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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Ritchie is best remembered for being a three time medalist at the 1908 London Olympics. At the Games he won a gold (men's singles), silver (men's doubles) and bronze (men's indoor singles) medal. In 1908 and 1910 he and Tony Wilding won the doubles in Wimbledon.

Born: February 8, 1964, Epsom, Surrey - 3 times World Speedway Longtrack Champion.

The Old Brightonians Golf Society is going from strength to strength and has had a great year - including some giant-killing in the Halford Hewitt Cup...

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

Art

Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children’s books.

Appointed to the House of Lords in 1991; Chief Opposition Spokesman on Treasury Affairs (1998-1999).

Art

Robert Bateman (1842–1922) was an English painter, architect and horticultural designer.

Vera (born 6 November, 1982) is a Ukrainian-born British actress. She trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

As part of our commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of Brighton College, we are creating a series of Head Master profiles, covering every Head Master since the Second World War. William (Bill) Stewart was Head Master from 1950 to 1963, and would do much to set the tone for the College’s growth and development in the post-war years.

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