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Lower First Picnic
Time: 12:00
Venue: Kensington Gardens

In order to get together before school starts, we would like to invite all Lower First boys, parents, carers and siblings to have a picnic and play in Kensington Gardens from midday onwards. Please feel free to bring a picnic and a rug and for the boys to bring balls for games. 

Please contact aseel@ohlmeyer.net or jeanne.altberger@gmail.com for more details.

Community | Parents, Students

Welcome Tea for New Boarders
Time: 14:00
Venue: Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School

The boarding house will formally welcome new boarders and their parents to the School at this welcome reception. This event includes afternoon tea and will be an opportunity for boarders and parents to meet the Boarding House staff and the St Paul’s Community team. 

School | Parent, Students

Lower Third Picnic
Time: 14:00
Venue: The Tank, St Paul’s School

Lower Third Year Parents are invited to this year group picnic running in parallel with pupil’s induction afternoon. This is an opportunity to get together for a relaxed and informal gathering while your sons are in school for the afternoon, bringing your own picnics, blankets and games. 

Please RSVP to syychong@hotmail.com 

School | Parents, Students

Walking Group for St Paul’s Parents
Time: 08:40 - 10:00
Venue: St Paul’s School

Meet at the school gate on Lonsdale Road for a walk along the towpath to Barnes Bridge, returning via Hammersmith Bridge. The Parents’ Walking Group meets regularly during term time for walks of about an hour and half, usually by the river, in Richmond Park or Hyde Park. 

If you would like to join the mailing list for future dates please contact Jenny Norris

Community | Parents

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

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

First Year Parents’ Information Evening and Supper
Time: 09:05
Venue: School Hall, St Paul’s Juniors

All parents of boys in the First Year at St Paul’s Juniors are invited to attend. The evening will involve speeches followed by dinner provided by and served by existing parents. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet parents and teachers from your son’s year. 

For further information contact aew@stpasulsschool.org.uk 

School | Parents

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

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

US University Basics for Sixth Form and New Lower Eighth Parents
Time: 18:30
Venue: Samuel Pepys Theatre, St Paul’s School

US University Basics is an annual presentation by the Head of US Universities. This event is for Sixth Form and new Lower Eighth Parents interested in learning what US universities have to offer and what the US Universities team at St Paul’s School does to support students applying to the United States. This is an introductory presentation to help parents decide whether or not the US system is a good fit for your son. Students are welcome to attend. Please note that for Lower Eighth parents who are already knowledgeable about the US system, there is a Lower Eighth parent meeting in the spring term. 

To sign up please email careers@stpaulsschool.org.uk 

School | Parents, Students

US University Meeting for Upper Eighth Parents
Time: 18:30
Venue: Montgomery Room, St Paul’s School

This is a meeting and reception with the Head of US Universities for Upper Eighth parents whose sons are in the process of applying to university in the United States. Students may not attend this session, it is for parents only. 

To sign up please email careers@stpaulsschool.org.uk 

School | Parents

New Parents’ Supper, St Paul’s School
Time: 18:30
Venue: Dining Hall, St Paul’s School

This extremely popular annual event is run by the Parents’ Group and is an opportunity for the new Fourth Form and Lower Eighth Form parents to meet each other, the Parents’ Group Committee and Senior staff. The evening begins at 6.30pm with a drinks reception in Founder’s Court followed by supper in the School Dining Room at 7.15pm. 

Book here.

Community | Parents

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

Sixth Form Parents’ Coffee Morning - North London
Time: 08:00
Venue: SOHO Coffee Co, Finchley Road

For those living in North London, an opportunity to catch up over a coffee with other Sixth Form parents.

Book here or email Louise Vitou 

Community | Parents

Welcome Coffee Morning for Volunteers
Time: 08:30
Venue: Conference Room, St Paul’s Juniors

An opportunity to meet members of the St Paul’s Juniors Parents’ Group and to hear about the key events planned for the year. All SPJ parents who are interested in volunteering for Parents’ Group events throughout the year are invited to come along. 

