ANZAC Day Commemorated at College

ANZAC Day Commemorated at College

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  ANZAC Commemorated at College 103 years ago today, young Australian and New Zealand men – just like those who are residents of the College today – went ashore to fight and die for a cause they believed to be just. Three years later, 100 years ago today, in another great battle of World War I, young Australian and New Zealand men fought and died in the second battle for the French village of Villers-Bretonneux. At St Paul’s, at an ANZAC Commemoration Service held in the Chapel today, as we remember all who have fought and died in war, we especially remember the 170 members of the College who enlisted in the First World War, and the 20 who died, and also the members of the College who died in the Boer War, the Second World War and in Vietnam. Lest we forget.   Pic: Daniel Bottrell, representing the students,

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ANZAC Commemoration Service on 25 April.

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10.00 am Wednesday 25 April in the College Chapel Read more  

History of University Life Seminar – Wednesday 2 May 2018

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The Conveners of the Sydney Research Seminar in Higher Education invite alumni, students and staff of the University of Sydney to join them at the May 2018 ‘History of University Life Seminar’. MAY SEMINAR: Wednesday 2 May 12.00 noon – 1.30 pm (sandwich lunch provided – free of charge) In the Senior Common Room, St Paul’s College, The University of Sydney RSVP to Deryck Schreuder by Friday 27 April so we can confirm catering arrangements—seating is limited.  deryck@schreuder.com.au Prof Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Sydney Prof Garton will discuss: The Future of Higher Education in Australia – Challenges for the 21st Century University The History of University Life Seminar explores the past, present and future of higher education. The Seminar was established in 2008 as a way to encourage discussion on higher education between members of the Colleges and the University. The sessions are held more

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A celebration of academic excellence and College-University partnership

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18 April 2018 The 2018 College and University Dinner last night at St Paul’s College celebrated the academic excellence, service, and leadership of St Paul’s College students, and the partnership between the College and the wider University of Sydney. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence AC, as Guest of Honour presented prizes to outstanding students, congratulating them on their success, and challenging members of the College to think carefully about “what success might be for you”. Dr Spence spoke of the “graduate qualities” promoted at the University of Sydney as including “an integrated professional, ethical and personal identity”, urging students to reflect on how they might develop this. Dr Spence suggested competing ways in which to think about this. Dr Spence drew attention to the remarkable tradition of service in the St Paul’s College community, reflected in recent years in, for example, the roles of members

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History of University Life Seminar – 28 March

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The Conveners of the History of University Life Seminars invite alumni, students and staff of the University of Sydney to join them at the first Seminar for 2018. RSVP to Deryck Schreuder by Monday 26 March so we can confirm catering arrangements—seating is limited.  deryck@schreuder.com.au History of University Life Seminar Series 2018: Em Prof Geoffrey Sherington, University of Sydney FIRST SEMINAR: Wednesday 28 March 12.00 noon – 1.30 pm In the Senior Common Room, St Paul’s College, The University of Sydney Sandwich lunch provided – free of charge Em Prof Geoffrey Sherington will discuss Alexander Mackie, College Principal and University Professor: the quest for teaching as a profession and education as an academic discipline. Geoffrey Sherington is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Sydney. His biography of Alexander Mackie will be published in 2018. The History of University Life Seminar explores the past, present and future of higher

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David Drury – Sydney Opera House performance

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St Paul’s College Director of Music, David Drury, will be at the console of the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ on Friday 23 March at 11.00 am for a Sydney Symphony Orchestra “Tea and Symphony” concert. Concert flyer Tickets David Drury is well known to Australian audiences as an organist, choral conductor and composer. He has recently performed solo recitals in Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart and Los Angeles, and at the Ballarat Goldfields Festival and New England Bach Festival. In addition to performing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra when organ is required, he has also performed in concerts with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Bel a cappella, Coro Innominata, Australian Baroque Brass and the early music ensemble Camerata Antica. David has recently returned from playing for the Choir of The Pilgrim Church, Adelaide on a tour of ten English Cathedrals. In June he will play again in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris and Southwark

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St Paul’s College enters a new era in 2018

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As we expand and prepare to welcome a record number of new students, St Paul’s College within the University of Sydney has entered a new era. St Paul’s College works to offer all its students the best all-round educational experience possible. College life involves integrating learning and living, with focus on academic, cultural, sporting, spiritual, community service, social, and other activities. Recent months have seen: The former global head of the Rhodes Scholarships, Dr Donald Markwell, appointed as Head of the College, commencing on 5 February The expansion of pastoral care through the appointment of the Revd Antony Weiss as resident Chaplain of the College Expansion of the College and creation of a record number of undergraduate places through the construction of a world-class residential building for 106 undergraduates Preparation for welcoming 140 women and men as postgraduate students of the College in 2019, through the construction of Graduate House

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Cricket 2018

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    The Paul’s Cricket team is already preparing for the First Rawson Cup competition of 2018 with a Cricket Camp in College this week. Round 1 of the Intercol Cricket games is scheduled for 12 March, Week 2 of Semester 1. For more about Intercol Sports click here. On 20 February St Paul’s XI played a match against the I Zingari Australia XI on the Paul’s Oval, in the NSW Club Games – Club XI Round 14. For more about I  Zingari Australia click here.  

2018 Jessup Moot success

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John-Patrick Asimakis, the College’s new Assistant Senior Tutor,  is a member of the Sydney Law School 2018 Jessup Moot team which this week has won the Australian National Championship defeating UQ in the Grand Final.  This is the 59th year of the International Law Students competition,  the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 645 law schools in 95 countries. The Sydney University Law School team proceed to Washington in April for the global championship rounds. John-Patrick won best oralist in the Grand Final before His Honour Judge Edelman in the High Court. J-P is third from the right in this photo of the team at the High Court of Australia.

Chaplain appointed

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With the retirement of The Rev’d Dr Ivan Head as Warden and the appointment of the first lay Head of College, Mr Antony Weiss has been appointed as Chaplain for the College for 2018. Antony is completing the final year of the Bachelor of Divinity at Moore Theological College in 2018 and will be ordained by the Archbishop of Sydney just prior to his commencement as Chaplain to St Paul’s on Monday 19 February.  In 2018 Antony will also serve as a part-time curate at Christ Church St Laurence, Railway Square. Prior to commencing his theological studies, Antony was a long-serving Master at Shore with over two decades as a boarding housemaster, latterly as Senior Boarding Housemaster.  Antony was also formerly Head of Languages at the School, teaching predominantly French and Latin.  He also coached and co-ordinated Shore’s junior rowing programme for many years. As Chaplain Antony lives at St

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