Notable OFs

Professor Sir Colin Alexander St John Wilson
(Follyfield 1935-40)

During his professional life “Sandy” Wilson (g35-40) became Professor of Architecture at Cambridge University and architect for the new British Library, which is situated beside St Pancras in London. One of Wilson’s key tenets of architecture is that “it is all about what happened inside” and this is certainly true of the British Library with the calm of the reading rooms, soaring entrance hall and the spectacular surround view of the “Kings Collection” of volumes with which the library was started. As well as many remarkable and brilliant buildings in England, he was also a great teacher; his fellow countryman and former pupils owe him a debt of gratitude and Felsted can be very proud of him.

Professor Sir Colin Alexander St John Wilson


Professor Lucilla Poston
(Manor 1970-72)

Professor Lucilla Poston is Head of the Division of Reproduction and Endocrinology and Director of Maternal and Fetal Research Unit at Kings College London, UK . She graduated in Physiology from University College London and undertook her PhD at London University. After a Senior Lectureship in Physiology, in 1995, she was appointed to Tommy’s, the Baby Charity, Chair of Maternal and Fetal Health at King’s College and founded the Maternal and Fetal Research Unit, an interdisciplinary research team investigating pre-eclampsia, pre-term labour and developmental programming of adulthood disease.

Lucilla Poston is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK), a Senior Investigator of the National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK). Her current research funding portfolio includes grants from the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council), British Heart Foundation, and NIHR. She has published more than 200 original research papers.

Professor Lucilla Poston


Andrew Tyrie MP
(Follyfield 1970-75)

After Felsted School, Andrew went to Trinity College, Oxford, the College of Europe in Bruges and Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is a former Woodrow Wilson scholar and a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. Before becoming an MP, Andrew’s previous work has included advisor to the then Chancellors of the Exchequer, Nigel Lawson and John Major, and Senior Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Andrew has twice been voted The Spectator’s Backbencher of the Year’ by leading journalists. The first time he won this prestigious award it was for his "formidable grasp of tax, the euro, and the issues surrounding reform of the House of Lords", according to the citation. His 2009 award recognised his work on cross-examining Britain’s leading banking chiefs on the Treasury Select Committee.

Andrew Tyrie


General Sir Francis Richard Dannatt, GCB, CBE, MC (Preparatory 1960-64)

In 2006 he was appointed Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the army, and was succeeded by General Sir David Richards on 28 August 2009. He has served in Northern Ireland where he was awarded the Military Cross. In a distinguished career, he has served Commander of the 1st Battalion, 4th Armoured Brigade, Commander of the British Forces in Kosovo, Assistant Chief of the General Staff in the ministry of Defence, Commander of NATO’s Allied Rapid Response Corps and Commander-in-Chief, Land Command.

General Sir Francis Richard Dannatt


Sir Martyn Arbib DL
(Follyfield 1953-56)

Sir Martyn Arbib, a chartered accountant, was founder of the investment management business Perpetual plc, in 1973. Perpetual went public in 1987 and was sold to AMVESCAP (now Invesco) in December 2000. Sir Martyn is Chairman of the Henley on Thames River and Rowing Museum and his charitable foundation, The Arbib Foundation is the main benefactor to the museum and the Langley Academy.

Sir Martyn Arbib


Nick Knight
(Preparatory and Stocks's 1978-88)

Nick Knight is a former England cricketer. A left-handed opening batsman and a fine fielder, Knight played in 17 Test Matches and 100 One Day Internationals before announcing his retirement from international cricket after the 2003 World Cup. He won the Daily Telegraph 'Young Cricketer of the Year' award in 1989 and he played cricket for Brentwood cricket club in 1989/91. In domestic cricket, he began his career with Essex in 1991 before transferring to Warwickshire four years later. He was captain of Warwickshire from 2003 to 2005, and led them to victory in the 2004 County Championship season. He retired from first-class cricket after the 2006 season and is now a member of the Sky Sports cricket commentary team. He finished his career with 16,172 runs at 44.18 and 40 hundreds. His highest score was an unbeaten 303.

Nick Knight


Sir Marcus Setchell KCVO
(Windsor's 1957-61)

Sir Marcus Setchell is the retired Surgeon-Gynaecologist to Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Household. His profile increased dramatically when, on 22nd July 2013, he safely delivered the future King of England, Prince George, third in line to the throne. Setchell also delivered Lady Louise Windsor, the first royal child to be delivered at an NHS hospital, Viscount Severn.

