Pauline leads Anzac tribute at Gallipoli

His Excellency the Australian Ambassador to Turkey, Mr Miles Armitage, gave the Anzac address on behalf of the Australian nation at this years commemorative service at Anzac Cove. For the YouTube broadcast of the service CLICK HERE [roll up to 15:50]

Scholars awarded at Academic


By Ms Katie Allan, Senior Tutor

A highlight of the College Calendar is our undergraduate Academic Dinner and it was again our pleasure to recognise and celebrate the academic hard work and talents of our students. The guest of honour at the 2022 Academic Dinner, Professor Julia Horne, spoke about how academic success is not just a product of individual effort but also a product of a community which encourages and supports that success. Julia is Senior Research Fellow in the University’s Department of History and the University Historian, she is also a Fellow of St Paul’s College, serving on the College Council.

As is usual at formal dinners there was a musical  interlude and on this occasion it was provided by Mr Isander Mesimeris (bass/baritone) and Mr Alexander Back (piano) who performed ‘Ständchen’ from Schwanengesang by Franz Schubert.

We are incredibly proud of our prize winners and high achievers honoured at our Academic Dinner and also proud of the friends, tutors, and peers that encourage all students to do their best and aim high at St Paul’s College.

The dinner celebrated the achievers of 2021 which included university honours and prizes to:

  • Wyatt Batt (1st Class Hons in Ancient Greek)
  • Nathaniel Gleeson (1st Class Hons in Philosophy of Law and Sydney Scholars Award)
  • Everett Whelan (Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Entry Scholarship)
  • James H Walker (Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship for Science)
  • Angus Malmo (Norman Scott Noble Honours Scholarship and the James S Ashton Memorial Scholarship – both for Agricultural Science)
  • Harsh Talathi (University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize)
  • James T Walker (University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize)

And college prizes awarded to:

  • Seb Shanahan (McWilliam Prize for law and service to College)
  • Nick Trotter (Uther Prize for three years’ distinguished examination results and service to College)
  • Jack Holt (Sir Ian McFarlane Prize for exceptional results in economics/commerce and for service to college)
  • Nathaniel Gleeson (Portus Prize for exceptional examination results in History, Economic History of Philosophy)
  • Tommy Lu (Prize for the Highest Annual Average Mark in College – Freshman)
  • Angus Malmo (Prize for the Highest Annual Average Mark in College -Senior)
  • Charlie Abel (Prize for Most Outstanding Tutor – nominated by his peers)

Those gaining a High Distinction average in 2021 were:

  • Mitchell Hope
  • Tommy Lu
  • Angus Malmo
  • Jackson Rogers
  • Aakash Singh
  • Conor Sutherland
  • James T Walker

Those gaining Distinction average in 2021 were:

  • Charles Abel
  • Callan Adams
  • Wiley Anderson
  • Edward Barker
  • Wyatt Batt
  • Henry Blackwell
  • Lachlan Brewer
  • Ben Broadley
  • Oscar Carr-Middleton
  • Roni Chapman
  • Samuel Choi
  • Rex Crisp
  • Jack Doyle
  • Angus Feetham
  • Harry Forsythe
  • Oliver Freeman
  • Auxence Gide
  • Nathaniel Gleeson
  • Edward Glendinning
  • Sebastian Green
  • Archie Hancock
  • Jacob Harris
  • Sebastian Hodge
  • Jack Holt
  • Tim Hough
  • Marcus Howes
  • James Hudson
  • Henry Hughes
  • Tim Hughes
  • Joshua Jones
  • Nick Jones
  • Riley Jones
  • William Jones
  • Hugh Jordan
  • Ernest Lam
  • Benjamin Lerner
  • Benjamin Locke
  • Ian Maclean
  • James Meares
  • Lachlan Mills
  • Isaac Morse
  • Theodore Mower
  • Tom Nivison
  • Peter North
  • Hugo Ohlsson
  • Oliver O’Toole
  • Richard Palumbo
  • Tom Phelps
  • Henry Pidcock
  • Max Prince
  • Mathu Pushpakumar
  • Aidan Riethmuller
  • Alexander Rosic
  • James Rossiter
  • Oliver Schnitker
  • Joseph Scopas
  • Sebastian Shanahan
  • Jack Singer
  • Nick Stack
  • William Studdert
  • Harsh Talathi
  • Nathan Taplin
  • Simon Toscan
  • Nicholas Trotter
  • Harry Tse
  • Joshua Turner
  • Hugo Walker
  • Harry Whitehead
  • Connor Whiteley
  • Harley Wijeyaratne
  • Amrit William
  • Jack Zimmerman

