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Winter 2013

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Issue 17 - Winter 2013
In this issue:
  • Bumper year for entrance exam
  • Thank you - one thousand times
  • FWW memorabilia appeal
  • Tell us your news
  • Cambridge lecture

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Spokesman front cover

The school's termly newsletter has had a facelift and become Spokesman. Read the first edition here

Bumper year for boys sitting entrance exam

King Edward's SchoolA record number of boys will be sitting the entrance exam to King Edward's School this Saturday. 820 boys from over 300 junior schools will attend in the hope of gaining one of the 125 places on offer. This represents a 17% increase on 2013, the previous record, and 37% increase on 2012.

Thank you - one thousand times

John MountfordThe King Edward's School Birmingham Trust recently received its 1,000th donor, who coincidentally donated £1,000. Read more about our 1,000th donor and the difference that all of our donors have made.

First World War memorabilia appeal

Pte SandersThe school will be holding an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. We are appealing for memorabilia of Old Edwardians who were involved and would love to hear from you if you are able to help. Read more about the exhibition, memorabilia already donated, and how to contribute 

Tell us your news

Notepad and penWhether you have a new job, new wife or have written a book, we and your contemporaries would be interested to know. The next OE Gazette is due out in March and will contain a selection of OE news. For inclusion in the Gazette, complete the online news form by Friday, 31 January 2014. 

Cambridge lecture and drinks

Downing CollegeThe speaker for this annual event is Professor Geoffrey Grimmett (1968) who will give a talk titled: The unreasonable effectiveness of the square root of -1. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 18 March 2014. Find out more and book online.

New Year's Honours

Congratulations to John Ruddick (1961) who has been awarded an MBE for services to jazz and Paul Griffiths (1965) who has received an OBE for services to Music Literature and Composition.

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