Girdlestone gets bronzed in Tokyo

Girdlestone gets bronzed in Tokyo

2 months ago

The College community congratulates the Australian Rowing Quad Sculls crew of Cameron Girdlestone (in College 2007-09) Jack Cleary, Caleb Antill and Luke Letcher on winning Bronze on 28 July in Tokyo. A day after the 25th anniversary of the original Oarsome Foursome’s gold, Australia delivered an awesome day from a quartet of crews in the most spectacular hour of rowing the nation has ever witnessed. Two gold and two bronze medals were won by Australia’s rowers in four successive races in a breathtaking 60 minutes on the water in Tokyo. First came the women’s four, holding off the fast-finishing Dutch to claim gold in six minutes, 15.37 seconds. They were barely out of the water when the men’s four surged down the Sea Forest Waterway with a stiff wind at their backs, and held off the closing Romanians to win gold in an Olympic record time of 5:42.76. With the

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Mummers Mia

3 months ago

The St Paul’s College Mummers presented, “A Night on Cobalt Street”, across three nights from Thursday 3rd June to Saturday 5th June. The play was written by our very own Archie Hancock, and was a huge success with the audience in hysterics from start to finish. Dedication from all involved was required to make the production the success that it was, and the cast and crew should be commended for their efforts.

Oxbridge bound Paulines

3 months ago

A number of Paulines have been, or are about to commence, studying at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge. – Mr. Jack Blair (2014-17, Cambridge, MPhil in Technology Policy) – Mr. John-Patrick Asimakis (2015-18, Oxford, Private International Law/Public International Law/Commercial Law) – Mr. Codey Swadling (2016-20, Oxford, MSt in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature) – Mr. Patrick Cook (2016-19, Cambridge, MPhil in Population Health Sciences) – Mr. Thomas Osborne (2017-20, Oxford, MPhil in Economics) – Mr. William Clarke (2017-18, Oxford, DPhil in Theoretical Physics (Plasma Theory Group)) – Mr. Hayden Randall (2019- , Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital) – Mr. Ash Dixon (2019-20, Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital) – Dr. Tishan Wellalagodage (2019-20, Oxford, DPhil in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics) Truly a great effort, well done, and congratulations from the entire St Paul’s community!

Kon’nichiwa, Tokyo

3 months ago

Congratulations to Pauline, Cam Girdlestone, who has been selected for a second time to represent Australia at the Olympics. Cam will be competing in the Men’s Quadruple Scull. Cam resided at College from 2007-09. This is a fantastic achievement, and we wish him all the best!

Palladian Wrap-up

3 months ago

The College’s 2021 Palladian Cup campaign has featured a variety of mixed results after one semester’s worth of performances. Despite not achieving the desired results in many of the events, it worth congratulating our performers for the effort and preparation that went into each and every appearance on stage. If you were unable to attend any of these performances, please enjoy our gallery of cracking photos from the events. Solo Instrumental: Ben Lerner (second year) (first place) Solo Vocal: Nick Comino (third year) and Ernest Lam (freshman) Oration: Seb Hodge (freshman) and Archie Hancock (third year) Solo Drama: Mikey Mingay (freshman) and Jacob Lummis (freshman) Dance: Various men and woman from all years across both the undergraduate and postgraduate communities

Androvians too strong for Paul’s XV

4 months ago

St Paul’s did battle against St Andrew’s in the Rawson Cup Rugby Final on 26th May, at the Sydney University Football Ground (formally No. 2 Oval), going down 45-10. The match was played under lights, and was a great spectacle for the packed out grandstand. As anticipated, the contest was a fiery one, with plenty of passion displayed both on and off the field. The Paulines drew first blood through second-year, Will Goddard, slotting an early penalty to take the score to 3-0. Paul’s would not see any more points for 60-odd minutes after that point. Drew’s went on a roll shortly after that penalty sailed through the sticks, displaying prowess across the park in all aspects of the competition. At 38-3, freshman, George Poolman, crossed the stripe from a backline move 15 metres out from the Androvians’ try line, with Goddard slotting the conversion. 38-10. Drew’s would go on

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Note to the St Paul’s College Community from the Council Chair regarding feedback on whether the undergraduate community should become co-residential

4 months ago

Firstly, I would like to thank all who have engaged in the feedback process to date. The College is very pleased to have received more than 400 individual and small group submissions, and large group submissions from nearly 200 of our undergraduates and over 80 Women’s College students. The Council is now reviewing these responses. I understand there has been criticism of some aspects of the process to date. I confirm that the Council is keen to ensure everyone has a reasonable opportunity to comment. The questions posed were structured to be impartial however, for those who felt unduly restricted in their responses and wish to provide further comment we have opened an account to which any further submissions can be emailed. Please submit them to consultation@stpauls.edu.au. We would appreciate receiving them by 16 June to allow sufficient time for collation and analysis by Council. It is our aspiration for

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Warden’s Own XV 7-all Draw

5 months ago

Gusty, courageous, tough… No superlative provides due justice for the Warden’s Own XV’s performance against Wesley College on Monday May 10th, at Paul’s Oval. Handpicked and coached by the Warden himself, the Own took on Wesley’s Rawson rugby side, after they forfeited their fixture against the Paul’s XV, and came away with a 7-all draw. Wesley made the decision to withdraw from the contest after their 116-3 drumming at the hands of St Andrew’s last week, anticipating a similar scoreline against the Paulines. The match was played in great spirits and featured many current iconic College personalities, across all year groups. In the end everyone was a winner, the Paul’s XV came away with free Rawson points, the Warden’s Own tradition was able to continue, and the Wesley rugby players were able to enjoy a game of footy rather than a thumping. The Own now turn their attention to the

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Rawson Rugby Campaign off to strong start

5 months ago

The College’s 2021 Rawson Cup Rugby campaign began on Tuesday May 4th against St John’s on St Andrew’s Oval. It was the second Rawson Rugby fixture of the day at St Andrew’s Oval, following Wesley’s 116-3 defeat at the hands of Drew’s. John’s bounced back quickly from a very early knock-on off the kick-off, scoring a runaway intercept try from the scrum immediately after the initial error. 7-0. Paul’s went on to slowly but surely grind away against the men in the green and gold. The wet weather, compounded by the fact that a game had already played prior, meant that the track was ripped up and slippery, making for quite a conservative and slow style of rugby. Good day to be a forward; bad day to be a back. Paul’s momentum picked up, despite constant stoppages for scrum resets and errors, allowing the College’s piggies to run in a

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Rugby League: Paul’s snatch defeat from jaws of victory

5 months ago

The Paul’s rugby league team suffered a close defeat at the hand’s of St John’s College on Wednesday April 21st. The fiery encounter, played on the College Oval, was well received by players and supporters from both colleges. The match doubled as a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, with pink donned by both players and spectators. The contest was played in good spirits by both sides with lots of passion displayed from all who took the field. The Paulines came out of the blocks firing, laying on three consecutive tries, however failed to convert any. Freshmen playmakers, Jonah Edlington (halfback), and Ollie Thorne (hooker) complimented each other’s game magically, and as result, comfortably steered the side around the park. While Edlington manufactured linebreaks on the edges for his forwards, Thorne demonstrated his excellent rugby league IQ with crafty dummy-half ruck plays, allowing space to open up around the

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