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Tue 3 Sep 2019

Upper Eighth Universities Day
Time: 13:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
Old Paulines who are at university, or who have recently left, are invited back to school to give advice to current Upper Eighth Paulines who are in the process of choosing their university/college. This has been an enjoyable day in the past and a chance for Old Paulines to re-establish contact with each other.

Old Paulines who would like to attend should email Sally Kirkham at careers@stpaulsschool.org.uk.

School | Students, Old Paulines

Wed 4 Sep 2019

GCSE Art Showcase
Time: 18:00
Venue: Milton Gallery, St Paul’s School
Everyone is welcome to this vibrant exhibition showcasing the best work from all of last year’s GCSE artists. The show will also be open 9am to 4pm on the 5th, 10th and 12th September. Please let the school know in advance if you intend to visit during the school day.

No booking is required for this event.

Arts | All

Thu 5 Sep 2019

Moonlight
Time: 19:30
Venue: Milton Studio, St Paul’s School
Andy, an ailing, foul-mouthed patriarch, is desperate for reconciliation with his two estranged sons. Haunted by the ghostly presence of his dead daughter Bridget and the very real presence of his irascible wife Bel, the dying Andy muses on guilt, lost loves and his own mortality. Pinter’s final full-length play is an elegiac meditation on family, shot through with raucous wit, here performed by a senior cast of actors fresh from a run at the Lyric Theatre Studio.

Book here.

Arts | All

Sat 7 Sep 2019

St Paul’s Masterclass: Ancient Greek
Time: 09:00 - 11:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
Following last year’s popularity, join former Senior Undermaster and Classics teacher Alex Wilson for the first of three morning-long masterclasses delving into the Ancient Greek language and culture. Do take this opportunity to experience the St Paul’s classroom and find out more about the bygone language and period of history it came from. The following masterclasses will be held on 14 and 21 September.

Book here.

Community | All

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Joint Concert
Time: 19:00
Venue: St Paul’s Girls School
Our musicians join forces with St Paul’s Girls’ School for the annual Joint Concert. Repertoire will include Elgar’s Give Unto the Lord, Stanford’s Te Deum in B Flat and Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony (also known as the Pathétique Symphony), as well as a new choral piece written by Bernard Hughes.

Please email Gabby Freemantle at musicadmin@spgs.org

Arts | All

Fri 13 Sep 2019

30 Year Reunion
Time: 18:30
Venue: St Paul’s School
We welcome back all Old Paulines who left the school in 1989. This is a chance to catch up with old friends and to see the changes that have taken place at the school over the past 30 years. Hosted by Adam Smith, Gregor Cameron and Ilya Colak-Antic.

Book here.

Community | Old Paulines

Sat 14 Sep 2019

OP Sports Festival
Time: 12:00
Venue: Colets Health Club, Thames Ditton
Join us at Thames Ditton for the Old Pauline Sports Festival and enjoy the inaugural tri-sport tournament between the OP Rugby, Football and Cricket Clubs. Festivities will be taking place throughout the afternoon with kids activities and inflatables, a barbecue and an outdoor bar serving OP craft beer. A perfect chance to bring the whole family.

Book here.

Community | All

Sat 14 Sep 2019

SPS 1st XV 60-Years-On Reunion Lunch
Time: 12:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
Paddy McCowen’s 1958 and John Cooper’s 1959 1st XVs are meeting for a 60yrs-on reunion lunch on 14th September ahead of the current 1st XV’s match against Abingdon. The 1959 team had Peter Stagg playing in the second row. Peter is the most capped international player educated at St Paul’s. He played 28 times for Scotland between 1965 and 1970 and played for the British Lions on their 1968 tour of South Africa.

Community | Old Paulines

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Caterina Grewe Recital
Time: 19:00
Venue: Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School
German-Japanese pianist Caterina Grewe has performed to great critical acclaim throughout the UK, continental Europe and Asia, has collaborated with many top conductors and has won numerous prizes at world-renowned piano competitions. This concert, which will include works by Schumann, Schubert-Liszt and Liszt, is in aid of The Amber Trust which helps blind and partially sighted children across the UK who have a talent or love for music.

