This list is by no means complete. Please do not be offended if you think you should be listed here but don't yet appear - I will get round to you!
If you have suggestions of former pupils whom you would wish me to consider, please contact otsecretary@tauntonschool.co.uk

 
Academia - Australia
Dr Alastair Richardson
House:Somerset
Class Of:1966
Professor of Zoology at the University of Tasmania, interested in the biology of terrestrial and freshwater crustaceans, and the role they play as ecosystem engineers.
Academia - Deceased
Dr John Roberts CBE
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1945
Deceased:30/05/2003
Vice Chancellor of the University of Southampton (1979-85); Warden of Merton College, Oxford (1985-1994); Author and presenter of the BBC TV series 'The Triumph of the West' (1985)
Rev Frank Stevens
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1929
Deceased:13/01/2009
Headmaster of Ormskirk Grammar School; Headmaster of Poole Grammar School; Headmaster of Nyakasura School in Uganda before being appointed Chief Inspector of Schools. Ordained into the Anglican priesthood in 1965 and worked in three Somerset parishes before finally retiring in 1976.
Professor Michael Way
House:Senior Day Boys
Class Of:1940
Deceased:18/01/2011
Professor of Applied Zoology - Seconded to Zanzibar to work on cloves in 1950, he provided the basis of practical biological control of key pests of coconuts. He returned to Rothamsted in 1957, where he recognised the need to forecast when insecticides should be applied to avoid expensive and environmentally damaging calendar-based applications. His work at Imperial College, London led to the first implementation of a forecasting programme for the aphid in Britain in 1977. Appointed Director of Imperial College's renowned field station, Silwood Park, in 1969 and was closely involved in its redevelopment, which included a Science Park aimed at encouraging companies to collaborate with Imperial College scientists. Under his leadership, Silwood Park strengthened its status as the world's leading training centre for entomologists from the developing world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa.
Robert Goodland
House:Wills East
Class Of:1958
Deceased:27/12/2013
Enviromentalist: Professor at the University of Brasilia. Co-wrote the book Amazon Jungle: Green Hell to Red Desert? (1975), a key work in the birth of the international environmental movement. He became the first full-time ecologist at the World Bank in Washington. Over the next 23 years he developed environmental and social policies and procedures. President of the International Association of Impact Assessment 1994-95. Served on the World Commission on Dams and was co-author of the widely cited article Livestock and Climate Change. With today's threats of the construction of new large dams, and ever-growing numbers of livestock, lessons from Robert's work promise to be useful well into the future. In 2008 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature awarded him the first Harold Jefferson Coolidge medal, stating that "with the worldwide impact of development, it is hard to overemphasise Dr Goodland's contributions". Co-founded the website ‘Chomping Climate Change’ (www.chompingclimatechange.org) which provides materials for anyone interested in combating climate change, particularly youth.
Dr Merlin Thomas
House:Wills East
Class Of:1937
Deceased:17/07/1996
An outstanding teacher of French literature and language as well as an enthusiastic provider of theatre in the Oxford of the 50s, 60s and 70s. He held a Fellowship at New College to which he was elected in 1952 after completion of his DPhil thesis on the Quart Livre of Rabelais. He was an excellent linguist.
John Dorrell
House:Wills West
Class Of:1933
Deceased:11/03/2002
Distinguished Educationalist - On local government reorganisation in 1974, he became Secretary to the Headmasters' Conference and was instrumental in bringing together the Headmasters and the Headmistresses and setting up the Secondary Heads Association.
Academia - Norway
Professor Richard Nash
House:Wills West
Class Of:1973
Marine Ecology

Institute of Marine Research, Bergen. Has worked with fish community ecology in the Oslofjord and the Azores, early life history dynamics in the Great Lakes, distribution of organisms using traditional capture techniques and acoustics on the north wall of the Gulf Stream, acoustic assessments of herring in the Gulf of Maine and UK waters, flatfish nursery ground dynamics in UK waters and stock discrimination techniques again in UK waters.
Academia - Retired
Professor Michael Anderson
House:Wills West
Class Of:1956
Drama

Retired Professor Emeritus in Drama at University of Kent at Canterbury
Academia - Scotland
Roger Tarr
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1959
Senior Lecturer of Art History at Edinburgh University specialising late Medieval & Renaissance European Art (particularly Florence and Sienna).
Dr Matthew Heal
House:Goodland
Class Of:1984
Reader in Environmental Chemistry - University of Edinburgh
Robert Anderson DPhil
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1959
Robert Anderson taught at the Universities of Glasgow & Edinburgh. From 1988 he was Professor of Modern History and 1997-2002 Dean of Falkultät. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Academia - Singapore
Dr Terence Wong
House:Foxcombe
Class Of:1983
Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore In recent years, his research focus has shifted to photovoltaics and energy storage devices.
Academia - South Korea
Professor Richard Blake
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1990
English Professor at Inje University, Korea
Academia - UK
James Priory
House:Marshall
Class Of:1991
Headmaster at Tonbridge School: Former Headmaster Portsmouth Grammar School
Dr Mike Parker-Pearson
House:Wills West
Class Of:1975
An internationally renowned expert in the archaeology of death and also specialises in the later prehistory of Britain and Northern Europe and the archaeology of Madagascar and the western Indian Ocean. Mike joined Sheffield University in 1990, having worked as an archaeologist for English Heritage. His excavations at Stonehenge have attracted media interest and he has appeared several times in the Channel 4 TV show 'Time Team'.
William Whitehead FRCO
House:Marshall
Class Of:1988
Concert organist, teacher and writer. As a teacher, he has held posts at both the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music, and now teaches organ students from around the country, including at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Professor Philip Withers
House:Goodland
Class Of:1981
University of Manchester. Philip, one of the country’s top professors, was recognised (May 2014) with one of the most coveted awards in teaching: The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This was awarded for part of his ground-breaking work ‘New techniques in X-ray imaging of materials critical for power, transport and other key industries’. This innovative imaging work has an impact across a range of sectors, including nuclear, aerospace, oil and gas, airport security, automotive, biomedical materials, manufacturing and defence.
Professor Christopher Balch
House:Goodland
Class Of:1970
Geography

Professor of Planning at Plymouth University.
