Brighton College Today


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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Head's, Abraham and Williams are the winners of the Brighton College Entrepreneurship Programme 2013

The stage was set, the 'dragons' were seated and the cameras were rolling. The seven finalists waited nervously for the chance to present their ideas to the judges and to the assembled L5th, U5th and L6th pupils.

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Father Robert Easton (School Chaplain)

Some of you may perhaps know that Father Robert Easton has been absent for most of this term due to major surgery. We are thrilled that he is well on the way to recovery and wish him all the best. Sadly though this does mean that this year there is no midnight mass in the chapel on Christmas Eve.

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Letter from the Head Master, end of term, Christmas 2013

Dear Old Brightonians, A day from now, term will end. The signs are clear already. Yesterday, boys and girls were sporting Christmas jumpers in aid of the Rocking Horse charity. Today, the porters are lugging bottles of wine, chocolates and flowers across the quad to favoured teachers and House tutors. Vast quantities of cake and chocolate will be consumed in the final few lessons. Christmas lunches will be served, crackers will be pulled, hats donned, jokes told and so the longest term will come to its inevitable conclusion. The college will fall silent. Only a few cold, sad seagulls (and the Bursar) will remain.

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REPORT & GALLERY: Staff Rugby, 1st December 2013

The Brighton College staff rugby team had their first outing of the year in a well-supported game against Bowden House from Seaford.

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Ryle Boys - Charity Fundraising for Crisis at Christmas

The boys of Ryle House are aiming to raise awareness and funds for the charity Crisis, which helps the homeless.

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Victoria Baines (F. 1990-95): "Satire, folk devils and cybercrooks: two thousand years of crime in forty-five minutes"

Dr Victoria Baines never intended to have a life of crime. Twenty years ago, when she was studying for her A Levels, she fully expected to have a career in acting or academic research. But one thing led to another, and after getting a PhD in Roman Literature she suddenly found herself working for the police as an intelligence analyst. She has helped to dismantle international drug trafficking networks, investigate police misconduct and protect children online.

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Mia Williams (Upper 5th, Williams House) gets through to Open Mic UK National Grand Final!

Mia made it through to the Open Mic UK Grand Final which will now take place at the NEC in Birmingham in January! She sang "Empire State of Mind (New York)" by Alicia Keys.

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Brighton College's "Charity Week" drive - Raffle tickets on sale now!

Many thanks to OB John Spence (L. 1975-80) for donating the top two prizes for the pupils fundraising efforts. Three of our terrific Upper Sixth boys (Osaid Ather, Junaid Mahomed and Varadh Kalidasan) are promoting various fundraising events this week. Alongside events held in universities and colleges across the country the boys hope to raise as much as possible for orphans and other children who find themselves in need, often in war-torn parts of the world.

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REPORT & VIDEO: "Heads of School" Dinner 2013

The College welcomed back Heads and Deputy Heads of School on the evening of 14th September, stretching from 1951 up to the present date for a Heads of School Dinner.

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Tatler Schools Guide 2014

"We gave Richard Cairns our Best Head of a Public School award last year – something of a no-brainer because it seems this man can do no wrong. Pupils love him, staff revere him and even Michael Gove calls his leadership 'visionary'."

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Letter from the Head Master: "GCSE Results 2013 - Brighton College breaks UK GCSE record"

It was smiles all round on Results Day today as we celebrated being the highest performing co-educational school ever in the UK, with 95% of  GCSE grades at A* or A. Last year, The Sunday Times named Brighton College UK School of the Year for being the only school to improve its results for seven years in succession. The college has maintained that extraordinary trend.

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A-Level results 2013: another fine day in Brighton

Brighton College is celebrating yet another terrific year of results. Named UK School of the Year 2011-12 by the Sunday Times for being the only school in England to improve its results every single year for seven years, Brighton College has done it again, equalling the previous record of grades at A*-B.

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Dermot Keaney directs "Running With The Firm"

Head of Performance Drama at Brighton College, Dermot Keaney, is directing the one –man show 'Running With The Firm' at the Edinburgh Festival. Performed by James Bannon, it is the true story of how an undercover policeman went native after infiltrating a Millwall hooligan firm. Bannon was the man behind the 1995 film "I.D.", which was supposedly fiction but was actually based on his own real experiences. The film was I.D., the book is Running With the Firm, and this is the true story told by the man himself.

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A great year of sport across all disciplines at Brighton College

Brighton College athletes have set a new school record by bringing home a haul of 33 medals from the County Athletics Championships.

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