New & noteworthy

Arnav named among Britain’s best young biologists

26.04.2021

Academic enrichment | Biology

Arnav named among Britain’s best young biologists

Sixth-former Arnav Sharma is among an élite handful of young scientists selected to compete for a place in the UK national team after his success in the British Biology Olympiad....

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All the right elements: winning team’s design uses light to purify water

23.04.2021

Careers | Lower School Science | Maths | STEM | Technology

All the right elements: winning team’s design uses light to purify water

A seven-strong team from Harrisons’ House won a Year 9 careers competition with their carefully thought-through design for a ‘smart’ water bottle that would use UV light to kill bacteria,...

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March of the roboteers

21.04.2021

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

March of the roboteers

After a busy spring of online competitions, the Summer Term opens with all four QE teams now qualified for this year’s VEX EDR Robotics World Championship. Hyperdrive and Override first...

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Expert’s festival feedback helps make up for missing live audience as QE’s musicians shine

20.04.2021

Academic enrichment | Music

Expert’s festival feedback helps make up for missing live audience as QE’s musicians shine

With coronavirus restrictions this year putting paid to QE’s usual spring concert for some of its most advanced musicians, the School instead staged a special online Grade 8 and Diploma...

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Take it from us: last year’s leavers give current sixth-formers the benefit of their university experience

16.04.2021

Alumni | Careers | Support & guidance

Take it from us: last year’s leavers give current sixth-formers the benefit of their university experience

QE’s University Convention may have gone online this year because of Covid-19, but the alumni still turned out in numbers to support current Year 12 boys. Well over 50 Old...

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Stars of stage…and now screen

14.04.2021

Academic enrichment | Drama

Stars of stage…and now screen

When the Spring Term lockdown forced a sudden end to rehearsals for the School play, QE’s young actors harnessed technology so that they could still perform to an audience. With...

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Counting the cost: Oxford professor speaks to QE economists on the effects of the pandemic

12.04.2021

Academic enrichment | Economics

Counting the cost: Oxford professor speaks to QE economists on the effects of the pandemic

Sixth-form economists turned out in force for a lunchtime Zoom talk on ‘Covid-19 and the Economy’ from a leading Oxford economist. The speaker, Michael McMahon, Professor of Economics at the...

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Entrepreneur Akshay named in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

09.04.2021

Alumni

Entrepreneur Akshay named in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

OId Elizabethan Akshay Ruparelia has been named in one of the influential Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, following the success of his online estate agency. Still only 22, Akshay (OE...

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Topping out ceremony for new Music School

07.04.2021

Music

Topping out ceremony for new Music School

A topping-out ceremony was held for QE’s new Music School on the last day of term, marking an important milestone in the delivery of this key building. Representatives of Queen...

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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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