In memoriam Mrs Anne OertelThursday February 12, 2015
It is with deep sadness that Concord has learnt of the death of Mrs Anne Oertel, the wife of one of the founding Principals of the College. The lovely lady who was known at Concord as Mrs Paul passed away on Saturday 1st February aged 91 years. Former Principal Mr Tony Morris remembers this remarkable lady, “Mrs Paul had taught mathematics at Concord from 1954 until the late 1980s. She married Mr Paul Oertel,
Concord Students Outstanding at MUN ConferenceTuesday February 10, 2015
Two Concord College students who took part in a Model United Nations conference in London won awards for their outstanding contributions. Andrea Solis (6.1) and Nick Ong (6.1) were successful in having both of their resolutions passed which earned them certificates as outstanding contributors to their committees at the conference held at Lady Eleanor Holles School, Twickenham. A total of 13 Concord students along with teachers Miss Taylor and Mr Singer participated in the weekend event in which Concord has a strong tradition.
Xavier Project UpdateSunday February 1, 2015
The founder of a charity to help Congolese refugee children in Uganda to gain access to education has paid a special visit to Concord. Edmund Page, who founded the Xavier Project in Uganda, was in the UK to say a big ‘thank you’ to students at Concord who have raised £6,000 in just over 12 months through the sale of 1,500 text books to incoming students. Mr. Page, 29, spoke to a group of Concord College sixth form students about the work of the Xavier Project and the impact that the fundraising of the college’s Eco Club has made in Uganda.
Record Number of Oxbridge OffersFriday January 16, 2015
A record of 21 Oxbridge offers is being celebrated by students at Concord. This beats the previous best of 18 offers three years’ ago. Six Concord students have received offers for Oxford and the other 15 for Cambridge. Dr. Rob Pugh, the college’s Oxbridge co-ordinator, said that in addition to traditionally strong Concord subjects, offers this time included subjects new for Concord such as Materials Science and Psychology and Behavioural Science (PBS).
Concord Reaches 500Thursday January 8, 2015
Concord College has welcomed 45 new students on Sunday 4th January and the new intake of students has boosted the total at Concord to more than 500 for the first time. Ten of the new intake, who are mainly sixth formers, are either siblings of current or former students incuding the eight pictured. Thai Ling Wong is following in the footsteps of a brother and two sisters who have all been educated at Concord College.