Category: Old Witleian

Bertie Mawer’s Memorial Day

26th June 2021

Friends, family, staff and Old Witleians from across the years gathered at the School on Saturday 26th June for a Memorial to celebrate the life of former teacher Albert “Bertie” Mawer who sadly passed away in March 2020. As a Housemaster and then Senior Master, Bertie taught History and English at King Edward’s for 37…

Living Through History

16th March 2021

Last week the History Department, in collaboration with the Development Department, presented ‘King Edward’s: Living through History’. A total of five Old Witleians, including both former staff and former pupils, zoomed into History lessons to speak to the pupils about their personal experiences of some of the events pupils study. These sessions shared a unique…

Richard Roberts (1931-2021)

4th March 2021

We are sad to share the news that former Head, Mr Richard Roberts (1980-1985) passed away on 15th February 2021. Mr Roberts family have confirmed his funeral will take place this Friday, 5th March, at 11am at St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford. Given the COVID restrictions that are still in place, only family is able to…

New Bunker Gallery Exhibition

10th December 2020

On the Wednesday 9th December 2020, a new exhibition ‘Receptive Nature’ by one of our resident artists Jess Emsley opened in the Bunker Gallery. Q: What is your current role at King Edward’s Witley and how long are you working at the School? I’m here as an artist in residence for the term. I have…

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…

New Artist in Residence

5th November 2020

Miss Emma Trussler has joined the King Edward’s Witley Art Department as Artist in Residence. Miss Trussler was a pupil at King Edward’s before completing her Foundation Art course at Chelsea College of Art, University of London Art. Achieving a BA in Surface Design at London College of Communication, University of Arts London and a MA in Design Fashion…

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…

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