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.
The Old Brightonian Community
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.
Sadly, we have to report the death of Kevin Fenlon (Br. 1964-69). Kevin passed away at home on the 18th May 2018, aged 68. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Tony Hawks (Al. 1976-78) was born and raised in Brighton and Hove and attended Brighton College for the Sixth Form, finishing in 1978. He is a comedian and author, very well known for his book Round Ireland with a Fridge, an account of his attempt to hitchhike around Ireland with a fridge to win a bar bet, selling over 800,000 copies.
Old Brightonian and MotorSport Vision Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74) was named 2018 MotorSport Hero at May’s Autocar Awards, recognising his huge contribution to the British motorsport industry over the past 30 years, and then in June Jonathan was inducted as the 2018 Industry Champion at Motor Sport Magazine's 2018 Hall of Fame Awards.
Priya has been an active member of the Old Brightonians network since she left Brighton in 2011 to study Medicine at Guy's King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, and returns to the College regularly to talk to our Sixth Formers about her journey studying Medicine and becoming a foundation doctor. She is a co-founder of Brainbook, the first and only neurosurgical resource dedicated to public engagement and science communication.
It was brilliant to see Menhaj Huda's name pop up under Director in the credits for the film Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, which aired on the evening of the Royal Wedding on Saturday 19th May 2018.
On May 17th 1958, newlyweds Peter and Helga Miller walked down the aisle of Brighton College Chapel and out into the wide world.