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St Paul’s College was founded in the 1850s, during the high-point of the Australian goldrush, a time of limitless hope, as the original college of Australia’s first university. It is unusually old, but ever-new.

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St Paul’s students put their hands up to lead, serve and build. During 2000-14, three founded Sydney Genesis, five headed the University Union, five were Convocation Medallists and seven were Rhodes Scholars, chosen for their academic ability and practical vision.

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As each year begins, St Paul’s men join with students from all the colleges and meet as a campus wide cohort. Friendships flourish around the colleges. The gathering shown is in the Dining Hall of St Andrew’s College

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We have one foot firmly grounded in history, but we are also focused on the horizon ahead of us. In 2016 we'll be embarking on a new architecturally designed Paul's wing.


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The best things done at Paul’s are based on teamwork, not just in sport but also in learning – in “Education of the Young by the Young”. Winning is the result of living and working together.


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Employment Opportunity

Director of Advancement
In connection with the College’s forward-planning it intends to recruit a Director of Advancement.  For further detail, download the pdf: SPC Director of Advancement.

Update on the College Master Plan.

In April, with the registration of the plan of subdivision of the land which the College has agreed to sell to the University, we reached an exciting milestone in the staging and implementation of our Master Plan for expansion and enhancement of the existing College and the establishment of our new Graduate House.

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You are invited to Victoriana! 2015 .  Performances on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 July, and Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July, in the St Paul’s College Hall.  Book soon as tickets for all performances are limited.

This year’s celebrations of Her Late Majesty’s birthday will feature a special musical tribute to the Centenary of ANZAC. The performance on 18 July is in memory of Pauline and long-time friend of Victoriana!, Brian Watson, and has an appropriately higher price;  all money raised to be donated to the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative at the Garvan Institute.


Centenary of World War One.

During 2014-18 the world marks the centenary of World War One.  The war devastated and transformed St Paul’s College.  In September 2014 the College marked the centenary of the death of Brian Pockley, a Pauline and one of the very first men to be killed in the war.  We have also made a particular effort at the centenary this year of Anzac Day.  Stories of all the twenty men from this College who died in the war can be found in this website, together with details of our role in the University’s commemoration activities.

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“‘Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn .” Benjamin Franklin