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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Television Producer & Director - Nic was a dayboy at Brighton College Junior School between 1955 and 1960, and at Brighton College, Hamden House, from 1960 until 1966. A student at Brighton College of Art, he then studied Television Production at Ravensbourne College of Art before starting work in 1968 as an assistant director in commercials, then feature films, including The National Health, Billy Two Hats and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Art

Mark Haworth-Booth served as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1970-2004 and helped to build up its great collection of photography. He is now an Honorary Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art.

Lieutenant-Colonel Freddie Allen, who has died aged 92, won two DSOs in 1945 in the battles of the Ardennes and the Reichswald.

Alan Mann (L. 1950-53) died on 21st March 2012 aged 75. He was a part-time racing driver and team manager who ran a substantial part of the hugely successful Ford works racing effort in Europe from 1964 to 1969.

Appointed to the House of Lords in 1991; Chief Opposition Spokesman on Treasury Affairs (1998-1999).

Art

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

Rear Admiral Peter George Valentine Dingemans, CB, DSO, FIMgt was awarded the DSO during the Falklands campaign.

A noted Shakespearean scholar and writer, born in Hove, England. Professor Harrison converted to the Roman Catholic faith and for his work on the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL), Pope John Paul II made him a Knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great.

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.

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