Alumni News

Music-lover and movie-maker Richard rises to become Chief Medical Officer at Network Rail

04.03.2019

Alumni

Music-lover and movie-maker Richard rises to become Chief Medical Officer at Network Rail

Richard Peters took a degree in Music and then months later embarked on another in Medicine – after receiving some essential help from QE in the interim. He then successfully...

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Rohan and Conor’s great escape for Oxford RAG

22.02.2019

Alumni

Rohan and Conor’s great escape for Oxford RAG

Two Old Elizabethan friends have teamed up for the annual charity ‘jailbreak’ run by the Oxford University Student Union. Conor Mellon (OE 2010-2017) and Rohan Radia (also 2010-2017) will be...

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Out of sight but, please, not out of mind: old boy returns to School to give an update on the international refugee crisis

08.02.2019

Alumni | Charity | Service

Out of sight but, please, not out of mind: old boy returns to School to give an update on the international refugee crisis

The international migrant crisis in southern Europe may have faded from the headlines in recent months, but the humanitarian challenge remains, Old Elizabethan Nicholas Millet reminded QE boys when he...

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Headhunter Scott highlights the importance of pursuing a career that you enjoy

04.02.2019

Alumni

Headhunter Scott highlights the importance of pursuing a career that you enjoy

Scott Lesner switched careers after initially training as a lawyer – and has never looked back. Now a recruitment specialist, Scott (OE 1987-1992) has carved out a successful career, while...

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Medic’s journey from the QE ‘elephant dip’ to beach volleyball

28.01.2019

Alumni

Medic’s journey from the QE ‘elephant dip’ to beach volleyball

After qualifying as a GP, Dr Joseph Besser is now combining his practice of medicine with a passion for educating people about health – and enjoying married life in the...

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“Grammar schools provide an unrivalled ladder of opportunity” – new report published as QE’s George the Poet inspires the next generation at Cambridge

25.01.2019

Alumni | School performance

“Grammar schools provide an unrivalled ladder of opportunity” – new report published as QE’s George the Poet inspires the next generation at Cambridge

New research highlights the success of grammar schools in sending large numbers of pupils from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to top universities. The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) study...

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A globe-trotting TV career…and musical Armageddon!

17.01.2019

Alumni

A globe-trotting TV career…and musical Armageddon!

In a colourful life, triple BAFTA-nominated Martyn Day has enjoyed an illustrious television career that ranged from working on much-loved children’s programmes to making documentaries in locations as disparate as...

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QE’s first-ever Stanford student returns to talk about life at one of the world’s leading universities

11.01.2019

Alumni | Careers

QE’s first-ever Stanford student returns to talk about life at one of the world’s leading universities

The first Elizabethan ever to go to California’s Stanford University sang the praises of studying stateside when he returned to speak to senior pupils at QE. Stanford comes at or...

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So you want to be a lawyer? Different routes to the same goal outlined by visiting old boys

01.01.2019

Alumni | Careers

So you want to be a lawyer? Different routes to the same goal outlined by visiting old boys

Senior boys gained valuable insights into how to pursue a career in Law when two alumni visited the School – with both stressing the importance of preparation and persistence. Suraj...

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Career choice and diversity: record number of volunteers at convention

18.12.2018

Alumni | Alumni Events | Careers

Career choice and diversity: record number of volunteers at convention

The 2018 Careers Convention set new records, with more than 50 volunteers visiting QE to help Year 11 boys plan their futures. Several visiting experts gave structured presentations, while on...

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A career that delivers

12.12.2018

Alumni

A career that delivers

Phil Peters is Managing Director of a fast-growing e-commerce business aiming to revolutionise the Chinese food delivery market. Phil (OE 1997–2004) leads a team working to ensure London-based Zing Zing...

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Stand up and stand out: advice to QE’s budding lawyers from old boy

05.12.2018

Alumni | Careers | Lecture Programme

Stand up and stand out: advice to QE’s budding lawyers from old boy

A litigator working at the heart of the UK’s financial regulatory system urged on QE’s aspiring lawyers the importance of a genuine passion for the Law. Those who possess such...

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