So far this semester… a vibrant start to 2018

So far this semester… a vibrant start to 2018

1 year ago

As the College enters a new era in 2018, it has been a vibrant start to the College and University year, with so far this semester…

  • St Paul’s scores a try against Wesley in Rawson Rugby

    many students happily sharing rooms until on Friday 11 May the first 52 students were able to move into the magnificent new rooms of the Ivan Head Building, with another 50+ students moving into the new building for second semester

  • preparations to welcome further new students to the College in second semester, and for the distinctive graduate community in Graduate House, led by a Dean of Graduate House, to commence at the start of 2019
  • a tutorial programme of over 55 tutorials a week, and the College Library a beehive of study
  • opportunities for all students to meet with the Warden and the Senior Tutor to discuss their study and career goals, progress and plans
  • celebration of the academic success of College students and of the College’s partnership with the wider University of Sydney in the College and University Dinner on 17 April, with the Vice-Chancellor (Dr Michael Spence) as guest speaker
  • a strong focus among students, led by the Outreach Syndicate, on community service activities – from Lewis Crawford, Tyson Feng and Franco Hay raising $1702 for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave to the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience where several students are active with mentoring, running uni life programs for Indigenous youth and organising the AIME Gala Fundraising Ball
  • Community service – Tyson Feng, Lewis Crawford and Franco Hay at the World’s Greatest Shave

    other outreach activities including St Paul’s and Womens’ College students offering to volunteer at the Matthew Talbot Hostel, St Paul’s and St Andrew’s College students helping out at Newtown Mission, and raising over $5,000 for Legacy on ANZAC Day

  • Strong performances in various Rawson Cup sports
    • coming second in the cricket to St Andrew’s
    • third in the swimming after St John’s and St Andrew’s
    • second in the rowing behind St Andrew’s, and
    • resounding victories in the Rawson Rugby against Wesley and St John’s
    • with the Rugby final against St Andrew’s on May 30, to which all alumni and friends are invitedclick here for details of the final and here for further Rawson sports results
  • excellent performances in the intercollegiate cultural competition for the Palladian Cup – with William Gibb and Joshua Macqueen representing the College in oration, High Jameson and Alexander Ng in solo vocal (Hugh Jameson winning first place), Dennis van Rooyen and Daniel Cheung in solo instrumental, and Joshua Macqueen and Nick Hudson in solo drama
  • the College Choir singing Evensong every Tuesday night at 7.45pm in Chapel services led by our new Chaplain, the Revd Antony Weiss – all are welcome at services
  • During the ANZAC Day service a wreath was laid by Senior Student Barney Archibald to commemorate Paulines who gave their lives in war

    a very moving Chapel service and other activities to commemorate ANZAC Day, and especially the many Paulines who served and died in war

  • the Choir Concert coming at 8pm on Friday 25 May, with works of Bach, Mendelssohn, Faure, Parry and Drury
  • the Mummers performance of “The Bald Soprano” by Eugene Ionesco, under the direction of Angus Neale, on 8 and 9 June
  • many successful social activities including Wine Cellar lunches, Surreal Sounds music festival (described as “easily the best music line-up in the intercollegiate music scene in recent memory”), over 300 taking part in the annual Fathers and Sons Dinner, and the Jazz Dinner Dance coming on Friday 18 May
  • Over 40 members of the Women’s Organisation with Dr Don Markwell and Barney Archibald at their Fireside Chat in the Warden’s Lodge

    an active programme for the Women’s Organisation, including a “drinks and fireside chat” by the Head of College, Dr Don Markwell, and the Senior Student, Mr Barney Archibald, at the Warden’s Lodge, and the election of Mrs Rebecca Lim as President in succession to long-serving President Mrs Hanja Bicknell, to whom we are very grateful

  • almost all students participating in discussion groups, interviews or the student survey for the review of College culture led by Elizabeth Broderick – to which everyone is invited to contribute
  • the College hosting regular History of University Life Seminars (including papers so far this year by Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Sherington and Professor Stephen Garton, Provost of the University), and
  • recognition of many outstanding individual achievements by members of the College – from Campbell McLauchlan’s First Class Honours and University Medal in Physics, to Patrick Cook’s re-election to the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) Council, to Abraham Rizkalla winning the Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor Surgical Prize for 2018 awarded to the candidate who gains the highest marks in each of the Generic Surgical Sciences Examinations.

Read the Head of College’s overview of the College, given in the “Warden’s Address” at the annual Fathers and Sons Diner on 12 May, here.