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Remembrance Day 11.11.22

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

Carol Service – 27 November

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.  

‘What are these wounds in the midst of our hands?’

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

Victoriana! welcomes opera star.

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

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Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas

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

Victoriana! 2022 tickets on sale

“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

Mummers presents “Wine Talks”

St Pauls’ College Mummer presents Wine Talks, farce written by Thomas Burrow and Timothy Richmond. Love to see you all there, enjoy the show! Friday xxSOLD OUTxx, Saturday 7.30 pm and Sunday 12 noon – 20, 21 & 22 May Tickets: CLICK HERE

Concert: Rave in the Nave

This is an hour long concert that combines new electronic dance music written by the ‘Salisbury Institute’ with live vocals performed by the St Paul’s College Choir. It may be a world first! ‘Salisbury Institute’ is an EDM collaboration of former Director of Music David Drury (Druers) and his nephew Matthew Roberts. Vocal parts have been written to add a live dimension to a DJ style performance to give the listener a unique concert/dance experience in the College Chapel! Friday 20 May 2022 – 2 shows 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm In the Chapel at St Paul’s College Exit by donation. For tickets CLICK HERE For visitors to the College there is very limited parking on site during semester, please use City Rd, or public transport. Rave in the Nave flyer

News

Remembrance Day 11.11.22

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

Carol Service – 27 November

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.  

Intercol Sportsman of the Year 2022

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.

Rawson Rowing Threepeat; Athletics go Back to Back!

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

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Livestock: a record sale

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]

Valediction after a remarkable College experience

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,

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‘What are these wounds in the midst of our hands?’

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

Victoriana! welcomes opera star.

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

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Help Build the Waddy Performance Centre

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

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

Minister adds new portfolio

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

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

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

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

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

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):

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):

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

“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

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

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