New & noteworthy

20.11.2018

FQE

From literature to Theresa May’s Dancing Queen, FQE Quiz tests participants’ knowledge whilst providing fun and food

With questions ranging from “Which part of the body completely renews itself every four days?” * to “George Orwell wrote ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’; on which waterway is the...

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From literature to Theresa May’s Dancing Queen, FQE Quiz tests participants’ knowledge whilst providing fun and food

16.11.2018

Alumni | Careers | Economics | Lecture Programme

Man of influence – recent graduate’s early experience at the cutting edge of politics

Only a few short months after starting his job as a Civil Service economist, Old Elizabethan Andrei Sandu was already advising a Government Minister at a European summit, he told...

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Man of influence – recent graduate’s early experience at the cutting edge of politics

14.11.2018

History | Politics | Trips

Borscht for the boys: pupils sample Russian culture on trip to Moscow and St Petersburg

Sixth-formers enjoyed some traditional food – as well as plentiful helpings of History and Politics – on their trip to Russia. The party of 30 boys from Years 12 and...

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Borscht for the boys: pupils sample Russian culture on trip to Moscow and St Petersburg

12.11.2018

Alumni | CCF | Service

“A fitting commemoration”: QE marks 100 years since the end of World War I

All pupils in Years 7–10, staff and some senior boys joined together in the Shearly Hall for a special remembrance assembly to mark the centenary of the Armistice in 1918....

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“A fitting commemoration”: QE marks 100 years since the end of World War I

09.11.2018

Politics | Trips

Interesting times: US politics conference gives QE boys expert insights as America goes to the polls

A politics conference at the British Library featuring leading academics and former US national politicians was held on the same day as the American mid-term elections, adding a little extra...

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Interesting times: US politics conference gives QE boys expert insights as America goes to the polls

07.11.2018

Alumni

Golden highlights: success of filmmaker’s Gustav Klimt virtual reality experience

Klimt’s Magic Garden, a virtual reality experience created by filmmaker and academic Dr Frederick Baker, proved so popular in the artist’s Austrian homeland that its run was extended by nearly...

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Golden highlights: success of filmmaker’s Gustav Klimt virtual reality experience

01.11.2018

Careers

A high degree of sense: graduate apprenticeships a hot topic at careers event

More than 300 QE sixth-formers gathered to hear about career opportunities from some of the largest employers and associations representing professionals. High on the agenda was the topic of the...

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A high degree of sense: graduate apprenticeships a hot topic at careers event

30.10.2018

Academic enrichment | Lecture Programme | STEM

Professor speaks to QE boys about the fascinating, complex future of AI in education

A leading academic expert on Artificial Intelligence set out both its huge potential for education – and some of the looming pitfalls. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at...

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Professor speaks to QE boys about the fascinating, complex future of AI in education

26.10.2018

Chess

Bright stars of the future emerge as QE chess team shines at prestigious tournament

Two of the latest recruits to QE’s team made significant contributions to the School’s achievement in finishing fourth at the 2018 Millfield International Schools’ Chess Tournament. The teacher in charge...

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Bright stars of the future emerge as QE chess team shines at prestigious tournament

25.10.2018

Lecture Programme | Politics

Visiting MP eyes Brexit reality gap

Media reports about the extent of divisions within the parliamentary Conservative Party over the Brexit negotiations are well wide of the mark, MP Mike Freer told sixth-formers. The Tory MP...

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Visiting MP eyes Brexit reality gap

23.10.2018

Academic enrichment | Alumni

Mind and body working together: Kam’s new book on examination success

Performance coach Kam Taj’s new book offers students his own innovative and detailed holistic approach to achieving success as a student. Entitled The Ultimate Guide to Exam Success, the book...

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Mind and body working together: Kam’s new book on examination success

19.10.2018

Academic enrichment | Religion & Society

Animal-testing: pupil’s approach to ethical questions impresses magazine publisher

A Year 11 pupil is now a published author after an article he penned through the School to gain a national qualification appeared in a specialist magazine. Aaryan Sheth wrote...

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Animal-testing: pupil’s approach to ethical questions impresses magazine publisher