Dr Caroline Derry
House:Bevan
Class Of:1990
Senior Lecturer in Law at London Metropolitan University teaching Criminal Law, Women and Law, Evidence Law as well as Gender and Human Rights. Previously practised as a barrister in criminal defence, and as a solicitor. Her primary research interests include feminist perspectives on criminal and evidence law; and feminist and lesbian legal history.
Dr Laurence Tratt
House:Marshall
Class Of:1997
Leads the Software Development Team in the Department of Informatics at King's College London.
Gerald Lidstone
House:School House
Class Of:1971
Director of the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) and Deputy Head of the Drama Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. He was Director of a four-year British Know-How Fund (Foreign Office) project establishing arts management education in Slovakia. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a trustee of the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and a member of the Board of Governors of Saddlers Wells, Greenwich and Makebelieve theatres.
Dr Jeremy Leaman
House:School House
Class Of:1965
Senior Lecturer in German and European Political Economy at Loughborough University. An active member of the EuroMemo Group of Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe and of the UK Tax Justice Network.
Dr William Kirk
House:Goodland
Class Of:1978
Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Entomology at Keele University
Dr Michael Thompson
House:Foxcombe
Class Of:1975
Senior Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University. His research focuses primarily on the work of dramatists writing in Spain since the early 20th century, especially Antonio Buero Vallejo (1916-2000), José María Rodríguez Méndez (1925-2009) and Paloma Pedrero (born 1957).
Annette Wilson
House:Weirfield School
Class Of:1965
Principal Lecturer at the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth.
Dr Moger Woolley
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1954
Honorary Fellow Bristol University (July 2014) - This is given to individuals who have attained distinction in their academic field, or have contributed consistently, over a significant period of time to the life of the University. In 1987, he joined the Council of the University, becoming Chair in 1997-06. Moger brought his expertise from the world of business, (Chairman bristol Water plc) helping to shape the culture of the University. In 2001, he led the panel that appointed the current Vice-Chancellor, and together they transformed the financial results to take on significant borrowings and fund major projects to enhance Bristol’s global strength. Moger is also Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire.
Academia - USA
Dr Humphrey Tonkin
House:School House
Class Of:1958
Professor of English at University of Hartford, Connecticut specialising in the English Renaissance and Edmund Spenser, as well as language use and international languages. As a professor of the University of Pennsylvania, Tonkin in 1970 received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 1974 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for a research year at Oxford University. The years 1980-81 he spent as a guest professor at Columbia University; in 1983 he became president of the Potsdam College of the State University of New York. From 1989 he was president of the University of Hartford. In 2006 he received the Cassandra Pyle Award for Leadership and Collaboration in International Education and Exchange. He currently teaches Shakespeare and Development of Theatre at the University of Hartford's Hartt School.
Professor Chris Langdon
House:Goodland
Class Of:1971
Professor of Fisheries at Oregon State University
Professor Michael Matthewson
House:Marshall
Class Of:1971
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University, USA.
Dr Richard Hunt
House:Somerset
Class Of:1966
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of South Carolina
Professor Ian Whitmore
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1963
Professor of Surgery at Stanford University, California
Professor Michael Goodchild
House:School House
Class Of:1962
Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was awarded the Prix Vautrin Lud, regarded by many as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for Geography. The international award is named after a C16th French map maker who is credited as being the first to name the New World 'America'. The prestigious annual award is given to a scientist who has significantly advanced the field of geography, and Michael became the 19th scholar to have won it.
Dr Fiona Harrison
House:Besley
Class Of:1997
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University, USA, researching Alzheimer's Disease, prenatal development and Neuroscience.
Stuart Raeburn
House:Evans
Class Of:1982
Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Michigan State University
Academia - Wales
Professor John Ryland
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1951
Emiritus Professor of Marine Biology at Swansea University
Academia - West Indies
Dr Ian Craig
House:Wills West
Class Of:1987
Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the Uniiversity of the West Indies.
Architect
Charles James RA
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1909
Deceased:18/02/1953
Architect - Assistant to Sir Edwin Lutyens, he was responsible for Welwyn Garden City, Swanpool Garden Suburb, Lincoln, government subsidy houses in Thorpe Bay, Essex and the layout and design of housing schemes in other parts of the country. Norwich City Hall is the most important of the public buildings by James, but the most characteristic is the Hertford County Building. He also designed the municipal buildings at Slough, a library for the National Book League, and made additions to All Souls College, Oxford.
Arts - Actor
Ian McNeice
House:Wills West
Class Of:1969
Actor who features in popular films such as 'The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain', 'Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls', and Frank Herbert's 'Dune'. He plays Bert Large inTV's 'Doc Martin', and The Newsreader in historical drama 'Rome'. He has also applied his distinctive voice and accent to voice-acting roles: the Vogon character Kwaltz (director of the Vogon Constructor Fleet) in the 2005 film adaptation of Douglas Adams' multi-format creation 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
John Whiting
House:Wills West
Class Of:1936
Deceased:16/06/1963
Actor, Dramatist and Critic. Acted in Sir John Gielgud's company. In 1951, he won first prize in the Festival of Britain play competition. He was drama critic for the London magazine and a very active member of the Arts Council in encouraging new writing for the theatre. He died from cancer at the age of 45. In 1965, the John Whiting Award was established to commemorate the writer's contribution to post-war British theatre.
Chris Harris
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1960
Deceased:30/04/2014
Actor whose rapport with audiences and expert knowledge of pantomime is what made his reputation as one of the UK's favourite Dames
Denis Shaw
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1937
Deceased:28/02/1971
Character actor specialising in slimy villains. Most remembered as the German guard Priem in The Colditz Story (1955). Also starred in Jack the Ripper (1959), The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) and The Day of the Triffids (1962). His many television credits include, The Avengers, Dixon of Dok Green and Z-Cars.
Patrick Newell
House:Wills East
Class Of:1951
Deceased:22/07/1988
Actor known for his large size, it is reputed he gained weight as a deliberate attempt to boost his career. His most notable role was as 'Mother' - the spymaster in The Avengers. Other cult television appearances included roles in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and episodes of Doctor Who. He also turned up as a Playboy Bunny in one of the Benny Hill comedy specials. Film appearances include the Gluttony segment of The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971).
