OE Jason Forbes, tipped for the top by Harry Hill in the Radio Times
Jason Forbes, 26, comedian YOU MIGHT RECOGNISE ME FROM The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm with Harry Hill.
EARLY DAYS Oueen Elizabeth’s Hospital in Bristol. I got a scholarship and then went to Cambridge.
FIRST TIME ON STAGE In Footlights you write and perform an hour-long new COMM show every fortnight. It’s brilliant because you can go up to Edinburgh after you graduate with a fully formed show you’ve tested in front of thousands of people, but I often hid the fact I went to Cambridge because people presume you’re privileged and haven’t worked as hard.
ROLE MODEL I used to copy Michael Crawford by throwing myself down the stairs and pretending to be dead. My mum didn’t find it funny.
COMING UP IN The year after I graduated, George Fouracres, Phil Wang and I formed a comedy troupe called Daphne. We’re currently writing the second series of our show Daphne Sounds Expensive for Radio 4. I’m also in a film called Borg vs. McEnroe.
HARRY HILL SAYS “Jason has a brilliantly inventive mind and a great understated way of selling a gag. He’s a pleasure to work with and has a very bright future.”
Old Elizabethans RFC beat Bristol RFC
Click here to see how they did it
The 425th anniversary edition of The Elizabethan is out now. Click here to read it.
…peacefully at home
Chris Rowe Head of English QEH 1982 – 1996
On Sunday, July 26th 2015, Christopher Rowe, of St. Andrew Street, Tiverton, died peacefully at home, after many years of chronic illness, aged 66 years. Much loved husband of Andrea.
He will be very sadly missed by his many friends in Tiverton and across the UK.
The funeral service took place at the Church of St. Mary The Virgin, Washfield, on Wednesday, August 12th 2015.
Letter from Australia – Queen’s Scholar says thanks to OEs and tells us all about his trip.
James Heappey (1993 – 1999) wins Wells constituency with a clear majority for the Conservatives
Photographs of the 425 Charter Day and 425 Anniversary Dinner are now available to be viewed at:-
New History of QEH – The City School
A short illustrated history has been written as part of the special 425 years’ anniversary of the founding of QEH, traditionally known as ‘The City School’.
Steve Ryan, retired Deputy Head and the author of ‘The City School – 425 years of Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital’, came to speak to the school about his book on Monday 9th February.
The book falls neatly into chapters ‘Elizabeth Gloriana’, ‘The City School’, ‘The Victorian Era’, ‘The War Years’, ‘Elizabeth R’ and ‘The Blue Coat Boys’. Steve Ryan said: “I have used some recollections of Old Elizabethans for the modern sections as well as some older, hitherto unused sources. ‘The War Years’ has a particular resonance with World War One on its centenary and there are anecdotes from World War Two. ‘The Blue Coat Boys’ chapter relates how many Old Elizabethans have gone on to achieve great things in areas which include Broadcasting, Film, The Arts, Science and Business.
Above all QEH, ‘The City School’, has been central to the history of Bristol.”
Three detailed books have already been written, with the last by Roy Avery in 1990 for the 400th anniversary, but with the 425th celebrations this year there was opportunity to update the story and also have it richly illustrated using modern printing techniques.
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A big leap forward for Bursaries
School Bursaries leap forward when Jeff Mason Chairman and President of the Old Boys’ Society hands over a Society cheque for £10,000.00 to Andrew Lewis-Barned the School Development Director.