Book here.

Arts | All

Thu 19 Sep 2019

St Paul’s Finance Network
Time: 18:30
Venue: Hambro Perks
We invite all members of the St Paul’s community with an interest in finance to join us for the next Finance Network event. This meeting will be hosted by Hambro Perks, a venture capital firm that helps build global companies, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. Dominic Perks, Co-Founder, CEO and St Paul’s parent will speak about the journey of a founder and hosts the evening alongside George Davies (1998-2003), Partner and Old Pauline.

Book here.

Community | All

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Alumni and Parent Cycling Club Launch
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: St Paul’s School
Join us for the launch of the first St Paul’s Cycling Club, a social and friendly cycling network for parents and alumni of St Paul’s School. Riders are invited to meet at school for a ride to Richmond Park and back to followed by dinner at School. The ride will be led by Daniel Loy of International Cycling Executives and supported by Hugh Roberts (1969-74), Chief Executive of the SweetSpot, the organiser of the Tour of Britain. The ride will be resourced with a number of support cars, but attendees are asked to bring road bikes and water.

Community | Old Paulines, Parents

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Opening Night, Photo Noir - Portraits by Cornel Lucas
Time: 18:00
Venue: Milton Gallery, St Paul’s School
One of the world’s most celebrated photographers, Cornel Lucas (1920-2012) enjoyed a career at the forefront of photography for over 70 years. Photo Noir will fill our gallery space with gorgeous images of the stars Lucas worked with in Hollywood and the UK from the 1940s onwards. The show will also be open from 9am to 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 26 September until 10 October. Please let the school know in advance if you intend to visit during the school day.

No booking is required for this event.

Arts | All

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Thomas Gresham Quiz Night
Time: 18:30
Venue: Dining Hall, St Paul’s School
The Thomas Gresham Bursary Fund was founded in 2017 by pupils in the Upper Eighth Form, with the aim of raising money to enable a boy to study at St Paul’s. To continue their success, the reins have been handed to successive groups of Upper Eighth pupils and they are bringing back the quiz to kick off this year’s fundraising. Join us for a challenging and entertaining evening for a cause integral to the St Paul’s Community.

Book here.

Community | All

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Welcome Back to London Event
Time: 18:30
Venue: St Paul’s School
An event to welcome back leavers from 2014,15 and 16 as they return to London following graduation from university. A chance to catch up with old friends and see how the school has developed in the past few years over drinks on Big Side.

Book here.

Community | Old Paulines

Mon 30 Sep 2019

St Paul’s Masterclass: Philosophy, an Introduction
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: St Paul’s School
SPS teacher Phil Gaydon presents an introduction to Philosophy, inviting the St Paul’s community to explore and debate a number of topics from the fields of ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics and epistemology. This two hour class will act as a taster session ahead of a longer Philosophy series taking place in the spring term. The session will have a relaxed and informal atmosphere and include refreshments so please do come along. No previous study of the subject is required.

Book here.

Community | All

Mon 7 Oct 2019

Predict the Booker
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Kayton Library, St Paul’s School
Six books, six boys, five minutes each. Come and hear our readers talk about the shortlisted books and join us in voting for the one St Paul’s thinks should win the prestigious Booker Prize 2019.

Book here

Community | All

Wed 9 Oct 2019

Cambridge Dinner
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Cambridge University, Emmanuel College
We welcome any Old Pauline Studying at Cambridge to the annual Cambridge Dinner. A great chance to catch up with old friends and staff, and welcome the new Old Pauline freshers joining the University.

Community | Old Paulines

Piano Evening
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School

This event provides a rare opportunity to hear some of the school’s most talented pianists. Boys choose their own repertoire, so a variety of different composers will be on offer, and the evening will be interspersed with some duet items as well. 

