On 6th September, Sir Edward Abraham, an Old Edwardian, officially opened the extension to the school Science block funded by a donation from E.P.Abraham Cephalosporin Trust Fund, at a ceremony attended by the Sheriff of Southampton, the Governors, the Head Master, Old Edwardians and other friends of the school.

Sir Edward had a distinguished career in Medical science and was elected as one of the three Foundation Fellows of King Edward VI, the highest honour the school can confer.

Sir Edward spoke of his concern for the wellbeing of his old school, and stressed the importance of providing a sound training in basic science, expressing the hope that the use of these new laboratory would contribute in time to the nation’s pool of able scientists.