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"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.
Brighton College has been named as the United Kingdom’s School of the Decade by The Sunday Times
We are delighted that Brighton College has been named Top School in Britain for STEM subjects by The Week in its 2020 school awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The single most prestigious award in the world of secondary education has been awarded to Brighton College.
Fortnite? SIMS? Monopoly? Chess? Imagine a world in which the adults vanish - and under 18s live in 'clans' according to which games they play...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce that both Brighton College and Brighton College Prep and Pre-Prep appear on two spaces on the new board in the Brighton and Hove edition of Monopoly, which was released last month. Traditionally taken up by Regent Street and Bond Street we sit on two green spaces!
Old Brightonian businessman and philanthropist Dato' Mark Yeoh (Ch. 1983-84) returned to Brighton College last Friday for the official opening of the school's brand new academic building, named after his mother.
Our Deputy Headmaster, Steve Marshall-Taylor, and Housemaster of Ryle, Graham Kennedy are swimming the English Channel for MNDA.
It was fantastic to hear that James Lasis (Du. 2012-14) has joined the Rotherham Titans as second rower from National One Side Loughborough Students, having previously been on the books at Premiership Side Harlequins.
The Joanna Seldon Creative Writing Speech Day Prize has been launched this year in memory of Dr Joanna Seldon, wife of Anthony Seldon ex-Headmaster (1997-2006) of Brighton College.
Having both experienced the transition from Brighton College to university, OB sisters Kate (Se. 2011-14) and Emma (Se. 2012-16) Appleby contacted Alex Patton, Head of Sixth Form, as they both felt that it would be beneficial to speak to our current U6th pupils in chapel about the importance of well-being, especially before leaving school and entering the world of university and work.
Following the introduction of our Law Conference in 2016, this year's conference took place on Thursday 4th May, which was attended by our current Sixth Form pupils and those from local state schools.
Our 2017 Medical Conference brought together a fantastic spread of medical professionals, two of whom are currently studying Medicine.