The College community congratulates all these Paulines on their achievements.

Student-centred projects

Creative ideas pour out of universities every day, not the least of these come from students seeking to make a difference to society. Not surprisingly St Paul’s is a crucible of student creativity, underlined by its fundamental collegiality and its very strong links into its alumni community.

Two projects on the go might interest Paulines young and old are Ikigai and Piknic.

Ikigai (Japanese) “a reason to get up in the morning” was founded by Jason Zhu He (UG BSc I) with Lachlan Pullar (2013-15). Jason would love for old Paulines to get involved by being filmed and simply sharing their life and professional experience on video that will be accessed by thousands of high school and university students from the Ikigai website. For more contact Jason on, or see

Piknic was founded by Jethro Mahon (GH MComm III) and is a start-up that will connect students needing casual work with employers. Ideally suited for the hospitality sector Jethro’s AI-based application provides a low cost alternative for employers and a free service to students connecting them to work opportunities from their devices. Jethro would also love to hear from old Paulines in industries that need casual staff at the click of a button. For more contact Jethro on 0400 550 088 or see

2010 Australian of the Year

This year College is presenting a regular Monday night After-Dinner Speaker Series. This kicked-off in Week 1 with old Pauline Professor Pat McGorry AO. Pat spoke about youth mental health awareness, its current state and how knowledge about mental health issues and response in Australian society has developed in the last five decades, since he was at College.

Pat was made Australian of the Year in 2010 for his pioneering efforts in mental health early intervention and advocacy. His work led the Federal Government to create a national network of early psychosis intervention centres, based on evidence that early treatment may improve long-term outcomes. From this came the founding of the Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation and its network of 140 centres across Australia.

To see Pat in a recent media interview (DailyMotion 27 March 2022) CLICK HERE

Inspiration from a benefactor

Several members of St Paul’s are the beneficiaries of scholarship support enabling them to live away from home and within the University at the College. These students give so much through their contribution to College life and their studies and show all the hallmarks of becoming significant leaders in their fields in the future. We are so grateful for the support of many who give regularly through the St Paul’s College Foundation.

College hosted the visit of the Trustees of the Glendonbrook Foundation which is providing a significant annual gift to the College that is subsidising the fees for 14 undergraduates. The head of the foundation is The Rt Hon Lord Glendonbrook CBE, a dual citizen of Australia and Britain and who is an active and influential member of the UK Government. Lord Glendonbrook is supported by his trustees including The Hon Dr John McLaughlin AM, who was the College’s resident Tutor in Law 1977-84.

Lord Glendonbrook also spoke in Week 3 as part of the Monday After-Dinner Seminar Series. He addressed undergraduates and postgraduates on the House of Lords and leadership in business.

Tramping on new boards

Support for replacement of floor boards, table tops and chairs in the Dining Hall is greatly appreciated but the appeal continues. The job might be finished (so we can eat again!) but the funding need continues. If you want to donate a chair, table top or floor board let us know. All donors are being acknowledged with a small plaque which will be carefully placed on the furniture. 

A huge thank you to those Paulines who have donated. Please drop-in and search for your plaque.

To donate please go to our Contribute page to learn more HERE.