No booking required. 

Community | Parents

Sixth Form Parents’ Coffee Morning - Hammersmith
Time: 08:30
Venue: Kindred, Hammersmith

An opportunity to catch up with other Sixth Form parents after the holidays over a coffee. 

Book here or email Deborah Kingston and Annanya Sarin 

Community | Parents

Lower Eighth Form Parents’ Coffee Morning
Time: 09:00
Venue: Whole Foods Market, Kensington High Street

An opportunity to catch up with other Lower Eighth Form parents’ after the summer holidays. 

For more information regarding this event, please email Sara Kaprielian 

Community | Parents

Upper Eighth Form Parents’ Coffee Morning and Exhibition Visit Chihuly: Reflections on Nature
Time: 10:00
Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Artist Dale Chihuly’s stunning glass sculptures transform Kew Gardens into a contemporary outdoor gallery, making this exhibition a feast for the eyes. We’ll meet at the café at the Victoria Gate entrance to Kew Gardens for a coffee and then wander through the gardens, taking in Chihuly’s extraordinary works. Allow one and a half hours for the walk. The standard entrance fee to Kew Gardens (£16.50) includes the exhibition. 

Tickets can be bought on the day or online in advance here to avoid queuing. There is no need to RSVP for this event.  

Community | Parents

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

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

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

Dick Moore Lecture on Mental Health
Time: 19:00
Venue: Samuel Pepys Theatre, St Paul’s School

Former teacher and headmaster Dick Moore is a qualified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor and has a passionate interest in adolescent development and emotional wellbeing. A truly engaging presenter, he has wide experience of working with young people. His lecture to parents will encompass emotional wellbeing, anxiety and stress, self-help and resilience, as well as tips for sound mental health in teenagers. 

Find out more here. 

School | Parents

Young Directors’ Showcase
Time: 18:30
Venue: Samuel Pepys Theatre, St Paul’s School

Following workshops with a range of visiting industry professionals, a group of Lower Eighth Form pupils direct and produce their own short plays in the space of a week. Join us to enjoy the results, and celebrate the hard work of these talented young theatre makers. 

Book here.

Arts | Parents

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

Fourth Form Parents’ Seminar: Julie Johnson, Managing Teen Years
Time: 18:30
Venue: Montgomery Room, St Paul’s School

Julie Johnson, expert in the field, will lead this seminar which explores loss and change for both teenagers and parents; stages of adolescence; maintaining your relationship and managing boundaries. Fourth Form Parents will receive an email reminder to book nearer the time via SchoolPost. 

School | Parents

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

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

Harvest Festival, First and Second Years
Time: 08:30
Venue: School Hall, St Paul’s Juniors

The Harvest Festival will be held in the school hall followed by coffee or tea and homemade treats in the SPJ Conference Room. All SPJ Lower First to Upper Second Year parents are welcome to attend. 

School | Students

Parents’ Christian Prayer Group Meeting
Time: 09:30
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. Prayers are offered mainly for the boys, staff, events within the school as well as the whole school community. 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. Dates of our meetings are published every term in the school calendar and on the intranet. We look forward to meeting you. 

Community | Parents

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

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

SPJ Service for Lower and Upper Third Years
Time: 08:30
Venue: School Hall, St Paul’s Juniors

The service will be followed by a celebratory coffee or tea and homemade treats in the SPJ Conference Room. All Third Year parents are welcome to attend. 

School | Parents

New Parents’ Coffee Morning
Time: 08:30
Venue: Samuel Pepys Foyer, St Paul’s School

All new Senior School parents are invited to meet other parents and learn about school events which you might like to attend or get involved with. 

Book here.

