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Spring 2021

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Issue 41 - Spring 2021
In this issue:
  • Political Awareness Week
  • Westminster Medal
  • OE company receives worldwide acclaim
  • Spotlight on hospitality
  • Tell us your news
  • Online talks

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OE feature film


Watch the trailer for Ed Whelan's (2016) feature film Audition, available to stream on Amazon Prime from Friday 26 March. Audition is Ed's first feature film and it explores the impact of ambition on identity in young adults.

Pupils lead political awareness initiative 

Political Awareness Week teamA group of eight boys in Divisions organised a Political Awareness Week that took place in February. Speakers during the week included OEs Andy Street, Saqib Bhatti and Robert Whalley. Find out more about the pupil-led event.

Ben Fernando awarded Westminster Medal

Ben FernandoBen Fernando (2012) has been awarded the 2021 STEM for Britain Westminster Medal and Physics Gold Medal in a competition for early-career researchers. Read more about Ben's award and his winning entry.

OE software company receives worldwide acclaim

LaptopPaul Hodgetts's (1988) software company has been named World Number One Solutions and Development Partner by Aspire Technologies Inc. of Orlando, Florida for the 14th consecutive year.
Find out more about Quintadena Ltd's commendation

Spotlight on hospitality

Drink being pouredCheers to the easing of lockdown restrictions! Ahead of the partial reopening of hospitality venues in England on 12 April, we wanted to give a shout-out to some OE businesses in the industry. Take a look at those here. If you would like us to share details of your hospitality business via our social media channels, let us know at:

Tell us your news

OEsWe're looking for contributions for the next Gazette due out in May. Whether you have a new job, a new spouse, have written a book, or have done something out of the ordinary, send your news, with a photo if possible, to:

Online talks

Online talksWe can't wait to welcome OEs to in-person events again when restrictions ease. In the meantime, take a look at our recent online talks from a range of speakers, including Professor Chris Ogden (1995) and Lee Child's biographer, Dr Heather Martin, and the array of Political Awareness Week talks. 

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