Sir Marcus Setchell


Sarah Brook
(Garnetts 2006-08)

Sarah Brook is the founder of ‘Sparkle Malawi’, a charity whose aim is to build and maintain an orphanage for children in Zomba, Malawi. Sarah set up the charity whilst studying at Exeter University, following a hugely emotive response to a gap year experience. Her long term plan is to build a hostel, encouraging gap year students to volunteer at the orphanage and to provide monthly visits from a doctor, delivering lifesaving vaccinations. Sarah does all this on top of working full time in PR and Media in Dubai and continuing her love of sport.

Sarah Brook


Matthew Spacie MBE
(Montgomery’s 1983-85)

Matthew is a UK citizen with residency status in India and lives with his wife Ashima, in Mumbai. He first came to India in 1986 when he worked as a volunteer with The Sisters of Charity in Calcutta. Following his graduation and a number of management positions in the UK, he was posted to India ten years later working as the Chief Operating Officer for Cox & Kings, then India’s largest travel company. In February 1999, Matthew founded Magic Bus, working with children from the Akanksha Foundation. Having played international rugby for India, he used this as his platform to start the sports programme for Magic Bus. He resigned from his job in 2001 and now works full-time for Magic Bus. In July 2002, Matthew was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship and in 2007 he was awarded an MBE for services to children in the Commonwealth. He is also a founding partner of Cleartrip, India’s 4th largest online travel portal. Matthew was previously Chairman of the Magic Bus India Board and from 2008 has taken on the role of CEO.

Matthew Spacie


Sean Fletcher
(Stocks's 1987-92)

Sean is a well-known reporter and presenter. He trained as a music producer, before embarking on a career in the BBC, reporting initially for BBC Radio Wales, before moving to London with Radio Five Live. In 2011, he made the move to Sky Sports News, where he has become an increasingly frequent presence on our television screens. Sean now co-hosts ITV's Good Morning Britain.

Sean Fletcher


Notable OFs

Science & Medicine

  • John Wallis (1616–1703), Fellow of the Royal Society, mathematician and Divine, Savilian Professor of Geometry, Oxford University
  • Isaac Barrow (1630–1677), Fellow of the Royal Society, mathematician, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge (1672–77), and 1st Lucasian Professor, Cambridge University
  • William Byrd II (1674–1744), Fellow of the Royal Society, major Virginia Plantation owner, founder of Richmond, Virginia, diarist, author of the History of the Dividing Line, zoologist
  • Percy Gilchrist, (1851–1935), Fellow of the Royal Society, inventor of steel-making from phosphorus-rich iron (ODNB)
  • Charles Hose (1863–1929), zoologist and ethnologist (ODNB)
  • C. V. Durell, (1882–1968), mathematician, prolific writer of school text books (ODNB)
  • Donald Portway (1887–1979), Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Khartoum University (1957–61), Hon. Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge, Emeritus Fellow of Trumbull College, Yale University (Who's Who)
  • Kenneth Cross, (1890–1968), architect, President RIBA 1956-58 (ODNB)
  • Reginald Pierson (1891–1948), Chief Aircraft Designer with Vickers-Armstrong from 1917 (ODNB)
  • Frank Halford (1894–1955), aircraft designer, motor racing pioneer, Technical Director & Chairman de Havilland (ODNB)
  • Joseph Henry Woodger (1894–1981), research biologist, prolific author (ODNB)
  • Maxwell Donald (1897–1978), Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, London University (Who's Who)
  • John Kirkaldy (1908–90), Emeritus Professor of Geology, London University (1974–90) (Who's Who)
  • Stephen Robert Nockolds (1909–1990), Fellow of the Royal Society, Geologist (Who's Who)
  • Ronald Emslie (1915–2002), Professor & Dean of Dental Studies, Guy's Hospital, Emeritus Professor of Periodontology & Preventive Dentistry (1980–2002), London University (Who's Who)
  • David Stafford-Clark (1916–99), psychiatrist, BBC & ITV psychiatry programme maker, Consultant Emeritus Guy's Hospital & United Hospitals, London University, Consultant Bethlem Royal Hospital & Maudsley Hospital (ODNB)
  • Peter Chopping (1917–2010), Cambridge & Pennsylvania physician specialising in cancer & radiology, inventor, author 'The Way The World Works', (2007). Survivor of Changi POW camp who treated his fellow prisoners.
  • Lawson McDonald (1918–2007), Hon. Emeritus Consultant Cardiologist, National Heart Hospital (1983–2007) (Who's Who)
  • Peter Isaac (1923–2002), Professor Emeritus Civil Engineering, Newcastle University (Who's Who)
  • Anthony King (b. 1923) Vet., Khartoum University DSc., Assoc. Professor of Pennsylvania University, Professor Veterinary Anatomy, Liverpool and Pro-Vice Chancellor. Frmr President of Anatomical Society of GB
  • Robert Macmillan (b. 1934), Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Geometrical Symmetry) Cambridge, Professor of Vehicle Design & Automotive Studies, Dean of Engineering, Cranfield Institute (1980–82), Asst. Professor & Fulbright Fellow MIT (1951–52) (Who's Who)
  • Michael Pitteway (b. 1934), Professor of Computer Science, Brunel University
  • John Fowles (b. 1936), Professor & Orthopaedic Director, Montreal University. Officer of the Order of Canada 2004
  • Dr. Robin Cocks (b. 1938), Keeper of Palaeontology, Natural History Museum, London (Who's Who)
  • Richard Lacey (b. 1941), Emeritus Professor of Clinical Medicine, Leeds University (Who's Who)
  • Murray Roberts (b. 1941), Consultant Physician, MO British Nuclear Fuels, Advisor Atomic Weapons Research, Aldermaston
  • Tony Hunter (b 1943), Fellow of the Royal Society, biochemist and cancer biologist, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, Salk Institute, California (Who's Who)
  • John Nicholls (b.1943), Emeritus Professor of Colorectal Surgery & Clinical Director, St. Mark's Hospital, London, Visiting Professor Imperial College, London University (Who's Who)
  • Sir Marcus Setchell KCVO (b. 1943), CVO, HM The Queen's Surgeon-Gynaecologist (Who's Who)
  • Patrick Sissons (b. 1945), Regius Professor of Physic, Cambridge University (Who's Who)
  • Nicholas Manning (b. 1948), author, Professor of Social Policy & Sociology, Nottingham University
  • Michael Kopelman (b. 1950), Professor of Neuropsychiatry, St. Thomas' Hospital, University of London
  • Peter Kopelman (b. 1951), Principal of St George's, University of London, Professor of Clinical Medicine, London Hospital (Who's Who)
  • Denys Pringle (b. 1952), Professor of History & Archaeology, Cardiff University
  • Dr. Jamie Shiers (b. 1956), Physicist at CERN, LHC Computing Grid project
  • Alex Haslam (b. 1961), Professor of Social Psychology, Exeter University
  • Lucilla Poston (b. 1962), Professor of Foetal Health, Guy's Hospital, King's & St. Thomas' Hospital, University of London
  • Antony Galione (b. 1968), Professor of Pharmacology, Fellow of New College, Oxford University (Who's Who)
  • Dr. Sophie Harrington (b.1983), Mays-Wild Fellow for Research in Materials Science, Downing College, Cambridge


