On Friday 22nd November, armed with scarves and snacks, Lower 6th Russian Students made their way to Oxford at 7am in the morning for an all day conference. They enjoyed various lectures from professors, including some from Oxford and Cambridge, on a variety of different topics, ranging from translation skills to the history of Alexander Pushkin, as well as the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. The girls were treated to a Russian style lunch, including borsch (Russian traditional soup), after which there was a lecture from Sir Christopher Mallaby, who spoke about his life during the Cold War. The day finished with some words of encouragement for studying Russian.
On Friday 23 February, the KEHS and KES African and Caribbean Society hosted the first King Edward’s Foundation wide Conference. We had 120 students from across 12 schools from across the KEVI Foundation attend the day.