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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An expert on the brains of flies, cockroaches, and crayfish, elected in 2002 to the Fellowship of the Royal Society...

Chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company and barrister specialising in commercial, business and financial law... Skilful advocate who led the takeovers and mergers panel and then served for ten challenging years as chairman of NatWest.

Gavin Henderson CBE (Le. 1960-65), Principal of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, grew up in Brighton - where his first work in the theatre comprised holiday jobs backstage at the 'weekly rep' on the Palace Pier, and in pantomime at Wimbledon.

Art

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

In June 2009, Sir John was announced as the chair of the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

Nigel Kemble-Clarkson (A. 1953-57) is a cheerful raconteur with a great sense of the ridiculous, and a practised eye for the ladies.

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

Rose Elinor Dougall (born 13 March 1986, W. 1999-04) is an English singer, songwriter and musician best known for being a member of "The Pipettes".

Art

Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children’s books.

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