Peter Haddon
House:Wills West
Class Of:1915
Deceased:07/09/1962
1930s Moustachioed English character actor. A member of Footlights, acting on stage from 1920. In films, he usually appeared as top-hatted 'silly ass' types. Brother-in-law of actress, Cicely Courtneidge.
Arts - Actress
Alexandra 'Binky' Felstead
House:Weirfield
Class Of:2008
Star of 'Made in Chelsea'
Hermione Gulliford
House:Weirfield School
Class Of:1982
Royal Shakespearean Actress - Television credits include the role of Kim in 'Oktober', Sophie in 'Jane Eyre', and Hermione Trumpington-Bonnet in 'Monarch of the Glen'.
Barbara Jefford OBE
House:Weirfield School
Class Of:1945
Actress - In 2013, she played Sister Hildegard in Stephen Frears' Philomena with Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. She is the voice (uncredited) of the Russian heroine of the James Bond film 'From Russia with Love'. Provided additional voice work in later Bond films, dubbing Mollie Peters in 'Thunderball' and Caroline Munro in 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. Appeared in several television dramas including 'Midsomer Murders' has also appeared in episodes of 'The Ruth Rendell Mysteries', and the 'Inspector Alleyn Mysteries'.
Diana Hoddinott
House:Weirfield School
Class Of:1959
Actress best known for playing Annie Hacker, the wife of Jim Hacker, in 'Yes Minister' and 'Yes, Prime Minister'
Arts - Musician
Christopher Headington
House:School House
Class Of:1944
Deceased:19/03/1996
English composer and pianist. Senior Assistant for Music Presentation for the BBC. In 1965 he became the Staff Tutor in Music for the Oxford University Department for External Studies. He was piano soloist on the soundtrack of the 1978 film 'The Thirty Nine Steps'. He was Professional Music Advisor to the Estate of the late JRR Tolkien with whom he had been a friend.
Reginald Somerville
House:Senior Day Boys
Class Of:1884
Deceased:08/07/1948
Composer who wrote many drawing-room ballads such as 'God Sends the Night', 'Yestereve', 'Zaida: A Song of the Desert' and 'The Lark and the Nightingale', as well as a handful of operas.
Gwynne Edwards
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1929
Deceased:09/06/2000
One of the leading viola players of his era, renowned for his rich and vibrant tone. He was Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Royal Academy of Music, where he taught for 36 years, and in a long playing career had been principal violist with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia of London as well as co-principal of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic.
Arts - Painter
William Trood
House:
Class Of:1876
Deceased:02/11/1899
English Artist who specialised in painting dogs in particular. His work is characterised by a highly finished, sympathetic quality with great attention to detail. Exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1879-98.
Peter Hayman
House:Somerset
Class Of:1949
British Ornithologist & Illustrator - His richly illustrated book with 3,500 water colour paintings, 'The Complete Guide to the Birdlife of Britain & Europe', was translated into several languages and is a definitive bird guide in Europe.
Arts - Photographer
Ian Ball
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1930
Deceased:Deceased
Photographer

Photographer for The Independent newspaper. Most famous picture....the use of mirrors to take a photograph face-on of a bullet emerging from the barrel of a pistol.
Arts - Production
Gerry Glaister DFC
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1933
Deceased:05/02/2005
TV Producer - one of the most successful television drama producers who devised and developed 'Colditz', 'Secret Army' and 'Howards’ Way'. 'Colditz' drew audiences of 18.5 million whilst 'Howards’ Way' had replaced 'Dynasty' at the top of the ratings by its third episode.
David Webster
House:Somerset
Class Of:1949
Deceased:06/08/2003
BBC Producer - his commitment to the content of programmes and to the producers, cameramen, film editors and reporters who produced them won him their loyalty and respect. He was a big spender - staying in the best hotels, eating at the finest restaurants and flying, if possible, by Concorde.
Sir Jonathan Miller CBE
House:Thone
Class Of:1942
Theatre and Opera Director, Actor, author, television presenter, humourist, sculptor and medical doctor.
Peter Lawrence Wood
House:School House
Class Of:1944
Deceased:11/02/2016
In a long and illustrious career, the stage director Peter Wood etched his name in the history books, not only by directing Harold Pinter’s first major play, The Birthday Party, in 1958 – it was reviled by the critics and closed after eight performances at the Lyric, Hammersmith – but also by collaborating with Tom Stoppard on 10 world premieres.
Arts - Writer
Peter Redgrove
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1950
Deceased:16/06/2003
Writer and Poet whose work included around 50 collections of verse, 27 plays, 7 novels and a set of short stories.
Business
Mark Getty
House:Wills East
Class Of:1979
Businessman, Philanthropist and co-founder of Getty Images
Sir Stephen Brown KBE
House:School House
Class Of:1924
Deceased:26/02/1998
A leading spokesman for the engineering industry in its relations with the Wilson government and the trade unions. He came to public prominence in 1964 when he negotiated, for the first and only time in the industry, a three-year wage agreement. He was closely involved in the reorganisation of the Federation of British Industries to form the CBI.
Peter Thomas CBE
House:Wills West
Class Of:1961
Businessman involved in Festival Parks Europe Ltd. Chairman and benefactor of the Cardiff Blues and is passionate about helping to deliver European success to the supporters of the club. Appointed CBE in June 2012 for services to business, sport and charitable work in Wales
Dr Chris Gibson-Smith CBE
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1964
Fomer Chairman London Stock Exchange, Previously Chairman of National Air Traffic Services; Director of Lloyds TSB; Group Managing Director of BP
Sir Robert Malpas CBE
House:Winterstoke
Class Of:1943
Chairman of ICI Europa Ltd; member of the ICI Main Board; Managing Director of BP; Chairman of PowerGen and the Cookson Group; Co-Chairman of Eurotunnel
Stephen Bond
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1968
Managing Director of Bond Aviation Group - One of the world’s leading providers of mission-critical helicopter support for Life and Rescue; Former Director British Midland Airways
Ginger Freeman
House:
Class Of:1922
Deceased:Deceased
Chairman and Managing Director of the Tobacco Corporation which defied UN Sanctions against Rhodesia. HIs amazing story is told in the book 'Tobacco spiced with Ginger'
Nick Prettejohn
House:Evans
Class Of:1978
Chairman of Scottish Widows; Former Chief Executive of Prudential UK and Europe; Former CEO Lloyd's of London
Duncan Bluck CBE
House:School House
Class Of:1944
Deceased:6/10/15
Director Cathay Pacific Airways 1980-98; Director and President Cystic Fybrosis Trust 1999-2010
Michael Spence CBE
House:Somerset
Class Of:1954
Deceased:21/11/2004
Director of Strategic Development Dowty Group plc, a company making aircraft equipment in Cheltenham. The Company invented the first internally sprung aircraft wheel and went on to make landing gear for Frank Whittle's jet-propelled Gloster aeroplane. In 1960 the Company acquired Rotol Airscrews, giving it a propeller manufacturing capability; In the 1960s the Company went on to develop fuel control systems for the Harrier jump jet and power controls for Concorde.
