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1980/81 Freshers Reunion

POSTPONED due to Sydney’s COVID Lockdown to a new date: Saturday 11 December. We look forward to the return of Freshers from 40 years ago [plus and minus] for drinks on the Roof Top Terrace and dinner in the Dining Hall followed by a visit to the Salisbury Bar. If you (or a fresher colleague) have not yet been contacted please let the College know by contacting the Director of Community Development, Richard Morgan, by phone or email.

Rawson Cup Rugby

Wed 26 May is the final round of the Rugby. All are welcome. First Rawson game is at 5.30pm followed by the final of the Womens’ Rosebowl 7s and Paul’s v Andrew’s begins at 7.30pm at Uni No. 2 Oval (Sydney University Football Ground). SUSF flyer CLICK HERE Please RSVP to The College Union is putting on a bar tab for Alumni.

A concert of choral, vocal and instrumental music

8pm Friday 21st May 2021 – all welcome Elise Morton, Brooke Shelley and Alison Tung – sopranosDavid Drury and Stacey Yang – organNatalie Kendy – violinwith the St Paul’s College Chapel choir Including music by Bach, Faure, Handel, Rheinberger & Rutter St Paul’s College Chapel9 City RoadCamperdown Exit by donation – refreshments

Re-opening of the Flentrop organ & concert

The recently refurbished Chapel pipe organ will be re-dedicated during an opening concert on Saturday 17 April – 2.30pm. Program will include works by Bach, Erbach, Handel, Peeters, Karg-Elert and Moreau. Organ – David Drury; Trumpet – John Foster; Soprano – Elise Morton. In 1972 when the organ was installed it was described as one of the finest organs in Australia, its mechanical action “is beautifully engineered” and “the sound of the organ fulfils exactly our expectations”. After 47 years of service to the College and the music community of Sydney the organ was taken apart, all 880 pipes cleaned, all worn parts replaced, the keyboards rebuilt, and the Kromhoorn 8′ stop replaced with new pipework from Germany. The installation of a traditional Klokster has added a vibrant new sound to the instrument very much in-keeping with its classical Dutch organ principles. The organ was built in 1971 by the

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Last chance … Opera in the Quad

OQ Video Prepare to be transported back to the early 6th Century, as we embark on a tale of medieval adventure and mysticism. One of the greatest works of western music, Purcell’s operetta ‘King Arthur’ tells the story of King Arthur’s Britons as they battle the Saxons. Led by Ross Cobb and performed on a period orchestra of Australia’s best historically informed musicians. Performed in the open-air; bring a picnic rug or a chair and BYO drinks whilst surrounded by the stunning sandstone Quadrangle of St Paul’s College. Venue | Quadrangle, St Paul’s College, within the University of Sydney Date | Friday 9 April 7pm Cost | $60/40 Tickets |

Chapel services for Holy Week

29 March to Easter Day 2021 Monday in Holy Week: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 5:30pm Holy Communion – (30 mins) |Tuesday in Holy Week: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 5:30pm Choral Communion – (45 mins) | Wednesday in Holy Week: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 5:30pm Holy Communion – (30 mins) Maundy Thursday: 8:30am Morning Prayer – (20 mins) & 12 noon Holy Communion – (30 mins) Good Friday: 9:00am Morning Prayer and the Litany – (20 mins); 9:30am The Passion Narrative from John’s Gospel – (30 mins) – Followed by Hot Cross Buns in the Chapel Quad Easter Day: 9:30am Holy Communion – (30 mins) – Followed by Easter Eggs in the Chapel Quad


Mummers Mia

The St Paul’s College Mummers presented, “A Night on Cobalt Street”, across three nights from Thursday 3rd June to Saturday 5th June. The play was written by our very own Archie Hancock, and was a huge success with the audience in hysterics from start to finish. Dedication from all involved was required to make the production the success that it was, and the cast and crew should be commended for their efforts.

