Obituaries

12 February 2024

Richard Wolley (CR. 1968-88) has died

We are sad to announce the death of long-serving member of the teaching staff, Richard Wolley (CR. 1968-88).

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01 February 2024

James Temple Smithson (Ry. 1987-92) has died

We are sad to announce the death of James Temple Smithson (Ry. 1987-92).

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01 February 2024

Anthony Holt (Ch/Ha. 1952-60) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Anthony Holt (Ch/Ha. 1952-60), former first baritone of the King's Singers. 

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29 January 2024

Dr Mike Pearson (CR. 1988-04) has died

We are sad to announce the death of long-serving member of teaching staff, Dr Mike Pearson (CR. 1988-04) who passed away on 13 January. 

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08 January 2024

Joyce Heater (BCJS CR. 1980-96, CR. 1996-04, Archivist 2004-16) has died

We are sad to announce the death of long-serving member of the teaching staff, Joyce Heater (BCJS CR. 1980-96, CR. 1996-04, Archivist 2004-16)

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12 December 2023

Malcolm Edkins (Ha. 1950-54) has died.

We are saddened to report the death of Malcolm Edkins. 

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12 July 2023

David Pye (Ha. 1945-50) has died

We are sad to announce the death of David William Pye (19.01.1932 – 16.06.2022)

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12 June 2023

John Ridler (CR. 1972-89) has died

We are sad to announce the death of long-serving member of the teaching staff, John Ridler (1928-2023; CR. 1972-89).

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10 June 2023

REPORT, VIDEO & PHOTOS: Nick Bremer memorial, 10th June 2023

The Bremer clan were honoured & delighted that Brighton College had offered to host a gathering in remembrance of our late father, Nick Bremer (Director of Art, Brighton College, 1969-2000) – a man who’s clearly remembered vividly & with great affection by so many past colleagues & pupils.

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11 April 2023

Rupert Burnett (Du. 1985-1990) has died

We are very sad to announce the death of Rupert Burnett, who died in April 2023.

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21 November 2022

Andrew Duke (Le. 1961-66) has died

We are very sad to announce the death of Andrew John Duke, who died on 9th November 2022 aged 74. Andrew was in Leconfield House from 1961-66.

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15 November 2022

Simon Smith remembers Nick Bremer (CR. 1969-2000)

Throughout his 30 years at the college, Nick was the embodiment of the visual arts within it. Endlessly creative and forever enterprising, his hand was evident in so many College publications, notably the Brightonian, paintings and posters.

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08 November 2022

Nick Bremer (Director of Art, Brighton College, 1969-2000) has died

My father, Nick Bremer (Director of Art, Brighton College, 1969-2000) died peacefully on the morning of 8th November 2022.

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02 November 2022

Victor Courtice (Le. 1955-58) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Victor Courtice (Le. 1955-58).

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03 October 2022

Michael Wood (Ch. 1952-56) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Michael Wood, who died on 1st September 2021.

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20 September 2022

Peter Perfect (CR. 1958-94) has died

We are sad to announce the death of long-serving member of the teaching staff, Peter Perfect (1934-2022; CR. 1958-94). 

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02 September 2022

John Jackson (Sc. 1976-80) has died

We are sad to announce the death of John Jackson (Sc. 1976-80).

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30 August 2022

Tracy Keeler (née Hampton) (Fe. 1978-80) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Tracy Keeler (née Hampton) (Fe. 1978-80). 

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24 August 2022

Rosamund Leach has died

We are sad to announce that Rosamund Leach, wife of Head Master, John Leach (1987-97) has died. 

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24 August 2022

Nigel Kemble-Clarkson (Al. 1953-57) has died

We are sad to report the death of writer, raconteur & longest-serving full-time broker at Lloyd’s, Nigel Kemble-Clarkson (Al. 1953-57).

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24 August 2022

Brian Ford (Br. 1953-56) has died

We are sad to announce that Brian Ford (Br. 1953-56) has died.

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19 July 2022

John Ince (Br. 1945-50) has died

We are sad to announce the death of John Ince (Br. 1945-50).

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13 June 2022

Alan Kittermaster (CR. 1979-83) has died

We are saddened to announce the death of English and History teacher, Alan Kittermaster, who taught at the school from 1979-83.