Michael Willacy CBE
House:Wills West
Class Of:1951
Advisor to Margaret Thatcher (1985-90)
Sir James Tidmarsh KCVO MBE
House:School House
Class Of:1949
Lord Lieutenant of Bristol from 1996-2007; spent most of his working life in the manufacturing industry in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Originally a shoe maker, in 1972 he set up his own company manufacturing specialised flooring for the electronics industry. for services to export he received the MBE in 1989.High Sheriff of Avon 1995; Master of the Merchant Venturers 1994-95. Founder Director of GWR Radio plc and is a director of Business West. Chairman of SouthWest One and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Bristol; Trustee of several Charitable Trusts; Honorary Degrees (Doctorates) from both the University of Bristol and UWE.
Kit Chapman MBE
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1965
Businessman - Owner of The Castle Hotel in Taunton as well as being a widely respected champion of British cooking. Writer and leading activist within the hospitality industry.
Sir Henry Phelps Brown MBE
House:School House
Class Of:1924
Deceased:15/12/1994
Prominent British Economst who was called upon by the British Government on several occasions. In 1957, the Macmillan Government formed the Council on Prices, Productivity and Incomes to monitor wage/price fluctuations. He was called to serve on this council, and sought to use an incomes policy to reduce inflation without driving higher unemployment. He was later called to help form the National Economic Development Council in 1962, and once again in 1974 to serve on the Royal Commission on Distribution of Income and Wealth (the 'Diamond Commission')
Jane Barrie OBE
House:Weirfield School
Class Of:1964
Chair of Governors Taunton School

One of the first women members of the London Stock Exchange; Chairman of Somerset Health Authority and former Non-Executive Director of the Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust; Chairman of the Learning & Skills Council Somerset, Patron of St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice, President of Care Focus and a Director of Connexions Somerset, member of the NHS Commercial Advisory Board.
Church
Very Reverend Dr Alec Knight OBE
House:School House
Class Of:1958
Dean of Lincoln Cathedral 1998 - 2006 (now Emeritus). Dean of the Priory of England and the Islands of the Ven Order of the Hosp of St John of Jerusalem 2007-
Canon Arthur Dodds
House:School House
Class Of:1940
Deceased:09/01/2004
Founder of Harnhill Centre of Christian Healing. A man of adventurous spirit and great faith. The Harnhill Centre, Cirencester, was his vision that came to fruition in August 1986. Today, over eight thousand people a year come to the Centre
Canon Colin Hickling
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1946
Deceased:19/11/2007
Canon Theologian, Leicester Cathedral and Hon Lecturer in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield
Rev Kenneth Maltus Smith MBE
House:Eltham
Class Of:1945
Deceased:19/09/2015
Served as Educational Missionary with the London Missionary Society in Zimbabwe/Botswana 1953-86, being appointed Head of Inyathi Secondary School, Zimbabwe, and then Molding College, Botswana. Chaired Headmasters Association of Botswana on exam matters & subject panels. Awarded MBE for services to Education.
Entrepeneur
Leslie Scott
House:Weirfield
Class Of:1974
Inventor of 'Jenga' - Over 50 million Jenga games, equivalent to more than 2.7 billion Jenga blocks, have been sold worldwide.
Explorer
George Band
House:Eltham
Class Of:1945
Deceased:26/08/2011
Explorer

The youngest member (23) to be chosen for the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953 with Hillary and Tenzing.
Sarah Jones
House:Jenkin
Class Of:1986
A member of the first all-female expedition to the North Pole (March-May1997). Took 80 days to cross from Northern Canada to Geographic North Pole. Voted UK Woman of the Year for 1997,
Government & Diplomatic
His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott KCMG LVO
House:Foxcombe
Class Of:1968
Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United States of America 2012-16
His Excellency Mr Bruce Bucknell
House:Foxcombe
Class Of:1980
British Deputy High Commissioner Kolkata 2016 -
His Excellency Mr Timothy Smart
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1992
British Ambassador to Madagascar
His Excellency Mr Dominic Meiklejohn OBE
House:Evans
Class Of:1986
Former British High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands
His Excellency Mr Sanjay Wadvani OBE
House:Wills East
Class Of:1985
British Ambassador to Turkmenistan
Bob Peirce
House:Wills West
Class Of:1972
Former British Consul-General in Los Angeles - A key negotiator with China on Hong Kong from the early 1980s through the handover in June 1997. He has served as Private Secretary to three British Foreign Secretaries: Sir Geoffrey Howe, Sir John Major and Lord Hurd.
Jeremy Wright MP
House:Marshall
Class Of:1991
Attorney General and MP for Kenilworth and Southam, Warwickshire.
Col Peter Durrant OBE
House:Senior Day Boys
Class Of:1944
Deceased:03/08/2009
Ministerial Security Advisor (Foreign Office) 1981-89; Freeman of the City of London (1987); It was often suggested he should write an autobiography but his reply was always the same: he had given his word to Geoffrey Howe, the then Foreign Secretary, that he would never do it and he had no intention of breaking his word.
David Dalrymple
House:School House
Class Of:1856
Deceased:01/09/1912
Politician - as Minister for Education, Queensland, he improved the system of Grammar School scholarships and simplified the payment of teachers. In 1901, as Minister for Agriculture, he secured the Agricultural Bank Act which facilitated rural finance. Described as 'Awkward, shy, ridiculously nervous and aggressively unkempt', became a notable debater.
