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!
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.
Su Wijeratna (née Cook) studied geography at Birmingham University after leaving Brighton College. She began her teaching career at Epsom College before moving to Eastbourne College where she became a regular visitor to Brighton, finding herself as Elizabeth Cody’s opposite number at several fixtures. She then became Head of Geography at St Benedict’s School in Ealing before moving on to be a Housemistress at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School. Since 2011, Su has worked at St Paul’s Girls’ School where she is Deputy Head and Director of Pastoral Care. Su was recently appointed as Lower Master at Eton College, the first woman to be so in the school’s 576-year history. She will take up the post this September.
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.
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.
Kevin O'Mahony (Ry. 1979-84) left the College in 1984 and has spent nearly all of his career since then working in the broadcast TV news business. He was part of the start up team when Sky News launched the UK's first 24 hour news channel in 1989, and from there moved to London News Network providing news, sport and current affairs programming to the Carlton and LWT franchises. After a few years living and working in the US in the mid nineties, Kevin returned to the UK and has since been with ITN (Independent Television News) as a cameraman and editor. He married his wife Lee in the College Chapel in 1988, and they have four daughters now aged 23, 19, and twins that are about to turn 17.
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I am happy to share the exciting news that my new novel, “The Keller Papers,” is being published by John Hunt Publishing in the UK. It will be available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Waterstones.com (in the UK) and also on Kindle and Nook. You may also purchase through traditional chain booksellers Barnes & Noble, Folletts (UK), Blackwells (UK), Waterstones (UK), and many other retailers through intermediaries such Overdrive, and other local independent book sellers though sales channels on Indiebound in the US and Hive in UK.
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