Welcome to our 'new' website

To ensure the longevity of the website we are redeveloping the website in WordPress. As there is quite a lot of content in the original website it's going to take a while to fully migrate to WordPress.  We are starting with this Home page and the other top-level menu pages. These have some content and then link to the original site for the remaining content.

Where a link takes you to the old website you will get a warning that you are going to an insecure website. This is nothing to worry about and it's OK to proceed to the old site.

Join the Association here


We place a few cookies on your device when you use this site. By continuing to view this site you accept these cookies. To see our Privacy Policy please click here.


Dr Claire Thomas speaking at the 2016 Reunion

QE(K)A Annual Reunion and AGM 2021

Saturday 02 October 2021 starting 1400hrs

After much deliberation the Committee has decided that this year's Annual Reunion and AGM should be a virtual event as last year's was.

This is partly because we are conscious that QE(K)A members might still be nervous about large groups meeting indoors but also, more pragmatically, because Kings College are still not clear on whether they are taking bookings for events such as our Annual Reunion.

We plan to improve on last years format. After the formalities of the AGM we will have a 'conversation' session where our very own Dr Claire Thomas who is a Consultant and Director of Infection Prevention and Control for NHS Hampshire Foundation Trust in  will be in conversation with, again, our Professor Seamus Higson who is an Emeritus Professor at the University Of Chichester.

The virtual event will be via Zoom and details will be sent out to all QE(K)A members nearer the event. However if you have any questions about the AGM before then please contact the webmaster on email@gcathomas.me.uk

Professor Seamus Higson

Latest News

We have been informed that Michael Sprackling passed away on 27th August. His son tells us that he always loved his time both at Queen Elizabeth and Kings College and looked forward to those occasions he met up with former colleagues. The funeral is on Fri 10th September; please contact the webmaster if you want details of the arrangements.

Envoy 2021 - all amazing 56 page of it, is now on the website here - and you can even read it all online!

Professor Brian Gardner died in January; a full-page obituary appeared in the Guardian on 15th April 2021.

The AGM 2020 was a virtual event and included a distinguished visitor joining us form Australia. Click here for a picture of the attendees.

Reunion 2019 pictures are available here; M.Sc. and Ph.D Nutrition students 1970 class photograph. AND (!) Cohort of 1967-70 Reunion in 2020.

Do you remember the Xmas Ball 1976 - if you do you didn’t do it properly! See the Ents poster for the 1976 ball, and others from the 1970’s, here.

We have revised the Constitution to bring it up-to-date and updated the page with minutes of Committee meetings and AGMs and associated documents, plus copies of the Accounts.

The Obituary section has been updated to make it easier to use. A list of all obituaries that have appeared in Envoy can be downloaded by clicking on this link QE(K)A_obituaries_2020.pdf

The latest memorabilia, introduced at this year’s Annual Reunion, are cufflinks and a tie pin. The pins cost £4.00 and the cufflinks £8.00 and can be ordered from Paul Ogden, the QE(K)A Chair via the webmaster

We have in stock (March 2021) mugs, cufflinks and tie pins. Unfortunately the shield and scarves are just too expensive to get made without a substantial order. If you want to order a mug, tie pin or cufflinks contact the webmaster.

For details of previous Annual Reunions please just click on the date:

1998, Final Commemoration Dinner 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Remember those heady days at KCHSS or QEC? A number of year and class reunions have been organized over the years; these are the ones for which we have details.

KCHSS and Leicester University, Class of 1954, IMS Course 1955-57, Class of 1977, 1977-79, Microbiology 1967, Microbiology 1973, Cohort of 1967-70 Reunion

We hope the following enables you to find and enjoy all the information on this website that we have about KCHSS, QEC, its staff and students.

Join the Association here.

Events - Activities that have a link to QEC, mostly Kings College reunions

College History

People and the News - information about KCHSS and QEC alumni

Photo Album - mostly pictures from the 1960’s and 1970’s

QEC Archives - on-line archive of KCHSS and QEC empheria assembled by Kings College

Envoy - The KCHSS and QEC magazine.

A select band of people meet a couple of times a year, drink beer (OK, these days it might be a skinny,  de-caf latte), and keep the Association running. The main role of the  committee is to organize the Annual Reunion. As the Association used to charge a membership fee there is a legal responsibility to properly account for the Association’s funds.

Meet the Committee

Annual General Meetings - held during the Annual Reunions

Committee Meetings