College community thanks Lloyd Waddy for eminent service to St Paul’s
Lloyd Waddy Dinner

College community thanks Lloyd Waddy for eminent service to St Paul’s

2 weeks ago

On 30 May 2019, the College community came together to celebrate the eminent contribution of the Hon Lloyd Waddy AM RFD QC to St Paul’s as a Fellow of the College for nearly half a century. In a speech of welcome, the Warden, Dr Don Markwell, expressed the College’s profound gratitude to Lloyd for his exceptional service on the College Council since 1971. He noted that Mr Waddy had contributed so immensely to College life since his time as a student. “Lloyd had been a resident student in the College from 1958 to 1961, and was very active in College affairs – for example, as Secretary of the Union Committee in the 1960s – before coming onto Council in 1971. I know and am very grateful that he continues as an active supporter of the College in his retirement from the Council,” said Dr Markwell. Former Sub-Warden of the College,

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31 August – University of Sydney and College Open Day

3 weeks ago

Come and see St Paul’s at the University of Sydney and College Open Day on 31 August. The College will have a full programme of activities running from 9am-4pm. The full programme will be posted here soon.

Heath Sloane at Peking University

Pauline Heath Sloane awarded Yenching Scholarship to study at Peking University

1 month ago

Pauline Heath Sloane (at College 2013-16) has been awarded a Yenching Scholarship to study at China’s pre-eminent academic institution, Peking University. Heath will join a cohort of 140 emerging global leaders from over 40 countries in Beijing to complete a fully-funded Masters programme. He will concentrate on International Relations, through which he hopes to ameliorate and deepen the Australia-China relationship. During his studies at the University of Sydney, Heath studied in both Israel and China. After completing his undergraduate studies, Heath served as Public Affairs Officer at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. Launched in 2014, the Yenching Academy provides full fellowships to its scholars, and offers them a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Scholars choose courses from any of six research areas and engage in field studies and research related to their specific areas of interest. The

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St Paul’s to farewell Dr Don Markwell as he leaves to lead cultural renewal in Adelaide

1 month ago

St Paul’s College has regretfully accepted the resignation of Dr Don Markwell, who has served as Warden during a transformational period in the College’s history. In November, Dr Markwell will take up the Headship of St Mark’s College, St Paul’s fellow Anglican university college in Adelaide, where he will lead a major process of cultural renewal. The appointment has been announced today by St Mark’s College. The Chairman of the College Council, Mr Mark Elliott, has congratulated and thanked Dr Markwell for his outstanding service to St Paul’s. “Don has overseen a transformational period in the College’s history and has laid secure foundations for cultural renewal and further progress at the College into the future,” Mr Elliott said. “On behalf of the College Council, and the whole Pauline community, I thank Don for his exceptional contribution to the College and congratulate him on his significant new appointment.” Dr Markwell said

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Progress report on implementation of Action Plan for Cultural Renewal

1 month ago

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

2 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 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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