New & noteworthy

‘Collaborative independence and isolated community’: competition winners announced from QE in lockdown

01.05.2020

Academic enrichment | Arts | English

‘Collaborative independence and isolated community’: competition winners announced from QE in lockdown

A wealth of creative talent is showcased in this month’s special competition edition of The Arabella – a magazine produced by QE boys featuring the work of the pupils. Under...

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Peak performance! Old boy Kam working online to help current QE boys give of their best

29.04.2020

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Support & guidance

Peak performance! Old boy Kam working online to help current QE boys give of their best

Sixty-five senior QE boys have enrolled on a coaching programme run by alumnus Kam Taj. Kam (Kamran Tajbaksh, OE 2004–2011), a performance coach, inspirational speaker and author, will help the...

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A radical proposal for extraordinary times: boys’ budget wins judges’ approval

27.04.2020

Academic enrichment | Economics

A radical proposal for extraordinary times: boys’ budget wins judges’ approval

In only QE’s second year of entry, a School team has secured second place in a prestigious and demanding national Economics competition. For the Budget Challenge, run by the Institute...

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The lights are off…and everyone’s home! But The Queens’ Library is rising to the challenge

24.04.2020

Academic enrichment | Arts | Library & creative writing

The lights are off…and everyone’s home! But The Queens’ Library is rising to the challenge

Head of Library Services Surya Bowyer has been making sure that boys are aware of the wealth of resources that are available online – both for study and for leisure....

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Oxbridge pair get gold in Chemistry Olympiad

22.04.2020

Academic enrichment | Chemistry

Oxbridge pair get gold in Chemistry Olympiad

All QE entrants to the Royal Society of Chemistry UK Olympiad were awarded medals after successfully completing the first round of this testing and highly-regarded competition. Last year’s School Captain,...

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Out of the limelight: as stars shine in global fund-raising concert, George the Poet urges UK audience to honour key workers, too

20.04.2020

Alumni | Service

Out of the limelight: as stars shine in global fund-raising concert, George the Poet urges UK audience to honour key workers, too

Old Elizabethan George the Poet played to an audience of many millions when he opened BBC One’s coverage of last night’s One World: Together at Home concert. George Mpanga (OE...

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Ace coder James makes QE history

17.04.2020

Academic enrichment | Service | STEM

Ace coder James makes QE history

Sixth-former James Tan is believed to be the first QE boy ever to reach the final of the country’s premier coding competition. James, of Year 12, made it through to...

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Saxophonists crowned Chamber Champions

16.04.2020

Music

Saxophonists crowned Chamber Champions

The School’s Saxophone Ensemble have been named among the 2020 Chamber Champions in the prestigious Pro Corda Music Festival. After participating in a highly competitive semi-final at Westminster School, Nathan...

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Medic honoured for his work to help solve hospitals’ logistics issues takes on NHS’s huge Covid-19 challenge

14.04.2020

Alumni

Medic honoured for his work to help solve hospitals’ logistics issues takes on NHS’s huge Covid-19 challenge

Surgeon and former School Captain Ash Kalraiya is one of only 11 Fellows appointed for 2020 to the prestigious NHS Innovation Accelerator. The honour recognises his work as founder and...

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Race against time: watch as QE’s Head of Technology gears up production of face shields for the NHS ahead of predicted Bank Holiday weekend virus spike

09.04.2020

Service | STEM | Technology

Race against time: watch as QE’s Head of Technology gears up production of face shields for the NHS ahead of predicted Bank Holiday weekend virus spike

In a video filmed for The Times newspaper, QE’s Head of Technology Michael Noonan explains how he is leading urgent work to 3D-print face shields ahead of a predicted UK...

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London livery company salutes Major Mev Armon’s contribution to CCF

08.04.2020

CCF

London livery company salutes Major Mev Armon’s contribution to CCF

The leader of QE’s Combined Cadet Force has been named the Best Adult Volunteer at the Tylers and Bricklayers 2020 Craft Awards. The ancient livery company’s prestigious award recognises a...

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Climate change or over-population? Debating the ‘real’ issue

06.04.2020

Debating | House system

Climate change or over-population? Debating the ‘real’ issue

Broughton overcame Pearce by just two points in the final of the Year 7 Inter-House Debating Competition. Broughton proposed the motion: This house believes that climate change is the biggest...

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