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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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The College buildings date from the 1850s. They are a particularly fine example of neo-gothic design, and are a constant reminder of generations of students who have lived within these walls and gone on to do high-minded, fruitful and brilliant things.


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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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View our 2016 Calendar:

  • Schools Dinner | 17 May
  • Rawson Rugby | 17 May
  • Palladian Dance | 19 May
  • Chapel Choir Concert | 26 May
  • Wine Cellar Luncheon | 29 May
  • Economics Faculty Dinner | 30 May
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Victoriana! 2016

The producers of Victoriana! 2016 have announced that this year’s show will be staged on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Friday 22nd and  Saturday 23rd July with the Students’ night on  Monday 25th July.  Bookings will open shortly.  This year, for the first time, it will be possible to book on line and when bookings do open email advice will go to the entire College community.  Stand by to avoid disappointment!

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Update on College Development and appointment of Vice-Warden

St Paul’s College is making good progress on the implementation of its new development plans which include the expansion and enhancement of the existing College and the establishment of a new Graduate House for postgraduate students and academics.

As part of the College’s commitment to realising this potential, the Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Geoff Lovell to the new role of Vice-Warden of the College.

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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 during the period of centenary we make a particular effort on Anzac Day.  Stories of all the twenty men from this College who died in the war can be found in this website.

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