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Ivan Shearer Scholarship for study in Oxford or Cambridge – call for applications for 2024-25

16 November 2023

A generous bequest by the late Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD has enabled the creation of the Ivan Shearer Scholarship to support St Mark’s Collegians to study at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge. An international law academic and practitioner who developed a high global reputation, Ivan Shearer (1938-2019) was Dean of St Mark’s College from 1968 …

Rev’d Canon Steve Daughtry appointed Chaplain of St Mark’s College

14 November 2023

We are delighted that the Rev’d Canon Stephen Daughtry has been appointed Chaplain of St Mark’s College from February 2024. He succeeds the Rev’d Grant Moore, Chaplain of the College from 2014 to 2023. Steve Daughtry has served for the last nine years as Parish Priest at Holy Innocents Anglican Church in Belair, where he was previously a Lay Minister. …

Congratulations to our 2023 prize winners!

09 November 2023

At the College’s recent 2023 Final Dinner, outstanding achievements and contributions of many students – academic, sporting, artistic, community service, and other – were recognized with awards. Amongst the awards presented, the Collegians’ Prize was awarded jointly to Ben McCure (2023 College Club President) and Oliver Douglas (2022 Vice-President and Rhodes Scholar-elect for South Australia for 2024). The Lilias Needham …

Remembering Dr Timothy Pascoe AM with deep gratitude

08 November 2023

We have learnt with great sadness of the death of Dr Timothy Pascoe AM, Honorary Fellow of the College and Old Collegian (St Mark’s 1957-61). Our deepest sympathy to Timothy’s family and friends. As a mark of deep respect, the flags at St Mark’s are at half-mast in his honour. Amongst many other contributions to the College, Timothy Pascoe has …

“Magnificent” portrait of Rod Matheson unveiled

03 November 2023

A superb portrait of the Hon. Rod Matheson AM KC – one of the longest-serving Chairmen of the College Council in the history of St Mark’s – was unveiled in the College dining hall last week. The portrait is by the eminent Australian artist Robert Hannaford AM, well known for his portraits of such figures as Sir Donald Bradman, Dame …

Announcing our 2024 student leaders

03 November 2023

The College is delighted to announce the election and appointment of an impressive team of student leaders to serve the St Mark’s College community in 2024. Members of the College Club Committee for 2024 were elected at the recent Final General Meeting of College students, and students have been appointed to other leadership roles following a rigorous application and selection …

Oliver Douglas chosen as Rhodes Scholar for South Australia for 2024

25 October 2023

Mr Oliver Douglas (St Mark’s 2020-23) was yesterday announced as the Rhodes Scholar-elect for South Australia for 2024 – a brilliant achievement! The Rhodes Scholarship will take Oliver to the University of Oxford next year to undertake postgraduate study in modern history. The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards in the world. Rhodes Scholars are chosen on …

Old Collegians connect in Sydney and Canberra

19 October 2023

At recent reunions in Canberra and Sydney, the Head of College, Professor Don Markwell AM, was thrilled to meet with Old Collegians from many different decades. It is always a pleasure to meet our alumni who are interstate or overseas, and for them to have the opportunity to reconnect with their colleagues and contemporaries, as well as the College. Thank …

We deeply mourn the passing of Bob Cowan OAM

25 August 2023

We are deeply saddened by the death of Bob Cowan OAM, Honorary Fellow of St Mark’s College, who passed away peacefully last night, surrounded by his family. The flags at St Mark’s are at half-mast as we honour his life and mourn his passing. Our deepest sympathy to his children Tiffanie, Leigh, and Jeremy, and all Bob’s family. Bob Cowan …

Academic adventures of our students

15 August 2023

In addition to excellent academic results last semester and an academic programme in full swing for Semester 2, many of our students have taken part in exciting academic adventures in Australia and overseas over recent months, as well as within College. Outstanding academic results As the St Mark’s motto – spernit virtus humum, excellence reaches for the stars – suggests, …

St Mark’s abroad – reunions in Hong Kong, London and Oxford, and Singapore

08 August 2023

St Mark’s Collegians from the 1950s through to the 2020s met with the Head of College, Professor Don Markwell AM, at recent College reunion drinks in Hong Kong, London, and Singapore. As well as exchanging reminiscences and reflections on their time at St Mark’s and hearing news of the College today, many Collegians expressed their excitement to return to Adelaide …

Seven outstanding contributors appointed as Honorary Fellows

18 June 2023

Seven individuals who have made outstanding contributions in various ways to St Mark’s College have recently been appointed as Honorary Fellows by the College Board. An Honorary Fellowship is the highest honour the College can bestow, and is awarded in recognition of individuals who have helped the College in very significant ways either by their work or their financial support. …