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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Chris Terrill is a documentary maker with more than 100 films to his name. Terrill photographs, records and directs all his own films which range from the purely observational to the investigative.

Born Jesse John Gold in 1932 in Stamford Hill, north London, the son of a milliner he moved to Brighton in 1939 with his family.

Born: 17th January 1975, Wasps & England Rugby Player - one of the brightest talents in the English game. One of the brightest talents in the English game Alex joined Wasps at the start of the '96/97 season and played a major part in bringing to league championship to the club.

Edward Carpenter was an early gay activist who also helped found the Labour Party. He was a philosopher, poet and political activist.

Emma is an Entrepreneur, a Motivational Speaker, a Business Mentor, Author and Business Turnaround Expert.

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.

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

Nigel Kemble-Clarkson (A. 1953-57) is a cheerful raconteur with a great sense of the ridiculous.

Tamzin played Georgiana Darcy in Joe Wright's 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice whilst still at Brighton College and has more recently played Katherine Howard in Showtime's The Tudors. She was last seen on our screens in January, in a wonderful adaptation of The Tale of Edwin Drood.

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