Wycombe Abbey Archives

Stepping Back in Time

On Tuesday 16 of November, pupils and members of staff congregated in Fisher Library after school for an evening of discussion and exploration of many items and documents that we hold in…

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Career Spotlight: Working in the Charity Sector with Lucy Burrows-Smith

Working in the Charity Sector: Career Spotlight with Senior, Lucy Burrows-Smith

In the first Career Spotlight of the year, we were fortunate to hear from Lucy Burrows-Smith, a Wycombe Abbey Senior. She talked to pupils about her career in the charity sector and…

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Wycombe Abbey Founders Day

Wycombe Abbey Launches their 125 Anniversary Celebrations

This year, Wycombe Abbey celebrates the 125th anniversary of its founding by Dame Frances Dove in 1896. The School is excited to mark this anniversary with a number of events across the…

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Memories of the Underground Bunker

75 years ago this month (July 1946), in the first term following the reopening of Wycombe Abbey after WW2, the closure of the underground bunker used by General Doolittle for his wartime…

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#WycombeWomen: Penelope Fitzgerald

Booker Prize-winning novelist, poet, essayist and biographer, Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000), was listed in 2008 by The Times as one of the “50 greatest British writers since 1945”. The English novelist was noted for…

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Wycombe Abbey Upper Sixth Leavers

A Farewell but not Goodbye to our Upper Sixth Leavers

  We were delighted to give our Upper Sixth a send-off they would remember on Saturday at the annual Clarence Leavers’ Ceremony. The girls attended a service, received special gifts and sat…

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Wycombe Abbey wins Creativity Award at the TES Independent School Awards 2021

Wycombe Abbey wins Award for Pioneering Sixth Form Leadership Programme

  We are pleased to announce that Wycombe Abbey has won the Creativity Award at the 2021 TES Independent School Awards, which were held virtually on Friday 30 April. The award was…

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#WycombeWomen: Charlotte Willis

Named as one of the top 100 tech women in the UK in 2018, and a Trustee of MedicAlert UK, Senior Charlotte Willis continues to advocate for diversity and inclusion, women in…

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Mentoring at Wycombe Abbey

Mentoring at Wycombe Abbey

In October 2020 we launched a new alumnae-pupil mentoring programme. Via this scheme, pupils are invited to connect with alumnae from around the world, accessing a variety of knowledge and experience. Mentoring…

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#WycombeWomen: Elizabeth Tanner OBE FREng FRSE

Elizabeth Tanner OBE FREng FRSE is the Bonfield Professor of Biomedical Materials at Queen Mary University of London. Elizabeth’s research focuses on developing materials with particular biological and mechanical properties for use…

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