The Joanna Seldon Creative Writing Speech Day Prize has been launched this year in memory of Dr Joanna Seldon, wife of Anthony Seldon ex-Headmaster (1997-2006) of Brighton College.
Having both experienced the transition from Brighton College to university, OB sisters Kate (Se. 2011-14) and Emma (Se. 2012-16) Appleby contacted Alex Patton, Head of Sixth Form, as they both felt that it would be beneficial to speak to our current U6th pupils in chapel about the importance of well-being, especially before leaving school and entering the world of university and work.
It was fantastic to see our OB of the Month of April, Jason Sugarman QC (Ry. 1982-87) on Good Morning Britain last Thursday 27/04/2017 discussing tax investigation into West Ham and Newcastle football clubs. Jason specialises in white-collar fraud and business crime.
It was lovely to welcome back 7 of our recent leavers, now Old Brightonians, to the College for Field Day 2017. Our careers department organise a series of events throughout the year for our pupils, to assist them in making decisions about what they plan to do when they leave the College.
Following the introduction of our Law Conference in 2016, this year's conference took place on Thursday 4th May, which was attended by our current Sixth Form pupils and those from local state schools.
The Old Brightonians hosted a memorial service to celebrate the life of Bill Blackshaw (Head Master, 1971-87), on Friday 21st April 2017 in the College Chapel. A plaque was dedicated to the memory of Bill during this service, and was followed by a reception in the Sarah Abraham Recital Hall.