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Issue 14 | Autumn 2015
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 term began with Queen Elizabeth's School still in celebratory mood after our public examination results in August. We have become accustomed to attaining academic success at the very highest level here, but it is important that we should not take such results for granted, nor play down the achievement of our boys. I therefore make no apology for celebrating those results again.

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Work hard, play hard

Jake Schogger has packed more into the nine years since he left QE than many achieve in a lifetime.

Having already sampled life as a professional rock musician, a drum teacher, a marathon-runner, a football manager, a Bollywood film extra, a writer and an entrepreneur, Jake (OE 1999-2006) is now on track to start a new career as a lawyer at multinational firm Freshfields next year.

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Rising to the top
in public safety

James Slessor (OE 1988-1995) has fulfilled the promise he showed at School, rising to an international senior management role with one of the world's leading professional services companies.

James became School Captain at QE, having been singled out for his all-round contribution to School life as well as his ability as a public speaker.

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Making the cut

Ashish Kalraiya (OE 1997-2004) has qualified as a surgeon and will be taking up a new post as an Orthopaedic Registrar in the spring.

Passing his MRCS surgical examinations is the latest milepost in a career that has so far seen Ashish secure a degree in Management and win plaudits for developing mobile phone applications - in addition to his medical successes.

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Bringing an expert view
on housing to the House

James Cartlidge wasted no time before putting his expertise in housing to good use after being elected as South Suffolk Conservative MP. Within three months of the May 2015 General Election, he was appointed chairman of a new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Planning.

James (OE 1985-1992) is the founder and director of Share to Buy, a social housing business that was launched in 2004.

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Army career beckons

Nathanael Jackson, who was School Captain in 2011-2012, is now heading for a rank of a different kind, as he heads off to Sandhurst early in the New Year to join the commissioning course.

"I am currently visiting different regiments, but am hoping to join the infantry," he wrote to the School recently.

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Relishing the Big Apple

Aaron Sonenfeld is enjoying life in New York as he forges an international career in management consultancy.

Aaron (OE 2000-2007) was School Captain in 2006-2007 - one of three former School Captains to feature in this issue of Alumni News (with Nathanael Jackson and James Slessor).

While at the School, he was a major figure in rugby, playing for the First XV for a number of years. He has since maintained a passion for sports, and especially rugby, having played for the Cambridge University U21 side while reading Social and Political Sciences at St John's College.

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Mustafa enjoys fresh
academic success

Sport psychology specialist Mustafa Sarkar's career is progressing by leaps and bounds, after he gained his PhD, won another award and secured a permanent job in academia.

Mustafa (1997-2004) was awarded his PhD in Sport Psychology from Loughborough University in July.

After the completion of his two-year post-doctoral role as a Research Fellow at the University of Gloucestershire, he has now taken up a post at Nottingham Trent University in September, where he teaches across the undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes.

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Poppy memorial dedicated
at annual dinner

A permanent poppy memorial to all alumni who died in the First World War... Find out more

QE Rugby 7s
Sunday 6th March 2016

51st Elizabethan Union
Annual Dinner Debate

Saturday 19th March 2016

Founder's Day
Saturday 18th June 2016

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