The Association is deeply saddened to report the death of Felix Cooper Robinson (D. 2004-07) on 11th May 2010 in a bus crash in Thailand.
Sarah was tragically killed in a car accident in South Africa on Thursday 29th April. Sarah lived near Durban and leaves a husband and three young children. Our condolences go to her family and to her parents, Dan (Head of Geography 1976-91, and housemaster of Aldrich) and Barbara Hanson.
Jim Titcomb died at home in Maresfield on 26th January 2010 after being diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer in September. Jim thoroughly enjoyed his successful time at Brighton College and, right up to the end, took an eager interest in the school, even visiting it 'on the QT' shortly after being diagnosed.
Mr Kay Irving Holder passed away on January 14, 2010. He was a very kind, generous and honest person, who lived a full life, filled with lots of adventure. He had a great appreciation for languages and literature and enjoyed playing sports, particularly tennis and golf. Other pastimes included hunting, fishing and travelling. He travelled a great deal throughout his life, which he credits for his open mindedness, tolerance and acceptance of others.
Born: 28th July 1935, died: 30th August 2009, aged 74 - formerly Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd - the charismatic BBC Radio 1 DJ and television chat show host.
The College and the Association is saddened to hear of the death of one of our most accomplished alumni. Anthony Hockley was emeritus neurosurgeon at Birmingham’s Children’s and Queen Elizabeth hospitals, and a pioneer of paediatric and craniofacial reconstructive neurosurgery for children with severely deformed faces and heads.
18 November 1943 – 13 June 2009, Mark Andrews attended Brighton College between 1958 and 1963. He entered Bristol House as a Centenary Scholar when Dick Crossley-Holland was housemaster. Mark rose to be Head of House and a school prefect when Ian White (H/C. 1956-62) was head boy. He was art editor of The Brightonian magazine and a founder of WALLPAPER which appeared at the time. A second fifteen rugby colour and a swimming and water polo colour, he was a member of one of the strongest school swimming teams on the circuit at the time.
Born Berlin 18 March 1911, died London 22 May 2009 - "A sweet and gentle little man” whom students found “charming, friendly, understanding and delightful” and whose lectures “were masterfully presented”, Professor Walter Ledermann (College master in the early 80's) has died.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my father, Harry Pearlberg, yesterday in Ealing General Hospital, at 5.45am GMT, May 19th 2009. Harry was 88 and is survived by his wife, Hazel, his children, Neil, Nicole and Gerard and Grand children, Quinn, Cameron, Luke and Sam. He will be sorely missed!
The Association is shocked and deeply saddened to have to report the death of this enormously popular former pupil of the College. Sam, a boarder in School House until June 2008, died after falling on to a railway track in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
The Association was greatly saddened to hear that both Alan and his son Gareth died as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident on 1st June 2008. Sadly after a week in Leicester Royal Infirmary, his son Gareth, aged 25 also died from injuries caused in the accident. Alan leaves a wife, Chris and daughter Hannah.
Major General E H W Grimshaw (G. 1925-29) who has died aged 96, won a DSO in Burma and saw repeated front-line service in a career which ranged from the North West Frontier of India in 1932 to the Eoka operation in Cyprus in 1956.
Miss Elsie Hawthorn (Headmistress of the Pre-Prep School in the 1980s - then known as Kingscliffe), passed away peacefully last Tuesday at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight, following a lengthy illness.
As many Old Brightonians will be aware, Peter died on 2nd October 2007. His memorial service at Bishop Hannington Church on 10th October was attended by several hundred friends from Peter’s wide range of interests, a tribute to the affection and respect in which he was held. Peter himself had a long association with Bishop Hannington Church as a member of the welcoming team “meeting and greeting” members of the congregation as they arrived for services in his own inimitable way.
Audrey Chesterton, a teacher at Brighton College Junior School for some 25 years, has died. This is not an obituary but a memory of a colleague with whom I worked for ten years. Audrey joined the Junior School just after I had left to move on to the College, and it was her proud boast that she had completed over 100 terms by the time she finished.