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Timson, P

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MA Exeter College, Oxford.
Master/Teacher at Queen Elizabeth's.
Taught: Latin.
Master of Broughton House circa 1958 - 1962.

Edward VII

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  • 9 November 1841 - 6 May 1910

Robeson, Peter W R

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Student at Queen Elizabeth's circa 1932 - 1939

Fielding, Sir Leslie

  • Person
  • 1932 -


Leslie Fielding attended Queen Elizabeth's School 1943 - 1951.

After army service, he read Economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (but switched to History and dabbled in Theology). On graduation in 1956, he took second place in the open competition for entry to the Diplomatic Service.

This was not to be a farewell to academia. Sir Leslie subsequently studied Persian at the School of Oriental and African Studies; was a Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford (when he married a medieval history don at St Hilda’s); and eventually became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex (1987 - 1992). He chaired the Geography Working Group for the National Curriculum in Schools and served for ten years as Honorary President of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies.

In the Diplomatic Service, Leslie Fielding spent sever years in the Foreign Office in London (on the West European Desk and in the ‘Think Tank’), as well as serving political assignments in overseas embassies in Tehran, Singapore, Phnom Penh, and Paris. He joined the External Relations Directorate-General in the European Commission in Brussels in 1973, as the Director with special responsibility for Europe’s relations with the US and the Commonwealth. He subsequently became European Commission Ambassador in Tokyo, returning to Brussels as Director-General (1982 - 1987).

After leaving the Commission, he was for some years a non-executive director of IBM (Europe) and a Special Adviser to Panasonic (Europe).

Leslie Fielding’s book Before the Killing Fields: Witness to Cambodia and the Vietnam War, with a preface by Chris Patten, was launched in November 2007. He had previously contributed to two anthologies of travel stories.

Sir Leslie was knighted on leaving the Commission. He was made an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College in 1990. He has been a Lay Reader in the Church of England for thirty years, in Exeter, Tokyo, Gibraltar, and Hereford Dioceses – serving also on the General Synod. He was made a Reader Emeritus in Hereford Diocese in 2007.

Alford, S E 'Olly'

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MA from Queen's College, Oxford.
History Master/Teacher at Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet.
Business Manager for the production of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare presented by Queen Elizabeth's School Dramatic Society on 12-14 March 1959.

Pearce, John 'Poker'

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Maths master/teacher. Began his teaching career at the School in 1932, aged 23. In 1950 he became Senior Master, a post he held until he retired in 1971. Pearce House was created and named after him in 1971.

Harrison, Ernest William

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Master/Teacher 1931 - 1950.
Harrisons' house named after him and an earlier master of the same surname, G W N Harrison.

Harrison, G W N

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Harrisons' house named after him and a later teacher of the same surname, E W Harrison.

Shearly, Eric N H

  • Person
  • 1920 - 2005

Former pupil and master/teacher who spent 76 years at Queen Elizabeth's.
Vice-Captain of school cricket team 1938. Captain of school cricket team 1939.

Marsh, Captain William

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  • died 1687 - 1688

Governor of the school, 20 February 1646 until his death. Marsh died either on 26 November 1687 or on 14 February 1687-1688, as recorded in the Chipping Barnet Parish Register. The Register likely refers to father and son, but there is nothing to indicate who died first.

Dudley, Robert

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  • 24 June 1532 - 4 September 1588

1st Earl of Leicester. At the request of Dudley, Queen Elizabeth I granted a Charter 'for one Common Grammar School in or near the town of Barnet which shall be called the Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth, for the education, bringing up, and instruction of boys and youth, to be brought up in grammar and literary matter or grammar art, and the same to continue for ever'.

Langham, Sir John

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  • 20 April 1584 – 16 May 1671

Governor of the school, 1637 - 1671. John Langham began his career as an apprentice to Sir Richard Napier, a merchant who traded in Turkey. Langham later used this experience of trading in the Mediterranean to get jobs with the Levant Company and East India Company. Langham became prominent and wealthy working for these companies. In 1639 he bought Cotsbrooke Manor in Northamptonshire. Following the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642, Langham was imprisoned in the Tower of London for expressing opposition to the New Model Army. During the Commonwealth, he raised funds for a Royalist conspiracy. After Cromwell's death, Langham helped pave the way for Charles II's restoration to the throne: Langham was among the group who negotiated the King's return to power, which was set out in the Declaration of Breda. Of the £50,000 presented to Charles II at the end of his exile, Langham contributed £5,310. Langham then raised a further £10,000 to pay off the Navy. He was knighted on 16 May 1660 by Charles II in the Hague, just before the Charles' return to England. Later in 1660 Langham was elected the member of parliament for Southwark. He died at the age of 87, exactly eleven years to the day after he was knighted.

Owen, Captain John

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  • died 1679

Governor of the school, 28 July 1651 - February 1679. Alderman and fishmonger of London.

