Brighton College Today


Celebration of Girls’ Sport, 12th April 2014

As part of our celebrations of 40 years of Co-Ed on Saturday, a group of Old Brightonians returned to the netball court and rounders pitch to challenge the "Newbies" in a friendly competition.

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VIDEO: Brighton College win 2014 Worth 7s

A terrific short film from "In At The Side Media" of this year's tournement, and the College's win!

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Joan Christina Turnbull (nee Ransom)

Joan Christina Turnbull (nee Ransom) died on 1 April 2014 at St Peter and St James Hospice in East Sussex.

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John Page (Master, 1954-85)

The OB office regrets to announce the death of John Page, MA (Oxon.), former House Master of Chichester and Hampden houses at Brighton College. He died peacefully in his sleep at home, after an evening of laughter and conversation with his beloved wife Jackie and relatives. John taught Classics at Brighton College from 1952 until his retirement in the late 1980s. 

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VIDEO: 1st XV Rugby highlights 2014

This short film shows highlights of this year's 1st XV Rugby season - thank you to everyone that has helped the Rugby Club at all levels this year!

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OBRFC vs Masters, Friday 7th March 2014

A man of few words, Steve Radojcic threw himself into the evening on Friday 7th March, holding court with his usual style and panache. He has asked the OB office to pass on his thanks to all those who helped organise the match, namely Teds Littlewood (Ry. 1990-95), Dan Heal (Ry. 1990-95), and Tom Aiken (Al. 2003-08). Special thanks to Stephanie Littlewood for coming up trumps with a cake, despite the fact it was neither Rado's birthday nor the end of season match against Hurstpierpoint.

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Brighton College Rugby Internationals

It's been an excellent month for the Brighton College Rugby Club.

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The 2014 Brighton Half Marathon - please support Brighton College admin team member Nicola Goldsmith

Good luck to all BC parents, pupils, staff and of course Old Brightonians running in the Brighton Half this weekend.

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Congratulations to Mia Williams-Watson (U5th, Williams)

Congratulations to Mia Williams-Watson (U5th, Williams) who was Under 16 runner up in the national final of Open Mic UK at the NEC earlier this month.

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Report: Oxbridge Dinner 2014 – Jesus College, Cambridge University

The now traditional annual Oxbridge Dinner was held at Jesus College, Cambridge University, to a guest list made up of current and past Oxbridge members, as well as notable members of the schools upper management. Jesus College is remarkable in both its size and ostentatious passageways and mazes that lead you through it. Once we found the Narnia-esque entrance to the hall, the delightful Rebecca Findlay greeted us. A drinks reception of prosecco saw the awkward formalities of having to make small talk with the Oxford clientele that much easier to bare. Needless to say, the comical late entrance of an Oxford geographer made the incessant photography a delight (Thank you William Sayer).

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29 Oxbridge offers for Brighton College pupils - A new record!

Pupils throughout the Upper Sixth are receiving offers from their chosen universities at a superb rate. With some 400 offers already made, and more rolling in on a daily basis from the country's leading universities, our Upper Sixth pupils have plenty to be excited about and all their hard work is clearly paying off! Particular congratulations are due to the 29 Brighton College pupils, listed below, who have thus far received offers from Oxford and Cambridge universities – the best in the history of the school, and breaking the record set in 2013.

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John Spence (L. 1975-80): "5 star hippie"

John Spence (L. 1975-80) gave an inspiring HM Lecture about his multi-million dollar business yesterday evening, regaling the gathered audience with amusing tales of his early working life and experiences, and latterly his success with starting a business from scratch on the beaches of Goa.

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Luke Appleton (BCJS. 2005-08) completes the gruelling Tough Guy endurance event in support of the Bremer family

I travelled up to Tough Guy in Wolverhampton on Saturday 26th January with Jess and Mum, and two of my school mates, Yiannos and Conrad who were also doing the run. Dad (Joey Appleton (D. 1979-84)) bottled out as he was still in plaster recovering from ankle ligament surgery. Some excuse! We woke up on the Sunday morning to be greeted by the great British winter weather, high winds and pouring rain. Just what we wanted! Our bravado from the previous weeks now turned to apprehension as the race time grew ever nearer.

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2013 Christmas message from our President

Christmas is a time of giving and of time spent with loved ones, and wherever you are this Christmas I wish you well. I am tremendously proud of my connection with the College, and especially with the Old Brightonians. This year I read with great pride about not only the achievements of the school, which are nothing less than astonishing, but also of the wonderful acts of kindness and generosity within the Brightonian community. In his end of term letter Richard Cairns wrote of the sense of community that the College enjoys; 'I want everyone who leaves here to feel that by their presence they can make the world a little bit better. I want them to recognise that they can make a difference and should.' I would like to urge my fellow OBs to embrace this philosophy.

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