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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Author and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, 2005, Segun Afolabi is the author of the short story collection “A Life Elsewhere” and the novel “Goodbye Lucille”.

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

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

In June 2009, Sir John was announced as the chair of the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the March 2003 invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

David was born in 1972 and is currently Head of Public Affairs at Royal Mail Group. Educated at Royal Holloway and Brighton College he previously worked in business development for a national consultancy in Central London and as a researcher to two Conservative MPs. He worked for Rt Hon William Hague from 1997 to 1999 in his Private Office.

Sussex's Joe Gatting set out to follow in his father's footsteps in football but instead ended up following his illustrious uncle Mike Gatting's cricketing ways.

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

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.

The baritone Richard Salter, who has died aged 65, only appeared once on the British operatic stage - in 1986, as Chorebus in The Trojans at Opera North.

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