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Welcome to the The Elizabethan Society!

This is a QEH alumnus and community focused website to help you stay connected to QEH wherever you are in the world now.  

As alumni, you are part of a network bound together by a shared and collective unique school experience. The website aims to provide a platform whereby you can reunite with old friends, stay connected with the school and give back by donating money or your time back to our pupils.  

Michelle Hazell - Director of Development

Michelle joined the team in August 2022 with a background of working in fundraising for 16 years which included working for The Prince’s Trust. 

In her role she is working closely with the Head, Rupert Heathcote, to deliver the vision of returning the school back to John Carr’s philanthropic routes through bursaries.  

Michelle has many ties to the school including her husband having been a Head boy at the school, and her son now being in Year 7.

Abi Purvis - Development and Alumni Relations Assistant

Abi joined QEH in November 2021, after graduating from Plymouth University with a degree in English and spending lockdown working as a freelance copywriter. 

She'll never forget her first day being the 2021 Bristol Dinner and meeting a Dining Hall room full of alumni before she'd even sat at her desk!  

Abi is working full time on communications to our remarkable alumni. She would love to hear from you and hear what you’ve been up to.  

Steve Ryan - Archivist

Steve taught history at QEH from 1973-2013. He took on roles of Housemaster of Carr’s, Form Tutor, Head of Sixth Form, Head of Boarding, Senior Master, Deputy Head combined with Director of Development.  

He retired from teaching in 2013 but continues to support the Development Office as our School Archivist.  

Steve also wrote a history book on QEH called ‘The City School’.  

Malcolm Davies - Elizabethan Society Volunteer 

Malcolm Attended QEH between 1956 and 1961. He is married to Liz, PA to the Head, and they have a family of five children: three boys who attended QEH and two daughters who went to Redmaid’s. 

Malcolm is now retired but keeping active with volunteering for The Elizabethan Society and is an avid supporter of the Old Elizabethans Rugby and Football Club.  

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Michelle Hazell

Director of Development

Abi Purvis

Development and Alumni Relations Assistant

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