George Adamson (1917) environmentalist. Best known for his work with lions, celebrated by the books Born Free and Living Free, written by his wife Joy.
Francis Bacon (Brook 1926) internationally acclaimed and respected artist, of whom The Times said at his death ‘…no other post-war painter transformed British art with as much energy, flair and obsessive conviction…’
Issy Bailey (Fawley 2012) Great Britain disabled shooting team and is hoping to compete at the Paralympics at Rio 2016.
Richard St Barbe Baker (1902) OBE environmentalist, forester and writer. Founder of the Men of the Trees movement. In his lifetime he was responsible for the planting of over 27,000 million trees worldwide, planted largely as the result of his constant travelling and meeting with government leaders. Wrote over 30 books, one of which, Green Glory, has been used as a standard textbook in Russia for students of forestry.
Susanna Bidgood (Fawley 2004) studying her PhD at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, featured in a documentary on BBC2. The documentary, entitled Hidden Universe: The Secret Life of the Cell, used CGI animation to lead the viewer through the intricate world inside our cells, and a battle that your body is fighting; the battle between a virus that is trying to make you sick and your cells that are trying to defend themselves. She acted as a scientific advisor for the programme and featured in some of the interviews as well.
Peter Browne (Field 2006) professional rugby union player for Harlequins.
Ernest Cossart (1892) actor (and brother of composer Gustav Holst). Had a remarkable career in Hollywood between 1916 and 1949, appearing in over 40 films.
Basil Dale (1918) former Anglican Bishop of Jamaica. Organized the relief appeal following the Jamaican hurricane in 1951 and represented Jamaica at the Coronation in 1953.
Robert Evans (Field 1957) Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford.
James Flecker (1893) English poet, novelist and playwright.
Jon Foster (Dale 2000) English comedy writer. Won both the 2011 and 2012 “Writer” British Academy Children’s Award for ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’, and wrote on the series ‘Armstrong and Miller’, which won the Best Comedy BAFTA in 2010. He co-created Bryony Makes a Zombie Movie for BBC Three which was BAFTA and Rose d’Or nominated in 2009. He worked as a producer on 10 O’Clock Live for Zeppotron and Channel 4.
Chris Gregory (Tower 2009) volleyball player for Great Britain.
Ollie Hall (Tower 2012) After successfully competing at various trial events around the country, has been selected for the U.21 Great Britain Tetrathlon team. In 2014, he was selected to represent Great Britain at the International Tetrathlon Championships in Australia.
Simon Harris (Gate 1979) is Political Correspondent for ITV News.
Ian Ireland (Brook 1957) captain of England and Great Britain hockey.
Neil Jenkins (Tower 1963) internationally known tenor.
Tom Johnson (Tower 2000) professional rugby union player for Exeter Chiefs and England.
Brian Jones (DCJS) musician, guitarist and founding member of The Rolling Stones.
Ben Langmaid (Tower 1983) won a Grammy – is the ‘off stage’ half of synth pop duo La Roux.
Ben Marsden (Dale 1998) hockey player for England.
Matthew Martin (Field 1994) is now recognised as one of the world’s leading composers for the Liturgy and is currently BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Year.
Mpumelelo Mbangwa (Brook 1995) cricketer and commentator.
Will Merrick (Tower 2011) Now in the RSC in their recent production of the Lost Boys. Landed a role in the latest film from Richard Curtis, About Time, alongside such luminaries as Bill Nighy and from the writer of Blackadder, Four Weddings and A Funeral and Love Actually. Has also starred in an episode of Doctor Who and Channel 4 series Coming Up. Will has starred in two seasons of Skins and during his time at School played memorable roles in The History Boys, Hamlet, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Death of a Salesman.
Dale Mullins (Court 1977) – England Hockey over 55’s. Gold Medallist 2014 in Holland and player of the tournament.
Hugh Quarshie (Brook 1971) RSC, Star Wars and prime time actor. Regularly appeared in the TV series Holby City.
Bernard Ribeiro (Tower 1962) CBE, former president of the Royal College of Surgeons and advisor to the Department for Health.
John Andrew Simpson (Tower 1971) former Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Jeremey Wade (Tower 1974) trained to teach then has gone on to an illustrious career on the television presenting Jeremy Wade’s River Monsters, a fishing programme with a global audience and huge success in USA.