History and Archive

St Edward’s School was founded in 1863 by the Reverend Thomas Chamberlain, Senior Student and Honorary Canon of Christ Church Oxford and at the time was the Vicar at St. Thomas the Martyr in Oxford. A fter a very slow start, the School quickly outgrew its very dilapidated premises in New Inn Hall Street and […]

Backstage at the Ballet

Backstage at the Ballet, an exhibition of the ballet photography of Colin Jones, will open at The North Wall Gallery on February 11. Jones, one of Britain’s top photojournalists, began his creative career dancing for the Royal Ballet. The show will provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of British ballet from the late 1950s […]

St Edward’s D-Day Contribution Remembered

Today – Thursday 6th June 2019 – marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy; to date, the greatest seaborne invasion in history. Operation Neptune (the seaborne landing element of Operation Overlord) saw over 150,000 men land on the beaches of the Normandy coast to establish their five initial beachheads, supported by hundreds […]

The Dambusters and Beyond: Celebrating the RAF

With OSE to the fore, St Edward’s is pleased to welcome an important exhibition, The Dambusters and Beyond: Celebrating the RAF, at the School’s North Wall Arts Centre. The public show marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) as the UK’s aerial peace-keeping and fighting force. Focusing on the daring exploits and ingenuity […]

Lenin: Leader of the Russian Revolution

An exciting new exhibition opens on Wednesday 8th November at The North Wall. Curated jointly by the History Department, SCRSS (Society for Cooperation in Russian and Soviet Studies) and The North Wall, the exhibition Lenin: Leader of the Russian Revolution will be a wonderful resource for pupils. Opening exactly 100 years after the Russian Revolution – also known […]

Ken Russell’s Teddy Girls and Boys

In February, The North Wall brings together for the first time 50 photographs of teddy girls and boys taken by ground breaking film director, Ken Russell (1927-2011). Before finding fame as a director of films such as Women in Love, Tommy and The Devils,  Russell worked as a freelance photographer, and began taking photographs in […]