Noel Salter
House:School House
Class Of:1947
Deceased:10/05/1975
Deputy Secretary General to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (1950-55); European Commission in Brussels (1973-75). A man of deep Christian convictions, he worked tirelessly for a united Europe and its playing a positive economic and political role for the world at large. Clerk to the Committee on Legal and Administrative Questions of the Consultative Assembly (which had drafted the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms). Among his tasks was drafting a revision of the Statute of the Council of Europe (the 'Mackay Protocol').
Sir Michael Franklin KCB CMG
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1945
Private Secretary to Christopher Soames at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1961-4; Head of the European Secretariat within the Cabinet Office1977-81; Permanent Secretary at the Department of Trade, 1982-3; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1983-7
Sir Anthony Battishill GCB
House:Somerset
Class Of:1955
Distiguished Civil Servant

Principal Private Secretary to successive Chancellors of the Exchequer, Denis Healey and Sir Geoffrey Howe; Chair of the Board of Inland Revenue in 1986-97; Chairman Student Loans Co 1998; Hon Fellow LSE.
Sir Peter Wallis KCVO CMG
House:Somerset
Class Of:1953
British High Commissioner to Malta 1991-94; Ministry of Labour & National Service 1958; HM Customs & Excise 1959 (Private Sec 61-64); Head of Permanent Under-Secretaries Depart FCO 1983; Minister Pretoria 1987; Minister British Liaison Office 1989 & subsequently Acting High Commissioner (1990) Windhoek, Namibia; Political Advisor to Joint Commander, British Forces in the Gulf Jan-April 1991 to Commander British Forces SE Turkey/N Iraq May - July 1991. Advisor to Learmont Enquiry into Prison Security 1995; Head UK delegation to EC monitor mission, Balkans 1996-99
John Wild CMG
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1934
Deceased:21/07/2012
British Governor General of Uganda who led an impressive career in the Colonial Administration Service Uganda from 1938, becoming Chairman of its Constitutional Committee in 1959. Author of Early Travellers in Acholi (1950); The Uganda Mutiny (1953) and The Story of the Uganda Agreement (1957)
Brigadier Tim Gregson MBE
House:Wills West
Class Of:1972
Military Attaché at the British Embassy, Paris. Served in Hong Kong and Brunei with the Gurkhas, and then in Northern Ireland. Promoted to Brigadier, he spent four years in Paris as Military Attaché at the British Embassy from 2003. On retirement from the Army, he became CEO to the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, one of London's oldest livery companies.
John Meikle MBE
House:Senior Day Boys
Class Of:1940
Mayor of Taunton - 41 years for Borough Council in Taunton; Led team to raise money to build Brewhouse Theatre; as Mayor 1967/68 inaugurated Abbeyfield Housing in Taunton.
Flick Rea MBE
House:Weirfield School
Class Of:1955
Liberal Democrat Councillor in Camden since 1986. Leader of Camden's Liberal Democrat Group until May 2005 and cabinet member for culture and sport 2006-10. Formerly vice-chair of London Councils Arts. Tourism and 2012 Forum.
John Gullick
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1935
Deceased:08/04/2012
One of the last surviving members of the British Colonial Service in Malaya, an anthropologist, a lawyer and businessman, and an eminent historian of Malaysia. In 1946 he joined the Malayan Civil Service. His skills as an administrator, his fairness and his insight into the political and social complexities of Malaya, became widely recognised. His clarity of vision during Malaya's journey to independence confirmed his credibility with the British, Malay, Indian and Chinese communities. In 1962 he qualified as a solicitor and eventually became senior partner in a City of London law firm. In 1987 he published what became the standard text book on Company Law. For some years he served as deputy chairman of the governors of LSE. Over 60 years he published a steady flow of books and articles, the best-known being a series of histories of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
Sir Charles Bird CBE
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1880
Deceased:Deceased
Lord Mayor of Bristol 1910
Sir Robert Symes
House:Senior Day Boys
Class Of:1877
Deceased:05/10/1908
6 times Mayor of Bristol - He was a provision merchant and was for, many years, a churchwarden of Temple Church and one of the results of his connection with that parish was that, with the co-operation of the vicar, Rev. W. Hazledine, he persuaded the vestry not to renew the leases of five public houses in the parish so that the premises were converted into ordinary business premises. The police superintendent at the time commented that this act was equivalent to saving the work of 12 constables.
Evan Durbin
House:School House
Class Of:1924
Deceased:03/09/1948
Labour MP for Edmonton 1945-48. Even after his early death (he drowned whilst trying to save one of his daughters off the Cornish Coast) Durbin continued to influence Labour Party thinking throughout the 1950s, particularly for Gaitskell (who became party leader in 1955) and Labour revisionist Anthony Crosland. He was also an influence on the founders of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1981. The historian David Kynaston has described Durbin as 'the Labour Party's most interesting thinker of the 1940s and arguably of the twentieth century'.
Dr Stephen Clackson
House:Evans
Class Of:1981
Independent Councillor on Orkney Islands Council since 2012. Serves on the University of the Highlands & Islands Foundation.
Journalism
Tim Wilcox
House:Marshall
Class Of:1981
BBC News Presenter. Probably most recognisable for presenting the BBC's live coverage from Chile during events surrounding the Copiapó mining accident and anchoring the BBC's live day time coverage during the early days of the Cairo January 2011 Egyptian revolution.
Bryon Butler
House:Somerset
Class Of:1952
Deceased:26/04/2001
BBC Sports Commentator - a long-time football correspondent from 1968-91. In one of his best known commentaries, during the England v Argentina World Cup tie in Mexico in 1986, he spoke of "the ball creeping over the line like an apology".
Alexander Waugh
House:Goodland
Class Of:1982
Writer, critic, composer, cartoonist, record producer and television presenter. Chief Opera Critic of the Mail on Sunday (1990-91) and of The Evening Standard (1991-96). In 2006 he presented the BBC television documentary 'The Piano – A Love Affair'
Alan Gibson
House:School House
Class Of:1942
Deceased:19/04/1997
Writer, poet, broadcaster, Cricket commentator. BBC producer, historian, lay preacher, and active Liberal. His cricket writing was to be found at various stages in the The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Guardian, Spectator and Cricketer. His books include Cricket Captains of England (1979) and an autobiography, 'A Mingled Yarn' (1976), in which cricket is a recurring theme.
