Beverley Brown (née Lowres) left Brighton College in 1979. She is now an Interim Content Director working on digital transformation projects and has had a successful career working for international organisations including SGS and PayPal. She’s still in touch with several other 1979 leavers and they meet up regularly to put the world to rights.
The Old Brightonian Community
Jion Sheibani's debut picture book Lily and the Polar Bears has just been published by one of the world's great publishing houses, Faber & Faber.
Our very own Dixie McDevitt (Se. 2011-18) has secured a leading role in a brand new national tour of a stage adaptation of one of Julia Donaldson's biggest books.
Marc has spent most of his career in investment banking, mainly as a European Media Analyst in Equities for Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and at Citigroup.
Alice Best (Wi. 2010-12) is running the London Marathon for Crohn’s and Colitis UK following her father’s (Ian Best, Sc. 72-77) diagnosis in 2016.
Our Hong Kong OBs have struck once again with a successful drinks meet up at the trendy Bread and Beast in Wanchai last Friday night.
We were delighted to see Maurice Abboudi (Sc. 1975-80) on Series Two of BBC 2's My Million Pound Menu, where "Fred Sirieix oversees a battle for investment between three restaurant ideas, who think their take on fast and fresh flvaours, delivered in a Nando's or Wagamama-style restaurant, will secure them the chance for big-money backing to open on the high street."
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.
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.