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

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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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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

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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

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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.

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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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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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Associate Professor Julia Horne

New College Council formed, Julia Horne joins as academic member

4 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

5 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

5 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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