Dr Rachel Smith (Fe. 1988-90) came to Brighton as a music scholar, and was heavily involved in all aspects of music life whilst at school. The British Flute Society as well as Verity Sharp from BBC Radio 3 have praised Rachel for her control and beauty of tone, her talent has led her to play with symphony, chamber and opera orchestras, and conerto and recital performances have taken her around Europe, Japan, Zimbabwe, Canada and the USA.
The Old Brightonian Community
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.
On the morning of Friday 9th November, the entire school body of Brighton College, including staff and pupils from all schools, united at the front quad for a short, but moving service, as we remembered with gratitude all those who have died in the course of war.
Completing her PhD at King’s College London, Alice is researching human induced pluripotent stem cells, and genetically reprogramming them back to an embryonic stem cell-like state, hoping to one day enable more personalised cell therapies for patients.
Thank you to everyone who kindly supported Louis Rivet (Le. 2007-12) with his volunteering in the Philippines, who is now back after his three month placement with Engineers Without Borders. During this time, he worked with SIBAT, a Filipino NGO in designing and upgrading Micro-hydropower systems. These systems provide electricity to remote communities that would not normally have access to the Grid.
We are sad to announce that Eric Swaffer (Ch. 1979-83) died at the weekend. The helicopter Eric was piloting crashed near the Leicester city football ground whilst transporting the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Early in 2018, one of our most prominent and significant restoration projects began on the historic Gilbert-Scott building - the Library oriel window. After three and a half months, the restoration work was completed and the exceptional architectural feature has returned to its former glory.
"It is now one of my most prized possessions and something I will treasure forever. Having a model crafted by my grandfather, which also reminds me of the brilliant times I spent at Brighton College, is a wonderful thing to have."