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Dramatic, dynamic…deadly! QE’s Othello ‘a brilliant evening of theatre’

11.03.2022

Drama

Dramatic, dynamic…deadly! QE’s Othello ‘a brilliant evening of theatre’

A performance of Othello by the School’s senior actors has been roundly praised by a representative of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. The production of the tragedy, performed during the SSF...

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Much achieved; much yet to be done – LGBT History Month at QE

09.03.2022

Support & guidance

Much achieved; much yet to be done – LGBT History Month at QE

QE marked LGBT History Month with a string of special activities, including a talk by one of the UK’s leading advocates for inclusion in schools. Shaun Dellenty, who has been...

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Putting the drama back into Shakespeare, tapping into QE’s Tudor legacy

04.03.2022

450th anniversary | Drama | English

Putting the drama back into Shakespeare, tapping into QE’s Tudor legacy

With their impressive and impassioned delivery of Shakespeare’s best-known speeches, finalists in a Year 8 competition gave their classmates a powerful reminder that the bard’s plays were written for the...

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Hitting the high notes: QE boys enjoy performing on the national stage

02.03.2022

Music

Hitting the high notes: QE boys enjoy performing on the national stage

Five QE musicians of different ages have had their talents recognised at a national level, being chosen to participate in a number of National Youth orchestras and bands. Among the...

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Elizabethans one and all: huge new photo display shows the way we were

26.02.2022

450th anniversary | Alumni

Elizabethans one and all: huge new photo display shows the way we were

A major new photographic installation charts the history of School photos at QE, as preparations for next year’s 450th anniversary gather pace. The carefully curated collection of 232 photos of...

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Story of a genius: award-winning biographer tells sixth-formers about one of the world’s greatest minds

21.02.2022

Academic enrichment | Lecture Programme | Maths | Physics | STEM

Story of a genius: award-winning biographer tells sixth-formers about one of the world’s greatest minds

Author, scientist and QE parent Dr Ananyo Bhattacharya gave a talk to senior pupils on his book about John von Neumann, the brilliant Hungarian-American polymath who made breakthroughs in fields...

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A first for QE? Sixth-formers delve deep into the School’s history through new Palaeography Society

17.02.2022

Academic enrichment | English | History

A first for QE? Sixth-formers delve deep into the School’s history through new Palaeography Society

A new School society – believed to be the first of its kind in the country – is working hard to decipher QE’s earliest written records. English teacher Kanak Shah...

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Fortitude and focus lie behind another year of outstanding Oxbridge success

11.02.2022

Alumni | School performance

Fortitude and focus lie behind another year of outstanding Oxbridge success

Thirty-five Elizabethans received offers from Oxford and Cambridge universities this year, having successfully surmounted all the extra challenges posed by Covid throughout their A-level studies. The 29 Cambridge and six...

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Allez les bleus! QE teams impress in German and French debating competitions

08.02.2022

Academic enrichment | Languages | Trips

Allez les bleus! QE teams impress in German and French debating competitions

Four Year 12 linguists have reached the next stage of a prestigious German debating competition after enjoying success in two early rounds. Two of the four also appeared in a...

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Towards a healthy understanding: American university interns help highlight differences between UK and US medical systems

04.02.2022

Academic enrichment | Economics | Support & guidance

Towards a healthy understanding: American university interns help highlight differences between UK and US medical systems

Three interns from the University of Connecticut helped deepen boys’ knowledge of American healthcare at a meeting of QE’s Personal Finance Society. Pupils heard about the high costs and complexity...

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From stereotypes to stimming: workshop helps boys understand and accept neurodiversity

01.02.2022

Academic enrichment | Religion & Society | Support & guidance

From stereotypes to stimming: workshop helps boys understand and accept neurodiversity

Two academics who discovered they were autistic as adults explained how they and other neurodivergent* people experience the world in a special workshop at the School. Dr Chloe Farahar and...

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A taste of the latest technology: partnering with local primary schools in robotics and 3D-printing

28.01.2022

Outreach | STEM | Technology

A taste of the latest technology: partnering with local primary schools in robotics and 3D-printing

Pupils and teachers from QE’s Technology department have been visiting local primaries to help them dip their toes into 3D-printing and robotics. First, QE donated 3D printers to Northside Primary...

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