Oxbridge bound Paulines

A number of Paulines have been, or are about to commence, studying at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge. – Mr. Jack Blair (2014-17, Cambridge, MPhil in Technology Policy) – Mr. John-Patrick Asimakis (2015-18, Oxford, Private International Law/Public International Law/Commercial Law) – Mr. Codey Swadling (2016-20, Oxford, MSt in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature) – Mr. Patrick Cook (2016-19, Cambridge, MPhil in Population Health Sciences) – Mr. Thomas Osborne (2017-20, Oxford, MPhil in Economics) – Mr. William Clarke (2017-18, Oxford, DPhil in Theoretical Physics (Plasma Theory Group)) – Mr. Hayden Randall (2019- , Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital) – Mr. Ash Dixon (2019-20, Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital) – Dr. Tishan Wellalagodage (2019-20, Oxford, DPhil in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics) Truly a great effort, well done, and congratulations from the entire St Paul’s community!

Queen’s Birthday Honours

The College community congratulates David George Edward Rickards, in College 1973-75, and Revd Dr James Anthony Collins, Fellow since 2015, who were awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours. David Rickard’s award was given for service to the not-for-profit sector, and to the environment. David has been Chair, Social Enterprise Finance Australia Partnerships Ltd, since 2016 and a director and Co-Founder, since 2011. David has also served as a volunteers in the environment and social enterprise sectors as Treasurer and Board Member; Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN), since 2017; Trustee, Carrawa Foundation, since 2013; Board Member and Treasurer, Bush Heritage Australia, 2006-2015; and Board Member, Midlands Conservation Fund (Tasmania), since 2011. His other community roles include Board Member (Treasurer), Macquarie Community College, 2010-2019; and Trustee, Australian Museum Foundation Ltd, since 2015. David has been active in business and finance as a member, Investment Committee, NSW

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Pauline joins the Morrison Cabinet

Out of recent ministerial changes in the National Party of Australia, The Hon Andrew Gee MP, in College 1987-90, has been elevated to Federal Cabinet as the soon to be sworn-in Minister for Veterans Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel.  From February 2020 Andrew was Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education in the Morrison Government and has been the Member for Calare in Central NSW since 2016 after serving in the NSW Legislative Assembly as Member for Orange between 2011 and 2016. Andrew joins a long list of Pauline federal ministers that includes: Joseph Abbott (1910-13) Country Party; Donald Cameron (1918-27) Liberal Party; Prime Minister Sir William McMahon (1927-31) Liberal; Sir Nigel Bowen (1928-30) Liberal; Prime Minister Gough Whitlam (1935-42) Labor Party; Moss Cass, (1945) Labor; Robert Tickner (1970-71) Labor; John Anderson (1975-77) Nationals; and Sandy Macdonald (1972-73) Nationals.

Kon’nichiwa, Tokyo

Congratulations to Pauline, Cam Girdlestone, who has been selected for a second time to represent Australia at the Olympics. Cam will be competing in the Men’s Quadruple Scull. Cam resided at College from 2007-09. This is a fantastic achievement, and we wish him all the best!

Palladian Wrap-up

The College’s 2021 Palladian Cup campaign has featured a variety of mixed results after one semester’s worth of performances. Despite not achieving the desired results in many of the events, it worth congratulating our performers for the effort and preparation that went into each and every appearance on stage. If you were unable to attend any of these performances, please enjoy our gallery of cracking photos from the events. Solo Instrumental: Ben Lerner (second year) (first place) Solo Vocal: Nick Comino (third year) and Ernest Lam (freshman) Oration: Seb Hodge (freshman) and Archie Hancock (third year) Solo Drama: Mikey Mingay (freshman) and Jacob Lummis (freshman) Dance: Various men and woman from all years across both the undergraduate and postgraduate communities

Androvians too strong for Paul’s XV

St Paul’s did battle against St Andrew’s in the Rawson Cup Rugby Final on 26th May, at the Sydney University Football Ground (formally No. 2 Oval), going down 45-10. The match was played under lights, and was a great spectacle for the packed out grandstand. As anticipated, the contest was a fiery one, with plenty of passion displayed both on and off the field. The Paulines drew first blood through second-year, Will Goddard, slotting an early penalty to take the score to 3-0. Paul’s would not see any more points for 60-odd minutes after that point. Drew’s went on a roll shortly after that penalty sailed through the sticks, displaying prowess across the park in all aspects of the competition. At 38-3, freshman, George Poolman, crossed the stripe from a backline move 15 metres out from the Androvians’ try line, with Goddard slotting the conversion. 38-10. Drew’s would go on

