles from the 19th and 20th centuries, a period of great musical and historical change and innovation. Tickets include alcoholic refreshments and can be found at  https://www.trybooking.com/BXYHB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkgha93efRE

Evening Hymn by Henry Balfour Gardiner

2 months ago

St Paul’s College Chapel Choir perform the beautiful “Evening Hymn” by Henry Balfour Gardiner from 1908. Director of Music: Jack Stephens, Organ: David Drury (February 2022).

The Hon Justice Andrew Bell becomes next Chief Justice of NSW

2 months ago

The Hon Justice Andrew Bell, in College 1985-89, Fellow 2004-11, has become the state’s Chief Justice following Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC who stepped down on 5 March. It is customary for the NSW Chief Justice to also be appointed Lieutenant Governor an office that was established by Governor Phillip on 7 February 1788 with the appointment of Major Robert Ross who was succeeded by Major Francis Grose in 1792 who was granted the land on which the College stands today, Grose Farm. Andrew was appointed President of the Court of Appeal in 2019 after a career as a leading Sydney barrister. He has a long association with the College and won University Medals in Law and Arts. He became Rhodes Scholar for New South Wales in 1990 and topped the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford in his year, before earning his doctorate from Oxford the following year. He

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Dr C V Salisbury

3 months ago

Charles Victor Salisbury (1901-1987), in College 1921-27, Fellow 1951-87. Benefactor on several occasions throughout his lifetime and in his will. As a new Fellow on the College Council in the 1950s Charles pushed for work to be done on the grounds of the College. Some 800 trees were planted. “Salisbury’s commitment to Paul’s showed itself in unending, effervescent, even-handed kindness plus a serious sense of purpose” (Atkinson, p.385). The completion of the Cloisters in 1983 in sandstone was the result of Salisbury’s financial contribution and his family coat of arms is finely carved into one of the decorative shields (3rd from the left in the photo). The Salisbury, that most famous of college bars in Sydney, is located under the kitchen and dining hall in the space once occupied by the hot water boilers. This was largely funded by Charles’s estate given through the St Paul’s College Foundation with additional

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