Old Brightonians, including previous members of the Common Room and other ex-Brighton College staff, pupils, masters and parents came together for a moving Remembrance Service on Sunday 9th November. Houses in attendance were Aldrich, Durnford, Hampden, and Seldon. Wreaths were laid at the altar and at the 1914-18 and 1939-45 War Memorials by School Prefects and Head Master Richard Cairns, and CCF colours laid by representatives of the three armed services.
Philip Mitchell BA LLB (Ha. 1960-65) is a former City lawyer specialising in corporate law and is a long-time supporter of the College. He was a school prefect in 1964, graduated from University College London and was called to the Bar by Lincolns Inn in 1970. After eight years in practice as a barrister he was headhunted by Linklaters & Paines and requalified as a solicitor to expand their investment funds department.
The upcoming week marks this years annual Charity Week where students across the nation raise money in aid for orphans and children in need all around the world. This year Brighton College has organised a raffle and you can get your tickets for only £5 and be in with a chance of winning a week in a 3 bed pool villa at Karma Kandara in Bali, a week skiing at the Alpen club in Bavaria and other amazing prizes.
Ian White FRICS is the Executive Chairman of Brighton College International Schools. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor from the College of Estate Management, University of London, and spent his career with Richard Ellis and Son. By the time he retired, CBRE was a worldwide business of 225 offices with over 21,000 staff. Ian was elected to the Livery in 1984 and was Master of the Innholders' Company in 2011-12. He was Head of School and Head of House when he left as a pupil in 1962, we managed to catch Ian in the midst of his busy schedule...
We were very fortunate to have three successful Old Brightonians return to the College to share their knowledge and experience with current 6th form pupils last Thursday at a Media and Marketing careers evening. Jamie Thomson (Ha. 1972-75), writer, publisher and Dark Lord extraordinaire, spoke about writing as a career and the routes into getting published.
From The Sunday Times: Peony Grainger's A-level history grade was raised from a U to an A after Brighton College appealed to the OCR examination board.
Head of School in 1954, David Nelson-Smith graduated from Brighton College almost sixty years ago but his connection with the College has continued right up to today. Always a keen supporter of the College as well as being in the role of Governor for sixteen years, David is now organising a sixty year reunion for the leavers of 1955 to celebrate this momentous anniversary. We caught up with him to see just what has transpired in those intervening years.