Pauline joins the Morrison Cabinet

Pauline joins the Morrison Cabinet

3 months ago

Out of recent ministerial changes in the National Party of Australia, The Hon Andrew Gee MP, in College 1987-90, has been elevated to Federal Cabinet as the soon to be sworn-in Minister for Veterans Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel.  From February 2020 Andrew was Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education in the Morrison Government and has been the Member for Calare in Central NSW since 2016 after serving in the NSW Legislative Assembly as Member for Orange between 2011 and 2016. Andrew joins a long list of Pauline federal ministers that includes: Joseph Abbott (1910-13) Country Party; Donald Cameron (1918-27) Liberal Party; Prime Minister Sir William McMahon (1927-31) Liberal; Sir Nigel Bowen (1928-30) Liberal; Prime Minister Gough Whitlam (1935-42) Labor Party; Moss Cass, (1945) Labor; Robert Tickner (1970-71) Labor; John Anderson (1975-77) Nationals; and Sandy Macdonald (1972-73) Nationals.

Rawson Cup Rugby

4 months ago

Wed 26 May is the final round of the Rugby. All are welcome. First Rawson game is at 5.30pm followed by the final of the Womens’ Rosebowl 7s and Paul’s v Andrew’s begins at 7.30pm at Uni No. 2 Oval (Sydney University Football Ground). SUSF flyer CLICK HERE Please RSVP to community@stpauls.edu.au. The College Union is putting on a bar tab for Alumni.

The Grisp – alumni mentoring students

5 months ago

Uniting past and present Paulines through The Grisp mentoring has taken a big step forward in 2021. Co-ordinators Nick Ingate (2003-06) and Nick Jones (2nd Year BComm) commented that they now have more alumni than ever interested in supporting students. On 29 April on the McMillan Building Roof Top Terrace 12 mentors and 30 students joined together for the first themed event, “The Future of Leadership”, when a panel of four business leaders provided insights based on their professional experience and took a deep dive into world trade, artificial intelligence and the future of global relations.  The Grisp is always interested to connect with Paulines who can support this initiative which has been growing quietly year after year. Let the College know if you can assist in any field of endeavour and the team will establish a link with one of the senior students who wants development in your field.

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Paul’s support for the Indian COVID disaster

5 months ago

As the World watches on, one of our international students, Nakul Reddy (2nd Year), has set to work campaigning to support the poorest people of his homeland who are suffering the depths of the devastating second wave of Coronavirus across India. Nakul came to Paul’s in Semester 1, 2020 and has not been able to return to his home in Bangalore because of the COVID situation there. Now in his 4th year of study for a Bachelor of Software Engineering he is giving what he can through UNICEF to support the Indian appeal which has been championed by Cricket Australia. He get bad news daily, the number of Indian deaths is at 250,000 and is climbing. His parents and cousins are in isolation and every day he learns of people from his extended family, school friends and neighbours who are being infected and in some cases succumbing to the virus.

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A concert of choral, vocal and instrumental music

5 months ago

8pm Friday 21st May 2021 – all welcome Elise Morton, Brooke Shelley and Alison Tung – sopranosDavid Drury and Stacey Yang – organNatalie Kendy – violinwith the St Paul’s College Chapel choir Including music by Bach, Faure, Handel, Rheinberger & Rutter St Paul’s College Chapel9 City RoadCamperdown Exit by donation – refreshments

Chapel organ celebration

6 months ago

Here is a clip from the Re-dedication concert on 17 April with director of Music Mr David Drury (organ), Mr John Foster (trumpet) and Miss Elise Morton (soprano) performing GH Handel’s ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’. After the welcome from the Warden, the College Chaplain, Revd Antony Weiss, led the re-dedication of the organ. The organ remained silent until the organ scholar Miss Stacey Yang of Graduate House began the concert with Felix Mendelssohn’s celebratory Sonata No. 4 (Allegro con brio). The music continued with David taking over the bench and performing a broad repertoire from a 16th century Erbach Canzon to J S Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C to a 20th century Moreau Cantabile. Both Elise and John joined David to augment the splendid sound of the newly refurbished organ that was built by the Dutch firm of D A Flentrop in 1971 thanks to the generosity of

