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: 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.

Nominated by David Gold (S. 1986 - 91) - Actor best known for his many TV appearances, most infamously in the abortive BBC soap Eldorado!

An actor with extensive radio drama, screen, theatre and recording credits (animation, videogame, audiobook, TV commercials, documentaries, corporates & dubbing for companies.

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...

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

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

Dr Paul E H Davis (D. 1974-79), who lives in Hove, Sussex, was educated at Brighton College, the University of Chichester, and the University of Buckingham where he studied for his Masters' degrees, and later for his D.Phil.

John Hart is one of the most respected members of the London Wasps squad and so it comes as no surprise that he was named as Wasps' captain for the start of the 2007/08 season throughout the World Cup period.

Ewart Alan Mackintosh (4 March 1893 – 23 November 1917) was a war poet and an officer in the Seaforth Highlanders from December 1914. Mackintosh was killed whilst observing the second day of the second Battle of Cambrai, 21 November 1917. His best poetry has been said to be comparable in quality to that of Rupert Brooke.

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