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2021 Annual Dinner
November 26, 2021
The 2021 Annual Dinner was held at the East India, Devonshire, Sports and Public Schools’ Club. The new Junior School Headmaster, Ted Lougher, was guest of honour. Dr Anne Cotton, who will take over as Head of King’s next academic year, accepted the invitiation to represent the school at next year’s dinner. Robin Reeve, Past President of the Old King’s Club and Head Master 1987-1997 and Anthony Evans, Head Master 1997-2008 attended. The vast majority of those present had left King’s in the past decade, including twenty-two OK2015s.
Adrian Steger (OK 1971) hosted the evening, although he was not able to attend in person.
Nadhim Zahawi (OK 1985)
September 16, 2021
Nadhim Zahawi (OK 1985), who has won praise for his handling of the vaccine rollout programme, has been promoted to Secretary of State for Education. His focus will be on overseeing the catch-up of children’s schooling after the pandemic. The photograph is from the Old King’s Club 2014 annual dinner, hosted by Nadhim at the House of Commons.
Rugby: British Lions ‘Origin’ Club of the Month
June 30, 2021
In July 2020 1XV captain George Taylor (OK 2012) climbed the height of Mt.Everest (8848m) via the clubhouse stairs over 24hrs, attracting significant sponsorship which was split between the club and NHS Charities Together. In recognition of the charity fundraising, and other community focused activity, the rugby club was awarded the British Lions ‘Origin’ Club of the Month for June 2021.
Xavier Wiggins (OK 1988)
June 12, 2021
Xavier Wiggins is to receive the British Empire Medal in recognition of outstanding work as co-founder of Dons Local Action Group.The group is a local network of volunteers initially formed in response to the COVID-19 crisis and now permanent across Merton, Wandsworth and Kingston.
When he was at King’s, Xavier organised a 24 hour 5-a-side football match to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Hospital.
Archives talk – Dr Lucy Inglis
May 25, 2021
The King’s College School archivist, Dr Lucy Inglis, gave an introduction to the records under her care at a well attended Zoom talk.
The school and Old King’s Club archive contains a variety of documents, artworks and objects all of which help to shed light on the history of King’s, revealing its rich heritage. From 19th-century admissions registers to current school magazines, from early accounts to films of science experiments (one involving radioactive materials), almost every aspect of day-to-day life at the school is captured. There is a large collection of photographs – evocative images of the site and its changes, of students and of staff. There are programmes for theatrical, musical and sporting events and information about school societies. There are even items of uniform, silver trophies and old equipment from the science labs.
Andrew Halls retirement
February 26, 2021
It was announced today that Andrew Halls will be retiring as Head Master of king’s College School during the summer term of 2022. During his nearly 14 years at the helm many exciting changes have taken place at the school, including the admission of girls into the Sixth Form, the completion of an ambitious building programme and the introduction of an International Baccalaureate stream. The school’s high standing does credit to the whole King’s community and we wish Mr. Halls every happiness in the next chapter of his life.