  • Major-General William Goodday Strutt (1762–1848), Governor Stirling Castle and Governor of Quebec (1837–48) (ODNB)
  • General Sir Alfred Gaselee (1844–1918) GCB, GCIE, former aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria, action Afghan Wars, Boxer Uprising, China and India (ODNB)
  • Walter Richard Pollock Hamilton (1856–1879), VC, Lt. Corps of Guides, 2nd Afghan War, portrayed in M.M. Kaye's novel The Far Pavilions and film of same
  • Lt. Colonel Macleod Bawtree Robinson (1858–1935), CMG, Boer War Commander, Commandant of Kimberley in siege (Queen's Medal 2 clasps, Kings Medal 3 clasps, thrice Mentioned in Despatches) (Who's Who)
  • Brig.-General Ernest Hunter Rodwell (1858–1937), CB, Afghan Wars, WW1, translator to English of the Omar Khayyam (Who's Who)
  • Henry L. Hulbert (1867–1918), US Marine, awarded US (Congressional) Medal of Honor 1899, Croix de Guerre (France) 1918, Distinguished Service Cross (US) 1918, Purple Heart (US) 1918; US Navy destroyer ship named in his memory
  • Brigadier-General Charles Flick (1869–1948) (Who's Who)
  • Brigadier-General Charles William Singer (1870–1936), CB, CMG, DSO
  • Lt. General Sir Bertram Kirwan (1871-60) (Who's Who)
  • Brigadier-General Robert McDouall (1871–1941), Governor Fort Mackinac (1914–18) (Who's Who)
  • Rear Admiral George Blount (1876- ), commanded battleships HMS Ramillies and HMS Barham in Mediterranean Fleet (1916–28), commanded RN Gunnery School, Devonport, DSO, French Croix de Guerre avec palme, Belgian Order of Leopold (Officier), Greek Order of Redeemer (Commander) 1927
  • Major-General Sir Dennis Deane (1879–1978) (Who's Who)
  • Brigadier-General Robert Daly Ormsby, RM (1879–1946), ADC to the King (1932–33) (Who's Who)
  • General Sir Hubert Huddleston (1880–1950), colonial administrator (ODNB)
  • John Leslie Green (1888–1916), Capt. VC, 1916 RAMC, South Staffordshire Regiment
  • Brigadier-General Eric Stuart White (1888–1979) DSO, Croix de Guerre (Belgium), Order of Crown of Belgium (Who's Who)
  • Lt. General Sir Charles King (1890-67), Woolwich Sword of Honour (Who's Who)
  • Major-General John Meredith Benoy (1896–1977), CBE, GS03 Supreme Council, Versailles 1918-20, WWs 1&2, Chief Administrator, Eritrea (1945–46) (Who's Who)
  • Captain Garth Henry Owles, RN (1896–1975), DSO, DSC, thrice mentioned in dispatches World War II (Who's Who)
  • Brigadier John Murray Rymer-Jones (1897–1993), CBE, MC (Bar), World War I, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police (1950–59)
  • Major-General George Peregrine Walsh (1899–1972) CB, CBE, DSO Director of Weapons at the War Office (1949–52) (Who's Who)
  • Air Vice-Marshal George Holford White (1904–1965) (Who's Who)
  • Major-General Basil Coad (1906–1980) (Who's Who)
  • General Sir Campbell Hardy (1906–84), Commandant Gen. Royal Marines (1955–59), Dir. Coal Utilization Council 1960-70 (Who's Who)
  • Major-General Gordon Farleigh Upjohn (1912–2001) CBE, Colonial Service Malaya and West Africa (Who's Who)
  • Major-General Roy Darkin (1916–1987) (Who's Who)
  • Air Vice-Marshal Edward Crew (1918–2002), World War II Mosquito flying ace DSO with Bar, DFC (Who's Who)
  • Anthony Morris Brooks (1922–2007) DSO, MC (United Kingdom), Croix de Guerre, Legion d'Honneur, (France), intelligence officer, undercover agent in France, WW2
  • Air Vice-Marshal John Cooke (b. 1922), Consultant Physician to the Civil Aviation Authority (Who's Who)
  • Air Chief Marshall David Harcourt-Smith (b. 1931), Controller of Aircraft for United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, MoD Procurement Executive (Who's Who)
  • Major-General Ralph Crossley (b. 1933) (Who's Who)
  • Rear Admiral Peter Marsden (b. 1933) (Who's Who)
  • Lt. General Sir Peter Beale (b. 1937), KBE, RAMC, formerly Queen's Honorary Physician, Chief Medical Officer for the Red Cross (1994–2000), Surgeon General to UK Armed Forces 1991-1994 (Who's Who)
  • General Sir Richard Dannatt (b. 1950), Chief of the General Staff (2006–2009) (Who's Who)
  • Major-General Andrew Stewart (b. 1952)
  • Major-General Alan Macklin (b. 1960), Leader Armoured Fighting Vehicles Group

