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

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

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]

Scholars awarded at Academic Dinner

5 months ago

Pic: Prize Winners Mr Angus Malmo (first on left) and Mr Nick Trotter (third on right) with Acting Dean Harry Croker and fourth year students Anthony Russell-Thomas and Ethan Tsui. (photo credit: Jason Zhu He) By Ms Katie Allan, Senior Tutor A highlight of the College Calendar is our undergraduate Academic Dinner and it was again our pleasure to recognise and celebrate the academic hard work and talents of our students. The guest of honour at the 2022 Academic Dinner, Professor Julia Horne, spoke about how academic success is not just a product of individual effort but also a product of a community which encourages and supports that success. Julia is Senior Research Fellow in the University’s Department of History and the University Historian, she is also a Fellow of St Paul’s College, serving on the College Council. As is usual at formal dinners there was a musical  interlude and

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Student-centred projects

6 months ago

Creative ideas pour out of universities every day, not the least of these come from students seeking to make a difference to society. Not surprisingly St Paul’s is a crucible of student creativity, underlined by its fundamental collegiality and its very strong links into its alumni community. Two projects on the go might interest Paulines young and old are Ikigai and Piknic. Ikigai (Japanese) “a reason to get up in the morning” was founded by Jason Zhu He (UG BSc I) with Lachlan Pullar (2013-15). Jason would love for old Paulines to get involved by being filmed and simply sharing their life and professional experience on video that will be accessed by thousands of high school and university students from the Ikigai website. For more contact Jason on jzhuhe@gmail.com, or see ikigainetwork.io. Piknic was founded by Jethro Mahon (GH MComm III) and is a start-up that will connect students needing

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2010 Australian of the Year

6 months ago

This year College is presenting a regular Monday night After-Dinner Speaker Series. This kicked-off in Week 1 with old Pauline Professor Pat McGorry AO. Pat spoke about youth mental health awareness, its current state and how knowledge about mental health issues and response in Australian society has developed in the last five decades, since he was at College. Pat was made Australian of the Year in 2010 for his pioneering efforts in mental health early intervention and advocacy. His work led the Federal Government to create a national network of early psychosis intervention centres, based on evidence that early treatment may improve long-term outcomes. From this came the founding of the Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation and its network of 140 centres across Australia. To see Pat in a recent media interview (DailyMotion 27 March 2022) CLICK HERE

Inspiration from a benefactor

6 months ago

Several members of St Paul’s are the beneficiaries of scholarship support enabling them to live away from home and within the University at the College. These students give so much through their contribution to College life and their studies and show all the hallmarks of becoming significant leaders in their fields in the future. We are so grateful for the support of many who give regularly through the St Paul’s College Foundation. College hosted the visit of the Trustees of the Glendonbrook Foundation which is providing a significant annual gift to the College that is subsidising the fees for 14 undergraduates. The head of the foundation is The Rt Hon Lord Glendonbrook CBE, a dual citizen of Australia and Britain and who is an active and influential member of the UK Government. Lord Glendonbrook is supported by his trustees including The Hon Dr John McLaughlin AM, who was the College’s

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Tramping on new boards

6 months ago

Support for replacement of floor boards, table tops and chairs in the Dining Hall is greatly appreciated but the appeal continues. The job might be finished (so we can eat again!) but the funding need continues. If you want to donate a chair, table top or floor board let us know. All donors are being acknowledged with a small plaque which will be carefully placed on the furniture.  A huge thank you to those Paulines who have donated. Please drop-in and search for your plaque. To donate please go to our Contribute page to learn more HERE.