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Brighton College Today

01 July 2024

Welcome new OBs (and a reminder for our seasoned alumni)!

As we reach the end of another fantastic year at Brighton College, we are excited to welcome our newest cohort of Old Brightonians to our global network of inspiring alumni.

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21 September 2023

Project 175

Due to open in April 2024, Project 175 will house a Sixth Form Centre, drama and dance studios and a new School of Computing. Most excitingly, pupils will be able to perform, sing and dance in the first ever dedicated theatre auditorium in the history of the College.

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29 June 2023

Brighton College: Topping out of Project 175

As we approach the final months of construction of Project 175, pupils in the Lower Fifth accompanied the Head Master to lay the final bricks on the roof of the new development. Due to open in April 2024, the new facility will provide the school community with a new state-the-art-hub for the performing arts, English, computing and the Sixth Form.

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12 June 2023

John Ridler (CR. 1972-89) has died

We are sad to announce the death of long-serving member of the teaching staff, John Ridler (1928-2023; CR. 1972-89).

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21 November 2022

Andrew Duke (Le. 1961-66) has died

We are very sad to announce the death of Andrew John Duke, who died on 9th November 2022 aged 74. Andrew was in Leconfield House from 1961-66.

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15 November 2022

Simon Smith remembers Nick Bremer (CR. 1969-2000)

Throughout his 30 years at the college, Nick was the embodiment of the visual arts within it. Endlessly creative and forever enterprising, his hand was evident in so many College publications, notably the Brightonian, paintings and posters.

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08 November 2022

Nick Bremer (Director of Art, Brighton College, 1969-2000) has died

My father, Nick Bremer (Director of Art, Brighton College, 1969-2000) died peacefully on the morning of 8th November 2022.

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26 October 2022

Michaelmas term in the Archive

It is been a busy term across the College, not least for the school's Archive.

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24 October 2022

House Song 2022

House Song was back, and bigger than ever!

Jaz Sakpoba (Ax. 2019-21) was invited back to adjudicate this year's competition, and takes us through each house's performance... 

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20 September 2022

Peter Perfect (CR. 1958-94) has died

We are sad to announce the death of long-serving member of the teaching staff, Peter Perfect (1934-2022; CR. 1958-94). 

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14 September 2022

Brighton College pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the whole school gathered in the Quad to reflect on her life of service.

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07 April 2022

Stephen Waters (CR. 1982-88) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Stephen Waters, who taught at the College between 1982 and 1988. 

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11 January 2022

Reverend David A. Grigor (Chaplain 1977-88) has passed away

We are sad to announce the death of Reverend David Grigor (Chaplain 1977-88), who passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92.

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26 March 2021

The Brighton College Timeline

We're delighted to share 175 years of history through the Brighton College Timeline. 

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09 March 2021

REPORT & VIDEO: The History of Brighton College

As part of our commemorations of Brighton College's 175th anniversary, our College Archivist, James Harrison, gave a wonderful Zoom presentation on the history of the College.

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08 March 2021

The Story of Fenwick and Williams

Were you in Fenwick or Williams? I bet you know your house inside out, but do you know its history? Archivist, James Harrison, delves into the fascinating beginnings of these two girls houses, as we celebrate their founding mothers.

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15 January 2021

David McKinley (Du. 1948-52) remembers his days at Brighton

"At Brighton College, I gained a grounding which was useful in facing life"... In this lovely piece, David McKinley (Du. 1948-52) tells us what life was like for a Brightonian over 70 years ago.

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30 November 2020

United Kingdom's School of the Decade: Brighton College

Brighton College has been named as the United Kingdom’s School of the Decade by The Sunday Times

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24 November 2020

Brighton College celebrates its 175th birthday

Happy Birthday, Brighton College! The 24th November is our birthday, and our Archivist, James Harrison explains what happened in 1845...

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18 November 2020

David Hollinshead (CR. 1962-98) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of David Hollinshead at the age of 81.

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27 October 2020

Brighton College named top school in Britain for STEM subjects

We are delighted that Brighton College has been named Top School in Britain for STEM subjects by The Week in its 2020 school awards.

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06 July 2020

New Hong Kong OBs celebrate in style!

After a very unusual final term, Upper Sixth pupils based in Hong Kong were able to come together to celebrate the end of their final year at Brighton College with a special dinner on 26 June 2020.

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29 June 2020

OB Chichester girls surprise Elizabeth Cody

At the end of this term, Elizabeth Cody will be stepping down as the Housemistress of Chichester House after 21 years. In true Chichester House style, our Chichester OB girls made sure that Elizabeth could (virtually!) celebrate the end of an era.

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23 June 2020

Dr Matthew Bach (CR. 2007-11) wins seat in the Victorian Parliament

We are delighted to announce that Dr Matthew Bach, former history teacher at the College, has won a seat in the Victorian Parliament as a member of the Liberal Party.

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26 May 2020

OBs tune in to give University Top Tips

As part of the College’s BrightonUp lecture and seminar programme, twenty OBs from universities across the country tuned in to offer some invaluable advice for our current Sixth Formers.

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29 April 2020

OB Cricketers share messages of support for pupils

Mark Davis, Head of Cricket at the College, reached out to cricketers all over the world to send some encouraging messages of support to our pupils during lockdown.

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29 April 2020

The Leonardo Cup relaunches for a new generation of pupils

Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of Old Brightonian Philip Mitchell (Ha. 1960-65), the College has successfully relaunched the Leonardo Cup this year, decades after its last appearance.

