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Androvians too strong for Paul’s XV

3 days ago

St Paul’s did battle against St Andrew’s in the Rawson Cup Rugby Final on 26th May, at the Sydney University Football Ground (formally No. 2 Oval), going down 45-10. The match was played under lights, and was a great spectacle for the packed out grandstand. As anticipated, the contest was

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Note to the St Paul’s College Community from the Council Chair regarding feedback on whether the undergraduate community should become co-residential

3 weeks ago

Firstly, I would like to thank all who have engaged in the feedback process to date. The College is very pleased to have received more than 400 individual and small group submissions, and large group submissions from nearly 200 of our undergraduates and over 80 Women’s College students. The Council

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Rawson Cup Rugby

3 weeks ago

Wed 26 May is the final round of the Rugby. All are welcome. First Rawson game is at 5.30pm followed by the final of the Womens’ Rosebowl 7s and Paul’s v Andrew’s begins at 7.30pm at Uni No. 2 Oval (Sydney University Football Ground). SUSF flyer CLICK HERE Please RSVP

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The Grisp – alumni mentoring students

1 month ago

Uniting past and present Paulines through The Grisp mentoring has taken a big step forward in 2021. Co-ordinators Nick Ingate (2003-06) and Nick Jones (2nd Year BComm) commented that they now have more alumni than ever interested in supporting students. On 29 April on the McMillan Building Roof Top Terrace

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Paul’s support for the Indian COVID disaster

1 month ago

As the World watches on, one of our international students, Nakul Reddy (2nd Year), has set to work campaigning to support the poorest people of his homeland who are suffering the depths of the devastating second wave of Coronavirus across India. Nakul came to Paul’s in Semester 1, 2020 and

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Warden’s Own XV 7-all Draw

1 month ago

Gusty, courageous, tough… No superlative provides due justice for the Warden’s Own XV’s performance against Wesley College on Monday May 10th, at Paul’s Oval. Handpicked and coached by the Warden himself, the Own took on Wesley’s Rawson rugby side, after they forfeited their fixture against the Paul’s XV, and came

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Rawson Rugby Campaign off to strong start

1 month ago

The College’s 2021 Rawson Cup Rugby campaign began on Tuesday May 4th against St John’s on St Andrew’s Oval. It was the second Rawson Rugby fixture of the day at St Andrew’s Oval, following Wesley’s 116-3 defeat at the hands of Drew’s. John’s bounced back quickly from a very early

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Rugby League: Paul’s snatch defeat from jaws of victory

1 month ago

The Paul’s rugby league team suffered a close defeat at the hand’s of St John’s College on Wednesday April 21st. The fiery encounter, played on the College Oval, was well received by players and supporters from both colleges. The match doubled as a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation,

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Murch Returns

1 month ago

Arthur Murch (1902-1989) was a noted early modernist painter and sculptor who was responsible for two significant artworks at the College: the portrait in Hall of former Warden Arthur Garnsey (also entered in the 1942 Archibald Prize) and the Trigg Memorial fountain (1966-67). On Tuesday 27 April we were delighted

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Paul’s Jag Bronze at Rawson Swimming

1 month ago

Despite a strong show of character and determination in both training, and the event itself, Paul’s finished in third place behind Wesley College (second place), and St Andrew’s (first place) in the 2021 Rawson Cup Swimming. A fantastic effort was demonstrated by all involved. Freshman, Tim Hough, was outstanding in

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Community engagement re: co-residency at St Paul’s College

1 month ago

At several points over the last fifty years, the Council has considered whether becoming a fully co-residential College would be beneficial to St Paul’s and its future. As part of the Council’s continued strategic development, and particularly in relation to how the College can best achieve its vision into the

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A concert of choral, vocal and instrumental music

2 months ago

8pm Friday 21st May 2021 – all welcome Elise Morton, Brooke Shelley and Alison Tung – sopranosDavid Drury and Stacey Yang – organNatalie Kendy – violinwith the St Paul’s College Chapel choir Including music by Bach, Faure, Handel, Rheinberger & Rutter St Paul’s College Chapel9 City RoadCamperdown Exit by donation

