Katy Mason (nee Ardagh) is a Drama Publicity Manager for ITV, where she has worked since 2016. Katy has been involved in television since her days at the University of Exeter, and now manages press campaigns for series such as Unforgotten, The Durrells and Victoria. Katy also runs a beautiful travel blog called The Adventure Playlist, full of pictures and inspiration of where in the world to venture to next!
News from OBs
SOAS Development Studies student, Lara, was asked to speak at the Credit Suisse INSPIRE event due to her academic focus on development and development finance, as well as her personal background of being raised in a developing country.
Plant Based Cheese has won the “Consumer Impact Award” at the 14th Plant-Based Protein Summit in Lille.
Tamzin Merchant (Fe. 2000-05) is currently appearing as Imogen Spurnrose in Amazon’s new fantasy drama, Carnival Row, alongside Cara Delivigne and Orlando Bloom.
Ever wondered what it might be like to be locked in an apartment block, with just an app, called ‘The Circle’, as your only way to interact with the other residents? That’s the premise of a Channel 4 reality-game show, and one of the contestants is Old Brightonian, Woody Cook.
England wicketkeeper and Old Brightonian, Sarah Taylor, announced her retirement from international cricket last week.
Alexis Affonso, a renowned concert pianist, won a music scholarship to Brighton College to study piano and organ, as well as the violin. He has travelled extensively across the world, accompanying singers and instrumentalists. Alexis tells us all about his wonderful career, and why being a musician means so much to him.
Our OB this month is Max Pope (Le. 2008 – 2011). Max is a singer-songwriter and guitarist and spreads his time between South London and Brighton. He describes his music as ‘indie-soul’. Max tells us about the challenges of being a young musician and his initial dreams of becoming a puppy.