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Anzac Service

All are welcome to join the College as it commemorates Anzac Day and pays tribute to those Paulines who died in the service of their nation. As usual the service will be supported by the organ and chapel choir, and includes hymns, readings, the laying of wreaths, The Ode and Last Post. Service starts at 10.00 am and will be followed by refreshments. [Pic: 2nd Lieutenant AEH Cooper (in College 1914-16) killed in action, France 1917]

Re-opening of the Flentrop organ

The recently refurbished Chapel pipe organ will be re-dedicated during an opening recital 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. A donation on exiting the Chapel would be appreciated. Refreshments after the concert. Seating in the chapel will be limited under the prevailing COVID rules.

Carol Service

The Annual College Carol Service this year will be pre-recorded for broadcast. The Video will be available to view at the scheduled time of the service – 7.30pm Sunday 13 December and will remain on line. CLICK HERE As is our tradition the service will be the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and feature organ, choir and readers. There is no participatory service due to COVID rules.

Virtual Victoriana! just in time for Christmas

The St Paul’s College Union is pleased to advise that Victoriana! is “in the can” – filming and editing are complete, and it is ready for release on Friday 18 December just in time for Christmas. Many Paulines and friends may care to arrange dinner parties around the screening for an audience at home. For more about Virtual Victoriana! show CLICK HERE For the Virtual Victoriana! show click the below video.

Rawson Cup Rugby

Wednesday 11 November at 7.30 pm the Paul’s v Andrew’s game will be broadcast by SUSF via their facebook page. Seating at No. 2 Oval is now at capacity under current COVID rules so please don’t attempt to come to the game unless you are a ticket-holder. Watch the game live at:


University medallists

The extraordinary talents of Paulines continued to bring very pleasing results in 2020.  The University of Sydney announced recently three Paulines who won University Medals. Jake Slaytor (2018-20) completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a major in Ancient History. His first class Honours and scholarly achievement was recognised with the award of a 2020 University Medal. John-Patrick Asimakis (2015-18) graduated Bachelor of Arts in 2018 and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2020. He was on the Dean’s List of Academic Excellence, awarded the Ian Joye Prize in Law, John George Dalley Prize No. 1A, the Nancy Gordon Smith Prize for Honours at Graduation and the Sir Dudley Williams Prize. In 2020 he was the University Medallist for Law. Will Clarke (2017-18) completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours). His first class Honours and achievements in maths were recognised with the award of the University Medal in 2019. The

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University results 2020

The difficult year that was 2020 was an exceptional year for individual results in the College, both undergraduate and graduate communities. The impact of the pandemic was a double-edged sword and on the plus side reduced the many wonderful distractions of College life allowing students to be more immersed in their academic pursuits and to find more time for collaboration and academic peer support. An Academic and University Dinner was held at the end of 2020 which was a late celebration of the achievements of the 2019 top academics.  In March the College will hold an Academic and University Dinner to celebrate the 2020 achievements. Some of the outstanding results include … There were 21, or 9.09%, undergraduate Paulines with HD average and another 80, or 34.6%, with D average. The Average Annual Mark (AAM) was 72 with Semester 2’s SAM 71.5.

Farewell to Alex Fitton

Among the departing Paulines of 2020 is Mr Alex Fitton who has served the College as Associate Senior Tutor, Assistant Sub-Warden and Assistant Dean of Undergraduates.  Alex entered College as a Waddy-Pockley Scholar for Law in 2017, having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. Alex was appointed to the role of Associate Senior Tutor for 2018 and then Assistant Sub-Warden later in that same year. All present will recall Alex’s successful convening of the 2018 Law Faculty Dinner, with guest of honour Professor Anne Twomey, Australia’s pre-eminent constitutional law scholar. In 2019, Alex graduated from the University of Sydney with a Juris Doctor. This year, Alex was awarded the Judge Humfry Henchman Prize for Final Year Law and has just completed his final essays for a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. Alex’s service under three Wardens will be remembered for his

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AM for former Senator

The Hon Sandy Macdonald has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day Honours. Sandy was at College 1972-73 and studied Law. He was a wool and beef farmer before entering politics and was member of the Australian Senate from 1993 to 1998, and again from 2000 to 2008, representing the state of New South Wales for the National Party. The citation for Sandy’s honour is: The Honourable John Alexander (Sandy) Macdonald Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the people and Parliament of Australia, and to public administration. His achievements recognised include: Parliament of Australia Senator for New South Wales, 2001-2008, 1993-1998. Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, 2005-2007. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, 2006-2007. Parliamentary Secretary for Trade, 2005-2006. Parliamentary Committee Positions Chair, Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, 2000-2005, 1997-1999. Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Bills,

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AO for top Sydney silk

Mr Bret Walker SC has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day Honours. Bret was at College in 1974 and completed BA and LLB at Sydney before being admitted to the Bar in 1979. Bret has had a distinguished career in the law rep[resenting many high profile clients and has led many government inquiries mainly in NSW.  He was President of the NSW Bar Association 2001-2003. The citation for Bret’s honour is: Mr Bret William Walker Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the law through a range of roles, particularly to national security and civil liberties, and to professional legal associations. He is recognised for the following achievements: The Law Commissioner, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 2018-2019. Member, Legal Services Council, 2014-2020. Foundation Member, Australian Academy of Law, since 2007. Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, 2011-2014. Editor, New

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Recognition for Prof Kane Race

Kane was in College 1990-91 and today is a professor of Gender and Cultural Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney and author of several books, most recently Pleasure Consuming Medicine: the queer politics of drugs (2009). Kane has been recognised for his distinguished achievement in humanities with one of the highest awards in the humanities in Australia. At the end of 2020 he He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities for his contribution to cultural studies of sexuality, interactions between stigmatised bodies, sexuality and the politics of public health. For more about the recent awards to University of Sydney academics click here.

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