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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Emma is an Entrepreneur, a Motivational Speaker, a Business Mentor, Author and Business Turnaround Expert.

Nigel Kemble-Clarkson (A. 1953-57) is a cheerful raconteur with a great sense of the ridiculous.

Formula One racing driver, winner of the 1988 Jim Clark Trophy... now owner of Brands Hatch race track.

Dennys Valentine Jack McDonald Hobley - born: 9th June 1917, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, died: 30th July 1987a leading BBC Radio personality from the 1930's - 1960's.

James Duncan Hamilton - Formula One racing driver, winner of the 1953 Le Mans race.

Edward Carpenter was an early gay activist who also helped found the Labour Party. He was a philosopher, poet and political activist.

Nick is a leading figure in property development in the UK and was named Young Property Person of the Year in 2002 by Property Magazine. Whilst studying at Exeter University Nick made his first foray into the property market by buying properties, refurbishing and letting them out for student accommodation. He set up his first company, Imperial Property Co, in 1997 while still at university.

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

Born: 17th January 1975, Wasps & England Rugby Player - one of the brightest talents in the English game. One of the brightest talents in the English game Alex joined Wasps at the start of the '96/97 season and played a major part in bringing to league championship to the club.

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