Graham Thomas

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As good a school as ever

Everyone thinks Lord Williams’s is the best. Here’s what Ofsted said after their last visit: “Lord Williams’s is an outstanding school.  It offers its students an exceptionally broad range of opportunities to develop their talents and interests, through a very well-resourced curriculum and the strong commitment of staff to a rich extra-curricular programme.” – Ofsted, 2011

A Brief History of the John Hampden War Memorial Fund

The John Hampden War Memorial Fund exists to make awards to students in tertiary education and to give money to School departments so that they can buy additional equipment, text books and teaching aids. The Fund has been in existence in one form or another for ninety years or so and its history explains the …

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Update from Committee Meeting

Yesterday, the first meeting of the year was held at the Foundation Centre. Topics discussed included initial arrangements for Founder’s Day – here the future of the rugby fixture was raised, ideas for holding a dinner at New College, whether to set up some virtual ‘interest’ groups, as well as the all the administrative updates …

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Light a Candle: A Story of Thame and Lord Williams 1525-1559

Lord Williams’s School is blessed – if that’s the right word – by the attention of many authors. The latest we’ve come across is Light a Candle by Brian A F Elks. The description on Amazon says, ‘This is an historical novel set in the period 1525 to 1559 it follows the events and religious …

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Photos from the 2013 A-Level and GCSE results days

Mark Bannister Photography has photos from the 2013 A-Level and GCSE results days. http://www.markbannister.com/f800026424

OTA Committee Meeting

This will happen this coming Saturday 11th January at 10.00. All are welcome to attend. All are welcome to send us any thoughts that you feel should be discussed…anything really! The meeting takes place at the Foundation Centre on the Oxford Road, Thame.

Lord of Misrule

There was a tradition at the School for the senior pupils and the Masters to serve the juniors at one lunchtime before Christmas instead of the juniors serving them. This comes from the Tudor tradition of the Lord of Misrule, which saw a commoner placed in authority over his social superiors.

Paul Hyland

Paul Hyland has now retired from his CEO position in Germany and moved back to the UK. Recently, he celebrated his 60th birthday and several OTs attended the bash including Dave Higgs, Steve Moles, Willie Cook, David Tomlinson and Greg Pugsley.

Lord Williams’s School Prayer Group

Picture of hand of friendship

We warmly welcome you to join us to pray for the life of the School and into some of the issues that affect us and our young people, as we journey together through these challenging years! We’ll be meeting once a term, on Wednesdays in Meeting Room 1 at Upper School, from 6.45-7.45pm. If you’d …

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Ray Hawes

It is with great sadness to report the death of Ray Hawes, aged 75, on Sunday 3rd November after a long battle with cancer.  He died peacefully at home in Mt Pleasant, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Ray was an outstanding local sportsman, one of the best of his generation.  He was a very talented cricketer …

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