Minister adds new portfolio

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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The Union Dinner

5 months ago

St Paul’s College Union was founded in 1892, on the joint initiative of resident members of the College and of former students. In its efforts to unite past and present Paulines it organises and supports events and reunions to promote the interests of the College. On 18 June the Union revived its annual dinner after a break of a few years. The guest of honour was a Pauline from the mid-80s, the new Chief Justice of NSW, Justice Andrew Bell. He used the portraits in the dining hall to ‘frame’ his address about the contributions made by so many during their time at College for its good and after College for the good of the nation, beginning with our two prime ministers, from each side of the House, Sir William McMahon and Gough Whitlam. The Acknowledgement of Country was given by current Graduate House student Mr Siupeli Haukoloa-Paea (MD 1)

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Prof Frank Nicholas appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM):

5 months ago

Emeritus Professor Frank William Nicholas has been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to animal genetics, and to tertiary education. Frank was at College 1967-71, and completed BScAgr in 1970 and at Edinburgh University a PhD in 1974. Frank has had an academic career in Animal Genetics and is Emeritus Professor Genetics Laboratory at the University. The fascinating book, written with his wife Jan, Charles Darwin in Australia, chronicles the impact Darwin’s visit to the colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land had on his theory of evolution. To find out more about Frank’s academic career CLICK HERE. The College community congratulates Frank on his appointment as AM for his impressive contribution to the worldwide study of animal genetics.

John Anderson becomes a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC):

5 months ago

The Honourable John Duncan Anderson AO has been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for eminent service to rural and regional development, to leadership in international agricultural research and food security, to social commentary, and through contributions to not-for-profit organisations. John was at College 1975-77 and completed a BA in 1978 and MA in 1980. John was appointed AO in 2011 For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly through support of rural and regional communities, transport development, and water management initiatives. John served as the Federal Member for Gwydir 1989-2007 and was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1999-2005. To find out more about John’s political career CLICK HERE. The College community congratulates John on his elevation to AC for his contribution at the highest level to rural Australia. [Pic source: Wikipedia]

Victoriana! 2022 tickets on sale

5 months ago

“Victoriana!” is Australia’s longest running theatrical production and one of its most enduring and endearing. Run under the auspices of St Paul’s College Union, it has underpinned the operations of the Union for more than half a century, provided untold amusement for two generations of Paulines and become a tangible link to the College for Old Paulines who delight in returning for Victoriana! and bringing friends for this remarkable evening of formal dining and entertainment. This exciting night of dinner, drinks and music will feature musicians from the Sydney Symphony and Opera Australia, finishing with glorious pyrotechnics seen from the Quadrangle of the College. To book CLICK HERE For more details CLICK HERE

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

5 months ago

College celebrated the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign with a Platinum Jubilee Evensong followed by a Platinum Jubilee Dinner on 24 May. The choral works during the service were taken from the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and highlighted the quality and depth of the College Choir and organists.  During Dinner the Loyal Toast was proposed by the Student’s Club Secretary, Mr Sebastian Shanahan, followed by a rousing singing of God Save the Queen and the College Hymn, Sir Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem. Interesting commentary about the Jubilee and the Queen’s place in Australia today can be found here within the University’s Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective Research Hub, CLICK HERE