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Autumn 2016

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Issue 28 - Autumn 2016 
In this issue:
  • Welcome to Dr Mark Fenton 
  • HSBC provides boost for Assisted Places
  • Professor Thouless awarded Nobel Prize
  • Andy Street runs for West Midlands Mayor
  • Record number of boys sit entrance exam
  • STEM Industry Drinks
  • Biennial Dinner 2016

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Biennial Dinner 2016

Biennial Dinner 2016

In October, the School welcomed over 150 Old Edwardians to the 42nd Biennial Dinner. Find out more and view photographs of the evening.

Welcome to Dr Mark Fenton

Dr FentonIn September 2016, Dr Mark Fenton became the 31st Chief Master of King Edward's School. Read about Dr Fenton's first few weeks at the School.   


HSBC provides boost for Assisted Places

King Edward's SchoolHSBC has made a generous gift to The King Edward’s School Birmingham Trust which will part-fund six boys through the School. Read more about HSBC’s gift to the Assisted Places Fund.    

Professor David Thouless awarded Nobel Prize

Professor David ThoulessProfessor David Thouless, the father of two Old Edwardians, was one of three British scientists to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday, 4 October 2016. Find out more about Professor Thouless's award.    

Andy Street runs for West Midlands Mayor

Andy Street speaking at the Conservative Party ConferenceIn September 2016, Andy Street (1981) was selected as the Conservative candidate for the West Midlands Mayoral election taking place in May 2017. Read more about Andy's campaign.    

Record number of boys sit entrance exam

Boys sitting in front of the SchoolA record number of boys sat the entrance exam in October. 885 boys from over 330 junior schools attended in the hope of gaining one of the 125 places on offer. This is an 8% increase on the previous record (for 2013 entry) and a 38% increase on the exam for 2016 entry. Boys will receive their results
in December.    

STEM Industry Drinks

STEM Industry DrinksOld Edwardians and parents working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are invited to share their experience with current pupils at our STEM Industry Drinks reception on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. Find out more and book your place.

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