Book here 

Arts | All

The Blue Electric Wind
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: Milton Studio, St Paul’s School
When people at school start forgetting things, Scott wonders if he’s the only one who’s noticed. He and some of the other school misfits seem to be alone in realising what has happened. Is it the weather? Is it a virus? They must join forces to try and work out what is causing everyone in town to lose all sense of who they are. The Blue Electric Wind, performed by a cast of Sixth Form Actors, is a new play about bravery, growing up and why we remember what we do.

Book here

Arts | All

Thu 10 Oct 2019

New York Lunch
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue:
Join the New York Branch for a fabulous lunch at the University Club. This lunch is a perfect opportunity for OPs who have moved state-side for university or former St Paul’s parents who have relocated to connect with the community in New York. Please contact Simon Strauss for further details at simon@sstrauss.net

Community | Parents, Former Parents, Former Staff, Old Paulines

SPARTA Lecture: ‘Was there an English Renaissance?’
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Samuel Pepys Theatre, St Paul’s School
Jonathan Jones, art critic of The Guardian, asks if the Renaissance reached Britain. An Italian artist who worked for Henry VIII complained about having to endure “those beasts of Englishmen.” Was art essentially foreign to us in the age when St Paul’s School was founded? Jones explores Tudor Britain in the light of his new book, Sensations: The Story of British Art from Hogarth to Banksy.

Arts | All

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Wine Tasting at 67 Pall Mall
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: 67 Pall Mall
Join us at 67 Pall Mall for another evening of drinks and brilliant company in the UK’s first private members wine club. Enjoy a variety of wines selected on a theme, guided by an experienced sommelier. After the event please feel free to spend the rest of the evening enjoying the club.

Book here.

Community | Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Old Pauline Lodge Centenary Dinner
Time: 17:30 - 19:30
Venue: St Paul’s School
The Old Pauline Lodge was founded in 1919 for old boys and current and former staff of St Paul’s School. Membership has always reflected the rich cultural and religious diversity found at the school itself. At this special Centenary event we will celebrate 100 years with the whole Pauline community and partners. We will review the high (and low) points of our history and host a dinner fit for the next century.

Please email secretary@oldpaulinelodge.org.uk to book.

Community | All

Thu 17 Oct 2019

OP Third Thursday Drinks
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Primo Bar, Waterloo
We invite OPs from across the generations to join us on the third Thursday of each month in September, October, November and December. This event series is an opportunity for OPs to meet and reconnect in venues across London and to share good conversation over a drink or two.

Book here. 

Community | Old Paulines

Thu 24 Oct 2019

St Paul’s Sydney Branch Event
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Sydney, Central Business District
Fredrik Blencke hosts this relaxed event in Sydney’s Central Business District for all Old Paulines, parents, former parents, former staff and friends of St Paul’s that live in the city or may be passing through the area.

Please RSVP to Fredrik Blencke at fblencke@bellpotter.com.au

Community | All

Sun 27 Oct 2019

Strings Afternoon
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Venue: Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School
An enjoyable and challenging day of ensemble playing. Attendees will work towards a performance at the end of the day. Open to Paulines, St Paul’s Juniors and boys and girls from other schools, grade 3 and above.

Book here.

Arts | All

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Wessex Branch Luncheon
Time: 12:30 - 14:30
Venue: Crown Hotel, Blandford Forum
An invitation to all OPs living in the Wessex region including West Sussex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire and Monmouth. The guest speaker at our next lunch will be the High Master, Professor Mark Bailey. We are delighted that he has accepted our invitation to join us again in what will be his final year in office.

For further information please email dmporteus@hotmail.com

Community | Old Paulines

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Discover St Paul’s - Supporting St Paul’s through Legacy Giving
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
Join our first Discover St Paul’s event to learn more about the life changing impact of legacy giving. This afternoon will be an opportunity for those interested in supporting the Shaping our Future campaign through a gift in their will to hear more about our bursary programme and to join a St Paul’s lesson to experience teaching at the school today. Afternoon tea will be served and there will be an opportunity for a short tour of the school.

