Brighton College Today


Letter from the Chairman: Robert Skidelsky (Ch. 1953-58) steps down

I am writing to inform you that I will be stepping down as chairman of the Board of Governors of Brighton College at the end of this Michaelmas term. I will have been in office for thirteen years. During this period, it has been my great good fortune to see Brighton College rise, both in pupil numbers and in their achievements, to the position of one of the outstanding schools in the land.

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Dr. Joanna Seldon, 4 August 1954 - 6 December 2016

I am very sorry to be writing to let you know that Dr Joanna Seldon died on Tuesday 6 December after a long illness that she faced with much dignity and courage. She died peacefully, surrounded by her family, who have supported her throughout with great love. 

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REPORT: OB London Universities Dinner, Friday 18th November 2016

We are absolutely delighted to have been able to catch up with so many of our very missed OBs studying in London at our annual OB London Universities Dinner, which took place last Friday.

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NEW COLLEGE BOOK* Never to Return Brighton College’s Fallen 1914-18

The 2014 / 2015 Fourth Form pupils and their families were each assigned one name from the Roll of Honour as part of our Lest We Forget Project. Their task was to discover all they could: where each was born, where he lived, when he was at Brighton College, and how and where he died.

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Brighton College Rugby and the England Team

We have made a special short feature film to celebrate hosting the England Rugby team last month. It also highlights the philosophy of the Brighton College Rugby Club, which is going from strength to strength at the moment. Record numbers of boys are opting to play the sport and the A teams are excelling nationally. I truly believe that Rugby Union at any level can help boys to fulfil their potential in life.

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Stories from the Archive: The Brighton College Elephant Club

Much of the pleasure found in an archive is making connections and understanding histories, but the membership card for the Brighton College Elephant Club (BCEC) has had me flummoxed for weeks.

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This Week 100 Years Ago: 5th October 1916

On the 5th October 1916, the Governors of Brighton College met to discuss the usual issues important people discuss.

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Ryan Manyika (Sc. 2002-07) Captain 1st XV 2007 visits the College 1st XV

Ryan Manyika (Sc. 2002-2007) surprised Director of Rugby, Nick Bouy, with a visit to the College to watch the 1st XV match this weekend.

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Brighton College GCSE Results 2016

I am writing to report some wonderful GCSE results. Incredibly, out of 2,080 exams sat, every single one was a C or better, with the most common grade being an A*.

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2016 Brighton College A Level Results

Brighton College pupils achieved more than 500 A* and As at ‘A’ level, securing some of the best results in the country...

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Outgoing Upper Sixth pupils celebrating a stellar end to their time at the College!

With 505 grades at A* or A, 117 at grade B, 20 at grade C and 2 at grade D, our delightful outgoing Upper Sixth pupils are today celebrating a stellar end to their time here. Remarkably, 110 sixth formers secured A* and A grades in every single subject, with at least a dozen really wonderful characters pushing up from D grade predictions a year ago to a terrific set of B grades today. 

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A tribute to Hilary Somerville

Many names have strong associations with Brighton College. They are woven into the fabric of the school through plaques, memorials and the names of buildings. One example is Williams, from which our second-oldest girl’s house takes its name. Peggy Williams was born in Chichester House in 1896, and, rather amazingly, was able to attend the opening of ‘her’ house in 1990. Much of Peggy’s long life was connected to the school, as she married Reverend A J Williams, College Chaplain and Housemaster of Wilsons (a now extinct house).

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Welcome to our 2016 leavers; our youngest Old Brightonians!

On Thursday 30th June we celebrated at the College with a service for our leavers, and after the traditional leavers photographs on the lawn the College then celebrated with a Graduation Ceremony for Upper 6th Leavers.

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Appeal for assistance: Sport Captains' names needed

We are trying to find out the names of old 1st team captains for rugby, football and cricket in order to find out which houses they belonged to at school.

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Welcome to the Brighton College Abu Dhabi Leavers 2016

We are delighted to welcome the leavers of Brighton College Abu Dhabi to the Old Brightonians this year.

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