Alumni News

Great to have you back!

25.04.2022

Alumni | Careers | Support & guidance

Great to have you back!

Last year’s leavers turned out in force to pass on the benefit of their recent experience to current sixth-formers at QE’s annual University Convention. With the 2021 event moved online...

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MasterChef was “a dream come true”

22.04.2022

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

MasterChef was “a dream come true”

Taking part in the BBC’s MasterChef had long been a dream, yet Old Elizabethan Rishi Nanavati assumed the programme would not be interested in his vegetarian and vegan food. But...

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Putting their foot down: sixth-formers vote to bar non-electric transport in dinner debate

19.04.2022

Alumni | Debating & public speaking

Putting their foot down: sixth-formers vote to bar non-electric transport in dinner debate

Year 13 debaters Ciaran Price and Christan Emmanuel successfully convinced their classmates to keep petrol and diesel-engined vehicles off the roads in the 55th Elizabethan Union Annual Dinner Debate. The...

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Encouraging the economists: alumni trio return to speak to sixth-formers

13.04.2022

Alumni | Economics

Encouraging the economists: alumni trio return to speak to sixth-formers

A trio of Old Elizabethan Economics graduates gave senior pupils interested in following in their footsteps valuable career and life insights in a series of talks. Zainul Jafferji (2000-2007), Zain...

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Back in action! After a two-year break, the QE Rugby Sevens make a welcome ‘post-Covid’ return

18.03.2022

Alumni | Alumni Events | Sport

Back in action! After a two-year break, the QE Rugby Sevens make a welcome ‘post-Covid’ return

Teams from across the south of England battled it out in the 46th Queen Elizabeth’s School Sevens Tournament – the first running of the event since 2019. The day brought...

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Elizabethans one and all: huge new photo display shows the way we were

26.02.2022

450th anniversary | Alumni

Elizabethans one and all: huge new photo display shows the way we were

A major new photographic installation charts the history of School photos at QE, as preparations for next year’s 450th anniversary gather pace. The carefully curated collection of 232 photos of...

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Fortitude and focus lie behind another year of outstanding Oxbridge success

11.02.2022

Alumni | School performance

Fortitude and focus lie behind another year of outstanding Oxbridge success

Thirty-five Elizabethans received offers from Oxford and Cambridge universities this year, having successfully surmounted all the extra challenges posed by Covid throughout their A-level studies. The 29 Cambridge and six...

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Joining up the dots: alumni pass on their lessons for life at Year 12 Luncheon

24.01.2022

Alumni | Debating & public speaking | Support & guidance

Joining up the dots: alumni pass on their lessons for life at Year 12 Luncheon

Two former classmates stressed the importance of being true to your authentic self as they spoke to sixth-formers about their lives and careers. Arjun Paliwal and Matthew Chew, who both...

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Eyes on the prize: QE quizzes prove a hit

30.12.2021

Alumni | Charity | House system

Eyes on the prize: QE quizzes prove a hit

Two sixth-formers organised a quiz in aid of a charity named after an old boy of the School, as quizzes continue to prove popular throughout the Elizabethan community. Year 13’s...

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Big wins for the younger boys and an epic swansong for the First XV, as QE’s rugby players take on Habs at Saracens’ stadium

10.12.2021

Alumni | Alumni Events | Sport

Big wins for the younger boys and an epic swansong for the First XV, as QE’s rugby players take on Habs at Saracens’ stadium

QE’s First XV pulled on their navy and sky blue-hooped shirts for one last time as they took on rivals Habs at Saracens’ StoneX Stadium, 99 years after the fixture...

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Exploring the lingering legacy of Japan’s worst modern disaster

08.12.2021

Alumni | Arts | Geography

Exploring the lingering legacy of Japan’s worst modern disaster

Old Elizabethan Makoto Takahashi, a global expert on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown in Japan, gave a group of current sixth-formers a special invitation to an exhibition he...

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Teacher, Governor and Trustee who “leaves a wonderful legacy”: Sid Clark (1933-2021)

24.11.2021

Alumni | In tribute | School performance | Service

Teacher, Governor and Trustee who “leaves a wonderful legacy”: Sid Clark (1933-2021)

Leading figures from the QE community today paid tribute to Sid Clark, an important figure at the School for half a century, who died this week. Appointed as a Chemistry...

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