Notable OBs

The history of the College would be non-existant without the stories of its alumni who were educated and grew up within its walls. It is people who make the College what it is today, and we are proud to share with you a few stories below of what our alumni have achieved throughout the College's 172 year history. 

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PAUL LEWIS was born into a family of professional musicians in Brighton, England, in 1943. As a child he was fascinated by history and ancient buildings, reluctantly learning the piano from the age of nine. At twelve he saw the Shakespeare films of Laurence Olivier with Walton's music and immediately realized he had to be a composer. He purposely avoided all formal training, choosing instead to leave school at fifteen and enter music publishing to find out how the music business worked from inside.

Art

Robert Bateman (1842–1922) was an English painter, architect and horticultural designer.

Flight Lieutenant William Walker, who has died aged 99, was shot down in his Spitfire during the Battle of Britain and wounded. Late in his life, having become the oldest surviving pilot of the Battle, he wrote poetry in memory of his fellow aircrew.

Art

Born: 16th February 1919, Liverpool, England Died: 2000, energetic artist who drew a debonair police hero for the Eagle comic, and created Albert RN, the dummy hero of a famed wartime escape.

Lunch with... Jonathan Palmer - When a career in medical science beckoned, he had other ideas. Simon Arron hears how a young doctor became first a racing driver, and then a formidable businessman.

Vera (born 6 November, 1982) is a Ukrainian-born British actress. She trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Born: July 3, 1906, St. Petersburg, Russia Died: 1972 - Oscar winning actor renowned for playing mostly villains and charming heels.

In addition to being a busy civil rights lawyer, women's rights campaigner, wife and mother, Meera Samanther has kindly agreed to be our OB Ambassador in Malaysia.

Sometimes credited as Thomas Charles Sanders II - he is the brother of actor George Sanders.

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