Dr Bill Brooks donates grand piano to Graduate House
Bill Brooks Grand Piano

Dr Bill Brooks donates grand piano to Graduate House

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College alumnus Dr William Brooks has generously donated a new grand piano to the St Paul’s College Graduate House, for which the College is immensely grateful. The new Yamaha C2X mid-sized grand piano will be used by generations of St Paul’s students. Dr Brooks is an international authority on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and serves as Senior Research Officer at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). He is also a senior lecturer at UNSW. Bill Brooks, who was in College in 1974-75, is known in the College community for his love of music and masterly accompaniment of Victoriana! for many years. Very grateful for the opportunities that College gave him, including in support for the performing arts, Bill’s gift reflects his commitment to hand these opportunities on even better to students of current and future generations. The new piano will enable students to practise and host musical performances in the Middle Common

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Associate Professor Julia Horne

New College Council formed, Julia Horne joins as academic member

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On 31 March, the new College Council was officially constituted. The new Council reflects the membership outlined in the St Paul’s College Act 2018 (NSW), the basis of College governance that came into effect on 4 February 2019. The College today announces that Associate Professor Julia Horne, the University Historian and long-time friend of the College, joins Council as a member who is also a member of the University’s academic staff. The College’s new Act requires that at least one member of the College Council must be an academic of the University of Sydney. Associate Professor Horne has a long history with the College, back at least to 2007, most notably for the regular History of University Life seminar series that is hosted here at St Paul’s. She has also assisted the College in other ways, such as serving on the selection panel for the Dean of Graduate House. Associate

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10 May – Chapel Choir Concert – Semester 1

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The St Paul’s College Chapel Choir presents an evening of fine music featuring the works of Joseph Haydn, John Ireland and J S Bach at 8 pm on Friday 10 May. The Chapel choir draws its members from the residential student community of St Paul’s College and The Women’s College and their recent alumni. This is the choir’s Semester 1 concert directed by David Drury, Director of Music at St Paul’s College with organist Titus Grenyer. All welcome – exit by donations The concert will be followed by refreshments

The Ivan Head Building and McMillan Building

An historic start to 2019 for St Paul’s

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What a positive, exciting and historic start to 2019 at St Paul’s! Highlights include: Nearly 100 new undergraduate students have joined the College, with the new academic year seeing activities that have included A highly successful “Welcome Week” that built on an excellent “Leadership Week” of training for our student leaders, including newly-appointed Peer Support Leaders, and that included social activities with The Women’s College, Sancta Sophia College, and Wesley College Positive discussion on what it means for St Paul’s and our students to fulfil our commitment to be leaders in fighting sexism, and other continued implementation of the College’s Action Plan for cultural renewal, giving effect to our commitment to implement all recommendations of the Broderick Report on College culture An inaugural joint Commencement Dinner with The Women’s College, with Ms Julie McKay (Chief Diversity Officer for Pwc Australia) and the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence AC, as guest speakers,

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Julie McKay speaking at the Commencement Dinner

St Paul’s and The Women’s College mark partnership at Commencement Dinner

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Monday night saw nearly 600 students from The Women’s College and the St Paul’s College undergraduate community enjoy the inaugural joint Commencement Dinner for the two colleges at the Westin Hotel in Martin Place, Sydney. In welcoming his fellow students and the colleges’ staff, the Senior Student of St Paul’s, Mr Max Glanville, spoke of the dinner as marking “the close and equal partnership between our two colleges”, which has been further strengthening in recent times. Keynote speaker Ms Julie McKay, Chief Diversity Officer at PwC Australia, spoke of the societal benefits of gender equality, the importance to future leaders of the ability to lead inclusive teams, how the desire to “fit in” can lead people to let go of their moral values and to accept unacceptable behaviour, and the challenge and opportunity for courageous emerging leaders to have a positive impact, not just in talking about gender equality, but

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Ivan Head Building McMillan Building Opening

