New & noteworthy

Rohan and Conor’s great escape for Oxford RAG

22.02.2019

Alumni

Rohan and Conor’s great escape for Oxford RAG

Two Old Elizabethan friends have teamed up for the annual charity ‘jailbreak’ run by the Oxford University Student Union. Conor Mellon (OE 2010-2017) and Rohan Radia (also 2010-2017) will be...

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The correct answer? The one you least expect! Extra-curricular surprises at the Maths Fest

21.02.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths | Trips

The correct answer? The one you least expect! Extra-curricular surprises at the Maths Fest

Fifty sixth-formers enjoyed an entertaining day getting to grips with Mathematics that ranged from the offbeat and entertaining to applications that were literally out of this world. The Year 12...

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Clarity from Clément helps boys understand Brexit

18.02.2019

Academic enrichment | Lecture Programme | Politics

Clarity from Clément helps boys understand Brexit

A Brexit specialist from UCL’s European Institute gave boys some expert insights into the current political turmoil in a lecture to Years 10 and 11. Clément Leroy, a Research and...

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Learning about tribes in trouble

15.02.2019

Academic enrichment | Lecture Programme

Learning about tribes in trouble

Visiting expert Gabriella Rutherford not only helped boys understand the threats and challenges faced by tribal people around the world, but also encouraged them to reflect on lives that are...

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Vital messages: helping boys stay safe on the road

12.02.2019

Support & guidance

Vital messages: helping boys stay safe on the road

With dark winter journeys having often now become part of their daily routine, QE’s Year 7 learned some vital lessons about road safety through an innovative drama performance. The specially...

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Out of sight but, please, not out of mind: old boy returns to School to give an update on the international refugee crisis

08.02.2019

Alumni | Charity | Service

Out of sight but, please, not out of mind: old boy returns to School to give an update on the international refugee crisis

The international migrant crisis in southern Europe may have faded from the headlines in recent months, but the humanitarian challenge remains, Old Elizabethan Nicholas Millet reminded QE boys when he...

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What and how: boys get new insights into major World War I exhibition from Old Elizabethan curator

06.02.2019

Academic enrichment | History | Trips

What and how: boys get new insights into major World War I exhibition from Old Elizabethan curator

A QE old boy treated a group of Year 12 historians to an expert curator’s perspective when they visited the World War I centenary exhibition at the Imperial War Museum...

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Headhunter Scott highlights the importance of pursuing a career that you enjoy

04.02.2019

Alumni

Headhunter Scott highlights the importance of pursuing a career that you enjoy

Scott Lesner switched careers after initially training as a lawyer – and has never looked back. Now a recruitment specialist, Scott (OE 1987-1992) has carved out a successful career, while...

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Trio of Year 13 mathematicians’ Olympiad success

01.02.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

Trio of Year 13 mathematicians’ Olympiad success

Three sixth-formers have qualified for the next stage of the élite British Mathematical Olympiad after strong performances in the first round. Bashmy Basheer, Nico Puthu and Niam Vaishnav, all of...

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Alphabetti Spaghetti and Humble Pi: talks serve up inspiration for QE’s mathematicians

30.01.2019

Academic enrichment | Maths

Alphabetti Spaghetti and Humble Pi: talks serve up inspiration for QE’s mathematicians

A QE boy’s correct answer to an outlandish numerical and scientific challenge won him a prize during a show aimed at inspiring young mathematicians. Aryan Shrivastava correctly calculated that 7.5...

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Medic’s journey from the QE ‘elephant dip’ to beach volleyball

28.01.2019

Alumni

Medic’s journey from the QE ‘elephant dip’ to beach volleyball

After qualifying as a GP, Dr Joseph Besser is now combining his practice of medicine with a passion for educating people about health – and enjoying married life in the...

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“Grammar schools provide an unrivalled ladder of opportunity” – new report published as QE’s George the Poet inspires the next generation at Cambridge

25.01.2019

Alumni | School performance

“Grammar schools provide an unrivalled ladder of opportunity” – new report published as QE’s George the Poet inspires the next generation at Cambridge

New research highlights the success of grammar schools in sending large numbers of pupils from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to top universities. The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) study...

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