We are sad to announce that a long-serving member of the College Council, Janet Lovegrove has died.
Mahmood Karimjee (Ch. 1968-73) died in 2019. He and Bill Kerr (Ch. 1971-73) were great friends, and Bill has contributed this piece to his memory.
We are sad to announce the Geraldine Hamilton, housemistress between 1973 and 1977, has died at the age of 87.
Anthony Whitestone (CR, 1971-2006) pens tribute to Charlie Chase, former Head Groundsman at the College.
Dr Christopher Charles Black of Henfield died on Friday 24th May, aged 82. He was was the School Doctor at Brighton College from 1978 until 1997.
Michael Yorke (Ha. 1956-58) was an Anglican priest and for most of his ministry, was associated with four English cathedrals.
We are sad to announce that Eric Swaffer (Ch. 1979-83) died at the weekend. The helicopter Eric was piloting crashed near the Leicester city football ground whilst transporting the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Sadly, we have to report the death of Kevin Fenlon (Br. 1964-69). Kevin passed away at home on the 18th May 2018, aged 68. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
The Old Brightonians are sad to report that Peter Gareth Mayle (Ha. 1952-56) - author of many bestsellers including "A Year in Provence" and "Wicked Willie", has died after a brief illness in a hospital near his home in the south of France.
We are sad to report that Sybil Henderson, widow of Reg (Jock) Henderson, has died.
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.
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.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Old Brightonian and past Governor, Ian Wilfred Dodd (Junior School, 1950-1956, Hampden House, 1956-1960). After having suffered a heart attack, Ian died on Monday 17th October, 2016.
Phyllida Stewart-Roberts, friend of the Old Brightonians and great supporter of Brighton College, has sadly passed away aged 82
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Phyllida Stewart-Roberts on August 12th, 2016. Phyllida was a great supporter of the College and friend of the Old Brightonians, and devoted most of her life to voluntary public service, notably as an ambassador for St John Ambulance and as a popular Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex.
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).
Bill Blackshaw, who was Headmaster of the college from 1971 to 1987 died peacefully at home in Rottingdean on Friday 27 May. He had a huge impact on the school during his 16 years of headship, increasing numbers markedly, introducing co-education in the Sixth Form and overseeing the greatest building programme of the post-war era.
We are sad to report the death of Keren Burton, the recently retired head of Girls Games at Brighton College Prep School. A funeral service will be held at Woodvale Crematorium (North) on Thursday May 26th 2016, at 11am.