Obituary – Edward Greene

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.

Edward Greene in his study in Oxford c. 2010 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.

Carfax Pupils Succeeding Again

September 2, 2016

We are thrilled to report that our students have had some excellent A-level results, which in turn have confirmed their places at Britain’s leading academic institutions.

To use but a few examples, students will be taking up places this coming September at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, to read French, Aeronautical Engineering at University of Bristol and Sociology at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Last but not least, we had a student complete 5 A-levels at A grade, along with a B at AS. She will be embarking on her PPE studies at New College of the Humanities.

We are immensely proud of all our students, and wish them success and happiness in their future academic endeavours.


GCSE results are out and Carfax Consultants pupils are in!

August 20, 2015

Another very proud day for Carfax Consultants!

All pupils, who have sought academic guidance and support by Carfax Consultants, have successfully completed their GCSEs and confirmed places at some of the best schools in the UK, including Charterhouse, City of London, Downe House, Harrow, The King’s School, Cantenbury, Rugby, Sevenoaks, Shrewsbury, Uppingham, Winchester, and Wycombe Abbey. 

Additionally, all pupils who were awarded conditional offers successfully secured the necessary GCSE results to confirm their places.

Applications outside the official registration deadlines have increased and almost half of our candidates worked tirelessly to prepare for entrance examinations and interviews for the highly competitive places that become available in the latter half of the academic year. Their dedication has been rewarded with offer from their favorite schools.

Carfax Consultants are very happy for our pupils, as we know the amount of pressure and stress they had to endure to gain places at these institutions. Nevertheless, we are proud of each and every one of our pupils and are looking forward to their future accomplishments!

Outstanding A-level results for CEC students

August 13, 2015

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Carfax Consultants are extremely proud to announce the great A-level results CEC students received this year and, in turn, confirmed their places at some of Britain’s leading universities.

Most impressively, one student received 4 A* and an A for EPQ, comfortably sealing his place to read Medicine at Cambridge University. 

Another student while received AAAA, securing his place at Oxford University to study History.

Additionally, another CEC student received A*AAA and D2, in Pre-U in Physics at Cambridge, and will be taking up her place at Bath University to study Architecture – the best university for this course in the UK.

And yet another student received AABC, and thus secured her place at University College London to also study Architecture – ranked second in the UK for Architecture

Last but not least, a student was rewarded A* A* A B and D3 in Pre-U and will be taking up his place at Edinburgh to read Economics.

On behalf of the whole Carfax Education team, we would like to congratulate our students for their effort and ambition. We believe that the future holds great adventures for all of you and we are looking forward to seeing you thrive in the world of academia!

Summer in London with Carfax Tutors

April 30, 2015

This summer, Carfax Tutors are bringing new, exciting and intriguing programmes for families, who would like to learn English and discover London in a fun and educational way. Programmes run over five days, Monday to Friday, and include individual and intensive language tuition, as well as a range of activities to choose from to help you create a holiday that suits your needs and interests. These programmes are designed for you to enjoy London as a family and practice your language skills in an fun, exciting and educational environment.

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