Progress report on implementation of Action Plan for Cultural Renewal

Progress report on implementation of Action Plan for Cultural Renewal

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On the release of the Broderick Review and the College’s Action Plan for Cultural Renewal, the College committed to publishing a progress report which would be periodically updated to track implementation. This page will redirect in 5 seconds. If it does not redirect, click here.

Support the College with your annual gift

1 week ago

Read more about the College’s 2019 Annual Giving Appeal. This page should redirect within 30 seconds. If it does not redirect, click here: Annual Giving Appeal 2019

Order of Australia

Paulines named in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours

2 weeks ago

The College is delighted to congratulate College alumni Nicholas Cowdery AO QC, Peter Cousens AM, and Hunter White OAM who were honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year.   Officer of the Order of Australia: Mr Nicholas Cowdery AM QC (at St Paul’s 1963-66) For distinguished service to the law, to the protection of human rights, to professional legal bodies, and to the community. Mr Cowdery was recognised for his distinguished service as Director of Public Prosecutions in NSW between 1994 and 2011, and for his very many contributions to institutions including the International Bar Association, the Law Council of Australia, and other legal organisations including the Australian Association of Crown Prosecutors, and the Rule of Law Institute of Australia, and to legal publications. Mr Cowdery has received recognition from many local and international institutions for his service to the legal community, having received the Medal of Honour from

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History of University Life

5 June – History of University Life Research Seminar with Raewyn Connell

1 month ago

The History of University Life Research Seminars in Higher Education series continues in June, with Emerita Professor Raewyn Connell, who will speak on ‘Good University Histories’. Raewyn will introduce themes from her new book The Good University and reflect on their relation to the historiography of university life. First, the occasion and background of the book. Then, its connection with familiar issues: the social role of universities, their commercialization and the rise of managerial power. Then, some possibly less familiar themes: universities as part of the history of imperialism; the labour process and the workforce, especially the non-academic workforce; and the story of alternative and experimental universities. If we have time, we might get to the question of why these histories matter. The seminar will be Wednesday 5 June 2019, St Paul’s College Senior Common Room, noon to 1.30pm. Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting paper with plenty

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31 May – SPCWO ‘Welcome to Winter’ Party

1 month ago

All parents, friends, Paulines and supporters of the College are invited to the St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation Welcome to Winter Party on Friday 31 May 2019 at 6.00pm in the Junior Common Room at the College $60 per person RSVP Friday, 21 May 2019 to https://www.trybooking.com/BCPEU Dress: smart, casual …and warm! Inquiries to Michelle Paterson m.paterson@mac.com 0415 692 294

Bill Brooks Grand Piano

Dr Bill Brooks donates grand piano to Graduate House

2 months ago
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

2 months ago

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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The Ivan Head Building and McMillan Building

An historic start to 2019 for St Paul’s

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago
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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