In 2020, The French & American Chemical Societies (SCF & ACS) announced Robert Crabtree (Le. 1960-66), C. P. Whitehead Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, as the 2020 Franco-American Lectureship Prize, and as part of his prize, Crabtree gave the virtual lecture "Adventures in Water Oxidation" at the French Chemical Society meeting in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on 4th October 2021.
L.A. based artist and Old Brightonian Philip Vaughan (BCJS/Ch. 1954-62) works in sculpture, drawing, painting as well as public art commissions. Brought up in France, he arrived in England at the age of 9. It was at Brighton that he met modernist Gordon Taylor, who was his art teacher, and then mentor who started him on a lifelong love of architecture, painting, and sculpture. Read Philip's OB of the month feature here.
Philip came to Brighton College from a childhood spent in Normandy, after attending the Junior School and the College, Philip went on to study at Cambridge before attending art school. Now settled in California, we caught up with Philip to look back on his time at school and highlights since...
REPORT: OB New York Dinner, Friday 4th April 2014 (co-incidentally the "Ambassador's" 21st Birthday!!)
The Old Brightonian USA group held its fourth annual dinner at the beginning of April at the beautiful Lotos Club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Around 20 OB's and their guests enjoyed a first class 5 course dinner in the company of the Headmaster, Richard Cairns and the Deputy Headmistress, Jo-Anne Riley.
Snow had fallen, snow on snow. But in the library of the sumptuous Lotos Club Old Brightonians found warmth and wonderful company at the OB New York Dinner, on Saturday 9th February 2013. Fortunately, some OBs had arrived before the snowstorms swept in and Brighton College staff had moved heaven and earth, well flights from New York to Philadelphia, and braved planes, trains, and automobiles to be present.
Sophia is coming along to the New York Dinner this year, and recently updated us on her impressive career, which has taken her to the heart of magazine publishing in New York.
In order to keep in touch with our ever-growing alumni, we have started identifying individuals to head up regional and country groups in areas where there is a thriving community of Old Brightonians. The commitment of these individuals' time will be an invaluable resource for the Old Brightonians, as they help us to spread the net in engaging our former pupils. In the USA we are lucky to have Ingram Losner (BCJS 1971-73, D. 1973-78). Ingram went to live in the US in 1994 for what he thought would be a two year stint, but ended up staying and making his life there.
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Many thanks to Gary Wang (B. 1973-78), Chris Christoforou (A. 1975-80), and Tigger Gray (B. 1972-75) pictured here in Florida clearly drinking a toast to Old Brightonians! The New York Dinner is coming up in March, and we are very much looking forward to our USA gathering, if you would like to attend please do contact Rebecca Findlay in the OB office.
Ingram Losner (D. 1973-78)
With preparations underway for the World Cup in New Zealand this year, it is with an inflated ego and a great deal of national pride that I humbly submit that we have a new contender this year: The United States of America. That's right: the Eagles will go all the way this year, and no one will see it coming.
On a beautiful, early spring evening in the middle of March, 20 OBs and their partners gathered together in the beautiful Lotos Club, just a few blocks away from New York’s Central Park, to mark the re-birth of the “USA Friends of Brighton College”.
I have been a professor at the University of Hawaii since 2001. Prior to that I was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I am currently working on restorative justice in child protection, virtue ethics in the helping professions, and classroom assessment to promote better teaching and learning.
The 2nd OBA US Dinner was held in the Pacific Room at the Carnelian Room which is in the City's Bank of America building. Ingram Losner (D. 1973-1978) organised a sensational dinner in an extraordinary setting. The Pacific Room was for those of us not used to eating dinner on the 52nd floor of a skyscraper quite the most wonderful experience! The view alone was worth the trip...
Robert died in the World Trade Center attack in New York on the 11th September 2001.
Robert, a former St Paul's Cathedral chorister, was working near the top of the North Tower for Cantor Fitzgerald. He was married to an American, Jacqui, in a ceremony in New York.