Gamal Fahnbullah
House:Fairwater
Class Of:2000
ITV 'Good Morning Britain' Reporter - Joined the ITV Breakfast Team as a Correspondent in June 2013. He was one of the first reporters at the scene of the student protests in November 2010. He also reported live from both Manchester and Liverpool as violence spread during the August 2011 riots. Before working at Sky News, Gamal was a reporter and presenter for ITV Granada.
Daisy Waugh
House:Besley
Class Of:1985
Journalist and travel writer. Also a novelist and television presenter. She has also worked as a restaurant critic and as an agony aunt for The Independent. On television, she has presented Channel 4's Travelog show and is also a contributor to BBC Radio 4.
Law
Nigel Fox Bassett
House:School House
Class Of:1949
Deceased:26/10/2008
Former Senior Partner at Clifford Chance - A long-standing member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law who served with distinction as Chairman of the Institute's Executive Committee. He acted as honorary treasurer of the British branch of the International Law Association, and in the City of London Law Society.
Antony Rushford CMG
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1937
Deceased:24/09/2009
A leading expert in colonial and Commonwealth constitutional law and practice. Drafted many colonial and independence constitutions for countries which would become members of the Commonwealth. Retiring from the FCO as deputy legal adviser in 1982, he became principal legal adviser to the British Indian Ocean Territory (which includes Diego Garcia), Attorney General of Anguilla, Attorney-General of St Helena, and - briefly - legal adviser to the Governor-General of the Caribbean island-state of Grenada after the US intervention in that country. He was a constitutional adviser to St Kitts-Nevis and St Lucia. Drafting the constitutions of the more advanced colonies, and independence constitutions for future members of the Commonwealth, involved reducing to writing many of the principles underlying Britain's unwritten constitution, as well as in the inclusion of chapters on human rights. Antony was one of the great exponents of this art. He played a leading role in negotiating the terms of independence, and drafting independence constitutions for many Commonwealth countries, including Kenya, Cyprus, Mauritius, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent and St Kitts-Nevis. In the course of this work he came to know, and earned the respect of, many leaders of future independent members of the Commonwealth, including Jomo Kenyatta, in Kenya, Julius Nyerere, in Tanzania, Archbishop Makarios, in Cyprus, and Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, in Mauritius. They would consult him from time to time after independence as a person with a deep understanding of their constitutional arrangements and heritage.
John Wescott MBE
House:Wills East
Class Of:1947
President of Bristol Law Society - Appointed MBE in the 2009 New Year's Honours List for services to the youth of Bristol. This recognizes his charity work over many years, especially with the Kingswood Foundation Ltd. for which he was Chief Executive and Financial Director. He has had a long and distinguished legal career, retiring as Managing Partner of Veale Wasbrough, and a Past President of Bristol Law Society. He was an original advocate of Conciliation in divorce procedure which has now become accepted practice in such matters.
Professor John Griffith
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1937
Deceased:08/05/2010
Outstanding and controversial public Lawyer. Throughout his career he sought to confound those who claimed that the judiciary was neutral. He was scathing about what he regarded as the judges’ right-wing predilections, as revealed in their verdicts and remarks about cases involving free speech, civil liberties, trade unions, racial discrimination and conspiracy. It was because of his belief in their bias that Griffith wanted to limit the influence of judges on public policy, opposed a Bill of Rights and would not rely on judicial activism to safeguard liberties. He preferred to trust the democratic process, with a strong House of Commons to hold ministers to account, and more open government. As well as tormenting judges, he was a thorn in the side of university managers. He was a founder and very active member of the Council of Academic Freedom and Democracy, which took up cases of alleged abuses of academic staff by university authorities. In 1986 he attracted national attention when he stood against the Marchioness of Anglesey, the official university nominee, to be Chancellor of the University of Manchester, in succession to the Duke of Devonshire. There had never been a contest before, let alone any questioning of the nomination of the university authorities. However, many of the academic staff had grown concerned at what was happening in higher education and wanted somebody with some intellectual standing rather than a social figure. Griffith, the insurgent candidate, won easily, staff and students were delighted, and the university managers were humiliated at the implied vote of no confidence.
Medicine
Clifford Braimbridge CBE MVO FRCS
House:School House
Class Of:1911
Deceased:17/01/1964
British Surgeon. Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons who went to Kenya to develop principles of surgery and medical science generally, to that country's inestimable benefit.
Sir Geoffrey Organe MRCS
House:School House
Class Of:1927
Deceased:07/01/1989
Internationally respected Anaesthetist whose contributions to anaesthesia nationally and internationally were immense. He served as civilian consultant in anaesthetics to the Royal Navy and was consultant adviser to the Ministry of Health.
Professor John Miller
House:Wills East
Class Of:1937
Deceased:03/07/2011
One of the founding academics in the specialty of children’s dentistry - Professor of Dental Surgery at the Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff
Sir John Lumsden KBE
House:School House
Class Of:1887
Deceased:03/09/1944
Founder St. John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland - It was his role as the Chief Medical Officer at the Guinness Brewery that Dr. Lumsden made his name. The Guinness family had a tradition of noblesse oblige and philanthropy and therefore Dr. Lumsden's work for Guinness focused on the well-being of the employees, many of whom lived in appalling conditions in the slums and tenements of inner city Dublin. Dr. Lumsden saw a high rate of tuberculosis amongst Guinness employees and knew that overcrowding was probably a factor. In 1900 he got the approval of the Guinness board to spend two months inspecting the homes of each Guinness employee in order to ensure that they lived in proper housing and to look for ways to prevent or treat the disease. He also established cookery classes for the wives of Guinness employees.
Dr Hugh Carpenter OBE
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1955
Deceased:07/01/2012
FCO Regional Medical Officer 1990-2000 Moscow, Bulgaria & Romania; From Sept to Nov 1998 Expedition from Bangladesh to Britain by Land Rover Discovery (10, 281 miles in 11 weeks) filming 'Raw Silk' on location in Bangladesh etc to benefit Save The Children Fund (UK). Awarded OBE in 1994 for Services to Medicine.
