Category: Old Witleian

Remembrance Day 2020

11th November 2020

This year marks 102 years since the signing of the ‘Armistice of 1918’, which signalled the end of World War One. It’s reported that around 1,500 Old Witleians served their country during the Great War, with 93 Old Witleians and 2 former members of staff losing their lives. To commemorate the war and those lost…

Live organ recital from Old Witleian Jozef Gaszka

9th October 2020

The Guildford Music Society at GURC was formed in 1992 to make music of a high standard widely available. It is the music society of the Guildford United Reformed Church. Besides engaging well-established artists, the society encourages the many talented young musicians of today and wishes to foster the love of, and interest in, music…

Bertie Mawer (1926-2020)

28th April 2020

Albert Edwin Mawer died peacefully at home on Monday 23rd of March, in the care of his beloved wife, Rosemary.   Bertie was at the heart of King Edward’s for thirty-seven years, arriving here in January 1949. At that time, the School was still lodged at Hambledon Workhouse having given up its berth at King…

Alan Towers Traill (1936-2020)

28th April 2020

It is with sadness that we share news of the death of our former Vice President and Aldermanic Governor Sir Alan Towers Traill, GBE QSO MA D.Mus.  Sir Alan died peacefully on Friday, 17th April aged 84.  He leaves his wife, Lady Sarah Traill, a son and two granddaughters. Sir Alan was a City of…

Bridewell Day 2020

10th March 2020

On Tuesday 10th March the School celebrated Bridewell Day with a buffet luncheon at Guildhall followed by a service at St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street, marking 153 years since King Edward’s moved from our original location in Southwark to the Surrey Hills. Up bright and early, with uniform pressed and shoes polished, all 2nd…

Photography Workshop hosted by Old Witleian

10th February 2020

Old Witleian Yeshen Venema (Grafton 1998) returned to school on Saturday 8th February to talk about the career he has carved out for himself in product photography and to share his expertise in a practical workshop for Upper School art pupils. Yeshen, who owns his own studio in London, specialises in supporting individual crafts people…

Peter Estlin awarded Knighthood in 2020 New Year Honours

27th December 2019

Mr Alderman Peter Estlin, a current Governor and former Treasurer of Bridewell Royal Hospital and former pupil and Head Boy of King Edward’s Witley and the 691st Lord Mayor of the City of London (November 2018 – November 2019), has been awarded a knighthood for services to international business, inclusion and skills in the New…

Senior Deputy Headmaster retires after three decades

13th December 2019

Pupils and staff bid a fond farewell to a highly-revered senior member of staff at the end of term when Stephen Pugh, Senior Deputy Headmaster, hung up his academic gown after 30 years’ service at the School. To mark the occasion, a retirement party, attended by 120 current and former staff, was held in the…

Fiona Kirton retires after 23 years

19th October 2019

Fiona Kirton retired this week after 23 years at King Edward’s Witley, the last ten of which she has been Bursaries and Charities Officer. During her time at King Edward’s, Fiona has worked with five Bursars, three Treasurers and now her fourth Head, Mrs Joanna Wright. On her final day Thursday 17 October during her…

KESW v Old Witleians Basketball Match

22nd September 2019

Basketball Match Report Sunday 22nd September, saw the curtain-raiser for the new season of our Senior Boys’ basketball team with the third Old Wits basketball game being hosted here at KESW. Last year’s Head of basketball, Serkan Oztas (Grafton), and former MVP (2013/14 & 2014/15) Tony Wong (Edward), who travelled as far as from Norfolk…

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