Ladies' fashion show - friday 9th february, 7pm MAIN Hall

QEGS are hosting a Ladies' Fashion Show in order to raise money for the netball tour in July to Barbados, and for the Sea Turtle Project with which the school are volunteering for whilst there. Clothes will be on sale at 75% off RRP. Tickets are £5 and available from school reception.    


Old Blackburnians News

Prof Alan Haworth OBE (OB 39-47) - RIP (1928 - 2017)

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Old Blackburnian Professor Alan Haworth who died on 17th December 2017, aged 89 years.

Alan first ventured to Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) in 1957 and worked there for many years.  In addition to being a pioneer of mental health there, he worked tirelessly to combat aids, continuing to work full-time well into his 70s.  He was the longest serving medical practitioner in the countr...

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OBA Annual Membership - Now Obsolete

Following the transition of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School to a free school in 2013, the Old Blackburnians’ Association has now taken the decision to withdraw its membership fee.  All pupils/former pupils will now automatically become Life Members of the Association upon leaving school.

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Julia & Michael Dance Away with Awards

It was a ‘10 from Len’ for Julia Shekleton (OB 07-12) and Michael Ellison (OB 02-09) when they took part in their first ever dance competition on 7th January.  Their haul from Blackpool’s Winter Gardens was 3rd in the Sally Ann Cha Cha, 1st in the Catherine Waltz, 1st in Tango Serida and 5th i...

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Nigel Coupe crowned Leading Showjumper of the Year 2017

Nigel Coupe (OB 86 – 89) and his horse ‘Golvers Hill’ have been awarded the Leading Showjumper of the Year title at the Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena.

It was a memorable five days of action at the Genting Arena for all those present, but it proved to be Lancashire-based Nigel’s night.

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Bobby Sourbuts takes up new position at RFU

Bobby Sourbuts (OB 88 – 95), who was lead physiotherapist at Leicester Tigers since 2008, has moved to a new role with the RFU and England team.

Bobby was responsible for injury management for Leicester’s first-team squad and as a sideline medic for all Aviva Premiership and European Champions Cup games, a role he has filled in more than 300 games.

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