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Nadim Zahawi MP

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.

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OKC Rugby origin

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.

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Xavier Wiggins

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.

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Archives talk - Dr Lucy Inglis

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.

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Andrew Halls OBE

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.

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Law Courts

Oliver Glasgow (OK 1990) New First Senior Treasury Counsel

January 1, 2021

The Attorney General, Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP, has appointed Oliver Glasgow QC (OK 1990), as First Senior Treasury Counsel to the Crown at the Central Criminal Court with effect from 1 January 2021.

Mr Glasgow was appointed Junior Treasury Counsel in 2009, and Senior Treasury Counsel in 2015. He was made Queen’s Counsel in 2016. The title “Treasury Counsel” derives from the days when all Crown Counsel at the Central Criminal Court were instructed by the Treasury Solicitor. That procedure was changed in 1908, and since then the Director of Public Prosecutions has instructed the permanent counsel there.

Oliver competed in the 2007 Duathlon World Championships and in January 2020 he attracted national renown after he helped police take down a violent man who jumped from the public gallery into an Old Bailey courtroom after his friends were convicted of a gangland murder (Telegraph 27/01/2020).

As Old King’s Club Vice-President Tony Hein points out, it is a remarkable fact that Ollie and his father are the only father and son pairing to be workings as QCs contemporaneously.

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