Carol Service in the College Chapel

Carol Service in the College Chapel

8 months ago

The Annual Carol Service returns to the College Chapel with congregational singing, the Chapel Choir and organ as we celebrate the joy of Christmas in the collegial manner once again. As is our tradition the service will be conducted as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: Sunday 5 December Commencing at 7.00 pm After the service supper will be served in the Junior Common Room Paulines, families and friends are most welcome – please rsvp to Mr Richard Morgan, Director of Community Development on community@stpauls.edu.au or phone reception on 02 9550 7444.

Armistice Day

9 months ago

At 11 am on Thursday 11 November members of the College gathered for a Commemoration of Remembrance Day at a service in the Chapel led by the Chaplain, Revd Antony Weiss. As is traditional the Senior Student, Mr Matthew Moran and the Senior Student-elect, Mr Henry Hughes, jointly laid a wreath before the Roll of Honour and read aloud the names of the Paulines who gave their lives in World War I. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might”, said St Paul in his Letter to the Ephesians (Chapter 6, Verse 10) which was used by the Warden in the second lesson. Lest we forget

Press Release – St Paul’s College to Admit Women as Undergraduate Members

9 months ago

St Paul’s College in the University of Sydney is pleased to announce that it will become fully co-residential for the 2023 academic year. The College Council voted on 25 October 2021 to open admissions to undergraduate women for the first time since its founding in 1856. St Paul’s was all-male until 2019, when it began admitting postgraduate women to its fully co-residential Graduate House. The Council made the decision to admit women undergraduates following a period of thorough community consultation throughout 2021, which included gathering input from current students, alumni, members of the broader community, and the University of Sydney. The Warden of the College, The Rev’d Dr Ed Loane, said “We are so pleased to be able to announce this exciting new chapter in the history of our College. St Paul’s has a distinguished history of producing society’s leaders in business, the church, academia, the arts and politics, including

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Music legacy and Paul’s musical future

9 months ago

A permanent fixture of College life, Mr David Drury, is moving to a new role in the College which will give him more time to compose for, and perform on, the Australian and international stage. David will become College Organist and Composer-in-Residence and remains a vital and highly respected member of the residential community. Mr Jack Stephens, who has been a resident member of Graduate House since 2020, takes over as Director of Music in November. Jack is an operatic bass baritone and completed BMus (Hons) last year and is now studying a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Conservatorium. Jack was the producer earlier this year of the highly successful Opera in the Quad, Purcell’s King Arthur, performed by a miscellany of professional and student musicians. Jack is also the Principal Lay Clerk at St Andrew’s Cathedral, sings in St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, and is regularly engaged as a soloist across Australia.  David said, “I

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Residents support mental health wellbeing

9 months ago

Mr Daniel QI (GH MComm Year 2), pictured with Mr Robbie McIntosh (GH MD Year 3) and 2021 Middle Prefect Mr Meheer Zaveri (GH MD Year 2), has made good use of his lockdown restrictions as a time to help others. He has run a half-marathon in September and other on 23 October to raise money for headspace. Headspace is a program of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation and provides mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 and their families across Australia through our network of centres and online via eheadspace. With COVID-19 and lockdowns as the new reality, Dan believes that charities like headspace are more important than ever, and can really help people in our age bracket who are doing it tough, and alone now more than ever. CLICK HERE for the link to fundraiser page for headspace. Please

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The College Archives has many stories to tell

9 months ago

Preservation of the historic records of the College has been a century-long project. In its various locations – from a wardrobe to the ground floor of the Mansfield – old Paulines and descendants of Paulines have been very generous in giving memorabilia to the College for its ‘collection’. Today these gifts are respected as enthralling ‘treasures’ of the College During lockdown there were opportunities to get interested students engaged and a review of the archives concluded that access is an important strategy for the collection in the future.  Mr James Rossiter (BE/BBus Year 1) and Mr Alex Back (BA/BAdvStud Year 3), pictured, are assisting Mr Philip Barr and Mr Richard Morgan in a sorting project that will lead to an open source online catalogue of the College photographic images. We have been delighted to find the collection has been well maintained by contract archivist, Miss Kylee Nicholls from The History

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The Burgmann connections are many

9 months ago

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Burgmann College at the Australian National University, Canberra. There is a strong connection between ANU’s Burgmann and Sydney University’s St Paul’s through the Right Reverend Ernest Burgmann CMG (1885–1967) after whom that college in named. Burgmann Anglican School was established in 1999 in Gungahlin and Forde ACT which is also named after Ernest Burgmann. Ernest Henry Burgmann was a scholarship student at St Paul’s between 1909 and 1911 and studied BA whilst in residence and graduated MA in 1914. He took an interesting path to Sydney University from his home at Lansdowne near Taree on the NSW Mid North Coast.  The son of a dairy farmer and timber cutter Ernest found that his Christian faith would develop him into a Church of England minister while running a timber-getting business with his cousin. He completed a Licentiate from the Australian College of Theology in

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Tutes emanate from a far(m)

10 months ago

The famous College “tutes” have become the focal point of intellectual life within the College, according to one of our tutors.  Since the start of Semester 2 around 200 tutorials have been provided in all courses ranging from: languages to space engineering; to ecosystems science; to digital music production, in the Graduate House and undergraduate communities plus a number of tutorials bring both together. Tutors and students are ‘Zooming’ into tutorials from overseas and all over Australia. Mr Angus Malmo (Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies Year 3) who would normally be resident in Lower Radford runs tutorials in biology and chemistry and Zooms-in from his family farm in the Riverina. Angus reports: “Whilst the whiteboardless nature of online tutoring is definitely not ideal, the fact that the academic cogs are still moving at St Paul’s is a credit to the College staff. Even in this difficult period, I think we all need

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Sapphire Coast high school engaged

10 months ago

As part of the College seeking to engage with the broader community, contact has been made with principals of a number of NSW regional high schools to offer free on-line tutoring by current Paulines to Year 12 students who are preparing for their HSC. A pilot programme will commence in early October with Eden Marine High School, located on the Sapphire Coast, 550km south of Sydney. 15 of the current cohort of 56 Year 12 students at Eden Marine are keen to tap into the know-how of undergraduates at St Paul’s across a wide range of subjects. Year 12 students have been paired with Paulines who will tutor them for one hour per week via Zoom. The benefits for the Pauline tutors is personal development through confidence-building, articulation of concepts and ideas and digging deep into their knowledge of the subjects taught. Our volunteer tutors have obtained their Working with Children Check

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Generous gift in Will received

11 months ago

St Paul’s College is the recent beneficiary of the distribution of assets in accordance with the Will of Rev’d Peter Blackburn who died in 2018. Peter’s estate was across multiple jurisdictions which led to additional time to complete probate and property sales. Rev’d Peter James Whittaker Blackburn, in College 1968-69, was born on 9 January 1947 and lived in Maroubra and Carringbah as a child. In 1965 he came to Sydney University from Woolooware High School to study for a Bachelor of Arts. At that time Peter found he enjoyed participation in services at Christ Church St Lawrence and for a year he was President of the Sydney University Anglican Society. He moved in to Paul’s for his honours year and in 1969 commenced a Law degree. He was a Chapel Warden, member of Mummers and according to his uni friend Robert Tunbridge was a fabulous entertainer in his room

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