Last chance … Opera in the Quad

Last chance … Opera in the Quad

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OQ Video Prepare to be transported back to the early 6th Century, as we embark on a tale of medieval adventure and mysticism. One of the greatest works of western music, Purcell’s operetta ‘King Arthur’ tells the story of King Arthur’s Britons as they battle the Saxons. Led by Ross Cobb and performed on a period orchestra of Australia’s best historically informed musicians. Performed in the open-air; bring a picnic rug or a chair and BYO drinks whilst surrounded by the stunning sandstone Quadrangle of St Paul’s College. Venue | Quadrangle, St Paul’s College, within the University of Sydney Date | Friday 9 April 7pm Cost | $60/40 Tickets | tinyurl.com/kingpurcell

St Paul’s Medicos are Oxford-bound!

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Usually only two Australian medical students were selected to undertake a prestigious placement at the University of Oxford and the John Radcliffe Hospital. We’re delighted that both – Mr Hayden Randall and Mr Ash Dixon – are Paulines!  Each year, fifty places are offered to non-Oxford international medical students to complete elective study at Oxford.  For one term, Mr Hayden Randall and Mr Ash Dixon will work alongside experienced doctors at the renowned teaching and research hospital, the John Radcliffe Hospital, and enjoy all the opportunities and experiences of being a student at Oxford.  Ash and Hayden are third year medical students at the University of Sydney and joined St Paul’s Graduate House in its inaugural year in 2019. Hayden is also our Assistant Senior Tutor, has been a sessional academic at USyd’s Department of Anatomy and Histology, and has been a tutor at St Paul’s and The Women’s College

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Derek Young and the dark side of COVID

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Derek Young, in College 1984-86, is one of a number of Australians, one-in-five victims of the COVID virus, who have a debilitating ‘Long COVID’ illness. Read Derek’s story by following the link below and learn more about the severe ongoing problems associated with the pandemic. At this time we only know of one Pauline who has died as a result of the pandemic, Robert Crichton-Brown (in College 1962) whose obituary can be found on the Requiescat in Pace page. Link to SMH Story As a matter of interest there are now over 25 students in College studying Doctor of Medicine or other post-graduate health degrees. These emerging health professional face an increasingly complex career in the health care profession. We would love to hear from Paulines in front line health who would like to share their progress, warnings and achievements. PIC: Gabriela Domicelj and her husband Derek Young (from SMH)

Marco Paulo a Huge Success

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On Sunday 28 March, the Salisbury Bar team, along with various sponsors, hosted Paulines and their guests at the Sals for the annual Marco Paulo fundraiser. This year, the boys were raising funds for Lou’s Place. Lou’s Place is a community-based refuge for women in crisis, feeling isolated, or needing support. Due to Covid logistics, the event was split into two sessions to ensure everyone could attend with their guests. All in all, $6,000 was raised. We are always proud to work with Lou’s Place on fundraising events such as these, and look forward to more in the future!

Celebrating our academics!

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The Undergraduate Community welcomed the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, Professor Stephen Garton AM, as the guest of honour at the annual Academic Dinner on 22 March. The Vice Chancellor addressed the gathering which filled the Hall and overflowed and was live-streamed into the JCR. The evening included the formalities of recognising the academic achievements of 2020 and those awarded University prizes, to nine Paulines, and College prizes to seven Paulines. Among the 2020 achievements for the College community there were 17 undergraduates with HD average and 90 with Distinction average. The gathering was entertained by Mr Ernest Lam with his performance on vocal and guitar of Daniel Caesar’s R&B hit Best Part (2017). The St Paul’s community congratulates all our high achieving students. The prize lists: UNIVERSITY PRIZES AND AWARDS (as notified to date) Nathaniel Gleeson: Sydney Scholars Award 2019 Ross Johnston : Business School Student

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Cricket XI Secure Victory, Break Drought

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The College Cricket XI has broken a five-year drought, winning Rawson Cup Cricket for the first time since 2016. St Andrew’s College had been undefeated for the entirety of those five years, however, on the 17th of March 2021, the Androvians went down to the Paulines. The successful campaign comes off the back of a great pre-semester camp, combined with a noted attitude improvement at training, driven by Senior Student and Cricket Captain, Matt Moran, in conjunction with convenors, Steven Parras and Sam McCutcheon. Rainfall from the night before, and during the morning, delayed the start of the match as both teams waited for the pitch to dry. The Paulines won the toss, and went on to bowl out St Andrew’s for 79, before chasing that total down with 6 wickets in hand. Congratulations to the 2021 Rawson Cup Cricket Champions!

Paul’s Off To Strong Start In Palladian Cup

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St Paul’s opened the 2021 Palladian Cup campaign with a bang, placing first in the Solo Instrumental tournament. Saxophonist, and second year, Ben Lerner, performed “Chasin’ the Trane” by John Coltrane on an alto saxophone. The piece was performed in standard blues form, but approached by Mr. Lerner in a chordless trio context, without piano or guitar. “I approached the performance like a live gig and wanted to bring the same energy that I’d bring on the first tune of a gig, rather than unnecessarily flaunt technique, which is typically expected in competitions like the Palladian Cup,” said Mr. Lerner after his set. Freshman, Thomas Mah Chut, was the other representative from Paul’s. Mr. Mah Chut performed “Evocation” by Isaac Albeniz on piano, and was very well received by the audience.  Paul’s has not placed first in a Palladian Cup event since Hugh Jameson’s Solo Vocal performance in 2018, and

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Cricket XI defeat Wesley, set stage for showdown against St Andrew’s

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The College Cricket XI backed up its excellent performance from earlier in the week against St Johns, defeating Wesley yesterday. Wesley got off to a slow start, however, soon found some rhythm after the first dozen innings, notching up 172 runs in total heading into the lunch break. The Paulines came out firing at the resumption of the match, finding their rhythm easily and quickly. Freshman, Archie Cornell, was a notable performer with the bat, while convenor, Jack Attenborough, picked up where he left off against John’s and impressed with the ball. Paul’s were able to comfortably chase down the 172 total with 8 wickets in hand. Next Wednesday the boys take on St Andrew’s in the 2021 Rawson Cup cricket decider. Andrew’s have also had duel victories against Wesley and St John’s. Paul’s have no lack of motivation going into the match, having not beaten Andrew’s since 2016.

Nonagenarian Pauline visits

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When World War 2 broke out David Warden (in College 1948-52) finished his Leaving Certificate at Shore and joined the RAN and served as a radar technician. After the war, he began studying medicine at Sydney University and realised that he needed to live on campus to concentrate on his studies and be with a community of like-minded souls but couldn’t get into College in his first year due to the post-war demand. It was in 1948 that Felix Arnott was able to offer him a place and David, being one of the more mature-in-age students, gave College his all. He was a rower, athlete and footballer. He became College’s no.1 sprinter and was captain of the College XV in 1951. Because of his university rugby contribution he received a University Blue in football in 1951. His telephonic skills (from the Navy days) were put to good use creating a

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Cricket XI Open Rawson Campaign With Victory

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The St Paul’s Cricket XI began the 2021 Rawson Cup campaign with a strong performance against a tidy St John’s outfit on the College oval. Skippered by Senior Student, Matt Moran, the team displayed a lethal balance of skill, determination, and confidence, as they dismantled John’s ball by ball and drive by drive. One of the convenors, Jack Attenborough, was a notable standout, taking 4/16. All in all, John’s were all out for 80, with Paul’s winning the match 4 for 86. Next up, we face off against Wesley on Thursday, who opened their 2021 campaign with a defeat at the hands of St Andrew’s.