Members of Parliament

  • Henry Mildmay (1620- ), MP for Maldon (1659), for Essex (1679–92), Governor of Cambridge Castle
  • Richard Cromwell (1626–1712), Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland & Ireland 1658-59, son of Oliver Cromwell Snr. MP for Hampshire (1654), Chancellor, Oxford University (ODNB)
  • Henry Cromwell (1628–1674), Lord Deputy of Ireland and son of Oliver Cromwell Snr. MP for Cambridge University (1654) (ODNB)
  • Hender Roberts (or Robartes) (1635- ), MP for Bodmin (1661–87)
  • Robert Roberts (or Robartes) (1635–1681), MP for Bossiney (1661), Ambassador to the Court of Denmark
  • Sir John Comyns (c.1667-1740), MP for Maldon (1701-08 & 1716-26), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer (1736), judge
  • Sir Charles Barrington, 5th Baronet (1671–1715), MP for Essex (1694–1715), Vice-Admiral for Essex (1702–05)
  • John Gurdon (1672–1758), MP for Sudbury (1698–1700)
  • Sir Anthony Abdy, 5th Baronet KC (1720–1775), MP for Knaresborough (1763–1775), barrister, anti-slave campaigner (ODNB)
  • Bamber Gascoyne Snr. (1725–1791), MP for Maldon (1761–63), Midhurst (1765–70), Weobley (1770–74), Truro (1774–84) & Bossiney (1784–86), 1st Lord of the Admiralty (1780–81) (ODNBimage)
  • John Strutt (1728–1816), MP for Maldon (1774–90)
  • John Bullock (1731- ), MP for Steyning (1754–68), Maldon (1768–84), Essex (1784–1809), MP for 55 years, Father of the House
  • William Mills (1750–1820), MP for Coventry (1805–12)
  • Joseph Strutt (1756–1845), MP for Maldon (1790–1826), Okehampton (1826–30)
  • General Isaac Gascoyne (1763–1841), MP for Liverpool (1802–31), anti-slavery campaigner, British Army officer (ODNB)
  • Charles Western (1767–1844), Baron Western of Rivenhall MP for Maldon (1790–1812), Essex (1812–32)
  • Thomas Bramston (1770–1831), MP for Essex (1830–31)
  • John Houblon (1773–1831), High Sheriff of Essex (1801), MP for Essex (1810–20)
  • William Hughes (1777–1852), Baron Dinorben of Kenmel Park, Denbigh, MP for Wallingford (1802–31), ADC to the Queen
  • Thomas Bramston (1797–1871), MP for S. Essex (1835–65)
  • Charles Round (1797–1867), MP for N. Essex (1837–47)
  • Sir John Tyrell Bt. (1797–1877), MP for Essex (1830–31), N. Essex (1832–57)
  • James Dampier Palmer (1851–1899), MP (Con) for Gravesend (1892–98), businessman & philanthropist
  • John Philipps, 1st Viscount St Davids (1860–1938), financier & politician, Lib. MP for Mid Lanarkshire (1888–94) & Pembrokeshire (1898–1904), 13th Baronet of Picton Castle (from 1912) (ODNB)
  • Major-General Sir Ivor Philipps Bt. (1861–1940), soldier Wiltshire Militia, Liberal MP for Southampton (1906–22) (ODNBimage)
  • Rupert Brabner, DSO DSC (1911–1945), RN, Fleet Air Arm World War II pilot ace, MP for Hythe (1939–1945), Under Sec. of State for Forces. killed in flying accident in Canada (Who's Who)
  • Sir Eric Edwards Baron Chelmer, of Margaretting (1914–1997), Conservative Party joint-Treasurer and Deputy Chairman
  • David Evan Trent Luard (1926–1991), Labour MP for Oxford (1966–70) and (1974–79), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Foreign Office), Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford and Labour, subsequently SDP politician (ODNBimage)
  • Hugh Patrick Thompson (b. 1935), MP for Norwich North (Con) (1983–97), frmr Master at Manchester GS and Gresham's (Who's Who)
