The Head Master was very pleased to hear from Alex Bone (Ha. 2003-17) who, having moved to Australia for university, started a crowdfunding page to raise money for the town of Cobargo in New South Wales, which was decimated by the recent bushfires.
News from OBs
From Seldon House Song performances in the Great Hall, to centre stage of The London Palladium, we are extremely proud of the achievements of OB Bess Atwell over the past few years.
Idealistic thoughts of good peace terms? Citizens rejecting the leadership to whom it now follows? Nearly 2,500 years later and still the political themes present in Aristophanes’ Frogs are of great pertinence to us today. OB Ellice has produced this year's UCL Classic department play, which is set within the backdrop of the artistic and social movement of Futurism.
This month's OB of the Month is Sir Nigel Carrington. Sir Nigel is Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London and was knighted in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to Higher Education and the Creative Industries. Sir Nigel tells us about changing careers after 21 years and remembers the teachers who inspired him during his time at school.
Old Brightonian rugby star, Ollie, has been appointed as Wales Women’s Sevens Lead Coach.
George Cook, who is currently studying at Robinson College, University of Cambridge, played his part for Cambridge winning the Varsity match at Twickenham.
Sarah Locke (Sc. 2010-12) is a busy woman! She is currently working as Assistant and Challenge Officer for the Born Free Foundation, as well as studying for a Masters in Conservation Biology at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, specialising in human-wildlife conflict and rural development, with a focus of lion conservation in Kenya.
This month's OB of the month is a little different as they are our new Content and Events Intern, Shifra. Shifra has just graduated from the University of Manchester and will be working in the Development and Engagement Office until the end of this academic year. You'll be meeting Shifra over the next few months as she'll be attending plenty of Old Brightonian events throughout the year!