Welcome to 2022. This is our first newsletter for the year, and we are already at Easter! The OSU Committee has commenced planning for the year with renewed vigour now that the COVID-19 restrictions are easing. We are more hopeful than ever of being able to not only hold our usual events this year – the Great Debate and the annual lunch – but also new members get-togethers and at least one golf day (possibly two). Please stay tuned for more information about these upcoming events. I also hear from Wendy Scotter that many of you are re-organising past reunions missed and new reunions falling within this year. It will be great to see as many of you gather together at these reunions and I hope to catch up with you when they are held.
There are two important announcements, that I would like to bring to your attention. Firstly, I had the pleasure of presenting Mackley Stalker (VI) as the recipient of the 2021 OSU Scholarship. Mackley impressed the Committee with his well-rounded excellence and passion. I have no doubt that Mackley will be a strong contributor for the balance of his school life and beyond. Secondly, I would like to congratulate Dr Andrew Bell SC on his appointment to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW. Dr Bell needs no introduction, and his curriculum vitae would take up the entirety of this newsletter. Suffice to say that we are vitally proud that an Old Sydneian has been appointed to this incredibly important position. Dr Bell’s son Tom is one of our newly minted Old Sydneians, having left Grammar in 2021. Please join me in congratulating Dr Bell.
Mr Walter MacCallum (OS 1987)