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25 May 2022

Pete Bellenger (CR. 2013-18) has died

We are sad to announce that Chemistry teacher, Pete Bellenger, died on 25th May. 

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12 April 2022

Adrian Snow (CR. 1965-66) has died

We are sad to announce the death of former Assistant Master, Adrian Snow.

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07 April 2022

Stephen Waters (CR. 1982-88) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Stephen Waters, who taught at the College between 1982 and 1988. 

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02 March 2022

In memory of Peter Griffiths (Sc. 1958-63)

Peter's family has asked that donations in his memory be made to Opening Doors, our bursary scheme, supporting talented pupils from the local area.

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01 February 2022

Valentine (Henry) Palmer (Sc. 1947-48) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of Valentine - Henry, as he was known at school - Palmer (Sc. 1947-48).

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13 January 2022

Peter Griffiths (Sc. 1958-63) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of Peter Griffiths (Sc. 1958-63).

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11 January 2022

Reverend David A. Grigor (Chaplain 1977-88) has passed away

We are sad to announce the death of Reverend David Grigor (Chaplain 1977-88), who passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92.

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04 January 2022

John Pearson (Du. 1947-50) has died.

We are saddened to announce the death of John Pearson (Du. 1947-50).

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02 December 2021

Edward (Ted) Batt (Sc. 1939-44) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Edward (Ted) Batt (Sc. 1939-44), who died in December 2021, aged 95.

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05 October 2021

Sir John Chilcot (Ha./Sc. 1952-57) has died.

We are saddened to announce the death of Sir John Chilcot GCB PC Hon FBA (Ha./Sc. 1952-57), who died on 3rd October 2021 at the age of 82.

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30 September 2021

Ken Leighton (CR. 1962-73) has died

We are sad to announce that former House Master of Leconfield and Head of Biology, Ken Leighton, has died.

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18 August 2021

Janet Lovegrove has died.

We are sad to announce that a long-serving member of the College Council, Janet Lovegrove has died.

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25 May 2021

Rowland Morgan (Le. 1953-63) has died.

We are sad to announce that Rowland Morgan (Le. 1953-63) has died.

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10 May 2021

Jeromé Freedman (BCJS./Al. 1944-52) has died

We are sad to announce that Jeromé Freedman (BCJS./Al. 1944-52) has died. 

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30 April 2021

Alain Yahiaoui (CR. 2003-05) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Alain Yahiaoui (CR. 2003-05), who passed away on Friday 30th April 2021 age 47 from Motor Neurone Disease.

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23 March 2021

Peter Newman (Sc. 1960-65) has died

We are sad to announce that Peter Newman (Sc. 1960-65) has died.

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23 March 2021

Hilda Williamson has died

We are sad to announce the death of Hilda Williamson, who passed away on 23rd March 2021. 

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22 March 2021

Henry Holcombe (Du. 1983-87) has died

We are sorry to report that Henry Holcombe died on 5th of March 2021 in Hove.

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18 March 2021

Mahmood Karimjee (Ch. 1968-73): remembered by William (Bill) Kerr (Ch. 1971-73)

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.

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25 January 2021

Stephen Nedeham Browne (Al. 1955-59) has died.

We are saddened to announce the death of Stephen Nedeham Browne (Al. 1955-59).

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16 January 2021

Trevor Edwards (Br. 1963-67) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of Trevor Edwards (Br. 1963-67).

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15 December 2020

Nigel Jaques (CR. 1958-62) has died

We are sad to announce the death, on 4th December 2020, of Nigel Jaques, who taught Classics and English at the College from September 1958 until January 1962. 

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02 December 2020

Geraldine Hamilton, housemistress (1973-77), has died.

We are sad to announce the Geraldine Hamilton, housemistress between 1973 and 1977, has died at the age of 87.

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18 November 2020

David Hollinshead (CR. 1962-98) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of David Hollinshead at the age of 81.

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17 October 2020

Shaheer Nawar (Br. 1964-69) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of Shaheer Nawar (Br. 1964-69).

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13 October 2020

Richard Brightwell (Al. 1970-75) has died

We are sad to announce that former President of the Old Brightonians, Richard Brightwell, has passed away aged 63. 

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