Rawson rugby up-date

Rawson rugby up-date

3 months ago

Following the College XV’s victorious campaign opener against St John’s on 27 April (63-0), confidence was high among the troops when Wesley came to town on 4 May. Playing in front of a passionate crowd on the College Oval, the rugby side displayed the toughest of carries up the guts, excellent attacking flair in the backs, and defensive brutality across the park. Final score; 62-3. Our arch rivals, St Andrew’s, were next. The clash took place under lights at the Sydney University Football Ground (formerly No. 2 Oval) on 18 May. As expected, Drew’s rolled out a top shelf side, stacked with Shute Shield first graders and first colts, however, this did not deter the Paulines. A thrilling match that showcased all the elements of rugby ensued. The Androvians had the edge in the forwards, but our boys probably had the better of them in the backs. Despite the close

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The Union Dinner

3 months ago

St Paul’s College Union was founded in 1892, on the joint initiative of resident members of the College and of former students. In its efforts to unite past and present Paulines it organises and supports events and reunions to promote the interests of the College. On 18 June the Union revived its annual dinner after a break of a few years. The guest of honour was a Pauline from the mid-80s, the new Chief Justice of NSW, Justice Andrew Bell. He used the portraits in the dining hall to ‘frame’ his address about the contributions made by so many during their time at College for its good and after College for the good of the nation, beginning with our two prime ministers, from each side of the House, Sir William McMahon and Gough Whitlam. The Acknowledgement of Country was given by current Graduate House student Mr Siupeli Haukoloa-Paea (MD 1)

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Prof Frank Nicholas appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM):

3 months ago

Emeritus Professor Frank William Nicholas has been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to animal genetics, and to tertiary education. Frank was at College 1967-71, and completed BScAgr in 1970 and at Edinburgh University a PhD in 1974. Frank has had an academic career in Animal Genetics and is Emeritus Professor Genetics Laboratory at the University. The fascinating book, written with his wife Jan, Charles Darwin in Australia, chronicles the impact Darwin’s visit to the colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land had on his theory of evolution. To find out more about Frank’s academic career CLICK HERE. The College community congratulates Frank on his appointment as AM for his impressive contribution to the worldwide study of animal genetics.

John Anderson becomes a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC):

3 months ago

The Honourable John Duncan Anderson AO has been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for eminent service to rural and regional development, to leadership in international agricultural research and food security, to social commentary, and through contributions to not-for-profit organisations. John was at College 1975-77 and completed a BA in 1978 and MA in 1980. John was appointed AO in 2011 For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly through support of rural and regional communities, transport development, and water management initiatives. John served as the Federal Member for Gwydir 1989-2007 and was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1999-2005. To find out more about John’s political career CLICK HERE. The College community congratulates John on his elevation to AC for his contribution at the highest level to rural Australia. [Pic source: Wikipedia]

Victoriana! 2022 tickets on sale

3 months ago

“Victoriana!” is Australia’s longest running theatrical production and one of its most enduring and endearing. Run under the auspices of St Paul’s College Union, it has underpinned the operations of the Union for more than half a century, provided untold amusement for two generations of Paulines and become a tangible link to the College for Old Paulines who delight in returning for Victoriana! and bringing friends for this remarkable evening of formal dining and entertainment. This exciting night of dinner, drinks and music will feature musicians from the Sydney Symphony and Opera Australia, finishing with glorious pyrotechnics seen from the Quadrangle of the College. To book CLICK HERE For more details CLICK HERE

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

3 months ago

College celebrated the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign with a Platinum Jubilee Evensong followed by a Platinum Jubilee Dinner on 24 May. The choral works during the service were taken from the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and highlighted the quality and depth of the College Choir and organists.  During Dinner the Loyal Toast was proposed by the Student’s Club Secretary, Mr Sebastian Shanahan, followed by a rousing singing of God Save the Queen and the College Hymn, Sir Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem. Interesting commentary about the Jubilee and the Queen’s place in Australia today can be found here within the University’s Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective Research Hub, CLICK HERE

St Paul’s College – Vice Warden Position Application

4 months ago

St Paul’s College is the oldest and one of the most accomplished university colleges in Australia. Established by an Act of Parliament in 1854, St Paul’s is an Anglican College ‘of and within the University of Sydney’. The College has produced leaders and nation builders beyond proportion to its size, including two Prime Ministers. St Paul’s is made up of an undergraduate community of around 300 students and a Graduate House of around 120 students. The College offers an extensive programme of academic and co-curricular opportunities including tutorials, seminars, sports, music, drama and chapel. There are also numerous leadership, career readiness and mentoring opportunities provided. In 2023, St Paul’s is also making the exciting transition to being fully co-residential. Vice Warden The role of Vice Warden is the deputy head of the College. It is a full-time, residential position and a vital member of the senior management team. Duties are

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Two Paulines in the next Federal Parliament

4 months ago

It is exciting to report that the College community has a new MP in Dr Andrew Charlton who has won the seat of Parramatta for the ALP.  Andrew was in College 1997-99 and studied Economics and won the University Medal before heading to the London School of Economics and then Oxford to complete his doctorate as the NSW Rhodes Scholar for 2001. From 2008, through the period of the global financial crisis, he served as senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia and Australia’s senior government official to the G20 economic summits. We look forward to learning of Andrew’s contribution to the nation as a member of the Albanese Government (Mr Albanese being another Sydney University graduate). The seat of Parramatta was held by another old Pauline, the Hon Sir Nigel Bowen AC KBE between 1964 and 1973, he was in College 1928-30. Sir Nigel had a distinguished

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Pauline leads Anzac tribute at Gallipoli 

5 months ago

His Excellency the Australian Ambassador to Turkey, Mr Miles Armitage, gave the Anzac address on behalf of the Australian nation at this years commemorative service at Anzac Cove. For the YouTube broadcast of the service CLICK HERE [roll up to 15:50]

Celtic Feast engages our diverse group of graduate members

5 months ago

PIC: The Dean of Graduate House, Dr Antone Martinho-Truswell, gives the address to a haggis: “Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!…” St Paul’s is a tolerant and welcoming community and celebrates diversity of talent, background, spirituality and race. One of the key events of Graduate House is its St Patrick’s Day Feast which is great fun and connects well with nearly everyone. Some have direct links to the British Isles and Ireland and others, nearly all the nations represented in the postgraduate community, have been touched by the Celtic Peoples throughout history via trade, or colonisation and independence. So many cultures continue a number of Celtic traditions through music, dancing and bands which are all too familiar to our current cohort. No shortage of talent was found after the feast when the ‘highland dancing’ began and indicated the high level of enjoyment had by all!