If you are interested in joining us for this event, or learning more about legacy giving, please call 020 8746 5390 or email community@stpaulsschool.org.uk

Please RSVP to the Development and Engagement Team by calling 02087465390.

Community | Old Paulines

New York Fireworks
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Brainstation, New York
You are invited to join the next Six Degrees event as we look to build on the networks and friendships that the OP community has been so successful at supporting and growing. We are continually amazed by how small, powerful and enjoyable the OP network is, even across the Atlantic from where it all started.

This summer we launch a new format, Six Degrees, a light touch business ‘connect’ for us to share and learn about our peers’ professional successes and opportunities here in New York. Open to all OPs, parents and friends who might be interested in joining us.

Please RSVP to james.faber@q5partners.com

Community | All

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Opening Night, Other People by Keith Roberts
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Milton Gallery, St Paul’s School
Keith Roberts studied fine art in Newcastle and then at the Royal College of Art in London. He was awarded a place at the Delfina Studios Trust and then an Abbey Fellowship to study at the British School in Rome, an intensely rewarding experience that continues to inform his work.

The exhibition Other People at St Paul’s School, will bring together paintings, drawings and sculpture that engage with uncertainty and upheaval in the world. The work encourages the contemplation of silenced voices and mute witness; to tally the absensce and presence of those other people.

No booking is required for this event.

Arts | All

GCSE Composers’ Concert
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School
Join us to hear some of the talented GCSE musicians perform compositions of their own creation.

Book here.

Arts | All

Thu 7 Nov 2019

Avni Lectures
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Physics Labs, St Paul’s School
After the success of 2018’s event we are very excited to announce that we will be hosting another evening of talks in memory of Okan Avni, respected friend, colleague and teacher. The Avni Lectures showcase some of the expertise and interests of the St Paul’s staff and we would be honoured if you could join us to pay a fitting tribute to such a great talent.

Book here. 

Community | All

Durham Drinks
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: The Boat Club, Durham
Join us at The Boat Club for the first Old Pauline Durham drinks reception. This will be an informal event with prepaid drinks and a chance to connect and reminisce with other alumni studying in Durham. This is a great a chance to welcome the Fresher’s of 2019 and introduce them to the Old Pauline community in the city.

Book here.

Community | Old Paulines

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Act of Remembrance
Time: 11:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
As a whole school we gather for the annual Act of Remembrance. OP Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen is always central to these ceremonies: we will remember them.

School | All

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Treasures of St Paul’s School: Exploration and Adventure
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Kayton Library, St Paul’s School
The librarians and archivist will be working together to display items from the school’s collection on the theme of exploration and adventure. We will be showing some of our rare atlases, seals from Ancient Egypt, and diaries and photographs from boys’ trips abroad. Magnifying glasses and white gloves will be available.

Book here

Community | All

Al is in Wonderland - SPJ Upper Third Performance
Time: 18:45 - 20:45
Venue: School Hall, St Paul’s Juniors
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!” Al’s world is tipped upside and Wonderland is in chaos. The caterpillars are on strike, the Duchess won’t leave the house and the Mad Hatter is, well… mad! Join us as the Third Years dive down the rabbit hole and into a new, reimagined version of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice tales. Adapted by Jon Boustead and brought to life by a superb cast, expect live music, stunning puppetry and ensemble storytelling.

Book here.

Arts | Parents

Ensembles Concert
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School
An opportunity to hear our medium-sized ensembles performing together in a varied and exciting programme, including a selection of items from String Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, and Big Band.

Book here. 

Arts | All

Sat 16 Nov 2019

40 Year Reunion - Unbeaten 1979 1st XV
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
David Roth’s 1979 1st XV is meeting up for the first time in forty years on the day the current 1st XV plays Eton College. The 1979 Eton match was among its 12 victories in an unbeaten season.