Community | Parents

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

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

Pastoral Information Evening with Natasha Devon
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: School Hall, St Paul’s Juniors

Natasha Devon is a writer and activist. She tours schools and colleges throughout the UK, delivering talks as well as conducting research on mental health, body image, gender and social equality. Natasha regularly speaks at Parliament and gives evidence to the Education and Health Select Committees, representing the interests of teenagers and teachers. In 2015 she was awarded an MBE for her services to young people. Natasha is a patron for the charity No Panic, which provides advice and support for people struggling with anxiety and is a member of the Men & Boys Coalition, specifically consulting with them on reducing the rates of male suicide in the UK. Parents will be invited to book through School Post. 

School | Parents

Scholars’ Presentation Evening
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Samuel Pepys Foyer, St Paul’s School

John Colet, the founder of St Paul’s, initially intended the number of pupils in his school to be 153, the number associated with the miraculous draught of fishes in the New Testament. Now, with pupils numbering nearly 1,500, academic scholars are awarded an emblem of a silver fish, which can be worn on their lapel. Parents of Junior Scholars are invited to attend this relatively informal presentation of the silver fish.

School | Parents

John Colet Day
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Venue: St Paul’s Cathedral

Once more we gather as the wider St Paul’s Community for thanksgiving and dedication in honour of our founder John Colet. This annual service takes place in St Paul’s Cathedral and is attended by the Mercers’ Company, Governors, St Paul’s Juniors, St Paul’s Girls School and St Paul’s School. Upper Third and Upper Eighth parents will be invited to apply for tickets via a ballot system. If you have any queries please email events@stpaulsschool.org.uk 

School | Parents, Students

Upper Eighth Form Parents’ Post Cathedral Drinks
Time: 12:00 - 14:30
Venue: The Saint, Paternoster Square

All Upper Eighth Form parents are invited to meet and mingle over drinks and nibbles after the boys’ last John Colet Day service. There is no need to book for this event.

Community | Parents

St Paul’s Juniors Informal Concert
Time: 16:15 - 18:15
Venue: Holst Room, St Paul’s Juniors

This event gives boys of all abilities the opportunity to play the music they have been working on in an informal atmosphere. This is an ideal opportunity to prepare boys who would like to play in a formal concert in the Wathen Hall in the future, or for boys to garner some more performing experience and feedback as they develop their repertoire. 

Book here

Arts | Parents, Students

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

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

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 email chaplain@stpaulsschool.org.uk 

School | All

New York Lunch
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: The University Club of New York, New York

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
Venue: St Paul’s School - Samuel Pepys Theatre

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.

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

Arts | All

High Master’s Prize Symposium
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: St Paul’s Girls’ School

The Joint Symposium showcases the best of the presentations coming out of the High Master’s Prize from students in the Upper Eighth/Year 13 at St Paul’s School and St Paul’s Girl’s School. Parents are invited to attend to hear what are always fascinating and accomplished talks and to get a glimpse of what to expect at the year’s Apposition. These winning speakers are then invited to join senior staff for a supper to celebrate their effort and hard work. Alternating each year, the 2019-2020 Joint Symposium will be held at St Paul’s Girl’s School. 

School | Parents

Lower Eighth Form Parents’ Drinks and Canapes
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: Milton Gallery, St Paul’s School

Lower Eighth Form parents are invited to enjoy drinks and canapés surrounded by a photography exhibition in the Milton Gallery. Please contact Stephanie Edward for further information.

Community | Parents

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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Community | Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines

Old Pauline Lodge Centenary Dinner
Time: 17:30 - 21:30
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

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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Community | Old Paulines

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

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!

Arts | All

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

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. 

School | Parents

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

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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Arts | All

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!

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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Community | Old Paulines

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!

Community | Parents

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

Community | Parents

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

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

Sophie Oxenbridge, co-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

Arts | Parents

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!

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 YOUR TICKETS 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 YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Arts | All

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

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. 

School | Parents

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

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

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!

Arts | All

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!

Arts | Parents, Students

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!

Arts | All

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. 

Community | Parents

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

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. 

Community | All

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. 

Community | Parent, Students

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

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

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