Alan Atkinson tells the story of St Paul’s from the inside, exploring not only the College’s traditions and how it has developed since the nineteenth century, but how its students and residents have experienced College life, face-to-face, across the years.
St Paul’s College is the original college of The University of Sydney and the oldest institution of its kind in Australia. Its distinctive intellectual and educational traditions go back to the beginning.
Alan Atkinson is an Australian historian. His publications, which include Camden: Farm and Village Life in Early New South Wales and The Europeans in Australia (three volumes), have been awarded the Ernest Scott Prize (three times), NSW Premier’s Awards (twice), Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (twice) and the Victorian Prize for Literature. He taught at the University of New England from 1981 to 2006 and was Senior Tutor of St Paul’s College, University of Sydney, from 2010 to 2016.