Two Paulines in the next Federal Parliament

Two Paulines in the next Federal Parliament

6 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 

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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.

Music to your ears

8 months ago

People who rely on their performing arts talent to pay the bills in the have suffered throughout the pandemic and St Paul’s musicians and students of music and the arts have been equally impacted. Time and space to perform in front of an audience is a critically important part of a musical career, whether at the beginning or along the journey. In 2022 the College is lifting its music program to new heights bringing together some amazing talent for your enjoyment with a rejuvenated College choir, an ensemble-in-residence, composition, music tutoring and great links to the SSO and Con. The St Paul’s College Choir in 2022 has been expanded to 32 outstanding singers who are enhancing a wonderful and long-standing choral tradition of the College. The choir is now one of the best choral groups in Sydney especially since the introduction of lay clerks to lead each of the four

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Big start to Semester 1 – Graduate House

8 months ago

In the tradition that has grown up over the last three years, our post-graduate community joins together to welcome the new Semester with a feast in the Refectory. This inaugural black tie event is both educational and enjoyable providing a forum for poetry, rhyming challenges, music and lifting the roof with spoons hitting tables in acknowledgement of contributions and honouring achievements. The first guest speaker for in Graduate House this year was Prof Hans Hendrischke, professor of Chinese business and management at the University of Sydney Business School. He leads the School’s Australia China Business Network and chairs the Business and Economics Cluster of the University’s China Studies Centre and spoke to the group of undergraduate and post graduate business and law students about the way in which doing business with Chinese enterprises has changed over the last 40 years. Seminars are held in the College every Monday, alternating between

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Big start to Semester 1 – Welcome Week

8 months ago

The College begins 2022 with a full house, and even some undergrads overflowing into the McMillan Building. The first few weeks of semester have rewarded the great planning and participation by staff and senior students by integrating new students of the College into our community. Lively formal dinners have been enriched by a diversity of talented musicians, guests and great food. 123 Freshers arrived for Welcome Week and after the register signing, they joined the Warden and staff with their parents for introductions. This group, combined with 44 new graduate students, makes this the largest intake of residents since 1858. The new students are enjoying being at Paul’s and are grabbing hold of the opportunities for learning and participating in the daily life and rituals of Coll.S.Paul.