  • Andrew Tyrie (b. 1957), MP for Chichester, (Con), Chairman Treasury Select Committee (2010 - ) (Who's Who)

Other Public Servants

  • Robert Cromwell (1621–1639), eldest son of Oliver Cromwell Snr. Died at school.
  • Oliver Cromwell (1622–1644), son of Oliver Cromwell Snr.
  • Edward Strutt Abdy (1791–1846), legal academic notable as an author on racism and race relations in the US (ODNB)
  • Sir Charles Richard Mackey O'Brien (1859–1935), Governor of the Seychelles (1912–18) and Barbados (1918–25) (Who's Who)
  • Sir James Comyn MacGregor (1861–1935), Resident Commissioner, Bechuanaland, 1917–23 (Who's Who)
  • Sir Charles Stevenson-Moore (1866–1947), Colonial Administrator, Director Criminal Intelligence for India, Chief Secretary Bengal (1910–14). Killed in Alps. (Who's Who)
  • Richard Wilkinson (1867–1941), Malay scholar & lexicographer, Colonial administrator - Governor Sierra Leone (1915–21) (ODNB)
  • Harry Clifford Longden (1869–1953), HM Serjeant at Arms (1926–35) (Who's Who)
  • Sir Francis Dixon (1879–1968), Secretary, Exchequer and Audit Department (Who's Who)
  • Sir Arnold Weinholt Hodson (1881–1944), Governor of Falkland Isles (1926–30), Sierra Leone (1930–34) & Gold Coast (1934–41), Knight of St. John, African explorer, author (Who's Who)
  • Gerald Hastings Phipps (1882–1973), HBM Consul to Seoul, South Korea, formerly Professor of Naval Engineering Kobe University (Who's Who)
  • Sir Ernest Rex Edward Surridge (1899–1990), Colonial administrator Kenya, Chief Secretary to Gov't. Tanganyika (1946–51) (Who's Who)
  • Sir Thomas Murray Shankland (1905–86), Deputy Governor Western Nigeria (1954–57) (Who's Who)
  • Sir Maurice Holmes (1911–1997), Chairman of London Transport Executive (1965–69) (Who's Who)
  • Sir Roger Jackling (1913–86), HM Diplomatic Service, Permanent UK Rep. to UN, 1963–67 and former HM Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (Who's Who)
  • Sir Terence Garvey (1915–86), HM Ambassador to USSR 1973-75 (Who's Who)
  • Peter Richard Oliver (1917–2003), HM Ambassador to Uruguay (1972–77) (Who's Who)
  • Barry Nicholas Weatherill (b. 1938), CBE, Chairman of Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Who's Who)
  • Oliver Everett (b.1942), CVO, Librarian Emeritus Windsor Castle, former Private Secretary to Princess of Wales (1981–83) (Who's Who)
  • Sir Robert Finch (b. 1944), Lord Mayor of London 2003 (Who's Who)
  • Bruce Houlder (b. 1947), QC, Government Director of Service Prosecutions (Who's Who)
  • John Smedley (b. 1947), Brigadier, Private Secretary to the Earl and Countess of Wessex
  • Howard Brush Dean III (b. 1948), Governor of Vermont (1991–2002), Democratic candidate United States presidential election, 2004 [1]
  • Roland Grimshaw (b. 1952), LVO Former Equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother (Irish Guards Officer)
  • Roger Eduard Lound ter Haar (b. 1952), Reverend, Deputy High Court Judge since 2003 (Who's Who)
  • Martin Keene (b. 1958), MVO Royal photographer
  • Matthew Kirk (b. 1960), HM Ambassador to Finland (2002–06), Director External Relations Vodafone Group (since 2006) (Who's Who)
  • Fergus Cochrane-Dyet (b. 1962), diplomat, British High Commissioner to the Republic of Malawi (2009-) (Who's Who)
  • Mark Cutts (b. 1965), Special Advisor to United Nations for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs