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29 February 2020

REPORT: Brighton College Professions Conference 2020

This year’s Professions Conference kicked off with nine different panel sessions, catering for a broad range of sectors specifically hosted for the Lower Sixth Form. Pupils had the chance to join in with discussions from a diverse range of sectors, such as law, medicine, finance, architecture and the arts.

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26 February 2020

Alex Bone (Ha. 2003-17) inspires pupils and teachers to support decimated town in Australia

The Head Master was very pleased to hear from Alex Bone (Ha. 2003-17) who, having moved to Australia for university, started a crowdfunding page to raise money for the town of Cobargo in New South Wales, which was decimated by the recent bushfires.

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13 January 2020

Opening of the School of Science and Sport

On Thursday 9 January 2020, we were delighted to welcome The Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Soames to officially open the School of Science and Sport. Designed by Ellen van Loon of OMA, our newest building is designed to seamlessly link sports and science and overlooks the Home Ground at the north end of the campus.

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27 August 2019

Brighton College to open new school in Singapore

Brighton College, in partnership with leading global schools group Cognita, is delighted to announce the plan to open a new international school in Singapore in September 2020, subject to relevant regulatory approvals.

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16 August 2019

Recording-breaking A-levels at Brighton College

The release of this year’s A-level results has set a new record for Brighton College, with our Sixth Formers once again excelling to deliver an astonishing set of grades.

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24 May 2019

Dr Christopher Black (School Med. 1978-97) has died

Dr Christopher Charles Black of Henfield died on Friday 24th May, aged 82. He was was the School Doctor at Brighton College from 1978 until 1997.

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26 March 2019

The Sorcerer – A unique record of a 1930s drama production

Over the past year, one of our archival volunteers has been meticulously appraising, cataloguing, and rehousing our large archival collection of drama and music records.

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12 February 2019

Peter Points (CR, 1963-1969)

Peter Points, whose association with the College spanned some 45 years, died in a nursing home in Winchester on 4 February, aged 90.

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05 December 2018

Generations at Brighton, The Carden and Thompson families

We were all very moved at this year's Graduation Ceremony and Service in late June, to bid farewell to Harvey Thompson (Al. 2013-18) as well as welcome back his father David Thompson (Al. 1976-80 ) and uncle, Tim Carden (Le/Ch. 1976-80).We had no idea how embedded the College is in both families histories, and were fascinated and decided to dig deep into the College archives to find out more.  

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27 November 2018

Brighton College named Independent School of the Year by The Sunday Times

The single most prestigious award in the world of secondary education has been awarded to Brighton College.

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07 September 2018

Brighton College Dubai Opens

Brighton College Dubai has opened its doors this week, with a capacity for 2,000 boys and girls aged 3 to 18 on an iconic 40,000 square-metre campus in the centre of one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative cities.

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29 August 2018

The Snowflake System - an Old Brightonians Production

Fortnite? SIMS? Monopoly? Chess? Imagine a world in which the adults vanish - and under 18s live in 'clans' according to which games they play...

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22 August 2018

Brighton College tops table with best results in England

The A-level League Table was published by The Times last Friday 18th August and we are delighted to announce that Brighton College is the top school in the country. 

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29 June 2018

Welcome 2018 Leavers to the Old Brightonians!

It has, as every year, been an emotional two days here at Brighton College as we waved off our newest Old Brightonians through the Quad on their Graduation, as well as some of our long standing members of the Common Room, Sally Woodmansey, Paul Sperring and Graham Hart who all after almost 20 years of service will be retiring.

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29 June 2018

Reading Spots wins prestigious Times Education Supplement Award

On behalf of so many Reading Spots volunteers who have dedicated their lives to the project (such as Gloria Addae, pictured on the screen when the award was given), we were absolutely delighted to receive the TES ‘International Award’ last Friday evening sponsored by the British Council.

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18 April 2018

Peter Withers (Common Room, 1973-07) has died

We are sad to report that Peter Withers, who was a member of Common Room for 34 years from 1973 to 2007, died at home in Seaford on Monday 16 April, aged 87.

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28 March 2018

Pro Corda Chamber Champions once again!

It has been another fantastic term for Brighton College Chamber Music! after three gruelling national rounds, four of our ensembles were selected to play in the winners' final concert of the Pro Corda National Chamber Music Competition in Cambridge.

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19 March 2018

Inaugural Brighton College Professions Conference 2018

In recent years the College has run a series of particularly successful careers events for the Sixth form, where we have been extremely lucky to have a range of Old Brightonians return to their old school to speak to pupils about their careers, what they do and how they got to where they are now. 

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13 March 2018

L6th Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau

As part of the Head Master's new introduction to the L6th programme, every pupil in the year group took part in a visit to former Concentration Camp in Poland, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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27 February 2018

Special Services to Education Award for Peter Bellenger

"The world needs more people like him” – seven words that perfectly encapsulate the reason why Peter Bellenger is this winner of this award for special services.

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05 February 2018

Tuck Muntarbhorn (Ab. 2008-12) donates sculpture to College

We were delighted to welcome back Tuck Muntarbhorn (Ab. 2008-2012) this week. In his five years since leaving Abraham House, Tuck has achieved extraordinary success in the world of art and fashion.

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29 January 2018

Rachel O'Nunain (Wi. 2009-16) returns to coach Senior debaters

Rachel O’Nunain (Wi. 2009-16) paid a visit to Brighton College last week to coach the Senior Debating first pair of Jessica Pavey and Isabel Loubser, who have qualified for the 2nd Round of the ESU Mace Debating Competition at Ardingly in February.

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