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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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.

Chloe Coker (nee Blackburn) (F. 1994-99) left Brighton College to study modern languages at Oxford University and then practised law for an American law firm in the city, where she specialised in fraud litigation. However, her life has now taken a very different path, which she recently wrote in to tell us about...

Charles Fraser-Smith (26 January 1904 - 9 November 1992) was an author and one-time missionary who is widely credited as being the inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond quartermaster Q. During World War II, Fraser-Smith worked for the Ministry of Supply, fabricating equipment for SOE agents operating in occupied Europe. Prior to the war, Fraser-Smith had worked as a missionary in North Africa. After the war he purchased a dairy farm in Bratton Fleming, Devon, where he died in 1992.

Rear Admiral Peter George Valentine Dingemans, CB, DSO, FIMgt was awarded the DSO during the Falklands campaign.

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

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.

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

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

Born: October 3, 1911, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, died: May 2, 1995, Oxford - Distinguished, long-faced character actor, often of rumpled establishment figures.

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