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Old Alfredian Elected to the Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences

12th October 2016

    Harry Gilbert, KAS Graduate and Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry at Newcastle University, has recently been appointed to both the Fellowship of the Royal Society and Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. After completing his early education at The King Alfred School from 1957-1971, Professor Gilbert went on to earn a PhD at the University of Southampton, graduating…

KASS Annual Conference: Breaking the Mould

11th October 2016

BREAKING THE MOULD  Progressive ideas in practice A day of presentations and workshops on innovative thinking in education   Saturday 15 October 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00 Chaired by Robert Lobatto, Head of The King Alfred School    With speakers David Price, Carl Jarvis, Mark Moorhouse, Ian Morris, Michael McIntyre, and Sanum Khan   The King…

Year 10 &11 Science Students Visit CERN

4th October 2016

  The Science Department organised a once in a lifetime trip for Year 10 & 11 students to CERN, where physicists and engineers from 22 member states are probing the mysteries of the universe. Students visited the main experimental facility near Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border, which is home to the Hadron Collider, ALICE, ALPHA and other leading particle accelerator and…

Summer Visit to The Kinniya King Alfred Pre-School, Sri Lanka

19th September 2016

Over the Summer, Jeanette S and Nuray took a small group of students from Year 10 and 12 to Sri Lanka. The purpose of our trip was to visit, teach and build a playground in our school in the North East of the country. Kinniya King Alfred Pre-School was established over 10 years ago following…

Reflections on The Village Project 2016

6th June 2016

  The Village Project, which has run each year since 2013, was a great success yet again this term. YR8 students have been preparing for their stay in the village, May 23-27, since before Easter break. The pre-village curriculum included sessions to help build the skills villagers would need to live in their own student-led community….

Old Alfredian Named 2015 Turner Prize Winner

17th December 2015

The King Alfred School was proud to see Old Alfredian Anthony Meacock in the news as one of the winners of the 2015 Turner Prize. Anthony is a founding member of Assemble, a collective of artists, designers and architects who won this year’s prestigious Turner Prize. Created six years ago, Assemble is a London-based group that “designs,…

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