Dr Frederick Hargreave
House:School House
Class Of:1957
Deceased:15/06/2011
Internationally renowned Respirologist - he changed the way asthma is diagnosed, coming up with what is now the standard for deciding whether people with symptoms of asthma actually have the disease. His development of the methacholine challenge test to more precisely diagnose asthma became a standard that is now used around the world. In the past 30 or 40 years, he has been the most influential clinical scientist in asthma research anywhere in the world
Military
Major General Tony Makepeace-Warne CB MBE
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1956
Deceased:16/05/2007
Commandant of the Joint Services Defence College 1990-92 who flew the flag for regimental soldiering.
Military - Army
Major David Wilcox DSO
House:Wills West
Class Of:1938
Deceased:19/12/2006
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his outstanding courage, determination and skill in the blowing up of a railway to hamper Japanese reinforcements in Burma. In 1969 he became Director (European Operations) for Hush Puppies.
Major General Jonathan Hall CB OBE
House:Wills West
Class Of:1963
General Officer Commanding Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle. In retirement he became Lieutenant-Governor of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Major Frank Blaker VC MC
House:Wills West
Class Of:1939
Deceased:09/07/1944
Decorated War 'Hero'. On 9 July 1944 near Taunggyi, Burma (now Myanmar), Major Blaker was commanding a company which was held up during an important advance by close-range firing from medium and light machine-guns. He went ahead of his men through very heavy fire and, despite being severely wounded, located the machine-guns and charged the position alone. His fearless leadership inspired his men to storm and capture the objective.
Eric Beaumont MC
House:School House East
Class Of:1913
Deceased:02/04/1918
Wounded on the Somme in 1916

Wounded on the Somme in 1916, he was briefly repatriated and he was back at the front as a temporary Captain later that year. He was awarded the MC at Passchendaele for..."conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty" on an advance which "captured a very valuable point of ground." Awarded the Military Cross in 1917 and died of wounds on 2nd April 1918.
Military - Navy
Admiral of the Fleet, the Lord Hill-Norton GCB
House:Foxcombe
Class Of:1928
Deceased:16/05/2004
Admiral of the Fleet - Commanded HMS Decoy during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Commanded HMS Ark Royal before becoming a Rear Admiral in 1962. It was as Second Sea Lord in 1967 that he proposed the abolition of the rum ration. Chairman of NATO's military committee, 1974-77.
Vice Admiral Sir Tom Blackburn KCVO CB
House:Wills West
Class Of:1963
Master of the Royal Household 2000-05; Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh; former Defence Attache and Head of the British Defence Staff in Washington; former Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief Allied Naval Forces Southern Europe
Capt Geoffrey Kirkby CBE
House:Wills East
Class Of:1935
Deceased:24/10/1998
One of the most decorated destroyer officers of WW2 - As a sub-lieutenant, Kirkby led the destroyer Kingston's boarding party after she, Kandahar, Khartoum and the sloop Shoreham fought a fierce gun battle with the Italian submarine Torricelli off Perim, at the mouth of the Red Sea, on June 23 1940. Kirkby boarded the sinking submarine to look for signal code books. His head and shoulders were seen emerging out of the conning tower just before the submarine sank. He was awarded the DSC. For the rest of 1941 and the first months of 1942, Kingston escorted Malta convoys and ran supplies to the beleaguered fortress of Tobruk. On March 22 1942, Kingston took part in one of the most famous naval actions of the war, the Second Battle of Sirte, in which light cruisers and destroyers under Rear Admiral Philip Vian defended a Malta convoy against a much more powerful Italian force including two heavy cruisers and the battleship Littorio. By aggressive manoeuvring and the skilful use of smoke screens, Vian's ships held the enemy off until dusk. At one point Kingston penetrated the smoke to come within three miles of the Italian heavy ships and was damaged by a near-miss from one of Littorio's 15-inch shells. Kirkby was awarded a Bar to his DSC. Kirkby was a superb ship-handler, positioning his destroyers with mathematical exactness. One of his two daughters is Emma Kirkby, the internationally renowned soprano.
Captain Michael Jones MVO RN
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1948
HM The Queen's Sailing Master 1961-63. Responsible for managing and racing the Royal Sailing Yacht 'Bluebottle' and later went on to purchase and race 'Bloodhound' (a classic 1930s ocean racing yacht aboard which Prince Charles and Princess Anne learned to sail).
Military - RAF
Douglas Gilson OBE DSC*
House:School House
Class Of:1941
Deceased:15/10/2010
Wartime Bomber Navigator - one of the original Dambusters team. He flew more than 50 sorties in Europe as a navigator/bomb aimer, and was awarded the DSC with Bar. Later he flew from India in support of Slim's army in Burma. In 1969 he became Australia's military advisor to SEATO during the height of the Vietnam War. An Englishman who fought bravely and selflessly for his country.
Wing Commander Norman Mackie DSO DFC
House:Wills East
Class Of:1940
Deceased:01/01/2003
Distinguished RAF Pilot who evaded capture after being shot down over France, then made a remarkable escape through Europe to return to his squadron, with which he resumed his career as a bomber captain in Air Vice-Marshal Don Bennett's Pathfinder Force. His photo-recce experiences during the war led to an appointment with Intelligence in Washington, where he was involved in the secret flights of the U2 and other high-altitude Cold War reconnaissance operations.
Josiah Spiller DFC
House:Thone
Class Of:1923
Deceased:Deceased
Distinguished WW2 Bomber Pilot
John Walton DFC
House:Wills East
Class Of:1939
Deceased:17/08/1944
Flying Officer awarded the DFC posthumously...This officer has taken part in a large number of operational sorties, during which he has attacked many types of enemy targets. He has consistently deisplayed a fine fighting spirit, and at all times his courage, determination and devotion to duty have been outstanding. In August, 1944....as leader of a formation detailed for reconnaisance, he was personally responsible for the destruction of at least 5 locomotives. This entailed flying at a low level for a period of 30 minutes in a heavily defended area...
Eric 'Digger' Dowling
House:Senior Day Boys
Class Of:1933
Deceased:21/07/2008
'The Great Escape' - Imprisoned in Poland in Stalag Luft III, famous for what later came to be called in the 1963 film, The Great Escape. he was due to be one of the escapees, but never made it because the guards discovered what was happening before his turn came. He played a key role in excavating the escape tunnels - hence his acquisition of the nickname 'Digger' - and in preparing maps and forged documents.