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Chapel organ celebration

2 months ago

Here is a clip from the Re-dedication concert on 17 April with director of Music Mr David Drury (organ), Mr John Foster (trumpet) and Miss Elise Morton (soprano) performing GH Handel’s ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’. After the welcome from the Warden, the College Chaplain, Revd Antony Weiss, led the re-dedication

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Remembering Prince Philip

2 months ago

The College community mourns the loss of HRH Prince Philip KG KT PC OM GBE AK AC(Mil), Duke of Edinburgh who played such an influential role in the Commonwealth as consort to Her Majesty the Queen throughout her long reign. At 99 he was just two months short of his

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Re-opening of the Flentrop organ & concert

2 months ago

The recently refurbished Chapel pipe organ will be re-dedicated during an opening concert on Saturday 17 April – 2.30pm.

Program will include works by Bach, Erbach, Handel, Peeters, Karg-Elert and Moreau. Organ – David Drury; Trumpet – John Foster; Soprano – Elise Morton.

In 1972 when the organ was installed it was described as one of the finest organs in Australia, its mechanical action “is beautifully engineered” and “the sound of the organ fulfils exactly our expectations”. After 47 years of service to the College and the music community of Sydney the organ was taken apart, all 880 pipes cleaned, all worn parts replaced, the keyboards rebuilt, and the Kromhoorn 8′ stop replaced with new pipework from Germany. The installation of a traditional Klokster has added a vibrant new sound to the instrument very much in-keeping with its classical Dutch organ principles.

The organ was built in 1971 by the Dutch firm of Flentrop and made possible by the generosity of the late Sir Alexis Albert CMG and his family. Sir Alexis was in College (1926-28), as were his three sons: Robert 1953-56, Ted 1956–58 and Tony 1958-62.

The refurbishment project has been undertaken by the Sydney organ building firm of Peter D G Jewkes Pty Ltd. Despite the difficulties of 2020 factory closures and freight disruptions it was still somewhat an international project involving the organ works of Aug Laukhuff in Weikersheim and Killinger Killinger Pfeifen in Freiberg.

The organ is sparkling once again and sounding brilliant. It is now possible to play a range of musical styles which enrich the musical and devotional life of the College.

ALL ARE WELCOME on Saturday 17 April. A donation for the Chapel Music Fund on exiting the Chapel would be appreciated. Refreshments are being provided after the concert. Seating in the chapel will be guided by the COVID rules of the day.

A For Effort: Tutorial Program Thriving

2 months ago

The College’s tutorial program has been widely regarded as the superior program among the intercollegiate community for some time now. 2021 has proven to be no different. Spearheaded by recently appointed Senior Tutor, Ms Katie Allan, the Paul’s tutorial program has already been a monumental success. Utilising current undergraduate and

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Last chance … Opera in the Quad

2 months ago

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

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St Paul’s Medicos are Oxford-bound!

2 months ago

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

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Derek Young and the dark side of COVID

2 months ago

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

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Chapel services for Holy Week

2 months ago

29 March to Easter Day 2021 Monday in Holy Week: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 5:30pm Holy Communion – (30 mins) |Tuesday in Holy Week: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 5:30pm Choral Communion – (45 mins) | Wednesday in Holy Week: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 5:30pm

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Marco Paulo a Huge Success

2 months ago

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

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Celebrating our academics!

2 months ago

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

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Pauline appointed to the Federal Court

3 months ago

Mr John Halley SC, in College 1979-82, has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and took up office on 19 March 2021. John was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1986 and began his career at Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens Linklaters) and called

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Cricket XI Secure Victory, Break Drought

3 months ago

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

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Paul’s Off To Strong Start In Palladian Cup

3 months ago

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

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

3 months ago

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

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Nonagenarian Pauline visits

3 months ago

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

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Cricket XI Open Rawson Campaign With Victory

3 months ago

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

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The impact of donors

3 months ago

The generosity of many Paulines and friends who have given in 2020 has made a huge impact on the start of 2021. College has been able to support many more students than ever before because of these gifts, large and small. The diversity in the student population has been growing

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Record number of Freshers welcomed

3 months ago

On Monday 22 February the undergraduate community began Welcome Week with the arrival of 125 new faces. Drop-off included the opportunity to meet many new and not-so-new parents and these new families all heard from the Senior Student, Mr Matt Moran, and the Warden. A busy programme provided the Freshers

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