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Issue 10 | Summer 2014
Welcome to Alumni News
An e-newsletter produced by Queen Elizabeth's School
for all our old boys. We trust you will enjoy reading
it and will also take the opportunity to visit the alumni
section of our website.
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Headmaster's update

The award of an MBE for our Head of Mathematics, Fauziah Scarisbrick (known as Gee), in the Queen's Birthday Honours helped make this an especially happy term at Queen Elizabeth's School.

Everybody here is so pleased and it has been particularly delightful to receive messages of congratulation from her former pupils.

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Tradition combined with innovation at Founder's Day

Founder's Day 2014 was a fitting climax to the School year, with Old Elizabethans playing a key part in making it a success.

After the downpours of 2013, this year's Founder's Day was bathed in glorious sunshine throughout, ensuring a festive atmosphere among the many hundreds of visitors.

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Prasana's great adventure

Prasana Uthayakumar (OE 2003-10) is taking the journey of a lifetime this summer - a road rally from London to Ulaanbaatar.

He is one of a team of four students at Southampton University participating in the Mongol Rally, which involves a 10,000-12,000 mile journey to the Mongolian capital (also known as Ulan Bator).

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From Law to wallpaper
and a farm in India

After enjoying work as a London lawyer, Murtaza Jivanjee (OE 1997-2004) has made a dramatic career switch - and now trades wallpaper and paints in the Gulf, India and Africa!

Murtaza, who is currently based in Dubai, decided to seize an international business opportunity. He has no regrets: "The world of business keeps you absolutely on your toes and gives you a wonderful insight into cultural differences all over the globe."

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Engaging young people
with the voluntary sector

Having graduated from Cambridge, Bilal Harry Khan (OE 2003-2010) is now back in Barnet forging a career focused on engaging young people with voluntary service in their own communities.

Bilal left QE to take up a place at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, to read Theology and Religious Studies. He then joined CommUNITY Barnet, previously Barnet's Voluntary Service Council, where he is a Youth Engagement Officer.

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Helping the helpless

Paediatric doctor Daniel Langer worked unpaid for six months in Rwanda to help improve the survival of new-born babies.

Daniel (OE 1991-1998), who has been practicing for ten years and is now at senior registrar level, visited the central-east African nation as part of a year he took out of the NHS to pursue his interest in global child health, infectious diseases and medical education.

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Prestigious scholarship
aids journey to the Bar

Sam Goodman (2002-2009) has been awarded the Queen Mother Scholarship - the most prestigious award offered by the Middle Temple for students planning to qualify as a barrister.

Sam impressed the Scholarship panel at the Middle Temple - one of the four Inns of Court with the exclusive right to Call students to the Bar - as one of the most impressive all-round candidates.

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The amazing life of QE's wartime athletics coach

Two recent letters to the Headmaster from researchers in London and Australia have led to QE unearthing fresh information about Franz Stampfl - one of the 20th century's leading athletics coaches, who taught at the School in the darkest days of World War II.

The Vienna-born son of an Austrian general and a Russian princess, Mr Stampfl studied writing and painting but also had early success as a skier and javelin thrower.

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OE Association Dinner
This year's OE Association Dinner will be held on Friday 21st November 2014. For more information about this and other alumni events, please contact the Headmaster's Office

The School is always delighted to hear from our former pupils, whether they would like to get involved in QE events, or simply have news to share about themselves or former classmates. To contact our Alumni Office, please email

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is aiming to strengthen its links with former pupils.

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