Meraj Huda (Ch. 1980-84) wanted to work for NASA or be a pilot growing up. He leaves in Australia now, and has worked in technology for most of his career. He loved sports at school, and is currently studying for a second masters degree.
News from OBs
Artist Min Woo Nam (Ab. 2011-13) will be featured in this year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.
Laura Coppinger (Se. 2010-14) is a finalist in the Sussex Young Musician of the Year award.
In April, the Old Brightonian Golf Team completed their annual pilgrimage to Kent (Deal and Sandwich) to compete in the Halford Hewitt Cup which is a scratch foursomes event for teams of 10 former pupils of 64 public schools. We were without Ben Roberts (Al. 2009-11), Freddie Pett, (Ha. 1999-2004) and Mike Mudie (Ha. 1998-2001) from the previous year, but welcomed back Riaz Rattansi (Ch. 1985-90) and Mark Budd (Du. 2004-09).
Brad Vanstone's (Sc. 2004-09) vegan cheese startup, Wilicroft, has raised €2 million to fuel growth across Europe.
Kip Baker (Le. 1965-68) has lived quite a life. He is an interpreter, specialising in French to English translation. He spoke to us about his diverse career - from hotelier to professional diver and about days spent swimming in the pool with friends, during his time at the College.
We are continuing our series of speaking to Old Brightonians who have set up their own businesses since leaving the College. Ami Savani (Wi. 2000-05) owns A Mermaid's Secret, a massage and beauty therapy business in Hove. Ami tells us how she went from studying physiology to setting up A Mermaid's Secret, and the teachers who made all the difference to her going after her dreams.
Peter Somerville (Le. 1967-72) has Brighton College in the blood: he is the grandson of Peggy Williams and grew up a stone's throw from the College. Peter moved to New Zealand in the 1980s, running a luxury lodge on the South Island.