  • Aylett Sammes (1636–79), antiquary, author The Antiquities of Antient Britain in 1675 (ODNB)
  • Edward Forster, the Elder (1730–1812), merchant, antiquary, Governor of the Royal Exchange (ODNB)
  • Sir Allen George Clark (1898–1962), industrialist, former MD and pioneer at Plessey telecommunications (ODNB)
  • John Beresford Fowler (1906–1977), interior decorator (ODNB)
  • Sir Montague Prichard (1915–91), Chairman of Belgrave Holdings plc and several other companies (Who's Who)
  • George Dunkerley (1919–1994), chairman, Oil & Pipelines Agency, director STC (1985–1989) (Who's Who)
  • Jack Edwards (1920–2002), Chairman Halcrow (1986–92) (Who's Who)
  • Jan Petter Roed (b. 1931), entrepreneur, major Norwegian shipowner, multinational sustainable energy entrepreneur, Commodore of the Order of the North Star, Norway, Order of Falcon Iceland
  • Michael Jackaman (b. 1935), formerly Chairman of Allied Lyons (1991–96) (Who's Who)
  • Sir Martyn Arbib, (b. 1938), financier, philanthropist, racehorse owner, founder Perpetual PLC now Invesco Perpetual Investment company (Who's Who)
  • Oliver Stocken (b. 1941), banker, formerly Finance Director of Barclays plc, Non-Executive Director numerous companies, former Treasurer now Trustee for the MCC (Who's Who)
  • William Dacombe (b.1944), Chairman of Postern Ltd. (Who's Who)
  • Gavin Suggett (b. 1946), MD Alliance (Investment) Trust and Second Alliance Trust (Dundee)
  • Christopher Lendrum (b. 1947), Executive Director Barclays Bank plc (Who's Who)
  • Christopher Woodwark (b. 1947), former Chairman Rolls-Royce Motors, MD Land Rover
  • Nicholas Gold (b. 1951), Managing Director ING Bank, formerly Baring Brothers (1986–2008) (Who's Who)
  • Andy Stewart (b. 1952), financier, racehorse owner



  • J W H T Douglas (1882–1932), English Test Cricket (capt.) and Olympic boxer (Gold Medal 1908), Football for England (Amateur) (ODNBimage)
  • Norman Hallows (1886–1968), Olympic athlete, bronze 1500m winner 1908, former Olympic record holder 1500m
  • John Matthews (1888- ), Olympic Hockey, 1912 (England & GB)
  • Duncan MacMillan (b 1890), Olympic athlete 440m, 1912
  • William Craig Moore (b 1890), Olympic athlete 1912, 1500m
  • Ivo Fairbairn-Crawford (1896–1998), Olympic athlete, 800m & 1500m (disqualified finalist) 1908, engineer, pilot, Executive Foreign Armament Department for Vickers Armstrong, International Half-Mile Champion 1906-07, One Mile International Champion 1909, Skiing for GB, International Roller-Skater Champion at Olympia, London 1914-19
  • Herbert Perry (1899–1964), Olympic shooter, Gold Medal 1924 (team running deer double shots)
  • David Scott (1902–1928), Olympic athlete Pentathlon, 1924 (killed flying in 1928)
  • Wilfred Burne (1911–89), Olympic high-diver, 1928
  • David Macklin (b. 1929), Olympic rower (Eights), 1952 (Who's Who)
  • Howard Davis (b. 1933), Olympic hockey player 1956, 1960, 1964 (capt.)
  • Dr. Martyn Lucking (b. 1939), Olympic athlete, shot putt (1960, 1964), C'wealth Gold Medal 1962
  • Peter Decker (b. 1941), Olympic skier for USA, Winter 1960
  • David Jones (b. 1941), Olympic 4x100m Bronze Medal 1960, Commonwealth Gold Medal, and Silver (200m) 1962
  • Timothy Lawson (b. 1941), Olympic hockey player 1968 (Scotland & GB)
  • Richard Oliver (b. 1941), Olympic hockey player 1968, 1972
  • Anthony Ekins (b. 1942), Olympic hockey player 1968
  • Robert Cattrall (b. 1959), Olympic hockey player for Great Britain (captain), 1984 (bronze medal)
  • Christopher Hunnable (b. 1965), Olympic three day eventer 1996

