Nonagenarian Pauline visits

Nonagenarian Pauline visits

1 month ago

When World War 2 broke out David Warden (in College 1948-52) finished his Leaving Certificate at Shore and joined the RAN and served as a radar technician. After the war, he began studying medicine at Sydney University and realised that he needed to live on campus to concentrate on his studies and be with a community of like-minded souls but couldn’t get into College in his first year due to the post-war demand. It was in 1948 that Felix Arnott was able to offer him a place and David, being one of the more mature-in-age students, gave College his all. He was a rower, athlete and footballer. He became College’s no.1 sprinter and was captain of the College XV in 1951. Because of his university rugby contribution he received a University Blue in football in 1951. His telephonic skills (from the Navy days) were put to good use creating a

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The impact of donors

2 months ago

The generosity of many Paulines and friends who have given in 2020 has made a huge impact on the start of 2021. College has been able to support many more students than ever before because of these gifts, large and small. The diversity in the student population has been growing for the last few years but in 2021 we have students including many from regional areas, interstate and overseas. Many of the regional students cannot afford the cost of living in Sydney and without a place at Paul’s some would be unable to begin or continue a degree at Sydney University (or the other near-by universities the College now services). There is a genuine aspiration to provide scholarship support for the more needy students who live in regional and remote parts of Australia. This is being achieved in 2021 through the goodness of many Pauline supporters, parent-donors and philanthropic foundations.

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Record number of Freshers welcomed

2 months ago

On Monday 22 February the undergraduate community began Welcome Week with the arrival of 125 new faces. Drop-off included the opportunity to meet many new and not-so-new parents and these new families all heard from the Senior Student, Mr Matt Moran, and the Warden. A busy programme provided the Freshers with some excellent preparation for uni and expectations for life in college. In line with St Paul’s commitment to the recommendations of the Broderick Review, effort is given to enlightening these young men about matters of consent, harassment, manners, alcohol and drugs, rules of the College and the University, study habits and all the practical aspects of living in a large community. The College leaders and the Students’ Club Committee contributed to the personal development of the young men through many hours of presentations and discussion. The Secretary of the Students Club Committee, Mr Jacob Harris, provided the necessary crowd

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University medallists

2 months ago

The extraordinary talents of Paulines continued to bring very pleasing results in 2020.  The University of Sydney announced recently three Paulines who won University Medals. Mr Jake Slaytor (2018-20) completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a major in Ancient History. His first class Honours and scholarly achievement was recognised with the award of a 2020 University Medal in Arts in Social Science. Mr John-Patrick Asimakis (2015-18) graduated Bachelor of Arts in 2018 and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2020. He was on the Dean’s List of Academic Excellence, awarded the Ian Joye Prize in Law, John George Dalley Prize No. 1A, the Nancy Gordon Smith Prize for Honours at Graduation and the Sir Dudley Williams Prize. In 2020 he was the University Medallist for Law. Mr Will Clarke (2017-18) completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours). His first class Honours and achievements in maths were recognised with the

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University results 2020

2 months ago

The difficult year that was 2020 was an exceptional year for individual results in the College, both undergraduate and graduate communities. The impact of the pandemic was a double-edged sword and on the plus side reduced the many wonderful distractions of College life allowing students to be more immersed in their academic pursuits and to find more time for collaboration and academic peer support. An Academic and University Dinner was held at the end of 2020 which was a late celebration of the achievements of the 2019 top academics.  In March the College will hold an Academic and University Dinner to celebrate the 2020 achievements. There were 21, or 9.09%, undergraduate Paulines with HD average and another 80, or 34.6%, with D average. The Average Annual Mark (AAM) was 72 with Semester 2’s SAM 71.5.

Anzac Service

2 months ago

Resident members of the College will commemorate Anzac Day and pay tribute to those Paulines who died in the service of their nation on Anzac Day at a 10 am service in the Chapel. Seating for this service will be strictly limited due to the high number of resident Paulines who are planning to attend. If old Paulines would like to attend please contact Mr Richard Morgan at College by phone (02 9550 7472) or email (richard.morgan@stpauls.edu.au) to discuss arrangements. [Pic: 2nd Lieutenant AEH Cooper (in College 1914-16) killed in action, France 1917]

AM for former Senator

3 months ago

The Hon Sandy Macdonald has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day Honours. Sandy was at College 1972-73 and studied Law. He was a wool and beef farmer before entering politics and was member of the Australian Senate from 1993 to 1998, and again from 2000 to 2008, representing the state of New South Wales for the National Party. The citation for Sandy’s honour is: The Honourable John Alexander (Sandy) Macdonald Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the people and Parliament of Australia, and to public administration. His achievements recognised include: Parliament of Australia Senator for New South Wales, 2001-2008, 1993-1998. Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, 2005-2007. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, 2006-2007. Parliamentary Secretary for Trade, 2005-2006. Parliamentary Committee Positions Chair, Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, 2000-2005, 1997-1999. Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Bills,

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AO for top Sydney silk

3 months ago

Mr Bret Walker SC has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day Honours. Bret was at College in 1974 and completed BA and LLB at Sydney before being admitted to the Bar in 1979. Bret has had a distinguished career in the law rep[resenting many high profile clients and has led many government inquiries mainly in NSW.  He was President of the NSW Bar Association 2001-2003. The citation for Bret’s honour is: Mr Bret William Walker Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the law through a range of roles, particularly to national security and civil liberties, and to professional legal associations. He is recognised for the following achievements: The Law Commissioner, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 2018-2019. Member, Legal Services Council, 2014-2020. Foundation Member, Australian Academy of Law, since 2007. Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, 2011-2014. Editor, New

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Recognition for Prof Kane Race

3 months ago

Kane was in College 1990-91 and today is a professor of Gender and Cultural Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney and author of several books, most recently Pleasure Consuming Medicine: the queer politics of drugs (2009). Kane has been recognised for his distinguished achievement in humanities with one of the highest awards in the humanities in Australia. At the end of 2020 he He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities for his contribution to cultural studies of sexuality, interactions between stigmatised bodies, sexuality and the politics of public health. For more about the recent awards to University of Sydney academics click here.

Carol Service

4 months ago

The Annual College Carol Service this year will be pre-recorded for broadcast. The Video will be available to view at the scheduled time of the service – 7.30pm Sunday 13 December and will remain on line. CLICK HERE

As is our tradition the service will be the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and feature organ, choir and readers. There is no participatory service due to COVID rules.