Hundreds gather to mark official opening of Ivan Head and McMillan Buildings

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Yesterday hundreds of alumni, students, and friends of the College joined us to mark the official opening of the Ivan Head and McMillan Buildings. The buildings were opened by the Chancellor of the University, Ms Belinda Hutchinson AM, and were dedicated by the Most Rev’d Dr Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney. The Chancellor of the University, Ms Belinda Hutchinson AM, with Mr Stephen McMillan and Dr Don Markwell on Sunday. The opening was an opportunity to warmly thank all of those who contributed to the success of the project. In a speech of welcome, the Warden of the College, Dr Don Markwell, expressed the College’s deep gratitude for all of those who contributed to the project. Read the Warden’s speech here. The Ivan Head Building, named for former Warden of the College, the Rev’d Dr Ivan Head, has allowed the College to offer 100 new places for undergraduate students in

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Steve McMillan

St Paul’s College names building in honour of Stephen McMillan

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Today St Paul’s College announces that a building, part of the $70 million expansion of the College, is to be named after College alumnus Mr Stephen McMillan. The McMillan Building contains Graduate House, a new residential academic community for women and men postgraduate students and academics of the University of Sydney in the heart of campus. Mr McMillan was a student of the College from 1974 to 1979 and is Managing Director of Citta Property Group, a specialist real estate development company he founded in 2001. The support of Mr McMillan was instrumental in enabling the construction of the project. “Without Steve’s drive, vision, and commitment to collegiate education, Graduate House and the College’s expanded undergraduate community simply would not have happened,” the Warden of the College, Dr Don Markwell, said. The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence AC, welcomed the naming of the McMillan Building.

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Dr Andrew Bell SC

St Paul’s alumnus Dr Andrew Bell SC appointed President of NSW Court of Appeal

2 months ago

St Paul’s warmly congratulates alumnus Dr Andrew Bell SC on his appointment as President of the NSW Court of Appeal. Dr Bell is a leading Sydney barrister who has a long association with the College. He was a resident student from 1985 to 1989 and a member of the College Council from 2004 to 2013, which included service as Deputy Chairman in 2010 to 2013. As a student at St Paul’s, Dr Bell won dual University Medals in Law and Arts from the University of Sydney. He became Rhodes Scholar for New South Wales in 1990 and topped the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford in his year, before earning his doctorate from Oxford the following year. Dr Bell joined the Bar in 1995. He took silk in 2006 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of the NSW Bar Association. Last year, Dr Bell commissioned a new sculpture by

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Julie Bishop and Julian Vidal

St Paul’s student Julian Vidal’s New Colombo Plan experience

3 months ago

St Paul’s College student Julian Vidal returns to College in February after a year as a New Colombo Plan Scholar in Singapore and Japan. New Colombo Plan Scholars spend up to a year studying in a university in the Asia Pacific region before undertaking one or more internships in businesses or other organisations in participating countries. Julian is a Foundation Scholar of the College and attended Byron Bay High School before commencing his studies at the University of Sydney in 2016. We very much look forward to welcoming Julian and other returning students back to College for the beginning of semester. Read about Julian’s experience in his own words below.   The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a prestigious Australian Government scholarship program that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduates to travel to the region to study, undertake internships and foreign language training. NCP Scholars are

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Holy Week 2019

Holy Week 2019

3 months ago

Holy Week 2019 Services Students and friends of the College are warmly invited to join the College’s Holy Week services from 14 April: Sunday – Palm Sunday  14th at 5.15pm (Sung Communion service, approximately 30 minutes) Monday in Holy Week at 5.45pm (Holy Communion, approximately 20 minutes) Tuesday in Holy Week at 5.45pm (Holy Communion, approximately 20 minutes) Wednesday in Holy Week at 5.45pm (Holy Communion, approximately 20 minutes) Maundy Thursday at 12 Noon (Holy Communion, approximately 20 minutes) Good Friday at 7.30am (Morning prayer, approximately 20 minutes, followed by hot cross buns for breakfast) Easter Sunday at 1pm (Holy Communion, approximately 20 minutes, followed by Easter eggs) Students and friends of the College would also be warmly welcomed to worship at Christ Church St Laurence for any of the Easter liturgies (over Easter weekend). Further information can be found here.