New & noteworthy

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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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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