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POSTPONED - 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.

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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 

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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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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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

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SPARTA Workshop - 2D to 3D: Spacial Thinking in Architecture
Time: 12:30 - 16:30
Venue: St Paul’s School - Milton Art Studio

Come and take part in a SPARTA organised workshop run by The Museum of Architecture to create your own architectural model. Learn how to create 3D space by abstracting 2D shapes, get a better understanding of scale and dimension and hone your building techniques. 

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT - If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email annmchurch@gmail.com

Please note: Your son’s name, form and emergency contact telephone number will be shared with the SPARTA parent volunteer who have organised this event and will only be used in case of an emergency.

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PSHE Seminar for Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Form Parents
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Montgomery Room, St Paul’s School

Katie Douglass, Director of ICT, will give a PSHE parents’ seminar about young people and the challenges and opportunities created by technology. With smart phones, social media and the meteoric rise of Fortnite, the digital world of the teenager has changed beyond recognition in the last 10 years. How do you, as a parent, support and guide your child through this brave new world? 

Parents will recieve an email reminder to book nearer the time via SchoolPost. 

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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. 

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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 

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In Conversation with Sir Simon Russell Beale
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: Samuel Pepys Theatre, St Paul’s School

Russell Beale has played many of the major roles in Shakespeare’s canon including Iago in Othello (NT), Prospero in The Tempest (RSC) and the title roles in Macbeth (Almeida) and King Lear (NT). His 1999 performance in Candide won him the Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and in 2002 he received a second Oliver Award for his performance in the title role of Uncle Vanya. Equally praised for comic roles, he has appeared in Pinter’s The Hothouse (Trafalgar Studios), Monty Python’s Spamalot and as the Duchess in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House. In 2012 he was awarded a BAFTA for his performance as Falstaff in The Hollow Crown (BBC) and most recently starred in Sam Mendes’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy. His film roles include The Death of Stalin, Into the Woods and Mary, Queen of Scots. Described by The Independent as “the greatest stage actor of his generation”, he was knighted for services to drama earlier this year.

Sir Simon Russell Beale will appear in conversation with Director of Drama Christian Anthony to discuss his extraordinary thirty year career on stage and screen. The event will begin at 7:30pm, lasting one hour, including an opportunity for questions from the audience. After the event, complimentary drinks will be served. All profits from this event will be donated to the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Tickets (£10) are available via the following link: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/spsdrama

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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. 

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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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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Sixth Form Parents’ Wine Tasting
Time: 19:45 - 21:45
Venue: Artisan and Vine

Please join us for a wine-tasting session at Artisan & Vine. The evening starts at 7.45pm with a welcome drink, followed by a tasting of a number of different wines. Wine and canapés provided throughout the evening. 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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Lower Eighth Form Parents’ Exhibition Visit: Tutankhamun Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Venue: Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea

This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world, being the largest collection of Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt. Come and join fellow Lower Eighth Form parents for a tour of the exhibition. We will meet in the Gallery Mess Cafe from 10.15am and the tour is at 11am. 

For more information please email stephanieledward@gmail.com

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SPARTA: Kinetic Sculpture Workshop
Time: 13:00
Venue: St Paul’s School - SPS Art Studios


Kinetic Illusion Sculpture Design- Bridget Riley inspires optical illusion patterns on circles, which will create wheels. This will be assembled with a pulley system so that the elements of the sculpture spin.

For Upper 2nd, Lower 3rd and Upper 3rd Boys

This autumn the Hayward Gallery is hosting a major retrospective of Bridget Riley. SPARTA is organising a workshop for older SPJ boys (Upper2nd, Lower 3rd and Upper 3rd) to create kinetic optical illusion sculptures inspired by her work. Optical illusion patterns on both paper and clay will be used to create wheels. The wheels will then be assembled with a pulley system so that the elements of the sculpture spin. The workshop will be taught by two professional artists.

This hands-on session focuses on spatial thinking and problem solving, and challenges your presentation skills and attention to detail.

Please email Pippa Gravestock at pippa.gravestock@btinternet.com with any questions you might have.

PLEASE NOTE: Pupils name, parent name and emergency contact number will be shared with members of the SPARTA committee hosting the event, in case of emergency.  

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. 

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SPARTA: Wathen Hall Autumn Curator Talk: Bridget Riley
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School

Sophie Oxenbridge,  Assistant Curator at the Hayward Gallery, will give a talk about this retrospective devoted to the work of celebrated British artist Bridget Riley, the first large-scale exhibition of Riley’s work to be held in the UK for 16 years. 

Spanning over 70 years of work, the exhibition places particular emphasis on the origins of Riley’s practice and traces pivotal moments across her acclaimed career. It features early paintings and drawings, iconic black-and-white works of the 1960s, expansive canvases in colour, recent wall paintings, and preparatory materials that reveal Riley’s working methods. 

You can book tickets via your Book Room account, or through TryBooking HERE

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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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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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.

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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

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PSHE Seminar for Fourth and Fifth Form Parents
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Montgomery Room, St Paul’s School

Julie Johnson, parents’ seminar provider, will be exploring what the ‘party scene’ involves, from supervision, location, alcohol, drugs, and the planning and preparation that should be taken before a party. Parents will recieve an email reminder to book nearer the time via SchoolPost. 

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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.

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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.

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BMC Winter Lecture
Time: 19:00
Venue: St Paul’s School - Wathen Hall

SPS Adventure Sports is hosting a leg of the British Mountaineering Council Winter Lectures. The lectures are brilliant for anybody who wants to learn more about winter mountain skills. You’ll go from bumbling about to striding with confidence to the summit after you’ve gained all the knowledge from expert Winter Mountaineering Instructors Sam Leary and Mick Jones.

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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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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St Paul’s Juniors Autumn Concert
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School

Our autumn term showcase event, with music from our major ensembles as well as performances from some of our accomplished soloists. The programme will include a variety of styles, spanning centuries of music history. 

This exciting event will feature boys who are performing with SPJ for the first time, as well as some of our established soloists returning once again to the Wathen Hall stage.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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Parents’ Christian Prayer Group Meeting
Time: 09:30 - 11:30
Venue: Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School

The Parents’ Christian Prayer Group is a group of parents who meet twice a term to pray together. Our informal meeting includes coffee, a reading and prayers. We also hold an annual dinner at the school, which is a wonderful opportunity to meet members of staff who attend. There is no formal membership; everyone is welcome to attend any of our meetings. We look forward to meeting you. 

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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.

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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. 

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Christmas Soirée
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Dining Hall, St Paul’s School

Come and enjoy an evening of festive fun hosted by the SPS Parents’ Group. With carols, mulled wine and the first snowfall of winter, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the wonderful talent St Paul’s has to offer. 

Book here. 

Community | Parents, Students

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. 

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St Paul’s Juniors Carol Service
Time: 14:15 - 16:15
Venue: St Paul’s Church, Hammersmith

We hope that St Paul’s Juniors parents will be able to join us for this enjoyable and festive event in the annual St Paul’s calendar. Members of the congregation are asked to be seated by 1.45pm. 

Parents will receive futher information by email. 

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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

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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

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SPSBC Christmas Plum Pudding Races
Time: 12:00
Venue: St Paul’s School

A festive and fun event for both the boys and spectators, come and enjoy refreshments while the SPS rowers race in mixed 8s in themed fancy dress.

No booking is required for this event.

Sport | All

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. 

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