New & noteworthy

Helicopter hero: Old Elizabethan’s medal-winning bravery in the Troubles revealed

12.11.2019

Alumni

Helicopter hero: Old Elizabethan’s medal-winning bravery in the Troubles revealed

The family of Old Elizabethan helicopter pilot Roger Southgate have unearthed details of a heroic flight in hazardous conditions to rescue a comrade during some of the darkest days of...

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Leadership, courage and commitment: reforming Headmaster Eamonn Harris (1984-1999) passes away

07.11.2019

In tribute

Leadership, courage and commitment: reforming Headmaster Eamonn Harris (1984-1999) passes away

Former Headmaster Eamonn Harris, who is widely credited with saving Queen Elizabeth’s from closure and then overseeing its transformation into a successful grammar school, has died. He was 76 and...

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Scope…for free-thinking scholarship at QE

06.11.2019

Academic enrichment | Library & creative writing

Scope…for free-thinking scholarship at QE

Two-and-a-half years after he founded it, sixth-former Ryan Ratnam’s website and online journal has stood the test of time as a platform for young people to write about what really...

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Live streaming in Epping Forest

04.11.2019

Geography | Trips

Live streaming in Epping Forest

Sixty-six Year 11 GCSE geographers enjoyed the chance to get their hands dirty on a field trip to Epping Forest. During the Physical Geography trip, the boys were tasked with...

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Brexit, bridge-building and a barn dance!

31.10.2019

Languages | Trips

Brexit, bridge-building and a barn dance!

QE sixth-formers devised a quiz for visiting exchange students that not only included questions on both the UK and Germany, but also tested the visitors’ knowledge of the unprecedented political...

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Spice of life: Electrum combines career investigating financial fraud with Latin dance and teaching the Bible

25.10.2019

Alumni

Spice of life: Electrum combines career investigating financial fraud with Latin dance and teaching the Bible

Eleven years after he left the School, Electrum Anpitan’s life is as varied as it is full. Electrum (OE 2001–2008) manages to fit in his demanding role as a Forensic...

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QE poet-in-residence up for top prize

24.10.2019

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Library & creative writing

QE poet-in-residence up for top prize

QE’s poet-in-residence, Anthony Anaxagorou, has been shortlisted for the prestigious TS Eliot prize for poetry. After the Formalities, a collection of poems by Old Elizabethan Anthony (1994–1999) was selected by...

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Staff and boys shine in concert – and there’s no stopping Cambridge scholar Drew

21.10.2019

Music

Staff and boys shine in concert – and there’s no stopping Cambridge scholar Drew

QE’s first concert of the year delivered a “very high standard” of performance from both pupils and staff, including the School’s new Director of Music, Ruth Partington. The programme featured...

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Artist’s commitment rewarded in international competition

17.10.2019

Arts | Trips

Artist’s commitment rewarded in international competition

Year 10 pupil Dylan Domb’s dedication to art and to the work of one of the greatest 20th-century British artists won him a prize in an international drawing competition. After...

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Solidarity not stereotypes: QE’s senior pupils hear from LGBT activist

14.10.2019

Lecture Programme | Support & guidance

Solidarity not stereotypes: QE’s senior pupils hear from LGBT activist

Society and the mass media are the source of stereotypes that lead to prejudice and discrimination, an LGBT activist told QE’s senior pupils. Jessica Amery, from Haringey-based charity Wise Thoughts...

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Centre of attention: visiting the Mother of Parliaments in our ‘turbulent times’

09.10.2019

Politics | Trips

Centre of attention: visiting the Mother of Parliaments in our ‘turbulent times’

A-level Politics students had the chance to see the reality behind their textbooks on a trip to the Houses of Parliament. Their visit gave them a vivid experience of Westminster...

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‘Meditate and do something productive’: sounding out career plans

07.10.2019

Alumni | Careers | Music

‘Meditate and do something productive’: sounding out career plans

Countless hours spent jamming with friends in the Music block at QE sowed the seeds of Sergio Ronchetti’s career as a composer and sound designer for video games and films....

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