Full Hockey internationals

  • James Youle (1890 - ), Hockey for England (1914)
  • John Beaumont (1892 - ), Hockey for England (1910)
  • Arthur Wiggin (1892–1952), Hockey for England (1914)
  • Crawford Morley-Brown (1902–50), Hockey for Scotland
  • 'Bill' Wyatt (b. 1913), hockey for England (1934–48)
  • Antony Baylis (1921–2003), hockey for England (1939 and 1946)
  • Geoffrey Nott (b. 1941), Hockey for England & GB
  • Timothy Lowe (1945 - ), Hockey for England


  • Arthur Jewell (1888–1921), English cricketer for Orange Free State and Worcestershire
  • Joseph G Dixon (1898–1954), Cricketer for Essex (1911–12)
  • William Tomlinson (1901–84), Cricketer for Derbyshire & Cambridge University (1920–24), Headmaster St. Cyprian's Preparatory School, Eastbourne (1938–48)
  • Peter Phelps (1909–86), Cricketer for Worcestershire
  • George Brown (1912–2000), Cricketer for Essex (1923-4)
  • Dudley Matthews (1918–68), Cricketer for Lancashire
  • Derek Pringle (b. 1958), English Test cricketer from Cambridge University & Essex, journalist for Observer and Daily Telegraph (Who's Who)
  • Martin Olley (b. 1963), Cricketer, HMC Schools XI 1982, 1st Class Cricket for Northants and Middlesex
  • John Stephenson (b. 1965), English Test cricketer from Esse & Hampshire, Director of Cricket, MCC
  • Nick Knight (b. 1969), English Test cricketer from Warwickshire, Young Cricketer of the Year (1988), Capt. HMC Schools' XI, 1987, Sky broadcaster
  • Elliott Wilson (b. 1976), professional cricketer for Worcestershire, Capt. HMC Schools' XI, 1995, London Gallery exhibiting artist
  • Tim Phillips (b. 1982), professional cricketer for Essex

Sports journalists

  • Robert Lyle (1887–1943), MC, sports editor for The Times & Racing correspondent (1920), journalist for Racing Post, Daily Express, Observer (war correspondent with RN) etc. (Who's Who)
  • Neil Allen (b.1933), sports journalist for The Times, covered 14 Olympic Games, author, former Chairman International Athletics Writers Association
  • John (Ben) Wright (b. 1933), longtime golf writer and TV commentator, BBC, CBS (US), sports writer Sunday Times, Observer, author
  • John Moynihan (b. 1935), sports journalist for The Sun, Sunday Times, the Observer, author
  • Sean Fletcher (b. 1974), BBC Sports broadcaster, journalist

Sports players

  • Clement Mitchell (1861 - ), Football for England (amateur)
  • Robert Stuart King (1862–1950), clergyman and football for England (amateur)
  • Henry Wood (1886 - ), Football for England (amateur)
  • Austen Williams (1892 - ), Polo for England (1925, 27)
  • Francis Guise (1894- ), Winner GB Hundred Roll Rifle competition 1934 & 1936, Winner Spencer Cup (Bisley 1910)
  • Bill Watts (b. 1945), Classic-winning racehorse trainer
  • Jeremy Polturak (b.1962), British squad America's Cup 1983, Winning 12M Yacht World Championship for Great Britain 1982 (Bowman)
  • Charles Pitcher (b. 1963), Trans-Atlantic singlehanded oarsman, fellow organiser British Americas' Cup squad 1986/87
  • Tom Lerwill (b. 1977), international athlete, 800m Silver medal IAAF World Junior Games 1996
  • Tim Bridgman (b. 1985), motor racing driver, 2004 winner Formula BMW UK, 2007 winner Formula Palmer Audi series

