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Concert: Rave in the Nave

This is an hour long concert that combines new electronic dance music written by the ‘Salisbury Institute’ with live vocals performed by the St Paul’s College Choir. It may be a world first! ‘Salisbury Institute’ is an EDM collaboration of former Director of Music David Drury (Druers) and his nephew Matthew Roberts. Vocal parts have been written to add a live dimension to a DJ style performance to give the listener a unique concert/dance experience in the College Chapel! Friday 20 May 2022 – 2 shows 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm In the Chapel at St Paul’s College Exit by donation. For tickets CLICK HERE For visitors to the College there is very limited parking on site during semester, please use City Rd, or public transport. Rave in the Nave flyer

The Four Seasons, recomposed

St Paul’s College, Ensemble Apex and international-renowned soloist Brendan Joyce present Max Richter’s modern taken on Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, recomposed for orchestra and synthesiser by one of the most influential composers and prolific contemporary music artists of this generation. Paired with choral and ensemble works by Ola Gjeilo and Eric Whitacre performed with the St Paul’s College Choir, this exciting concert will be presented in the gothic sandstone Dining Hall of St Paul’s College.  The Salisbury Bar will be open for a drink after each concert, and the Wine Cellar beforehand so you can enjoy a drink throughout the concert. Tickets are strictly limited, so we are inviting the St Paul’s College community for a chance to purchase tickets early before the go public on Friday.  Dates | Friday 8 April 8pm & Saturday 9 April 8pm Location | St Paul’s College Dining Hall Tickets | www.trybooking.com/BXYLR  Brendan Joyce 

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Music to your ears

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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2008 Reunion sets the scene for 2022 – dairies please!

A small band of recent alumni gathered in the Salisbury for a reunion in February, which was perfect timing just as the COVID restrictions had been lifted. A Reunion for those Freshers around 1960 has been planned for a lunch in the Hall and tour of the College on Sunday 3 July. Those 1959, -60 & -61 Freshers interested should make contact with Mr Richard Morgan (1978) at the College. Another Reunion for 1980, -81 and -82 Freshers is being planned for Saturday 26 November the weekend of the Annual Carol Service. The St Paul’s College Union is planning to resurrect the Union Dinner on Saturday 18 June as  a grand event in the Hall.  Don’t forget the Union’s 58th production of Victoriana! scheduled for 23, 24 and 30 September and 1 October after a pandemic hiatus. Be ready for the show you remember with plenty of new treats thanks

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A Night at the Opera

Romance, drama, death and comedy. Join our cast of characters in a night of opera presented by the second year students of the Sydney Conservatorium Opera School, with pianist Alan Hicks. Friday 18 March 2022 at 7.00 pm – Graduate House Refectory Prepare to mingle with fairies, princesses and barbers as the singers transport you to strange and exotic locales. The program features a selection of arias and ensembles from the 19th and 20th centuries, a period of great musical and historical change and innovation. Tickets include alcoholic refreshments and can be found at  https://www.trybooking.com/BXYHB

Carol Service now starting 7.00 pm

for those coming to our Carol Service on Sunday 5 December please note that start time was incorrectly advertised. Please be seated in the Chapel by 7.00 pm. If you are coming please contact Richard Morgan by sms – 0412 016117 or email community@stpauls.edu.au

Brahms in the MCR

St Paul’s Organ Scholar Xiaoyu (Stacey) Yang and Dr Evgeny Sorkin will present an exciting chamber music programme of the work of Johannes Brahms. Tuesday 14 December 2021 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Russian born violinist Evgeny Sorkin has been in demand as performer from a very early age. At the age of 10 Isaac Stern has chosen Evgeny to perform a concert tour of the USA including performance at the Department of State in Washington. At 16 after hearing Evgeny perform, Sir Yehudi Menuhin likened his playing to that of young David Oistrakh. to Book CLICK HERE

Carol Service in the College Chapel

The Annual Carol Service returns to the College Chapel with congregational singing, the Chapel Choir and organ as we celebrate the joy of Christmas in the collegial manner once again. As is our tradition the service will be conducted as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: Sunday 5 December Commencing at 7.00 pm After the service supper will be served in the Junior Common Room Paulines, families and friends are most welcome – please rsvp to Mr Richard Morgan, Director of Community Development on community@stpauls.edu.au or phone reception on 02 9550 7444.

