November 2, 2018
It is with much sadness that Carfax have received news of the recent death at the age of 81 of Mr. Edward Paul Campbell Greene on October 17, 2018 at his home in Oxford. Mr. Greene was a tutor who founded Edward Greene’s Tutorial Establishment in 1967 and became a great influence on the Oxford tutorial college industry. Founders of most, if not all, tutorial and sixth-form colleges in Oxford and some further afield had worked or taught for Mr. Greene before setting up on their own.
This includes the founder of Carfax, who had been a pupil at Greene’s prior to joining its staff and eventually being appointed the Lower Master. Some years later, when our founder was thinking of a name for his new education enterprise and wanted one that would have a recognizable Oxford ring to it, it was Edward Greene who suggested the name Carfax.
Some of early Carfax pupils and tutors will remember having tutorials in Mr. Greene’s beautifully appointed home in Pembroke Street that he generously opened to Carfax before Carfax College was established in its own permanent premises. To many, having tuition in this house full of interesting books, artefacts and curiosities, roaring open fires in winter, excellent coffee all year round, and above all Edward’s kind interest and wise counsel on all matters, became a major part of their Oxford experience.
Edward Greene was a man of extraordinary kindness, wide erudition, sharp mind of a polymath, iron logic, inimitable style, impeccable taste, faultlessly correct form, genuine modesty, thoughtful tact, steadfast principles, and firm Christian faith. All combined with the deepest capacity for friendship and enjoyment of life in a true original like no other. Whilst his passing severs one of increasingly few links to a long-gone world of gentlility and elegance and marks an end of an era for those whose life he had enhanced and enlightened, his legacy will live on through the lasting influence on his many friends and pupils.
The funeral will be held in Oxford on November 14, 2018 starting with worship at 11 a.m. in Mr. Greene’s home led by Revd. John MacLeod, the Minister of the London congregation of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, followed by burial at Botley Cemetery at 1:15 p.m.
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January 23, 2017
During this weekend, Carfax staff from the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices attended the Schools and Childcare Show Dubai. In partnership with Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the UAE’s governing body for Education, the Show was a wonderful way for parents to discuss the wide range of educational services Carfax provides from Carfax Private Tutors, Carfax Consultants, Carfax Guardians and Carfax College in Oxford, providing advice on selection, preparation and entrance to some the world’s finest schools and universities. Broadcasting live from the event on Dubai Eye radio station, Eleonora Suhoviy, Carfax’s Principal Consultant, pictured with Dominick Ashe, Senior Consultant, and Director of Carfax Abu Dhabi, Christopher Gyngell, spoke on choosing the appropriate school for your child.
December 4, 2015
A British boarding school education is valued throughout the world and the best schools set high entrance standards. Carfax College has many years’ experience in preparing pupils for these highly competitive examinations. Following months of intense preparation, long hours of practice and commendable dedication, not only did our school preparation pupils gain admission to some of Britain’s most prestigious schools, but there is no pupil left without an offer. Even better – 100% of pupils this year received offers from their top school choices!
Throughout their time at Carfax College, our school entrance candidates studied intensely, but have also enjoyed Oxford’s rich cultural and sports activities. Our pupils went to Blenheim Palace, punting, kayaking, to several plays and concerts, organized quiz luncheons, and made invaluable friendships. We want to congratulate all pupils and tutors for their hard work, and wish our extraordinary pupils the brightest future ahead.
September 23, 2015
Rupert Alesbury, principal of Carfax College, Oxford, talks to Independent Education Today about balancing tuition fees with future earning potential. Rupert believes that “schools and colleges should be teaching pupils skills in leadership, teamwork, reliability, entrepreneurship, creativity and presentation”. Please follow this link to read the full article and magazine online.
August 24, 2015
Carfax College would like to congratulate the cohort of 2014-15 on a very pleasing set of results this year and wish them luck as they embark on the next stage in their academic careers.
Some pupils will be taking places at top universities including Oxford, Warwick, and Edinburgh, to study a wide range of subjects from Economics, History, Philosophy, and Psychology, to Architecture, Fine Art, and Sport Science. Others will be going on to continue their education at excellent boarding schools, including Sevenoaks, Charterhouse, Rugby, and Wycombe Abbey.
Congratulations and best of luck!
April 30, 2015
Over the summer, Carfax College will be offering a range of individual academic and activity courses. All courses include 20 hours of intensive one-to-one tuition, host family accommodation in Oxford close to the college, and the option of a full extra-curricular programme, including a variety of individual and group activities. Some of the programmes offered:
• C001 General English
• C002 IELTS Exam Preparation (or other English Language examinations and tests)
• C003 Academic Study
• C004 Group Courses
• C005 Family Courses