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19 January

A medley of musical & academic OV News

OV Oxbridge Offers

We are delighted that eight of our students have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge this year in a wide range of subjects, including two OVs. Sophie Mackay (Cl 10-17) has a place to read Biochemistry at Wadham College, Oxford and Maha Munir (Br 10-17) has a place to read Human, Social and Political Sciences at Murray-Edwards College, Cambridge.

Maha was Senior Scholar while at King’s and is currently working in the Business Development team at a professional services firm called AlphaSights, at the London headquarters. AlphaSights connects its clients to industry experts so that they can gain insight into an area in which they lack knowledge or experience, for example, a certain market or an emerging technology. Congratulations both!

2017 Leavers Reunion

It was lovely to be sent this photo of a 2017 OV Reunion held in Worcester over the Christmas holidays before OVs returned to University and work. Headmaster Matthew Armstrong attended too and enjoyed catching up with OVs finding out how their first term went after finishing King's.

Music to our ears

Paul Hughes (Br 67-75) is General Manager of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and his role has recently grown to include management of the BBC Singers. We were delighted to see that the Orchestra and the Singers will be performing side by side in ‘Goyescas’ at the Barbican Centre on the 19th January. The acclaimed Symphony Orchestra are world-renowned and perform a full concert schedule both at home and abroad. The BBC Singers are equally busy and have a reputation for their skilful virtuosity.  Both groups form the backbone of the annual Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and can regularly be heard performing on television and radio.

Happy St Wulfstan’s Day!

Friday 19th January is the Feast of St Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester from 1062 until 1095 who was involved in the rebuilding of Worcester Cathedral. Wulstan House is named after St Wulfstan and was established in 1961. Many OVs will have a proud association with Wulstan as a result of their time at King’s.