Theatre / Music / Art / Broadcasting

  • William Palmer aka Claud Allister (1891–1970), Hollywood film actor (1929–50) - 74 films including starring role in Oscar-winning Bulldog Drummond (1929)
  • Stuart Burge (1918–2002), film director, producer, actor (ODNB)
  • Kenneth Kendall (b. 1924), British broadcaster
  • Richard Johnson (b. 1927), West End Theatre and film actor, writer and producer (Who's Who)
  • John Alldis (b. 1929), Chorus Master of the London Philharmonic Choir and Guildhall School of Music Choir, also numerous major overseas ensembles inc. Danish & Dutch State Choirs, double Grammy award winner (Who's Who)
  • Philip Latham (b.1929), TV, film and West End actor
  • Paul Max Bonner (b. 1936), formerly Head of Documentaries, Community Broadcasts, Science for BBC (Who's Who)
  • Sam Walters (b. 1939) MBE, 1955 winner Public Schools' Mace (Debating), London theatre director, Founder Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond (Who's Who)
  • Andy Roberts (b. 1946), musician
  • Tim Foster (b. 1949), theatre architect (Tricycle Theatre, Norwich Theatre Royal, Trafalgar Studios, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham)
  • Michael Clarke (b. 1952), CBE, Director National Galleries of Scotland, Author (Who's Who)
  • Hugh Keelan (b. 1958), conductor & Musical Director North Eastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, extensive guest conducting
  • Richard Marson (b. 1960), British TV writer and producer, formerly Chief Editor Blue Peter children's TV programme
  • Peter G. Dyson (b. 1968), Music Director Belmont Ensemble, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the South Bank Centre
  • Sheila Nicholls (b. 1970), Lord's Cricket Ground streaker and singer/songwriter
  • John Derek Sanders (1933–2003), composer, organist Gloucester Cathedral (Who's Who)
  • Julian Simpson, TV & radio playwright, film director
  • Matthew Spacie (b. 1970), Founder & Director of Magic Bus Charity (India)
  • Dickon Stainer (b. 1971), MD, Universal Classics & Jazz (part of EMI)


  • William Gouge (1575–1673), clergyman, prominent Calvinist preacher, writer (ODNB)
  • Thomas Vincent (1634–1678), Puritan clergyman, dissident preacher (ODNB)
  • Dr. Thomas Townson (1715–92), evangelist, scholar, writer (ODNB)
  • Robert Carr Brackenbury (1752–1818), Methodist Puritan preacher, colleague of John Wesley (ODNB)
  • William Barker Daniel (1754–1833), Rev., clergyman, writer on field sports (ODNB)
  • Rev Robert Fellowes LLD (1771–1847), radical theologian, defender of Queen Caroline and benefactor of UCL
  • Charles Allan Smythies (1844–1894), Rt. Rev. Bishop of Zanzibar and East Africa
  • Thomas Scott (1880- ), Rt. Rev., Bishop of North China (1940- )
  • Alymer Skelton (1884–89), Rt. Rev. Bishop of Lincoln (1942–46) (Who's Who)
  • Ellis Edge-Partington (1885–1957), Rev. Canon Emeritus, Chaplain to HRH The King & Queen, (1941–56) Hockey for England, 1909 (Who's Who)
  • Charles Kempson Waller (1891–1951), Very Reverend Provost and Rector of Chelmsford Cathedral (1949–1951) (Who's Who)
  • George Ernest Ingle (1895–1964), Rt. Rev. Suffragan Bishop of Willesden (Who's Who)
  • Thomas Geoffrey Stuart Smith (1901–81), Rt. Rev. Asst. Bishop of Leicester (1966–73), Canon Emeritus 1977, Preacher Select Cambridge University 1957 (Who's Who)
  • Rev. Professor Lancelot Garrard (1904–93), Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Emerson College, Boston, USA, Principal Manchester College, Oxford University (Who's Who)
  • Dom Illtyd Trethowan (1907–93) OSB, philosopher, sub-prior of Downside Abbey
  • George Reindorp (1911–1990), Rt. Rev., Bishop of Salisbury (Who's Who)
  • Richard Stanley Cutts (1922–97), Rt. Rev. formerly Bishop of Argentina and Eastern South America (Who's Who)
  • John Neale (b. 1926), Rt. Rev., inaugural Bishop of Ramsbury from 1974 (Who's Who)
  • (Geoffrey) Jeremy Walsh (b. 1929) Rt. Rev., Former Suffragan Bishop of Tewkesbury (Who's Who)