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“Beacons among your peers, shining lights in society”: Headmaster sees a bright future for prize-winners at Senior Awards

31.03.2021

School performance

“Beacons among your peers, shining lights in society”: Headmaster sees a bright future for prize-winners at Senior Awards

Senior Awards is always an important event in the QE calendar, and, although arrangements for this year’s celebration were different because of the coronavirus, the unique situation did not make...

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A QE chess first – and a national champion

29.03.2021

Chess

A QE chess first – and a national champion

Following the success of last term’s inaugural QE-wide online chess competition, the School has now held its first-ever Blitz tournament, attracting a large field eager to play the high-speed version...

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Harmful and hurtful: asking the hard questions about micro-aggressions

26.03.2021

Alumni | Lecture Programme | Support & guidance

Harmful and hurtful: asking the hard questions about micro-aggressions

Old Elizabethan Bilal Harry Khan threw down a challenge when he took part in a video conversation about ‘micro-aggressions’ as part of a new series of bitesize discussions on vital...

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New society champions cutting-edge engineering

23.03.2021

STEM | Technology

New society champions cutting-edge engineering

With this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix due to launch the new Formula 1 season, members of QE’s pupil-run Year 12 Engineering Society have been making front-page news with their own...

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Nilesh champions emerging technology’s “profound and positive impact”

18.03.2021

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

Nilesh champions emerging technology’s “profound and positive impact”

After seven years in a senior role for the global advertising agency behind Nike’s ‘Just do it’ tagline, US-based Nilesh Ashra is now blazing a trail with his own innovation consultancy.  Named in Ad Age’s 40 under 40 list...

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To be the best: learning from an élite athlete

15.03.2021

Lecture Programme | Sport

To be the best: learning from an élite athlete

A world-class sprinter who has automatically qualified for the Tokyo Olympics explained to QE’s young sportsmen the long road he has to follow in order to achieve those explosive seconds...

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From parish politics to the global village – QE pupils given food for thought as the world celebrates International Women’s Day

11.03.2021

Support & guidance

From parish politics to the global village – QE pupils given food for thought as the world celebrates International Women’s Day

Pupils at Queen Elizabeth’s School have been celebrating the achievements of women and reflecting on the issues they face, as people around the world marked International Women’s Day (IWD). English...

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Testing, testing! QE on track for a safe and smooth return to classes

09.03.2021

School performance | Support & guidance

Testing, testing! QE on track for a safe and smooth return to classes

Preparations for a safe return to lessons at the School this week are running according to plan, with sixth-formers experiencing a smooth start to the new testing programme yesterday. Years...

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“Strengthening the connection between your ears and fingers”: senior musicians learn jazz improvisation from a master

05.03.2021

Academic enrichment | Music

“Strengthening the connection between your ears and fingers”: senior musicians learn jazz improvisation from a master

Renowned saxophonist, composer and educator Mike Hall kept QE’s senior musicians on their toes with a masterclass on jazz improvisation. His hour-long, richly illustrated, online talk focused on examples of...

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On the money: QE boys’ prognosis for a post-pandemic world wins Bank of England film competition

03.03.2021

Academic enrichment | Economics

On the money: QE boys’ prognosis for a post-pandemic world wins Bank of England film competition

A QE team have won the Year 11 category in the Bank of England’s schools film competition with their analysis of the likely lasting effects of the pandemic on business...

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Blazing a trail for QE’s linguists

01.03.2021

Academic enrichment | Languages

Blazing a trail for QE’s linguists

A national French debating competition is to become an annual fixture in the QE calendar after two Sixth Form teams showed the way with strong performances. With only a week’s...

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Spearheading change in society: PinkNews boss speaks to QE boys

26.02.2021

Alumni | Religion & Society | Support & guidance

Spearheading change in society: PinkNews boss speaks to QE boys

Benjamin Cohen, founder and CEO of PinkNews, dotcom success story and broadcaster, spoke to current pupils as part of LGBT+ History Month. Benjamin, who was at QE from 1993–1998, took...

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