Help Build the Waddy Performance Centre

Help Build the Waddy Performance Centre

3 months ago

St Paul’s seeks your generous support to make this important new facility a reality, thereby honouring one of our most distinguished Paulines. To see the Waddy Performance Centre brochure in full click HERE. To see the Waddy Performance Centre presentation in full click HERE. Donations can be made via the College website at: www.stpauls.edu.au/online-giving. Please nominate “New performing arts, lecture, & gym facilities” when selecting a fund in the dropdown box. If you would like to discuss making a gift of any size, please contact either the Warden, Rev’d Dr Ed Loane, or Richard Morgan, Director of Community Development, at community@stpauls.edu.au or phone (02) 9550 7472.   The College appreciates your generosity.

Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas

3 months ago

Book now, limited seats. St Paul’s College presents Henry Purcell’s masterpiece Dido and Aeneas, a tale of destiny, love and death. Queen Dido and Prince Aeneas are in love, but forces of discord interfere to destroy their future together. The legendary Sally-Anne Russell as Dido, the Queen of Carthage; Andrew Goodwin as Aeneas; Penelope Mills as Belinda; and the Choir of St Paul’s College Sydney and the St Paul’s Baroque Consort conducted by Jack Stephens. To book tickets CLICK HERE

Appointment of new Vice Warden of St Paul’s College

3 months ago

St Paul’s College is delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey-Jane (TJ) Christie as Vice Warden of St Paul’s College. This position will be the Warden’s deputy and particularly focus on the student life of the College. TJ joined St Paul’s at the beginning of 2022 as the Head of Co-residential Transition and has become a vitally important member of the College’s Senior Staff and residential life team. She is known around College for her warmth and wisdom along with her genuine care for our students and desire to see them do their best. TJ will continue to reside at St Paul’s with her husband Steve and Golden Labrador, “Soph”. TJ’s work as Head of Co-residential Transition has involved recruiting and interviewing potential freshers and student leaders as well as driving and overseeing upgrades to the College facilities. TJ brings to the role of Vice Warden a wealth of experience

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Minister adds new portfolio

3 months ago

Old Pauline Ben Franklin, in College 1990-96, has been a member of the NSW Legislative Council since 2015. He has held a number of ministerial and other senior appointments in the government under Premier Berejiklian and Premier Perrottet. In August he has added NSW tourism to his ministerial responsibilities and is now Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Regional Youth and Minister for Tourism. The College joins the community in congratulating him on his latest appointment. Ben follows in a long line of Paulines who have served in the NSW Parliament. These include: John Booth (1969-74, Fellow 1984-2011), Sir Michael Bruxner KBE DSO (1901-03), Clive Evatt (1924-26), Andrew Gee (1987-90), Sir John Peden (1891-99), Dr Peter Phelps (1990-93), Andrew Refshauge (1968-70), Ewan Robinson CBE (1924-25) and Sir Vernon Treatt KBE (1915-16, 1920, Sub-Warden 1925-29). Pictured is Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC, Governor of NSW,

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Request for medical placements

3 months ago

Graduate House now has 32 students studying medicine or allied health degrees at the University of Sydney. St Paul’s has become THE address to live when completing one of the toughest programmes on offer at the University of Sydney because of the collegiality, tutorial support and proximity to labs and lectures. Those Doctor of Medicine students in their 4th year need to undertake placements and we are calling on any Paulines in the healthcare system who may have a place of interest for internships to make contact with Katie Allan (Senior tutor) or Richard Morgan at the College. The students would love remote, regional or unique experiences.

Choir sings at St Luke’s Mosman

4 months ago

You are warmly invited to a Service of Choral Evensong sung by the St Paul’s College Choir at St Luke’s Anglican Church, 4 Heydon Street Mosman (Corner Ourimbah Road & Heydon Street) on Sunday 31st July commencing at 4:00pm.  The Choir of St Paul’s College will be conducted by the Director of Music, Mr Jack Stephens and Mr David Drury will be the Organist.  Our Chaplain, the Rev’d Antony Weiss, will be the Guest Preacher and the Officiant will be the Rector of St Luke’s, the Rev’d Dr Max Wood, who is also the Deputy Chair of the College Council.  Light refreshments will be served after the service and we look forward having you join us.

2022 Law Dinner

4 months ago

After the COVID hiatus the first ‘Faculty Dinner’ was for the students of Law. The tradition of the faculty dinners has been an enduring one at Paul’s. It will be of interest to Paulines that the University has now has the following academic structure: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Dean Prof Lisa Adkins Faculty of Engineering – Dean Prof Willy Zweenepoel Faculty of Medicine and Health – Dean Prof Robyn Ward (Pro-Vice-Chancellor) Faculty of Science – Dean Prof Philip Gale School of Architecture, Design and Planning – Head of School and Dean Prof Robyn Dowling University of Sydney Business School – Head of School and Dean Prof Gregory Whitwell Conservatorium of Music – Head of School and Dean Prof Anna Reid Sydney Law School – Head of School and Dean Prof Simon Bronitt (Pauline 2019-20) The Law Dinner was held on 2 May and after dinner the address

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Renewable energy for the College

5 months ago

Power for the Sydney University Campus is provided through the University’s contract supply arrangements and St Paul’s has chosen to be one of the colleges benefitting from renewable energy optimisation. From July the University will be purchasing its electricity from Red Energy and 100% of its electricity in NSW originates from renewable sources, backed by Snowy Hydro. Under the contract the University’s and College’s activities will be powered by solar energy. The positive impact will be in excess of removing 31,200 cars from the road. It also brings the University, with some of the colleges, a step closer to implementing zero emissions by 2030. An interesting Pauline connection to the early years of hydro-electric power generation in Australia was Mr J Russell Ashton CB (in College 1943-46) who studied Civil Engineering and was the Commissioner of the Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission between 1977 and 1987. He led the commission during the

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Rawson sports up-date

5 months ago

Rowing. An algae outbreak at the Regatta has forced Rawson rowing to be pushed back to (likely) 6 October, depending on the state of the outbreak. The College VIII continues to train and prepare at an extreme level in the hope of securing a three-peat. Other Sports. Rugby League. In other codes of the football variety, the College XIII notched up two victories on the trot, downing Wesley 45-10 at Paul’s, and John’s 26-4 at John’s. The side will look to take on Drew’s next semester, and even go beyond USYD boundaries to challenge other university colleges around Sydney and the state. AFL. The College XVIII kept John’s football code spirits on the back foot with a comprehensive 79-38 victory. In extremely muddy and unpleasant conditions, the side showcased remarkable Aussie rules ability, considering their lack of experience, all while holding off niggling tactics used by the men from Missenden

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Rawson rugby up-date

5 months ago

Following the College XV’s victorious campaign opener against St John’s on 27 April (63-0), confidence was high among the troops when Wesley came to town on 4 May. Playing in front of a passionate crowd on the College Oval, the rugby side displayed the toughest of carries up the guts, excellent attacking flair in the backs, and defensive brutality across the park. Final score; 62-3. Our arch rivals, St Andrew’s, were next. The clash took place under lights at the Sydney University Football Ground (formerly No. 2 Oval) on 18 May. As expected, Drew’s rolled out a top shelf side, stacked with Shute Shield first graders and first colts, however, this did not deter the Paulines. A thrilling match that showcased all the elements of rugby ensued. The Androvians had the edge in the forwards, but our boys probably had the better of them in the backs. Despite the close

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