'Bob' Braham DSO** DFC** AFC CD
House:Wills West
Class Of:1937
Deceased:07/02/1974
With three Distinguished Service Orders, three Distinguished Flying Crosses plus Belgian decorations, he was the most highly decorated fighter pilot in the RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces in World War II. With the post war award of the Air Force Cross he is thought to be the most highly decorated British serviceman. He was almost unknown to the general public due to his dislike of publicity, but his wartime successes through continuously and aggressively attacking the enemy make him one of the greatest fighter pilot heroes.
Police
John Hodge CMG CVO
House:School House
Class Of:1931
Deceased:Deceased
Assistant Commissioner of Police Nigeria
Science
Dr Ernest Neal MBE
House:School House
Class Of:1929
Deceased:04/05/1998
'The Badger Man' who served for over 15 years on the Consultative Panel of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on Badgers and Tuberculosis from its inception in 1975. In 1952, he began to make the very first film of wild badgers at night, a significant feat given the technology at the time which took over three years to complete.
Ronald Morgan
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1922
Deceased:Deceased
Research Chemist who discovered a dissolving and sterilisation process for the drug M&B, thus increasing the drug's curative potential and making it possible to administer it as a sterile powder into open wounds.
Paul Redhead
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1942
Deceased:2005
Founder of vacuum technology and surface science. Chief of Electron Physics Section, National Research Council, Canada. In early years he did research on RADAR, later inventing a valve which was patented by the Admiralty in 1948
Sport - Athletics
Michael Wheeler
House:Wills East
Class Of:1954
Bronze Medal winner (4 x 400 Relay) in the 1956 Olympics; English public schools 440 yards record holder in 1953; the joint English Native record holder, 440yards in 1955, and the AAA Champion in 1956. He had eleven international appearances from 1955-56 and was the British 440 yards record holder in 1956.
Sport - Cricket
JC White
Deceased:02/05/1961
England Test Cricketer known as 'Farmer' or 'Jack' he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1929. He played in 15 Test matches, and captained England in four of them.
John Jameson MBE
House:Wills East
Class Of:1960
English Test Cricketer - Represented Warwickshire from 1960-76. Scored 240 not out against Gloucestershire at Edgbaston in 1974, sharing a second wicket partnership of 465 with Rohan Kanhai. Retired 1976 to coach at Taunton School; first class umpire (1984-87); pitch inspector for ECB; MCC's Assistant Secretary in 1989.
John Cameron
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1933
Deceased:13/02/2000
International Test Cricketer who sprang to fame when, as a TS pupil, he played for The Rest vs Public Schools at Lord's in 1931 and recorded innings figures of 10 for 49 in 19.1 overs. His best innings analysis was 7 for 73, for Cambridge against Oxford in the 1935 University match at Lord's. He scored 2,772 runs at an average of 18.73, and the highest of his four centuries was 113.
Aftab Habib
House:Wills West
Class Of:1990
English Test Cricketer who broke the 1,000 first-class run barrier in both the 1999 and 2000 seasons; won the County Championship (1998); played two test matches for England (1999)
Eric Hill DFC
House:Senior Day Boys
Class Of:1940
Deceased:27/07/2010
Opening Somerset batsman between 1947 and 1951, later serving as Captain of the second team, a long-serving committeeman for the county, and as a journalist covering cricket for the Somerset County Gazette, and as a correspondent for The Daily Telegraph. In the Second World War, he was a navigator on daring and important reconnaissance missions for the Royal Air Force, and was decorated for his courage.
Sport - Equine
Evan Williams
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1932
Deceased:12/07/2001
Won the 1937 Grand National on 'Royal Mail' and he won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1936 (on Golden Miller) and 1940 (on Roman Hackle). He later became a trainer and won the first running of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 1951 (with Supreme Court).
Paul Withers
House:School House
Class Of:1957
International Polo Player and Umpire. For many years a key member of the England squad (playing alonside prince Phillip in 1966) and Cowdray Park polo team, with which he won both The Queen’s and Gold Cup.
Laura Fry
House:Bevan
Class Of:1985
Deceased:26/09/2012
Olympic Grand Prix Dressage Rider and Trainer, representing Great Britain at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. Her international career saw her qualify for the World Cup in 1993 and 1994; gain first place at HOYS Dressage to Music, and a placing at the World Cup.
Sport - Motor
Rob Marshall
House:Evans
Class Of:1986
F1 Racing : Chief Designer - Red Bull
David Boshier-Jones
House:Wills West
Class Of:1949
British Racing Driver - Winner of three successive British Hill Climb Championships, in 1958, 1959 and 1960.
Steve Curnow
House:Marshall
Class Of:1984
Commercial Director Sahara Force India Formula 1. Former Chief Commercial Officer for Lotus F1 Team
Sport - Rowing
Susan Brown
House:Weirfield
Class Of:1976
The first woman to take part in the The Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race. She was the Oxford cox in 1981
Sport - Rugby
Major R A Gerrard DSO
House:Wills East
Class Of:1930
Deceased:22/01/1943
English Rugby International - A member of two successful Home Nations campaigns with England in 1932 and 1934. In addition to his rugby career, Gerrard played three first-class matches, as a batsman, with Somerset in the 1935 County Championship. A Major during World War II, Gerrard fought in North Africa and was killed in action near Tobruk.
David Hazell
House:Somerset
Class Of:1951
Deceased:26/05/2007
England Rugby International winning four caps for his country in the 1955 Five Nations campaign. Played for Leicester and made 81 first team appearances, scoring 265 points. He was called up by England and made his debut in a 3-0 defeat against Wales in Cardiff on January 15, 1955. He played on for Bristol, making 241 appearances between 1956 and 1964, also captaining Somerset and playing for the Western Counties against New Zealand in 1963/64.
Alan Henderson
House:Wills West
Class Of:1939
Deceased:04/04/2003
England Rugby Hooker - Debut: Wales v England at Cardiff 1947
David Wrench
House:
Class Of:
Deceased:18/06/18
Rugby International - Former Barbarian and England Prop Forward
Sport - Tennis
Captain Mike Gibson
House:Fairwater
Class Of:1946
Deceased:1994
Wimbledon Tennis Chief Referee1963-75. Remembered for his brisk altercations with volotile players such as Ilie Nastase and for telling Jimmy Connors not to bounce the ball so many times before serving.
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