Jack Faulkner (son of Jill Ward (Fe. 1978-80)) and friend Ted Welman are attempting to break the world record of pairs rowing the Indian Ocean. They hope to raise £100,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the process. They Left Geraldton, Western Australia on 16th March 2017 on this extraordinary & epic adventure; 3,600 miles & over 3 months at sea, enduring hurricane force winds & 50' waves!
Gemma Ashworth (Ch. 2007-16) got in touch recently to let us know she is playing netball with the Team Bath U21 Netball team. Gemma played netball throughout her time at College and it’s great to hear she is still doing so well - #thisgirlcan.
I write to let you know that a memorial service for Bill Blackshaw, who died in May last year, will be held in the college chapel on Friday 21 April 2017 at 2pm. The Old Brightonians warmly invite you to attend.
The Old Brightonians office is very sad to announce the death of Clive Nicholls QC (Ch. 1946-50) twin brother of Colin Nicholls QC (Ch. 1946-50). Colin informed us earlier in the week and sent us the following notes to share with the OB community. There will be a private funeral with only family flowers, but a memorial service will be held in London later in the year. Messages of condolence can be sent to the OB office and we will pass them on to the family. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
My name is Josh Stirling, I attended Brighton College for five years, leaving in 2015. I am currently at the University of Kent, and am about to embark in a charity event called Jailbreak. The idea is that you travel as far away as possible from the university, without any financial aid, with a group of friends, in 36 hours. The winner's are the group who raise the most money, or who travel the furthest distance.
We are always trying to improve the support programme we offer pupils to help them prepare for their choices and careers beyond Brighton College. At this stage we primarily assist them in exploring areas of interest and looking at skills relevant for the rigorous application processes, both for competitive university courses and beyond. Law is an increasingly popular field amongst pupils. As people with strong links to the school we would like our current Brighton College pupils to be able to benefit from your experience.
John David Shallow has died aged 89. He was born on June 4 1927 at Brighton College, where his father, George, was serving as a housemaster and his mother, Phyllis, was the daughter of the Headmaster, Canon William Dawson.
Ed is the Global Director at Fairhomes Group of Companies, educated at Brighton College before gaining a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management from the University of Reading and becoming a Chartered Surveyor. He has also subsequently gained a MSC in Town Planning from the University of Brighton. He is Chair of the Brighton & Hove Learning, Skills and Employment Partnership (LSEP) and Vice Chair of Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership (BHEP), in addition to being a Board Member of the city's Strategic Housing Partnership.
Jason Sugarman (Ry. 1982-87) has been appointed to Queens Counsel. the ceremony took place on 13th February 2017 at Westminster and the Royal Courts of Justice.
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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