News

Pauline leads Anzac tribute at Gallipoli 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

2008 Reunion sets the scene for 2022 – dairies please!

A small band of recent alumni gathered in the Salisbury for a reunion in February, which was perfect timing just as the COVID restrictions had been lifted. A Reunion for those Freshers around 1960 has been planned for a lunch in the Hall and tour of the College on Sunday 3 July. Those 1959, -60 & -61 Freshers interested should make contact with Mr Richard Morgan (1978) at the College. Another Reunion for 1980, -81 and -82 Freshers is being planned for Saturday 26 November the weekend of the Annual Carol Service. The St Paul’s College Union is planning to resurrect the Union Dinner on Saturday 18 June as  a grand event in the Hall.  Don’t forget the Union’s 58th production of Victoriana! scheduled for 23, 24 and 30 September and 1 October after a pandemic hiatus. Be ready for the show you remember with plenty of new treats thanks

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The Hon Justice Andrew Bell becomes next Chief Justice of NSW

The Hon Justice Andrew Bell, in College 1985-89, Fellow 2004-11, has become the state’s Chief Justice following Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC who stepped down on 5 March. It is customary for the NSW Chief Justice to also be appointed Lieutenant Governor an office that was established by Governor Phillip on 7 February 1788 with the appointment of Major Robert Ross who was succeeded by Major Francis Grose in 1792 who was granted the land on which the College stands today, Grose Farm. Andrew was appointed President of the Court of Appeal in 2019 after a career as a leading Sydney barrister. He has a long association with the College and won University Medals in Law and Arts. He became Rhodes Scholar for New South Wales in 1990 and topped the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford in his year, before earning his doctorate from Oxford the following year. He

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Academic Results for 2021

Joyful news for Paul’s about last year’s academic results with 116 students – 99 undergraduate students and 17 postgraduate students – achieving a Distinction or High Distinction average in Semester 2. This is 37% of our undergraduate body, and 48% of our postgraduate coursework students! Of our top 10 undergraduate performers, five were Freshmen in their first year of university study: Mr Tommy Lu (Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science), Mr Jack Holt (Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce), Mr Simon Toscan (Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies), Mr Riley Jones (Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science), and Mr Aakash Singh (Bachelor of Engineering Hons (Civil)/Bachelor of Design Architecture) – all receiving a high distinction average. The undergraduate average mark was 70.6, and our postgraduate coursework students averaged 72.9.   This is a fantastic achievement by all our students, particularly considering that all but four weeks of the semester took place

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New timber for an old hall

January is a time for major maintenance around the College and the Dining Hall and Kitchens are the focus. Every year the Foundation tops up the maintenance budget for heritage works and this is all made possible by the generosity of Foundation donors. The projects include the dining hall floor, new table tops and chair refurbishments. In the kitchen new vinyl is being laid and a new dish washer comes in after that. Those interested in donating an Australian hardwood floor board can do so right now. We are looking for contributions towards this project which includes the floor, dining chairs repair and (artisan-made) new tops for the tables. Please contact Richard Morgan or use the website donation form CLICK HERE Donate a floor board $250 Donate a chair $500 Donate a table top $1000

Australia Day honour

Mr Niels Bowen (in College 1967-70) has been awarded an OAM in the 2022 Australia Day Honours. Niels is a pharmacist and leader in the health care industry as founder of Chemist Outlet and Pharmacy by Mail. Niels has also been a benefactor to many causes including the College, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the University of Sydney in particular the refurbishment of the Pharmacy Building 2006-08. It was great to see Niels back at College for a visit early last year and the College community extends it appreciation and congratulations on this Australia Day honour.

