The College will commemorate Remembrance Day with a service commencing at 10.30 am on Friday 11 November in the Memorial Chapel at the College. ALL WELCOME
Please join the St Paul’s College community for our 2022 annual Carol Service on Advent Sunday, 27 November, at 7 pm in the College Chapel. In the best tradition of collegiate worship our service is based on the very popular Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols created by Kings College Cambridge in 1918 “to bring a more imaginative approach to worship”. At St Paul’s on 27th you will experience the beauty of our 2022 Chapel Choir and the splendid tones of the recently restored 1972 Flentrop pipe organ. The congregational singing will include some of the most familiar and best loved carols of the season. Following the service supper will be served. ALL WELCOME – please be seated in the Chapel by 7.00 pm as the service will start promptly. Parking in the grounds (NOT on the College Oval) and City Rd.
Last night at the Intercol Sports Dinner, Mr Hayden Fleming (BA/LLB 3) was named Intercol Sportsman of the Year. The Pauline community congratulates Heyden on this outstanding award for his contribution to sports at the top level in Rawson where he was instrumental in soccer and athletics all through College.
By Harry Croker, Dean of Undergraduates The College VIII has once again embodied the old adage, hard work beats talent when talent won’t work hard, notching up their third consecutive victory. Driven by fourth year and rowing stalwart, Mr Nick Trotter, and fellow convenor, second year Mr Henry Blackwell, the crew clocked up 137 training sessions this year. Hard and uncompromising training has been the formula for the crew’s success since the sport’s overhaul in 2020. The training made the crew comfortable in the uncomfortable, which was certainly necessary on the day of the race. Thursday 6 October was drizzly and cold out at the foot of the mountains, but the Sydney International Regatta Centre had been a venue of good fortune over the past couple of years, and this VIII was never going to let a bit of rain stand in the way of a threepeat. Six minutes, five
2023 S-Club Committee election A notable Students’ Club election occurred on 17 October with the first women ever joining the committee since its inception in 1928. The new committee for 2023 are: Messrs Simon Toscan (BCom/BAdvStud) (Senior Student), Dillon Fernando (BE(Hons)/BCom) (Honorary Secretary), Jack Holt (BCom/LLB) (Honorary Treasurer), Ollie Thorne (BA/LLB), Toby Weston (BMgmt/BCrInt), Tom Green (BE(Hons)/BCom), Jonah O’Sullivan (BBus/LLB) and Misses Sophie Jefferies (BA/BAdvStud) and Zoe Renowden (BPsyc(Hons)). New Middle Common Room Executive (Graduate House) elected Mr Patrick Campbell (MD) was elected the Middle Prefect at the AGM of the MCR on 14 October. He is supported by the elected committee of Messrs Alexander Siourthas (JD) (Honorary Treasurer), Jim Huang (BE/LLB) (Honorary Secretary),Campbell Willson (MD) (House Officer) and Ms Caitlin Shepperson (PhD) (Calendar Officer). PIC: 2023 S-Club
Ross Thompson (at College 1988-90) is the stud principal and owner of Millah Murrah Angus. Ross’s stud has been a highly successful breeder creating a much sought-after bloodline for the cattle industry. In September at Goonamurrah near Bathurst the Millah Murrah bull sale set a new world record average of $43,633. The sale attracted buyers from all over Australia and NZ. The success of Ross’s breeding and the strength of the genetics of his stud bulls is a testament to his contribution to Australia’s cattle industry. For a link to the ABC story CLICK HERE PIC: Ross’s recently sold bull Millah Mullah Sugar Ray who sold for $160,000 at auction in Septamber [photo credit ABC]
The annual Valedictory Dinner was held on 26 October and celebrated the contributions to the life of St Paul’s by 58 valedictorians. Speeches honouring those departing were given by Messrs Jack Attenborough, Tom Burrow, Charlie Cox, Tom Kirkland, Finn Murdoch and Jack Towers. A theme emerged that being at Paul’s was “the best years of my life” which will resonate with many alumni. Tom invoked those remaining to “be a sponge” and soak up everything that the College has to offer. The night was “Paul’s at its best” to quote Head of Admissions, Mr Philip Barr. The College congratulates its 2022 valedictorians and thanks them for the impact they have had on the life of Paul’s and most importantly for the fellowship they have formed with their peers and younger Paulines. Also during the night a special evensong was held as the Valedictory Service with wonderful support from our organist,
There is an air of excitement in our graduate community as the academic year end approaches. With the Middle Common Room Formal tonight (27 October), a Halloween party on the weekend and Christmas Feast approaching, Graduate House provides its members a great calendar of social events that help balance the heavy load of study, pracs, tutorials, assignments and examinations that our post-grads have to face daily. Tying academic and social together is one way of celebrating life at St Paul’s College. With an unusually high number of past Amy Louise Hart Scholars remaining in residence this year, only one award was made for Semester 2, to bring the society back up to its full complement of eleven awardees. Mr Ryan Cheng, was presented with his Amy Louise Hart Scholar’s Hood at formal dinner on 19 September. As this dinner occurred on the day of the funeral for Her Late Majesty,
The College Choir Concert – Semester 2 The Choir of St Paul’s College presents Buxtehude’s 1680 cantata Membra Jesu Nostri ‘Ad manus’ (‘to the hands’), a sung devotion to the ‘limbs of Jesus’, followed by Caroline Shaw’s response to Buxtehude’s cantata. Shaw’s work focuses on America’s promise of welcome as inscribed at the Statue of Liberty with the words “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” and the reality of the current refugee crisis and issues surrounding immigration. The concert finishes with Fauré’s poignant Requiem bringing upon a prevailing mood of peacefulness and serenity. Date | Friday 28 October 8pm Tickets | CLICK HERE
Star soprano Amelia Farrugia joins the cast of Victoriana! Victoriana! is delighted to welcome Amelia Farrugia to perform this year. Amelia Farrugia is a renowned Australian Soprano; since her professional stage debut in 1990, she has enjoyed a highly successful international career in Opera, Operetta, Music Theatre, Recital, Concert Events, Television and Recording. Amelia’s singing career has taken her around the world; she was honoured to join the roster of Soloists at The Metropolitan Opera in New York, covering roles such as The Merry Widow & Manon. This incredible opportunity enabled her to work alongside the world’s best singers, conductors & directors. On the concert platform, Amelia produced & starred in her very own show, Diva! She has performed with all the Symphony orchestras and in many large-scale televised events; she has performed for Crown Prince Frederick & Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and she was selected to sing in