The Warden and the College community wish everyone a joyous Christmas and best wishes for the new year
The Annual College Carol Service this year will be pre-recorded for broadcast. In the coming days a link will be added to this post with more information. 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. The Video will be available to view at the scheduled time of the service – 7.30pm Sunday 13 December and will remain on line.
At the Service of Thanksgiving held on 11 November members of the College gathered to commemorate the sacrifice of those Paulines who served their nation in war. Before the sounding of Last Post the Senior Student, Harry Croker, and the Warden read the names from the Roll of Honour in the College Chapel.
Wednesday 11 November at 7.30 pm the Paul’s v Andrew’s game will be broadcast by SUSF via their facebook page. Seating at No. 2 Oval is now at capacity under current COVID rules so please don’t attempt to come to the game unless you are a ticket-holder. Watch the game live at: https://www.facebook.com/sydunisport
We are pleased to advise that Victoriana! is “in the can” – in other words filming is complete. But we regret to advise that, due to technical issues, the final recording will not be ready for broadcast this weekend. For that, we as Producer and Director are very sorry, not least because we know of many Paulines who have arranged dinner parties around the screening and we know that both the undergraduate College and Graduate House have scheduled their own in house screenings before live audiences. We are sorry also for the unavoidable late notice. But we didn’t want to compromise the integrity of something which is going to be really special by cutting corners at the last minute. Hopefully, the planned social functions can go ahead this weekend notwithstanding, and we will advise the new dates just as soon as the project is absolutely complete. Her Late Majesty
Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo The play is a farce, loosely based on an investigation into the “accidental” death of a railway worker in Milan, which was covered up by the police. Fo wrote this play to expose police corruption and hopefully incite another investigation into the incident. Staring a bunch of anarchic delinquents from Graduate House! Showing 10 October 2020 at 2:30pm in the Refectory, McMillan Building, St Paul’s College Graduate House. For tickets CLICK HERE
Your invitation to Virtual Victoriana! The 2020 Season will be produced to comply with Pandemic precautions and as a result we are unable to produce a live stage show this year. For the 57th Victoriana! we are producing a virtual and live streamed package of highlights from the show. The package will run for approximately 40 minutes and will be absolutely free and available at 8.30 pm Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October for your viewing pleasure. For the invitation. CLICK HERE The link to see the show on YouTube will be available in a new News Post on the front page of the College website at 8.30 pm on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October.
Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW and Mr Dennis Wilson visited the College on 10 August. The Hon Andrew Bell, President of the Court of Appeal (in College 1985-89 and Fellow 2004-11) brought them to the College especially to show Her Excellency and Mr Wilson the monumental sculpture in the Third Quad by Japanese-Australian artist Ayako Saito. Andrew commissioned this sculpture, “Heaven’s Door”, as his gift to the Shape Tomorrow building appeal and this is the major artistic installation in the College grounds today. Her Excellency was reminded of her 2016 visit to speak at the College’s Law Dinner when she was President of the Court of Appeal. Andrew Bell is her successor in this role. The Governor’s interest in public art stems from a proposal to install sculpture in the grounds of Government House Sydney. Art has always had an impact and contemporary art
“I feel extremely blessed and lucky to be a member of St Paul’s during my final year of my degree, the support, care and guidance I received from the College shaped me into who I am today” said Tiffany on news of her graduation as a Juris Doctor of the University of Sydney. Tiffany was the first female student enrolled at St Paul’s College and the first student admission to Graduate House. As a result she was accorded the honour of becoming the first young woman to be a Pauline and member of St Paul’s College Union, confirmed at a ceremony in Graduate House in September 2019. Tiffany has also been awarded a 2020 Amy Louise Hart Scholarship, a prize awarded by the College to Graduate House members with the highest semester average mark in the preceding semester. Tiffany is currently doing an internship in the Beijing Representative Office of
College is excited to share the availability of online St Paul’s College information sessions for prospective residents. As both school and college life looks a little different in the current climate we are reaching out to as many potential students as we can to help support their decisions about tertiary studies and finding their home for 2021 and beyond. Significant evidence shows that those who live and learn in a College environment go on to have higher results, are more engaged with their studies and community and maintain a higher state of wellbeing *. We are currently taking Expressions of Interest from any student who may be considering St Paul’s or is just exploring their options more broadly. Both Zoom and Skype calls are available and they can be with a member of staff, a current student or both. As we aren’t able to provide tours at the moment these