Edmund King (OD 1988)

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Dragon School is extremely sorry to announce that Edmund King QC, Dragon School Governor and former Dragon pupil (OD 1988), died on Christmas Eve following illness. Edmund was at home in Oxford and his family were with him.

Edmund will have been known to many throughout our school community. He was always tremendously supportive of the Dragon and our thoughts and prayers at this sad time are with his wife Louise and his two children, both of whom are themselves ODs.

Edmund joined the Dragon in C Block and credited his three years at the School with having a formative effect upon his life. Edmund gained an Academic Scholarship (Election) to Winchester College and went on to read Jurisprudence at Balliol College, Oxford. Edmund was awarded a first class degree at Oxford and was also awarded a Kennedy Scholarship to complete the prestigious LL.M. (Master of Laws) at Harvard Law School. He was called to the Bar in 1999 and specialised in Commercial and Commercial Chancery work. Edmund was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2018.

We are extremely grateful for the wonderful contribution that Edmund has made to the Dragon School community and he will be greatly missed. The flag at School will be flown at half-mast on Thursday 7th January as a mark of our deep respect for Edmund.

If you wish to share a message of condolence with Edmund’s family, you are welcome to do so directly or in writing or email via the Headmaster’s EA, who will ensure these messages are passed on to the family.


EA to the Headmaster: Paula Lavender
Dragon School |Bardwell Road | Oxford OX2 6SS
E: [email protected]