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Issue 16 | Summer 2016
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

We are currently living through turbulent times politically, but here the term has progressed calmly as normal. We continue to hold steadfastly to our values and will ensure that Queen Elizabeth's School remains an open, tolerant community in which all can express their views.

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Ask – and keep asking!
OEs urge the importance
of questions

The Summer Term saw two alumni invited to return to the School as special guests.

Dr Edmund Watson (OE 1999-2006) was guest of honour at the Founder's Day thanksgiving service, while Dr Benjamin Lichman (OE 2000-2007) graced the stage at the Junior Awards Ceremony.

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Judge Rinder and QE

One of TV's most extravagant personalities, Judge Rinder, has recently diversified into a new series dealing with real-life crimes.

In Judge Rinder's Crime Stories, a new ten-programme series that finished earlier this month, Robert Rinder (OE 1989-1994) delved into cases which ranged from a couple duped by a surrogate mother to the murder of a young woman and a doorstep attack involving sulphuric acid.

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Expert help for the stars

Paul March is putting his expertise as a lawyer with nearly two decades of experience of the media and entertainment industry to good use in his own talent agency.

London-based Marchy Management provides representation and professional services for radio, television and media clients.

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High performance:
a life devoted to music

Russell Scott a has forged a successful career as a performer, coach, musical theatre director and impresario – all built on his passion for music.

An early starter, by the time he was eight Russell (OE 1985-1988) had already begun his professional music training and at that age secured an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest member of the Musicians' Union.

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Success – and on his
own terms

Frankie Vu combines a career as a live sports host and a presenter on the CBBC and Disney XD children's channels with life as a professional in the world of freestyle football.

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Historian, internet pioneer and political activist

Although not an academic historian, Hugh Small has written books on Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War that have been acclaimed by experts for challenging long-held views.

Hugh (OE 1954-1961) conducted extensive original research for the two volumes and has taken part in several broadcast programmes on his findings.

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Life: a developing picture!

Now a successful photographer living in the Austrian Tyrol, Gavin Otter is a prime example of how careers and lives can develop in unexpected directions.

Although neither a linguist nor a sportsman at School, Gavin (OE 1984-1989) is now fluent in German and an enthusiastic marathon-runner, skier, climber and snowboarder.

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Down to the wire!
The Founder's Day cricket fixture between the old boys and the current First XI was a keenly fought affair... Find out more

OE Association Dinner
Friday 18th November 2016

For more information about alumni events, please contact the Headmaster's Office

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