Sem 2 Palladian Cup flashes of potential

The back half of the year’s Palladian events was filled with a mix of outstanding works, and unrefined gems. The College finished equal fourth place alongside The Women’s College. The highlight of the semester for the College was Palladian Art. Senior, Ethan Tsui, scored 2nd place overall for his piece, ‘Locus Amoenus No. IX’, while Freshman, James Rossiter, submitted a fantastic work, ‘Disenfranchised’, which was unlucky not to place. Our drama and instrumental ensembles were fantastic, and showcased the creativity amongst our residents. Graduate House member, Jack Stephens, will take over as Director of Music in 2022, and has big plans, with enthusiasm to match, for the College’s musical potential. Watch this space.

Rawson sport Sem 2

Rawson sport returned to College in a big way in semester 2. The Covid-induced hiatus meant that training and general preparation for all sports proved difficult, and often required execution of a reduced capacity. With five sporting campaigns to undertake in the best part of a month, the Paulines had their work cut out for them. Compounding the log-jam of Rawson events was the timing of the semester. The state opened back up, assessment crunch time loomed, the Palladian Cup resumed, and important College social events were reinstated to the calendar following the ease of restrictions. The term ‘intense’ was an understatement, not to mention, some men convened and competed in multiple sports… Our second place position on the overall Rawson Cup ladder at the cessation of the first semester meant that serious groundwork had to be made in order to compete with the Androvians, and keep John’s and Wesley

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Carol Service now starting 7.00 pm

for those coming to our Carol Service on Sunday 5 December please note that start time was incorrectly advertised. Please be seated in the Chapel by 7.00 pm. If you are coming please contact Richard Morgan by sms – 0412 016117 or email community@stpauls.edu.au

Professor Cambitoglou remembered

Professor Alexander Cambitoglou AO was a resident tutor at Paul’s from 1961 to 1967. He died in 2019 at the age of 97 and has left an enormous legacy to the University of $6 million for the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens which he founded in 1980 with connections to 16 foreign institutes in Greece. In 1961, at the invitation of Professor A D Trendall, Alexander Cambitoglou came from Greece to Sydney University and was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Classical Archaeology. Needing somewhere to live near-by he was welcomed to the College by the Warden, Rev’d Dr Felix Arnott, where he stayed for six years and part of the Warden’s attempt to create a Senior Common Room with “reputation and purpose within the University”. By 1963 there were 39 tutors on the list, nine in residence (Atkinson, Hearts and Minds, 2019 p.356). Professor Trendall, who was Chair of Greek

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2022 Student Leadership

Student leadership is an important aspect of collegiate life and at St Paul’s this is no exception. In November the Students Club elected their 2022 committee: Mr Henry Hughes [BPM II], Mr Sebastian Shanahan [BComm/LLB II], Mr Nicholas Jones [BComm/BAdvStudies II], Mr Steven Parras [BComm II], Mr Hayden Fleming [BA/LLB II], Mr Mitchell Cassie [BSports&ExMgmt II] and Mr Tom Nivison [BBus/BSc II]. The new committee takes over in January. Earlier the Middle Common Room, which is the student membership of Graduate House, elected their third Executive: Mr Hugh Schroder [MD I], Mr Jethro Mahon [MComm I], Mr Vivek Chopra [JD I], Miss Eliza Santalucia [DDM I] and Mr Will McManus [no info on Start Rez!]. The third MCR Executive took office with immediate effect. The College community congratulates all those recently elected to leadership roles. It is also a time to thank the 2021 leaders for their tireless efforts in

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What’s happened to The Pauline?

Since 1911 the St Paul’s College Union has published the annual journal of St Paul’s College. The Union is the august body that brings together all current and former residents of the College. In recent years the College has added the Mallard to its publication list which is the annual journal of Graduate House. The last printed Pauline was produced in 2013. Like so many editions it is now a rare specimen. The 2014 and 2015 journals were combined into a single volume, the last being number 113, and published electronically in 2020. This edition is available for download CLICK HERE. The remainder are in various stages of production from “editing” to “layout”. There is a small working group of dedicatees, Messrs Philip Barr (1973-76), Harry Croker (2017-20) and Richard Morgan (1978-82) taking care of these tasks with the goal of e-publishing 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 in the

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