King Edward's School

school in Birmingham, UK

King Edward's School (KES) is an independent day school for boys in Edgbaston, an area of Birmingham, England. Founded by King Edward VI in 1552, it is part of the Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham. It is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. As of 2019, King Edward's School was ranked as one of the top 10 International Baccalaureate schools in the United Kingdom.It shares its site and is twinned with King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS). Whilst the two schools are managed separately, dramatic arts, societies, music and other events are often shared; the schools also share a couple of hockey pitches and several clubs. The shared area is called Winterbourne after the nearby Winterbourne Botanic Garden. Alumni of the school include two Nobel laureates, J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, and Field Marshal William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, British military commander in Burma during the Second World War.
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J. R. R. Tolkien

British philologist and author of classic high fantasy works

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The Hobbit

fantasy novel by J. R. R. Tolkien

author: J. R. R. Tolkien
illustrator: J. R. R. Tolkien

1937

The Silmarillion

collection of J. R. R. Tolkien's mythopoeic works

author: J. R. R. Tolkien

1977

Tales from the Perilous Realm

book by J.R.R. Tolkien

author: J. R. R. Tolkien
illustrator: Alan Lee

1997

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Jonathan Coe cover

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Jonathan Coe

English novelist

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Roy Lewis

English writer

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Tom Shippey cover

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Tom Shippey

British linguist, critic, fiction writer

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