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FWW Exhibition 2014-2018

In November 2014, an exhibition in the School Chapel was opened to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.

The exhibition will run for four years and develop throughout that time to mark some of the key events that took place 100 years previously, also paying homage to the hundreds of King Edward's School's old boys and masters who fought and died in the many campaigns on land, sea and in the air.

To begin with, the exhibition will explore the School on the eve of the war and the involvement of Old Edwardians in raising the Birmingham City (Pals) Batallions. A short film reveals the impact of the conflict on Tolkien and his school friends, and a virtual Roll of Honour enables visitors to browse through photographs and biographies for each of the 245 Old Edwardians listed on the bronze memorial plaques in the Chapel.

There will be other opportunities to view the exhibition in the coming months, details of which will be posted on the OE website. Alternatively if you have any queries, contact Sue Dickens in the Development Office on tel: 0121 415 6050 or email: