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Annual Reunion 2022

We're getting physical this year!

The Annual Reunion is back at Kings College in The Strand on Saturday 01 October 2022. Put the date in your diary NOW!

The talk will be by Dr Brian O'Sullivan. He graduated in physics from QEC in 1975, and pursued a career in Finance. He retired from the City last year after working there for almost 40 years. Brian has special interests in the history of finance and was winner of the 2019 BAC Wadsworth Prize for his book ‘From Crisis to Crisis: The Transformation of Merchant Banking 1914-1939’ He will now devote more time to research in financial history as a visiting Fellow at King's.


"Elopement refers to a marriage conducted in sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving a hurried flight away from one's place of residence together with one's beloved..." (wiki)

Which means that Miwa and I eloped yesterday (09 June 2022)!

I'm not sure that "sudden" really applies as we'd planned to marry a couple of years ago but COVID-19 scuppered all previous attempts.

"Secretive", yes indeed, just a handful of friends within easy tube rides of the venue came along to witness the event.

"Away from one's place of residence", well Chelsea Old Town Hall certainly counts if you live in Islington. Good enough for film-stars and rock-gods, so that works for us.

Hopefully we'll be able to celebrate properly at the reunion lunch.


Miwa and Paul (Ogden, Chair of the QE(K)A Association)

Stepping out together

Paul and Miwa

Congratulations to Paul and Miwa from all the QE(K)A Committee

Latest News

We have had sad news of the passing away of a number of former staff and students: Pat Cox, who held just about every role on the QE(K)A Committee; Malcolm Osmundson who was Chief Technician in Physiology; Paulet Hanson, a Microbiology technician, Michael Sprackling and Radha Robinson (née Subramaniam) who was such a supporter of the Association, latterly as one of the Membership Secretaries . Further details are in the Obituaries pages.

Annual Reunion 2021 was a virtual event again. After the formalities of the AGM we had a fascinating interview of Dr. Claire Thomas by Professor Seamus Higson (both members of the QE(K)A Committee). Claire is Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital so has an inside track on Covid-19. As a first we recorded the virtual session so you can watch the AGM and the Claire's interview here.

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.

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