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Autumn 2013

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Issue 16 - Autumn 2013
In this issue:
  • New modern languages and science centre opens
  • Raising the bar for education 
  • Phone numbers add up to make a difference
  • New OE Benefits
  • Festive Drinks

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Christmas is coming

Christmas cards

Christmas cards are available from the OE shop featuring two different snowy scenes of King Edward's. At least £2 from each pack of 10 sold is donated to the Assisted Places Fund.

New modern languages and science centre opens

Sixth Form CentreThe Andrew Brode Wing, a £5m modern languages and science centre, has been officially opened by Professor Martin Swales (1958). Find out more about the centre and read a transcript of Professor Swales opening speech.


Raising the bar for education across the region

Junior school children taking part in activitiesKing Edward's has been taking great strides to raise the aspirations of young people across the region and has just signed up its 100th partner primary school. Read more about our outreach activity and two award nominations.


Telephone numbers add up to make a difference

2013 telephone callersOur annual telephone campaign has raised an incredible £275,000, making it one of the most successful alumni telephone campaigns in the UK. Read more about this year's telephone campaign. 

New additions to OE Benefits

Opus restaurant - part of OE BenefitsFollowing the launch of OE Benefits in June 2013 we are delighted to announce that six more businesses, including Scrivens and Gateley, have joined the scheme which offers fantastic discounts to Old Edwardians. For the first time, a number of OE businesses are offering discounts to fellow alumni. View current discounts.

If you own a business and would like to be part of OE Benefits, please contact Sue Dickens at: 

Festive Drinks 2013

German MarketKick off the festive season with a drink on us at Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market. Catch up with old friends and teachers over a free glass of Glühwein, beer or hot chocolate at this free event on Wednesday, 18 December 2013. Find out more and book online.

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