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Winter 2016

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Issue 25 - Winter 2016
In this issue:
  • Awards 'hat-trick'
  • Tolkien Match completed 
  • Stage adaptation of The Rotters' Club
  • Discussing education on BBC Radio 4
  • Summer Concert

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AP100 alumni films

Ronald Naylor (1931)

View the individual stories of David Sells (1946) and Ronald Naylor (1931) (pictured). 

Awards 'hat-trick' for King Edward's School

TES Independent School AwardsKing Edward's School won three prestigious national awards last term: The Sunday Times International Baccalaureate School of the Year, TES Best Independent-Maintained School Collaboration, and John Claughton was named Best Head of Public School by Tatler. Find out more about the awards.  

Match completion marks another milestone

Tolkien's name in school registerThe Tolkien Match ended in December 2015 and thanks to the generosity of The Tolkien Trust and Old Edwardians, former and current parents and other supporters, all of the £500,000 in matched funding was secured. Find out more about the Tolkien Match and the total amount raised for the AP100 Campaign so far.

The Rotters' Club at Birmingham Rep

Class of 1978In April, Birmingham Rep will be premiering a stage adaptation of Jonathan Coe's (1979) award-winning novel The Rotters' Club. Set in the fictional King William's School, the novel is inspired by Jonathan's own experiences at King Edward's in the 1970s. Find out more about the production and a special AP100 event on opening night. 

Discussing the education system on Radio 4

BBC Radio 4At the end of last year former Conservative MP and universities minister, David Willetts (1974), hosted a week of programmes on BBC Radio 4 examining the British education system. As part of the 'School of Thought' series, on 29 December he spoke with the Chief Master, John Claughton (1975), about A-levels and the IB Diploma. If you missed the programme, you can listen again on the BBC website.  

Summer Concert and farewell to John Claughton

Summer ConcertThe KES and KEHS Summer Concert will take place on Monday 25 April 2016 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. This will be the final concert for the Chief Master, John Claughton, before he retires at the end of this academic year, and will be a special event. Details are currently being finalised and Old Edwardians will be sent further information on the event within the next few weeks.

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