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Remembering Prince Philip

6 months ago

The College community mourns the loss of HRH Prince Philip KG KT PC OM GBE AK AC(Mil), Duke of Edinburgh who played such an influential role in the Commonwealth as consort to Her Majesty the Queen throughout her long reign. At 99 he was just two months short of his 100th birthday and his service to Queen and country is a long read that includes: Field Marshal of the Australian Military Forces, Admiral of the Fleet of the RAN, Marshal of the RAAF, Colonel-in-Chief of the Australian Army Cadets, [plus equivalent roles in the British Military Forces], Lord High Admiral (2011-21), Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh (1953-2010), Chancellor of the University of Salford (1967-91), Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1976-2011), Founder of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and served as a Royal Navy Commander in WW2. HRH visited Australia on 21 occasions during his lifetime including the

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Re-opening of the Flentrop organ & concert

6 months ago

The recently refurbished Chapel pipe organ will be re-dedicated during an opening concert on Saturday 17 April – 2.30pm.

Program will include works by Bach, Erbach, Handel, Peeters, Karg-Elert and Moreau. Organ – David Drury; Trumpet – John Foster; Soprano – Elise Morton.

In 1972 when the organ was installed it was described as one of the finest organs in Australia, its mechanical action “is beautifully engineered” and “the sound of the organ fulfils exactly our expectations”. After 47 years of service to the College and the music community of Sydney the organ was taken apart, all 880 pipes cleaned, all worn parts replaced, the keyboards rebuilt, and the Kromhoorn 8′ stop replaced with new pipework from Germany. The installation of a traditional Klokster has added a vibrant new sound to the instrument very much in-keeping with its classical Dutch organ principles.

The organ was built in 1971 by the Dutch firm of Flentrop and made possible by the generosity of the late Sir Alexis Albert CMG and his family. Sir Alexis was in College (1926-28), as were his three sons: Robert 1953-56, Ted 1956–58 and Tony 1958-62.

The refurbishment project has been undertaken by the Sydney organ building firm of Peter D G Jewkes Pty Ltd. Despite the difficulties of 2020 factory closures and freight disruptions it was still somewhat an international project involving the organ works of Aug Laukhuff in Weikersheim and Killinger Killinger Pfeifen in Freiberg.

The organ is sparkling once again and sounding brilliant. It is now possible to play a range of musical styles which enrich the musical and devotional life of the College.

ALL ARE WELCOME on Saturday 17 April. A donation for the Chapel Music Fund on exiting the Chapel would be appreciated. Refreshments are being provided after the concert. Seating in the chapel will be guided by the COVID rules of the day.

Last chance … Opera in the Quad

6 months ago

OQ Video Prepare to be transported back to the early 6th Century, as we embark on a tale of medieval adventure and mysticism. One of the greatest works of western music, Purcell’s operetta ‘King Arthur’ tells the story of King Arthur’s Britons as they battle the Saxons. Led by Ross Cobb and performed on a period orchestra of Australia’s best historically informed musicians. Performed in the open-air; bring a picnic rug or a chair and BYO drinks whilst surrounded by the stunning sandstone Quadrangle of St Paul’s College. Venue | Quadrangle, St Paul’s College, within the University of Sydney Date | Friday 9 April 7pm Cost | $60/40 Tickets | tinyurl.com/kingpurcell

St Paul’s Medicos are Oxford-bound!

6 months ago

Usually only two Australian medical students were selected to undertake a prestigious placement at the University of Oxford and the John Radcliffe Hospital. We’re delighted that both – Mr Hayden Randall and Mr Ash Dixon – are Paulines!  Each year, fifty places are offered to non-Oxford international medical students to complete elective study at Oxford.  For one term, Mr Hayden Randall and Mr Ash Dixon will work alongside experienced doctors at the renowned teaching and research hospital, the John Radcliffe Hospital, and enjoy all the opportunities and experiences of being a student at Oxford.  Ash and Hayden are third year medical students at the University of Sydney and joined St Paul’s Graduate House in its inaugural year in 2019. Hayden is also our Assistant Senior Tutor, has been a sessional academic at USyd’s Department of Anatomy and Histology, and has been a tutor at St Paul’s and The Women’s College

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