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Issue 3 | Spring 2012
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 new
alumni section of our website.
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Headmaster's update

The Spring Term has seen instances of progress and achievement on a number of fronts at Queen Elizabeth's School. These have included the success of our Year 13 boys in obtaining offers from Russell Group universities across a wide range of academic disciplines. Twenty-six pupils have gained places at Cambridge and Oxford, with those looking to study Economics, Engineering, Law and Natural Sciences faring particularly well.

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Strengthening drama at QE

This term's major theatrical production marked another step in the renaissance of drama at Queen Elizabeth's School. Entitled All the World's a Stage, the play was written at the School and was based around Jaques' famous Seven Ages of Man speech from Shakespeare's As You Like It. It featured scenes with familiar titles, such as Oh! What a Lovely War, Just William, and The Importance of Being Earnest.

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a win-win opportunity
for Sixth-Formers and employers alike

The Sixth Form Voluntary Service Programme at QE has become an important factor in enabling the School to fulfil its commitment to make a serious contribution to society and "to produce young men who are confident, able and responsible".

Every pupil in Year 12 is expected to devote 40 hours during the year (or one hour per week) to volunteering.

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Blazing a trail for the
School in Eton Fives

Having taken up Eton Fives again a couple of years after leaving the School, Sunil Tailor (1999-2006) has now become the first QE old boy ever to reach the quarter-finals of the sport's national championships. He hopes one day it might be possible to set up a Fives club for Queen Elizabeth's School alumni.

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Early starter: seizing the opportunities presented by technology

The seeds of Neil Madhvani's later career success were sown while he was still at QE, where, remarkably, he launched a string of technology businesses.

Neil (1992-1999), who got married last year, is currently enjoying life in Singapore as a technology systems manager for the global investment bank, UBS.

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Pipped at the post in University Challenge final

Ben Pugh (2002-2009) and his team from Pembroke College, Cambridge, fought their way successfully through every round of the BBC's University Challenge before losing narrowly in the final. He then took the opportunity, along with the rest of his team, to meet the Duchess of Cornwall at a televised ceremony at Clarence House, during which the winning finalists, the University of Manchester, were presented with the University Challenge trophy.

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The School is always delighted to hear from our former pupils, whether they would like to get involved in QE events such as the recent Dinner Debate reported on here, or simply have news to share about themselves or former classmates. To get in touch with our Alumni Office, please contact

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Founder's Day: service,
OE lunch & FQE Fete
Saturday 16th June 2012
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OE Association Dinner
Friday 16th November 2012

For more information about any of these events, please contact the Headmaster's Office

Through this e-newsletter and the new alumni section
of The Queen Elizabeth's School website, the School
is aiming to strengthen its links with former pupils.

If you wish to find out more about having an active role

in supporting the school as a past pupil, please contact:
Forward to a friend Give to the school Visit the new QE online shop
Queen Elizabeth's School
Queen's Road, Barnet,
Hertfordshire, EN5 4DQ

Tel: 020 8441 4646
Fax: 020 8440 7500

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