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Remembering Bob Hastwell, Bursar (1958-84) and Honorary Fellow

11 October 2021

Flags have recently flown at half-mast at the College in memory of the long-term and much-admired Bursar and Honorary Fellow, Robert Duncan (Bob) Hastwell (17 March 1927 – 29 September 2021). Bob Hastwell was a student at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, and joined the Commonwealth Bank in 1944, before enlisting to serve in the RAAF …

A nail-biting High Table Cup, Winter Wonderland Ball, stellar speaker events, and more

22 September 2021

What a term it has been! Running equal first in the High Table Cup, a visit from the Premier, a fabulous Ball, an awe-inspiring Arts Evening and Marksenfeast arts show, a masterly J C Bannon Oration, community service and wellbeing activities – these are just some of the highlights of the past few months. After …

Major expansion in student wellbeing support and mentoring

13 September 2021

St Mark’s College is embarking on an innovative and nation-leading expansion in its support for student wellbeing and in mentoring, with the appointment of an inaugural Director of Wellbeing and creation of a new mentoring and advisory role. We have been aware for some time that many students have hoped to see further wellbeing support …

Premier speaks at St Mark’s on reconciliation, environment, COVID, and SA’s economic future

06 September 2021

The Premier of South Australia, the Hon. Steven Marshall MP, recently spoke to St Mark’s students about some of the key issues facing the State – Indigenous reconciliation, the environment, COVID, and energising the State economy – and answered questions from students on these and many other topics. Mr Marshall joined St Mark’s students, staff, …

Professor John Williams gives J C Bannon Oration on South Australia’s “remarkable” contribution to the Australian Constitution

06 September 2021

One of Australia’s leading constitutional scholars, Professor John Williams, has given the 2021 J C Bannon Oration at St Mark’s College, discussing the “disproportionate” and “remarkable” contributions which South Australia has made to the writing of the Australian Constitution in the 1890s and its development since. The J C Bannon Oration is one of the …

“Beyond grateful”: students say “thank you” for life-changing scholarships

01 June 2021

Over recent months, dozens of St Mark’s students have been writing deeply moving letters of thanks for what they recognize as the life-changing opportunities they have been given through scholarships that support them to be at the College. In many cases, students would otherwise not have been able to afford to be at university and …

A vibrant semester underway at St Mark’s

20 May 2021

Following the stellar start to the 2021 academic year, a lively semester is now well underway at St Mark’s, complete with a calendar jam-packed with academic and career development events, alongside a raft of sporting, arts, community service, and social activities. One of the most notable additions to the provision for our students this year has …

Celebrating our Hawker Scholars

10 May 2021

The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, today officially presented two St Mark’s students, Oliver Douglas and Ben Ransom, with their Hawker Scholarships at Government House, Adelaide. Oliver and Ben, Hawker Scholars for 2020 and 2021 respectively, have joined Sophie Ludbrook and Kaidy Morgan, both Hawker Scholars for 2019, …

Photographic portraits of Georgia Blain, Rachel Buxton, Angela Evans, and Linda Matthews unveiled

07 May 2021

Photographic portraits of four St Mark’s women of influence – the late Georgia Blain, Dr Rachel Buxton, Dr Angela Evans AM, and Ms Linda Matthews – were unveiled on Founders’ Day (Sunday 2 May) following the unveiling of the portrait of the eighth Master, Ms Rose Alwyn, painted by the eminent portrait artist Robert Hannaford …

St Mark’s says a heartfelt “thank you” to Ian and Pamela Wall as Ian turns 90

05 May 2021

In bright autumnal sunshine on Founders’ Day, some 150 members and friends of the College enthusiastically toasted Mr Ian Wall AM and Mrs Pamela Wall OAM to thank them for their great generosity to the College – most recently funding the carpark extension – and to mark Ian’s 90th birthday. The Head of College, Professor …

Magnificent portrait of the 8th Master, Rose Alwyn, unveiled

04 May 2021

A striking and powerful portrait of the eighth Master of the College, Ms Rose Alwyn, painted by the eminent portrait artist Robert Hannaford AM, was unveiled on Founders’ Day, and is now hanging prominently in the College dining hall. Ms Alwyn was Master of St Mark’s College from 2008 to 2019, having served as Dean …

Stellar start to 2021

04 March 2021

The College has had a spectacular start to the new academic year – with over 30 more students than last semester, a hugely positive Welcome Week, and great momentum from the strong academic, sporting and other student achievements last year. The strong enrolments – both of returning and of new students – have meant that …