Notable OBs

The history of the College would be non-existant without the stories of its alumni who were educated and grew up within its walls. It is people who make the College what it is today, and we are proud to share with you a few stories below of what our alumni have achieved throughout the College's 172 year history. 

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Head of England Women's Cricket, Clare is a former England cricket captain. At the age of 30, she was awarded the OBE after leading England to their first Ashes win in 42 years. Clare retired from playing for England in 2006 with over 100 international caps and having led the side for 6 years.

Chloé Zhao is an award winning Chinese film-maker best known for her work in independent American cinema.

Jordan Turner-Hall (born 5 Jan 1988) in London, England is a rugby union player for Harlequin F.C. and England, playing primarily as a Centre.

An expert on the brains of flies, cockroaches, and crayfish, elected in 2002 to the Fellowship of the Royal Society...

Sarah Jane Taylor (born 20 May 1989 in Whitechapel) is an English cricketer.

A noted Shakespearean scholar and writer, born in Hove, England. Professor Harrison converted to the Roman Catholic faith and for his work on the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL), Pope John Paul II made him a Knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great.

George Colin Ratsey (July 30, 1906 – March 12, 1984), educated at Brighton College, was a British sailor and sail maker who competed in the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. He won the silver medal in the Star Class. Part of the famous Ratsey sailing dynasty.

OB Jake Henry has signed a professional rugby contract with Plymouth Albion.

Comedian, author, escort to fridges in Ireland... doesn't ride skateboards, apparently. Tony Hawks is a TV and radio comedian and bestselling author.

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