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Up for debate: sixth-formers narrowly defeat alumni over climate change

28.03.2024

Alumni | Debating & public speaking

Up for debate: sixth-formers narrowly defeat alumni over climate change

Victory went to the School in this year’s Dinner Debate – the Elizabethan Union’s historic showpiece event. Combining formal elements with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of high-calibre debating, the...

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John Hume (OE 1954-1961)

19.03.2024

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John Hume (OE 1954-1961)

The Association is sad to report the passing of John Hume MRICS.  John achieved a remarkable sporting record at Queen Elizabeth’s, being awarded colours in rugby, cricket and athletics, and...

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After celebrating season’s rugby successes, School now looks forward to the QE Sevens

04.03.2024

Alumni | Sport

After celebrating season’s rugby successes, School now looks forward to the QE Sevens

As the School’s U14 and U16 rugby squads prepare to welcome teams from around the country to the 48th annual QE Sevens tournament, their U15 counterparts are reflecting on a...

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Richard Dilley (Master 1957-1963)

01.02.2024

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Richard Dilley (Master 1957-1963)

The Association was saddened to hear of the passing on January 4th of Richard Dilley, a much loved Geography Master who served the School from 1957 to 1963.  Richard lived...

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Clifford Shirley (OE 1955-1962)

30.01.2024

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Clifford Shirley (OE 1955-1962)

The Association is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Clifford Shirley, a pupil at the School from 1955 to 1962.

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James Bradford (OE 1955-1961)

30.01.2024

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James Bradford (OE 1955-1961)

The Association is sad to announce the passing on December 17th 2023, of James Bradford, whose funeral was held on January 12th at St Stephen’s Church, St Albans.  James attended...

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Alan Townend (OE 1947-1954)

30.01.2024

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Alan Townend (OE 1947-1954)

The Association regrets to announce the passing on December 13th 2023 of Alan Townend.  Alan attended the School from 1947 to 1954.

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Professor John Salter (OE 1941-1950)

30.01.2024

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Professor John Salter (OE 1941-1950)

The Association is saddened to hear only recently of the passing of Professor John Salter, FRSA FRHistS FRGS on October 1st 2023, at the age of 91.  John was a...

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David Lundie (OE 1951-1957)

30.01.2024

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David Lundie (OE 1951-1957)

The Association is sad to announce the passing last year of David Lundie, of which we have only just been made aware.  David was a pupil at the school from...

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Smashed it! QE shatters previous record, with 62 Oxbridge offers

26.01.2024

Alumni | School performance

Smashed it! QE shatters previous record, with 62 Oxbridge offers

Queen Elizabeth’s School has set a new all-time record for the number of places offered by Oxford and Cambridge universities, with the 2024 figure of 62 offers easily surpassing the...

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Science department trialling new education app developed by QE alumni that harnesses the power of AI

11.01.2024

Alumni | Biology | Chemistry | Physics

Science department trialling new education app developed by QE alumni that harnesses the power of AI

Two Old Elizabethan medics are working with the School to trial an innovative education app that uses AI to support both pupils and their teachers. QE contemporaries Kavi Samra and...

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Farewell to a fantastic 450th anniversary year!

31.12.2023

450th anniversary | Alumni | House system

Farewell to a fantastic 450th anniversary year!

Boys from Years 7 & 8 lined up in front of the School to bid a colourful goodbye to Queen Elizabeth’s School’s 450th anniversary year. With sixth-formers helping to ensure...

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