Pardoe, David J

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  • ? - 27 October 2017

Attended Queen Elizabeth's School 1942 - 1952.

Nelms, Dennis

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Attended Queen Elizabeth's School 1934 - 1941

Fern, Harold E

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  • 20 April 1881 - 21 August 1974

Alderman Fern gave much of his time to the world of amateur swimming administration, who also served in local government and was a governor of the School from 1921 to 1965, including a period as chairman.

He came to Founder's Day on Saturday 15th June 1974, when he cut the ribbon to the Fern Building, which was named in his honour.

His name lives on not only in the Amateur Swimming Association's headquarters in Loughborough (Harold Fern House) and the Fern Building at School, but also in the School's H E Fern prize for Social Service, which he generously endowed.

Buckeridge, Stephen

  • Person
  • 1961 -

Born Hereford 1961.
Head of Art at Queen Elizabeth’s Boys School, 1992 - 2021.
2005 MA with Distinction in Fine Art and Theory (Painting), Middlesex University.
1982 - 1985 BA Honours (Painting), Falmouth School of Art.


‘Different’ London
‘Studio Confetti’ Terrace Gallery, (Curated by Karl Bielik)
Open ISO 21, The Old Lockup Gallery, Cromford, Derbyshire
Binary Part 2 Terrace Gallery, London (Curated by Karl Bielik and Jonathan Powell) (forthcoming)
This Year’s Model’, Studio 1.1, London
‘In the Land of the Sol’, Sol Space art retreat, Nouac, France

‘Binary part 1’, Shift Gallery, Cardiff. (Curated by Karl Bielik and Jonathan Powell)
'Art in time of Quarantine’, Nou Millenni Gallery, Barcelona
‘This Year’s Model’, Studio 1.1, London

A Tapered Teardrop. Terrace Gallery, London (Curated by Karl Bielik)
The London Group Open 2020, The Cello Gallery London
‘Offcuts’ Jeannie Avent Gallery, London
‘Transference’ Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth
‘Life and work of Hilary Peters’ Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth
Testing 1>2>3>4 (curated by John Bunker) Unit 3 Projects, London
‘This Year’s Model’, Studio 1.1, London

SFSA Painting Open 2018, The NO Format Gallery, London
BEEP PAINTING BIENNIAL, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
‘A Road Not Taken’ (curated by Terry Greene and Stephen Buckeridge), The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, London
‘SFSA Drawing Open’, No Format Gallery, London
Testing 1>2 2018, (curated by John Bunker) Unit 3 Projects, London
‘This Year’s Model’, Studio 1.1, London

The London Group Open 2017, The Cello Gallery London

‘Small World’, PS Mirabel, Manchester ‘Painting Now’, Studio One Gallery, London
Testing 1<2<1<2 (curated by John Bunker) Unit 3 Projects, London
‘In/Expression’ (with Karl Beilik and Lorraine Robbins). Studio 1.1, London

‘Looking Forward’ Studio 1.1 London
Oxford Art Week, Braziers Park, Oxford
‘Art Converters’ Studio 1.1, London

The TIAF (The Independent Art Fair) London
The Griffin Open’ (selected by Ian Davenport) The Griffin Gallery, London
‘Conference of Birds’ I’Lectrik Artspace, London
‘Let the Grass Roots Grow’ (curated by Ronan Bowes), A-Side B- Side Gallery, London
‘Art Converters’ Studio 1.1, London
‘This Years Model’ Studio 1.1, London

‘Shooting from the Hip’, Centrespace, Bristol
‘Art Converters’, Studio 1.1, London
‘This Year’s Model’ Studio 1.1, London

‘Tumbleweed,’ the Searchers Gallery, Bristol
‘The Ludlow Open’, (Selected by Christopher Le Brun) Ludlow
‘This Year’s Model’ Studio 1.1, London

‘Ground Control’ (in association, Elements Art Space, Bath
‘Objects of Desire 2’, the Searchers Gallery, Bristol
‘Objects of Desire’, Centrespace, Bristol
‘Surface 2’, the Crypt Gallery, London
Koukan Gallery, London (solo show)

Artworks 2011 (Commended Artist – selected by Graham Crowley) Barbican Arts Group Trust, Blackhorse Lane, London
‘Surface’ the Crypt Gallery, London
Parallax International Art Fair, London

Kolczynski, Marek

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Teacher and Deputy Head at Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet

Smith, John

  • Person
  • Headmaster 1787-1796

Headmaster 1787-1796

Smith, John

  • Person
  • Headmaster 1646-1651

Headmaster 1646-1651

Smith, John

  • Person
  • Headmaster 1612-1618

Headmaster 1612-1618

Mortlock, Maurice John 'Jack'

  • Person
  • 24 April 1917 - 1942

Student at Queen Elizabeth's School 1928 - 1934. Killed in action in East Asia in 1942.