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NEWS: Old Whitgiftian SuccessesOld Whitgiftians continue to make us proud.


Date published: Fri 13 Dec 2019   Category: Academic


Student receives Prince Phillip Scholarship Award to attend Cambridge

Old Whitgiftian, Isaac Fung has been awarded the Prince Phillip Scholarship for his undergraduate studies at Cambridge University.

Isaac joined Whitgift from an international school in Hong Kong at the age of 13, keen to try boarding in England. He was attracted to the School’s strong reputation and beautiful grounds. He commented, “I was lucky to have had a really great History teacher who pushed me towards applying for Cambridge”.

Impressed with the ‘extensive guidance on Oxbridge admissions’ he received from Whitgift, Isaac said he was grateful and that with the ‘Scholarship’s help and generosity,’ he would be able to pursue his academic dream of studying History. Isaac praised the School’s History department by stating that “Whitgift greatly supported the application process and made sure I kept in touch with OWs at Cambridge and arranged meetings so that I could discuss how to successfully apply.”

Happy to support any prospective Oxbridge candidates from Whitgift, Isaac encourages everyone to consider applying and hopes to see many more Whitgift students at Cambridge in the future.

Old Whitgiftian was invited to meet HM The Queen

On Tuesday 26 November, Old Whitgiftian Jack Preuveneers was presented to HM The Queen at the official opening of the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic Society of London (RPSL).

During his time at Whitgift, Jack built an international standard collection of 18th and 19th century Scandinavian philately (stamps and postal material) which led to him being named British Youth Stamp Champion in September 2019. This in turn led directly to his invitation to meet the Queen, her specifically having asked to meet young philatelists at the RPSL opening.

Jack is currently in his third year of an MEng in Ship Science at Southampton University.

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