Professor Gavin Henderson CBE (Le. 1960-65) has kindly offered to host this year’s Pioneers London Luncheon at the Savile Club, Mayfair on Wednesday 2nd December.Read more >>
We are holding our Hong Kong Dinner on Saturday 12th December, we have changed the venues and are no longer holding this event at the Island Shangri-La Hotel and will now be gathering at the Regal Hong Kong Hotel, Causeway Bay - 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway BayRead more >>
College Open Mornings (11+, 13+, 16+): Saturday 30th January and Saturday 30th April 2015 9.30am - 12.30pm; Pre-Prep and Prep (3+ to 10+): Saturday 23rd January and Saturday 7th May 2015 9.00am - 1.00pm - If you would like to receive our current prospectus and additional information or attend one of our open mornings please complete the Online Enquiries Form or contact a member of the Admissions team on email@example.com or by telephone: 01273 704343 (Pre-Prep and Prep Schools), 01273 704201 (Lower School, Senior School and Sixth Form)...Read more >>
"100 years on from the outbreak of that terrible war, I want to create a visible memorial to the sacrifice and suffering of the 147 Old Brightonians who never returned to this place. In so doing, I hope we will provide every pupil here with a daily reminder of how very lucky we are.
To that end, the College is commissioning a sculpture of a Brighton College boy, based on a photograph of 1914. I imagine him leaving school at the end of his sixth form years, ready for the world beyond. Never to return. Beneath the sculpture will be the simple words: He Left This Place Never to Return. Be Grateful.
I hope that you can help us to realise our hopes for this project by ‘sponsoring’ one of the 147 names. I shall certainly be doing so."
Head Master Richard Cairns
It can be a hard transition back to ‘civvy street’ for those military personnel who have served their country to keep us all safe. Years of tours, being away from family and not living a 9-5 life, can make it difficult for those who need to find a new direction when the time comes. Alex Hardman (Al. 1982-85) is Programme Leader at Plumpton College for 11 years and co-leads the HighGround Course, which started last year and is the only course of its kind in the country.
David Weston (Br. 1974-79) has just been appointed to the UK Government's Tourism Industry Council by the Minister of Tourism, Tracey Crouch MP.
Much to the delight of the chamber choir and Alex Sansbury (U6th, Hampden) who memorably performed with the Pink Floyd legend, David Gilmour generously entertained guests with performances from his latest album Rattle that Lock, and the evocative Wish You Were Here.
The Brighton College Roll of Honour lists 147 former pupils killed during the Great War. One of the first two officers killed in the conflict was Second Lt. Vincent Waterfall, of Hampden House/Chichester House, aged just 22. Old Brightonians fought and died in Palestine, at the Somme, at Ypres, and in the final push for victory in the week before the Armistice was signed, on 11 November 1918.
Fundraising is continuing to provide a visible memorial of the sacrifice of 147 Old Brightonians who died. There are 72 boys sponsored now, with a further 75 remaining to commemorate.
We are sad to report the death of Robert Wilmot on Monday 23rd November after his long struggle with cancer. He taught English at the college for 19 years and did much else besides, most notably coaching teams and directing plays. He was the embodiment of a traditional schoolmaster: naturally courteous, multi-talented, kind and encouraging. The funeral is on Monday 30th Nov at 3pm at Selmeston.
We returned to the Jones Family Project in Shoreditch for our City Networking drinks, one of the many projects run by OB and serial entrepreneur Duncan Watts (Ry. 1979-84).
Earlier this month, I gave a short talk to our 4th Form Academic Society. Deciding on a theme was tricky, but since I’d recently worked on the school’s roll of honour – ensuring it was ready for our new memorial statue – the theme of ‘conflict’ seemed fitting. I thought it would be interesting for our pupils to consider how old staff and alumni experienced war. I consequently picked five ‘treasures’ associated with Old Brightonians, and presented them as ‘mystery objects’. Using high-level questioning and critical thinking, the group successfully rose to the challenge, while learning more about the history of their school.
Dr. Jeff Allan (Ha. 1968-73) who, with his son Ben recently set the new electric car record for Land's End to John O'Groats, is this November's OB of the Month.
The Daily Telegraph has confirmed that this summer’s exceptional A-Level results place Brighton as the top fully co-educational school in England, ahead of many much more selective schools. The results also show Brighton pupils once again achieved the best results in Sussex at both A-Level and GCSE.
If you are planning a visit to Brighton and would like a tour of the College and your old House, it is much better to contact us first so that we can be prepared for your arrival and have the time to show you around properly.
We are always delighted to see OBs back at the College but it can be disappointing for both you and us if we cannot allocate enough time to your visit due to other commitments. These days we are governed by strict health and safety laws, safeguarding and security measures which mean that visitors have to be accompanied around the campus.
These rules apply as much in the holidays as in term time as the College has various commercial lettings involving large numbers of children. It is a frustrating situation for all of us when you are not able to see all that you want to, and we would appreciate your consideration in helping us make it easier for you.
Please telephone Angelina in the OB office to let us know when you would like to visit on 01273 704 226.
These pages are intended as a resource for OBs wishing to keep in contact with each other and the latest developments at the College. Even though you have finished your education at Brighton College, you are of course a member of the Old Brightonians for life. You can update your details direct in our Members' Area, search for school friends and book tickets to OB events.
We are always keen to hear your news and stories, comments and suggestions, so please stay in touch. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Development and Alumni Relations Office's primary role is to support the Head Master and Governors in realising the long-term plans of the school, by raising non-fee income, and by building a network of strong relationships among parents, staff, Old Brightonians and other friends and supporters.
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