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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Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet PRA (born Paris, 20 March 1836 - died 26 July 1919, London) was an English painter, designer, and draughtsman who served as President of the Royal Academy.

Comedian, author, escort to fridges in Ireland... doesn't ride skateboards, apparently. Tony Hawks is a TV and radio comedian and bestselling author.

Bijan is an associate director at the National Theatre where his recent work as a director includes The Kitchen, Greenland, and Our Class.

Born: 1940, Croydon, Film & Television Actor - Nominated by Chris Mitchell (H. 1957-61)

Art

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

Keith White MBE is Managing Director and co-owner of a chain of retail and manufacturing jewellers, Michael Spiers, with five shops in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Known locally as 'Mr Squash' Keith has been involved in squash for over 65 years.

Sarah Jane Taylor (born 20 May 1989 in Whitechapel) is an English cricketer.

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.

Chris Terrill is a documentary maker with more than 100 films to his name. Terrill photographs, records and directs all his own films which range from the purely observational to the investigative.

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