By invitation only.

Community | Old Paulines

SPS 2004 1st XV Daily Mail Cup Squad Reunion
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Venue: St Paul’s School
We welcome back the 2004 1st XV squad after 15 years, to enjoy lunch and the current 1st XV match against Eton College.

For more information regarding this event, please email community@stpaulsschool.org.uk

Community | Old Paulines

Thu 21 Nov 2019

OP Third Thursday Drinks
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Apex London Wall Hotel
We invite OPs from across the generations to join us on the third Thursday of each month in October and November. This event series is an opportunity for OPs to meet and reconnect in venues across London and to share good conversation over a drink or two.

Book here.

Community | Old Paulines

Sun 24 Nov 2019

SPJ Christmas Fayre
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
This is the annual Christmas Fayre organised by the SPJ Parents Group. All SPJ staff, parents, students, siblings, and other family members are invited to attend.

Community | All

Wed 27 Nov 2019

Autumn Concert
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School
The term’s flagship concert. Groups involved will include the Chapel Choir, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and will feature Nielsen’s Symphony No. 2.

Book here.

Arts | All

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Ghetto
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: Samuel Pepys Theatre, St Paul’s School
Set in the Jewish ghetto of Vilnius, Lithuania, in 1942 and based on diaries written during the darkest days of the holocaust, Ghetto tells of the unlikely flourishing of a theatre against the backdrop of Nazi mass extermination. Some protested that “in a graveyard you do not do theatre” but theatre they did, and it proved a vibrant source of vitality amidst the daily disappearances and despair. Edward Williams’ final production at St Paul’s will be both a chilling warning and an uplifting celebration.

Book here. 

Arts | All

Sun 1 Dec 2019

Jazz at Bulls Head
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Venue: The Bulls Head, Barnes
Groups from the highly regarded jazz programme at St Paul’s School will play a set of traditional and contemporary numbers, with everything from solos to the school’s Funk Group and Big Band. The boys are no stranger to the Bull’s Head, performing regularly here and at other outside engagements in the local community. Everything from standards to the very best of contemporary British Jazz.

Tickets available on the door.

Arts | All

Colet Choral Society: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Great Hall, St Paul’s Girls’ School
The community choir of the St Paul’s Schools, the Colet Choral Society, presents Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. The concert will be conducted by Roger Paul and will be in collaboration with the SPGS Senior Choir.

Tickets to be released shortly.

Arts | All

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Carol Service
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Barnes
You are invited to join us to celebrate Christmas at the St Paul’s Carol Service. The service is a traditional candlelit affair, with lesson, carols and anthems performed by the St Paul’s Chapel Choir. Refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies will be available.

Book here.

Community | All

Wed 11 Dec 2019

New York Christmas Lunch
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Venue: The University Club of New York, New York
Join OPs and friends of St Paul’s School and St Paul’s Girls’ School in New York for a pre-Christmas celebration lunch at the University Club. Come view the tree in the Club, the tree at Rockerfeller Centre and the lights on Fifth Avenue. Jacket and tie and equivalent for ladies are required.

Please RSVP to Simon Strauss at simon@sstrauss.net.

Community | All

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Corporate Communion
Time: 08:00 - 10:00
Venue: Wathen Hall Foyer, St Paul’s School
Parents and OPs are welcome to join us for this Eucharist Service (which includes an anthem sung by the Chapel Choir) from 8-8.40am, with optional full breakfast 8.40-9.10am. Please arrive in the SPS Reception by 7.50am.

To register your attendance, please e-mail Rev Knox, chaplain@stpaulsschool.org.uk.

School | All

Thu 19 Dec 2019

2019 Leavers First Term Reunion
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Red Lion, Barnes
The Leavers of 2019 are invited to their first reunion following their first term at university. Join fellow classmates for a Christmas drink near school to catch up on the activities of the first term.

Book here.

Community | Old Paulines

 

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