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Issue 40 - Winter 2021
In this issue:
  • Sunday Times award
  • US scholarship
  • Students run food bank
  • Chris Hodges OBE 
  • TEDxKES event
  • We have all been here before
  • OE turns 107
  • Professor Paradis talk

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Man of the match

Paolo Odogwu

Congratulations to Paolo Odogwu (2013) on being named man of the match following the Wasps' winning performance. Watch Paolo talking to BT Sport after the match.

School of the Decade

School of the DecadeKES has been awarded The Sunday Times West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Decade in recognition of sustained academic excellence and commitment to accessibility through bursaries and outreach. Find out more about the award.

Oliver Clarke awarded US scholarship

Oliver ClarkeSixths student, Oliver Clarke, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to attend The University of Chicago. He will major in Music and Physics. Learn more about this impressive accolade.

Students step up to run food bank

Food bankA group of 12 Sixth Form students have stepped up to take on the running of a food bank for the local community. Find out more about the food bank and how to donate

Chris Hodges awarded OBE

Chris HodgesChris Hodges (1972) has been awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Year Honours List for services to business and law. Read more about Chris's achievements

OEs take to the virtual stage at TEDxKES

TEDxKESFrom fake news to the future of space exploration and technology, OEs discussed a range of topics at the student-organised TEDxKES event. Watch the recordings from the talks.

Déjà vu: We have all been here before

ThucydidesLooking for something to read this weekend? Take a look at former Chief Master, John Claughton's (1975), article on 'Déjà vu Tacitus, Thucydides and Trump'.  

OE celebrates 107th birthday

Ronald Frederick NaylorWishing a very happy birthday to Ronald Frederick Naylor (1931) who turns 107 today. Ron, who is believed to be one of the 10 oldest men in the UK, still enjoys The Telegraph Pub Quiz in which he generally scores at least 10 out of 20. 

Professor Michel Paradis talk

Professor Michel ParadisProfessor Michel Paradis, Senior Attorney for the US Department of Defense and Lecturer at Columbia Law School, provided a thought-provoking virtual talk to students on 'Justice Toward Enemies: Practice and Historical Precedents'. To access the recording, email: 

Thank you to the NHS and all of our key workers!

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