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Note to the St Paul’s College Community from the Council Chair regarding feedback on whether the undergraduate community should become co-residential

Firstly, I would like to thank all who have engaged in the feedback process to date. The College is very pleased to have received more than 400 individual and small group submissions, and large group submissions from nearly 200 of our undergraduates and over 80 Women’s College students. The Council is now reviewing these responses. I understand there has been criticism of some aspects of the process to date. I confirm that the Council is keen to ensure everyone has a reasonable opportunity to comment. The questions posed were structured to be impartial however, for those who felt unduly restricted in their responses and wish to provide further comment we have opened an account to which any further submissions can be emailed. Please submit them to We would appreciate receiving them by 16 June to allow sufficient time for collation and analysis by Council. It is our aspiration for

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The Grisp – alumni mentoring students

Uniting past and present Paulines through The Grisp mentoring has taken a big step forward in 2021. Co-ordinators Nick Ingate (2003-06) and Nick Jones (2nd Year BComm) commented that they now have more alumni than ever interested in supporting students. On 29 April on the McMillan Building Roof Top Terrace 12 mentors and 30 students joined together for the first themed event, “The Future of Leadership”, when a panel of four business leaders provided insights based on their professional experience and took a deep dive into world trade, artificial intelligence and the future of global relations.  The Grisp is always interested to connect with Paulines who can support this initiative which has been growing quietly year after year. Let the College know if you can assist in any field of endeavour and the team will establish a link with one of the senior students who wants development in your field.

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Paul’s support for the Indian COVID disaster

As the World watches on, one of our international students, Nakul Reddy (2nd Year), has set to work campaigning to support the poorest people of his homeland who are suffering the depths of the devastating second wave of Coronavirus across India. Nakul came to Paul’s in Semester 1, 2020 and has not been able to return to his home in Bangalore because of the COVID situation there. Now in his 4th year of study for a Bachelor of Software Engineering he is giving what he can through UNICEF to support the Indian appeal which has been championed by Cricket Australia. He get bad news daily, the number of Indian deaths is at 250,000 and is climbing. His parents and cousins are in isolation and every day he learns of people from his extended family, school friends and neighbours who are being infected and in some cases succumbing to the virus.

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Warden’s Own XV 7-all Draw

Gusty, courageous, tough… No superlative provides due justice for the Warden’s Own XV’s performance against Wesley College on Monday May 10th, at Paul’s Oval. Handpicked and coached by the Warden himself, the Own took on Wesley’s Rawson rugby side, after they forfeited their fixture against the Paul’s XV, and came away with a 7-all draw. Wesley made the decision to withdraw from the contest after their 116-3 drumming at the hands of St Andrew’s last week, anticipating a similar scoreline against the Paulines. The match was played in great spirits and featured many current iconic College personalities, across all year groups. In the end everyone was a winner, the Paul’s XV came away with free Rawson points, the Warden’s Own tradition was able to continue, and the Wesley rugby players were able to enjoy a game of footy rather than a thumping. The Own now turn their attention to the

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Rawson Rugby Campaign off to strong start

The College’s 2021 Rawson Cup Rugby campaign began on Tuesday May 4th against St John’s on St Andrew’s Oval. It was the second Rawson Rugby fixture of the day at St Andrew’s Oval, following Wesley’s 116-3 defeat at the hands of Drew’s. John’s bounced back quickly from a very early knock-on off the kick-off, scoring a runaway intercept try from the scrum immediately after the initial error. 7-0. Paul’s went on to slowly but surely grind away against the men in the green and gold. The wet weather, compounded by the fact that a game had already played prior, meant that the track was ripped up and slippery, making for quite a conservative and slow style of rugby. Good day to be a forward; bad day to be a back. Paul’s momentum picked up, despite constant stoppages for scrum resets and errors, allowing the College’s piggies to run in a

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